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Working from the principle that sports fans want more from their viewing experience, and broadcasters must step it up to capture eyeballs, real-time graphics and live production solutions provider Vizrt has released version 8.2 of its Libero sports analysis tool.
Vizrt Datacenter integration 26Sep2023
The update of the solution focuses on data and what is said to be unique data visualisation tools in order to support broadcasters who need to do more with data and bring another level of experience to audiences. It also features AI and data-dominating advancements, for a more immersive and engaging experience for fans watching either at home or on the go.

In making the launch the company cited research showing 57% of sports fans were more likely to watch content for longer if virtual elements were used. In addition, 29% of those surveyed also agree that graphics and virtual elements added to a sports broadcast make them more likely to watch that broadcaster’s coverage in the future.

Viz Libero 8.2 gives eight new native data visualisation options, including penalty maps, attack maps, and player and team comparison statistics. All the operator needs to do is select the visualisation option and click on the match or team to auto-populate data into the graphics. A transparent AR feature removes the playing field when flying into AR mode, presenting only the pitch or field grid, giving broadcasters even more AR visualisation options. All graphics in Viz Libero can be presented as either augmented reality or transparent AR.

“This release is about getting the most from your data by centralising data sources while adding more variety, volume, and speed to data visualisation and analysis,” said Edouard Griveaud, senior product manager for Viz Libero, Vizrt. “We have natively integrated data providers used most by our customers into [the Vizrt Datacenter product] and will be adding more in the coming months.”

Vizrt Datacenter makes it faster and easier for operators to connect live data sources to fields in graphics templates without any scripting, custom coding, or special knowledge. They simply select which data they need. Operators can also connect incoming live data fields into scenes such as clock-and-score graphics, as well as heatmaps. Additionally, all data is contained in one repository, so there is no need to switch out providers every time for different matches or leagues. The data can be accessed in a single central, connected Viz Libero project.