Austrian national broadcaster ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk) will use Viz Libero, Vizrt’s sports analysis system during the World Cup, which begins this week. ORF operates four TV channels and several radio programmes throughout Austria.
A team at ORF will examine the football content to find the best scenes to analyse in Viz Libero. The Viz Libero operator will be provided by Austrian sports graphic company On Air Media Solutions, and will work with the broadcaster with the aim of delivering high-end sports analysis to viewers.
For the World Cup, ORF is using Virtual Presenter to bring football analysis into the virtual studio. Using 3D camera flights and realtime graphics, the team has a new viewing experience directly from the virtual football field.
“For me as an expert, Viz Libero delivers amazing views about action and reaction relation,” said Dr. Gerhard Lackner, chief of ORF TV, football department. “This tool delivers new viewpoints not only for football beginners but also for established football analysers.”
Dr. Stephan Würmlin Stadler, executive VP sports, Vizrt, added: “It’s very exciting for us to have ORF using Viz Libero and Virtual Presenter as their key storytelling tools for the World Cup. It’s important that this tool is easy to use, very flexible for the broadcaster and allows them to tell stories that were never possible before.”