DFL Innovation Newsletter #3/2020‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ 
Dear Reader,

The ball is rolling again! The season-opener between FC Bayern München and FC Schalke 04 was captured by 25 cameras including a drone, two corner flag cameras and the aerial camera system. To meet the growing demand for over-the-top (OTT) content in sports broadcasting, the DFL now offers its media partners IP-based live streaming of all matches. Additionally, Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS provide captivating real-time match analyses.

Preparations for the new season were extensive. The world-renowned medical and hygiene concept forms the basis for special match operations and has been updated for the new season. Our communications team has implemented a dedicated "innovations" section on the refreshed DFL corporate website and launched an official YouTube channel, including an "Innovations & Technology" playlist. Thus, there is a lot for you to explore! Enjoy reading our latest Focus: Tomorrow Newsletter!

Best regards,

Christopher Holschier
Head of Innovation Communications

DFL offers cloud-based Bundesliga streaming from AWS
When it comes to the global distribution of Bundesliga broadcasts, DFL is breaking the technical mould. For the first time, the live programmes of DFL's International Product Portfolio (IPP) are available as streams from the 2020/21 season. Bundesliga’s official technology provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS), is powering the implementation.
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Bundesliga Match Facts: New real-time match analysis
“Bundesliga Match Facts powered by AWS” offer real-time statistics for Bundesliga matches, providing new insights into the action on the pitch. The statistics are generated live from the official match data and supplied to national and international broadcasts. This additional match information kicked off with “Average Positions” and “Expected Goals” (xGoals).
Which match fact do you want to see next? Vote here!
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Bundesliga Clubs launch Electronic Program Guide
A new feature now allows football fans around the world to find out with a single click on a button where and when the next Bundesliga match can be viewed from their location, based on their IP-address. The Bundesliga clubs Borussia Mönchengladbach and Eintracht Frankfurt have launched the new feature, called ‘EPG’, as an add-on to their official apps and websites.
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More current innovation topics:
DFL launches official YouTube channel
Complementing DFL’s digital corporate communications, the channel compiles latest insights, explanatory videos, background information and more.
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DFL to collect VBL data using AWS Textract
Automated collection of official match data from Virtual Bundesliga (VBL) games will dramatically reduce a manual process to just seconds.
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Innovative broadcasting of Bundesliga in Brazil
DFL, OneFootball and SPORTFIVE launch an innovative broadcasting model for all Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches in Brazil.
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German Football Archive achieves decade-high retrieval figures
With the football calendar temporarily paused, DFL and licensees have utilised alternative programme formats to keep fans engaged.
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SportsInnovation 2020
Next SportsInnovation in spring 2022

According to current planning, SportsInnovation is slated to take place in spring 2022. The original date in March of this year was postponed in response to the unforeseeable developments in the short and medium term.

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