wTVision Graphics Cover Nine International Soccer Leagues
wTVision is offering data and real-time graphics to nine national soccer leagues in Portugal, Spain, Belgium, United Arab Emirates, France, India, Afghanistan, Gabon and Bolivia. All these competitions have different requirements, levels of statistics, number of operators, sports products and services.
wTVision covers data and graphics. To do that, wTVision offers the software, the equipment, the design and the people.
Software – FootballStats CG is the product used to cover football matches and championships. This product has two main applications. The first one is FootballStats, wTVision’s football dedicated scouting system, that allows operators to collect a wide range of information on a match, for a complete report. This information can give a very detailed picture of the game allowing to collect events such as: “Player X takes a left footed shot from inside penalty area and scores a goal, to right high. Assist on the goal came from Player Z”. And the second one: FootballSlides, an application to control on-air graphics that receives information from the database and displays it through any kind of on-air graphics by controlling a graphic engine. wTVision integrates with several graphics engines from partners such as ORAD, Vizrt, Ross Video or Chyron.
For the data, wTVision can work in partnership with other companies, such as Stats, Amisco, or Opta, integrating their data and managing the graphics operation. This scenario is currently happening on the French League, where wTVision is receiving the data from Amisco.
In addition to the “traditional” data collection, wTVision also integrates tracking systems’ data to provide an even more detailed coverage. In Portugal, for example, wTVision is using SportVU from Stats to deliver tracking data to its client SportTV.
With the data being gathered, it must be stored and spread to commentators, coaches and fans. wTVision’s SportStats Center is the database system to manage and store data, on a match-by-match basis and in championship-wide events. Data is then used to feed MatchCenters and provide custom game reports, automatically, to be delivered to federations and clubs.
Check the example of the Portuguese league matchcenter, designed, developed and managed by wTVision. Matchcenters receive information in real-time and include written reports with the description of the actions, like as if it was a real person/commentator reporting the game.
During the broadcasts, commentators are given access to wTVision’s SportStats Commentator which provides updated statistics and reports, allowing a more detailed and in-depth analysis during the game.
To enrich the broadcast and highlighting the company’s capacity of using different technologies, to provide a complete service, wTVision also provides virtual graphics showing the information such as distance to the goal or offsides. In Portugal wTVision is using the system from its partners Deltacast and Hego.
It is also worth to refer that the company has a huge experience managing giant screens in football stadiums. This dedicated application enables the management of data (statistics), graphics (with statistics, players ID’s, etc), clips (for advertising) and a ticker.
On the nine leagues, different models are being applied. Clients can choose to have three different levels of statistics, meaning different investments: level 1 – FootballStats CG – Single Operation Edition – allowing one single operator to gather the most important data a televised football game requires and launch the graphics from the same interface (model being used in Gabon and India), level 2 – FootballStats CG – Premium Edition – enables a rich and complete data coverage for broadcasters, federations and coaches reports, or level 3 – FootballStats SG + Tracking System Integration – combines data collected with FootballStats with tracking data of players, balls and referees for complete data coverage.
Equipment and Logistics – wTVision can provide all equipment needed to cover an event. The service can be made in the stadium, using wTVision’s HD Graphics OB-Vans or in studio environment (in client facilities).
People – wTVision’s operational staff is responsible for setting up all equipment to cover the event, gathering data during the game or coordinating data coming from other third-party data provider, setting up tracking systems and virtual graphics systems, if applicable, managing the real-time graphics production according to the director’s requests (different levels of information can be launched) and validating the data collected and enriching the database with additional information.
Client can choose to do the operation service himself, using wTVision’s products, which can be sold or licensed to client for a period.
Design & Branding Services – wTVision can integrate the graphics, using the clients branding or develop the entire concept. The last example was the Portuguese Federation. Check graphics here: http://goo.gl/Vg7VIi