December 06, 2010 09:44 ET

STATS Extends Its SportVU Player Tracking Technology With 3D 'Multi-View'

NORTHBROOK, IL--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - STATS LLC, the world's leading sports technology, information and content provider, announced today an enhanced version of its SportVU player tracking technology for international football called SportVU Football MV which delivers unprecedented 3D tracking coverage.

The SportVU Football MV system utilizes an extra angle for its computer vision cameras to enable multi-view tracking and 3D coverage. "With SportVU Football MV, STATS is able to provide the industry's most accurate 3D tracking data," says STATS Executive Vice President, Robert Schur. "We are excited about the unique opportunities SportVU Football MV will provide STATS' clients in football and beyond."

SportVU collects real-time motion and positioning (X, Y, Z) data for every player on the field, as well as the ball. All aspects of the data collection process are completely non-intrusive to game action. SportVU is currently available for football and basketball, with applications in development for cricket.

STATS' tracking technology provides ground-breaking match content and insights to a host of business verticals from media to coaching. SportVU Football MV provides innovative opportunities in real-time broadcast graphics as well as replay and post-game effects, full-scene animations and web and mobile applications. In addition to engaging output, SportVU Football MV provides unique real estate to attract new sponsors and brands across a multi-platform approach.

STATS is leveraging the output from SportVU Football MV within its suite of interactive web applications, such as STATS GameZone and STATS MatchCast, to bring a captivating match experience to online audiences. In addition, SportVU Football MV powers detailed analytical reports created within specialized coaching and front office tools, providing unbiased player assessment and the next generation of scouting and analysis.

In the past year, STATS' dynamic tracking technology has been utilized across the globe by industry leaders such as ESPN (MLS Cup), FOX Sports Australia (A-League Grand Final), the Asian Football Confederation and UEFA Champions League.

STATS is the world's leading sports technology, data and content company. The company passionately abides by a mission to revolutionize the way sports contests are viewed, understood and enjoyed. STATS' calling card consists of real-time scores, historical sports information, Associated Press editorial content, a turnkey fantasy sports operation and SportVU technology. Today, STATS' worldwide client network of media companies and professional sports leagues and teams utilize a broad spectrum of dynamic in-game broadcast presentations and virtual images, multimedia enhancements and game analysis and tactical coaching tools. STATS is owned jointly by the Associated Press and News Corporation, with corporate offices across the globe. For a complete tour of STATS' sports content portfolio and solutions, visit

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