LiberoVision challenges the assistant referee

Libero Offside can reproduce a linesman's view of an offside situation
Viewers can now see whatever the linesman would have seen (Getty Images).
Viewers can now see whatever the linesman would have seen (Getty Images).


LiberoVision will introduce its new Libero Offside for instant offside analysis in football matches at IBC.

According to the company, the technology can reproduce a virtual version of what a linesman might have seen in a particular offside situation. A demonstration of LiberoVision’s technology at work can be seen here.

“The key difference between LiberoVision’s virtual instant replay systems and others is its realism,” said Würmlin Stadler, CEO of the company. “Other systems look like virtual animation. When you transform a great player into a virtual player, he comes out looking like an avatar.

“With our technology, you know that player is Lionel Messi. You feel like you’re standing on the field with the player or behind the goal post.”

The software uses a patented image processing technology that transforms the data from camera feeds into objects on a computer.

“Most great technology can do this in a way that’s pixel perfect, but it takes two days. No one’s interested in two days. We can do it instantly.”

LiberoVision is exhibiting on the Vizrt stand at IBC. The two companies have agreed to integrate Vizrt’s graphics creation software with Liberovision’s rendering technology.

Vizrt’s systems are used to add graphics and other on-screen elements to sports broadcasts.

Martin Burkhalter, CEO of Vizrt, said: “This is a very promising partnership, and we’re excited to showcase the latest LiberoVision products at our IBC booth. The partnership between the two companies represents a great opportunity for Vizrt’s extensive customer base to further enhance their sports coverage.”

Most Popular

Editor's Choice

Big-3 SVOD Original Content Spending to Triple by 2022
According to a new report, the Big-3 SVOD players – Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video will triple their content budgets from licensed content to originals, to spend $10 billion annually by 2022.
Interview with Khulud Abu Homos, CEO Arab Format Lab
Interview with Khulud Abu Homos, CEO Arab Format Lab, about the need for creating new Arabic content formats and content with an international appeal.
The digital world — an opportunity, not a threat, for broadcasters
Opinion on Digital Transformation by Brian Morris, Vice President and General Manager of Global Media & Entertainment Services, Tata Communications

Don't Miss a Story

You may also like

Image Nation invests in Stuart Ford's AGC studios
Stuart Ford, founder of independent film and television company IM Global has launched a new international film and television production and licensing company, AGC Studios. Image Nation Abu Dhabi is one of three initial key strategic investors backing the new company.
British LED lighting manufacturer Rotolight, announced its lighting products were used in the BAFTA-nominated Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.
FAANG will drive TV rights inflation
The cash rich tech giants of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (FAANG) are starting to put a huge amount of pressure on traditional FTA and pay-TV operators in the race for exclusive content rights.
Nagra says PayTV and OTT will be synonymous in 2018
Embracing convergence, understanding the user experience, leveraging data analytics and AI, a proactive fight against piracy and implementing new business models are NAGRA’s top five trends to watch in 2018.