Al Jazeera Sports invests in second Piero licence

Arab broadcaster to provide enhanced football analysis with 3D system.
3D graphics system, Football analysis, Football Middle East, Piero, Qatar league, SPECIAL REPORTS, Exhibitions coverage, IBC 2009


Qatar-based Al Jazeera network's sports arm has invested in a second Piero licence to enhance its football analysis capability with the 3D sports analysis system.

The second licence will enable the network to provide more enhanced coverage and analysis of the 2009-2010 Qatari League to its viewers as Piero enables presenters to highlight and examine play from angles that cannot be captured by conventional cameras.

Karl Stone, head of Business Development at Piero stated that Al Jazeera’s sports channels have been using the 3D virtual graphics system to analyse controversial goals, tactical play and disputed moments through the real-time transition of live action into virtual reality since 2006.

“We are delighted that Al Jazeera TV has decided to invest further in Piero. We are constantly developing Piero and what better way to showcase the technology than on our biggest ever touchscreen. This will enhance the viewing experience for the broadcaster’s football fans, putting a new perspective on this year’s championship,” he stated.

The Qatari League, previously home to football superstars Batistuta and Caniggia, starts in September and will take advantage of Piero’s first ever 47-inch touchscreen as part of its set. Presenters will analyse more matches in the studio using Piero’s largest touchscreen, which gives minute-by-minute analysis at the touch of a button.

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