ChyronHego signs a contract with the Israeli Premier Football League to enhance live broadcasts

Israeli Premier Football League will use ChyronHego’s advanced graphics, player tracking, and virtual graphics solutions


ChyronHego has announced that it has signed a five-year contract with the Israeli Premier Football League (IPFL) and Israeli pay-TV operator Charlton. Under the agreement, Charlton will use ChyronHego’s LyricX graphics creation and playout solution, the TRACAB™ player tracking system, and Virtual Placement virtual graphics solution to improve live broadcasts of IPFL matches.


“After an exhaustive tender process, we could see that ChyronHego not only has the most advanced technology, but the best understanding of how to leverage its solutions to meet our unique requirements”, has said Oren Hasson, chief executive of the IPFL. “Plus, the company’s solutions have been field-proven at the highest levels with international media and sports organizations including the UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, and La Liga. With this innovative partnership, we’re looking forward to applying ChyronHego’s integrated approach to maximize our fans’ viewing experience.


ChyronHego’s LyricX, TRACAB and Virtual Placement solutions


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Beginning with the 2016-2017 football season, Charlton will broadcast live matches from the IPFL’s Ligat Winner first division and State Cup competition using the LyricX graphics creation and playout engine.


In addition, the League has equipped all Ligat Winner stadiums with optical cameras to enable TRACAB, which uses ChyronHego’s proprietary image processing technology to capture and deliver accurate real-time data on the movement of players, officials, and the ball. The data, further enhanced by the visualization tools of Virtual Placement, will be used to improve the viewing experience of broadcast audiences of live IPFL matches.


Rickard Öhrn, ChyronHego’s chief operating officer, has said: “ChyronHego’s selection by the IPFL is a significant step forward as we continue to expand our market-leading position in sports tracking and graphics technologies. The league has shown a deep understanding of the revolution taking place within sports content, and we’re excited about the new products and services that we will launch together over the coming months”.

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