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Hello Reader,
The date is set: after last year’s successful premiere, SportsInnovation 2024 has now been scheduled. Also in this issue, we look ahead to the not-so-distant future – specifically, a study that examines the question of how media production and media products will continue to develop up to the year 2030. Plus, in our video we look back on the latest application of the 5G cellular network standard in Bundesliga reporting.

Have fun reading today’s newsletter!
Yours – DFL Innovations Team
SportsInnovation 2024 in Düsseldorf on 20-21 March 2024
SportsInnovation 2024 to make technology applications in sport tangible

The industry event with an international scope will take place at the Düsseldorf MERKUR SPIEL-ARENA again on 20 and 21 March next year. Its core element and special feature will be the so-called Innovation Games demonstrating the latest technologies and future visions for sport live on site. The event will be hosted jointly by the DFL, sport event specialist D.SPORTS, and sport business conference organiser Spielmacher.
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A study into the future of sport media production
WHU report: “Top Tier Sports Product and its Production in 2030”

The WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management has scientifically explored future developments in media production and media consumption in sports up until the year 2030. Conducted as an independent study, the project was supported by DFL and AWS Amazon Web Services who contributed their expertise and provided financing. The final report of approximately 40 pages evaluates assessments by 99 international experts.
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Der Klassiker: Global media attention, top production standards
New perspectives, specialised cameras and UHD-HDR image quality

A total of 32 cameras will be deployed in Munich on Saturday evening – a record number for a broadcast of a Bundesliga match. Production will deliver UHD-HDR, the best image quality available today. The camera concept comprises the usual array plus corner flag cameras, a rail cam, an additional high-speed Polecam, another Ultra Slow Motion Cam, a second cinematic look camera, and several cameras tracking coaches and players.
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Two new Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS
The new Match Facts are "Keeper Efficiency" and "Ball Recovery Time"

Keeper Efficiency is based on xSaves, which is derived from the Expected Goals (xGoals) model, while xSaves indicates the probability of a shot on goal being saved. Ball Recovery Time, on the other hand, calculates with accuracy down to the second how quickly a team recovers the ball after losing it.
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Further innovation topics:
SKY Mexico now offers customisable Bundesliga broadcasts
View selected Interactive Feed match data on your Smartphone: SKY Mexico now lets Bundesliga fans in Mexico and Central America customise the way Bundesliga matches are displayed on their mobile devices.
DFL and Bundesliga at the International Sports Convention
At ISC 2023 in London, DFL Executive Steffen Merkel spoke about "Broadcasting and OTT – Rights Holder Innovation". A total of three trophies from the International Sports Awards went to the Bundesliga.
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AWS Summit Berlin 2023 themed "Connect. Collaborate. Learn."
The AWS Summit in Berlin on 4 May will be all about innovative technologies, including reliable cloud solutions. The event will offer attendees great opportunities to expand their knowledge and network in a professional environment.
DAZN, Vodafone and DFL test 5G in the Bundesliga
5G mobile network technology opens up new options for TV sport reporting. DAZN, Vodafone and the DFL integrated 5G in a series of innovative Bundesliga test broadcasts involving Melanie Leupolz and Robin Gosens, among others.
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