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Spain’s LaLiga presented a taste of its virtual reality (VR) technology, which is still under development, at MWC 2018.

laliga vr 27 feb 2018In a behind-the-scenes event, LaLiga showcased some of its latest broadcasting and data collection and management technology, offering a sneak peak of its first VR features and 360° interactive app.

Together with broadcasting partner Mediapro, the football competition recently saw virtual VR deployed for December’s El Clasico, which was the first game to be filmed with a set of two 360° cameras and four 180° cameras. The technology allowed producers to create a wide range of video content in 3D and 2D.

The VR platform, the final release of which is still not confirmed, includes a 360° video with all El Clasico highlights and shots from the the Santiago Berbaneu stadium in Madrid. It also integrates in a single VR app 3D replays and augmented reality (AR) data and statistics from the players and the team.

“The aim is for fans not just to watch matches, but to be immersed in an exclusive audiovisual experience,” said Joris Evers, CCO, LaLiga. “Additionally, LaLiga is unique in providing all its clubs with valuable tools to assist coaching staff.”

In addition to VR technology, LaLiga has showcased 4K and HDR production, sky-cam filming, Intel’s True View technology (formerly known as Intel 360°) and the Mediacoach data platform that delivers teams a near-live analysis tool.