DFL Innovation Newsletter #4/2020‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
Dear Reader,
Two innovation drivers are jointly setting the course for a successful future in the match data and sports technology business: DFL and Deltatre, the global market leader in fan-first experiences, announced their intention today to give their joint subsidiary Sportec Solutions a global profile. Read more in this newsletter.

Another key topic is DFL’s media production which is continuously developed further thanks to the specialist subsidiary Sportcast. In this issue you will learn about the new UHD/HDR technology, a track-mounted camera system, and the Robotic Camera which follows individual players across the entire pitch automatically using live tracking data.

Have fun reading!
Andreas Heyden
Executive Vice President Digital Innovations DFL Group

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Sportec Solutions to offer services globally
DFL and Deltatre are further expanding the footprint of their joint subsidiary Sportec Solutions. The company will be offering its match data and sports technology-related products and services to international leagues, associations and media outlets, as well.
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Railcam – a new way to experience the dynamics of a match
For the first time DFL has used a camera running on tracks in Bundesliga broadcasts. Capable of speeds of up to five metres per second, the Railcam lets viewers experience the dynamics of rapid moves from a unique perspective.
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Tracking data keep the pros in focus with the Robotic Camera
DFL has been using a new, automated camera system since Matchday 5 of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season: The Robotic Camera locks on to a selected player and follows him fully automatically across the entire pitch using live tracking data.
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UHD/HDR – enabling even more brilliant football broadcasts
Cooperating with Sky Deutschland, DFL once again offers viewers an improved image quality: High Dynamic Range (HDR) delivers a wide colour gamut and a higher frame rate while reducing motion blurring.
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More current innovation topics:
Video: Speed Alert supplements Bundesliga Match Facts
Another addition to the live statistics: real-time information on players’ running speeds and records.
Bundesliga Match Facts receives award from World Football Summit
DFL's data service is awarded “Best Digital Platform” at this year’s World Football Summit Industry Awards.
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bevestor Virtual Bundesliga: a new strategic partnership
Right before the VBL 2020-21 season, DFL and ESL embark on a cooperation to further develop the eFootball competition.
Video: How is the official match data collected?
Which position data points and match events are collected and tracked during a match? How are they made available?
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