Advanced Television


Survey: 79% kids want new technologies in sports coverage

Whilst VAR continues to cause havoc in the Premier League, almost eight in 10 children (79 per cent) would be excited to see a new technology added to a sport they watch, according to research from Virgin Media O2. The most popular technological developments children want to see include smart balls with built in sensors […]

November 8, 2023

Mediapro VAR services for CONMEBOL

Mediapro has revealed it will provide VAR (Video Assistant Referee) services to the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana. CONMEBOL has chosen the group as the provider of this service for the next four seasons, from January 2023 to December 2026, which includes a total of 1,245 matches, 32 per week, to be played in […]

November 10, 2022

Vieww VAR tech for Portugal’s Liga 3

Sportec Solutions has announced that its subsidiary Vieww has been selected as the VAR technology provider for Liga 3, the third tier of Portuguese men’s professional football. Vieww was chosen by the agency and broadcast production group, Mediapro, in its role as service provider of the Portuguese Football Federation. This is the first time that […]

April 19, 2022

Sportec Solutions attains majority shareholding of Vieww

Sportec Solutions, the sports technology joint venture between Deltatre and DFL, has assumed the majority shareholding of Vieww GMBH a leading provider of Goal-Line Technology (GLT) and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) solutions. DFB Schiri, has also appointed Sportec Solutions as the new officiating technology partner for the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2. STS will utilise Vieww […]

March 21, 2022

Report: VAR bridging digital and physical worlds

Rapid acceleration in innovation in virtual and augmented reality (VAR) space is quickly bridging the digital and physical worlds to deliver tangible and significant applications across diverse industries. GlobalData, a data and analytics company, identifies VAR as a leading innovation driven technology and has picked top startups in VAR space with high probability of becoming […]

August 5, 2021

Tata Communications unveils V-VAR solution

Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler, is enhancing the sports experience with its Virtual Video Assisted Referee (V-VAR) solution. Powered by Tata Communications’ Media Cloud, this solution enables an unlimited number of umpires, referees and judges to connect remotely from anywhere across the globe to assess and declare the winner when contestants are racing […]

July 5, 2021

Paddy Power moves into TV content

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is moving into longform content by producing its own sitcom to be broadcasted on terrestrial TV and streaming services. Entitled The VAR Room, the four-part series takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what ‘really’ happens behind the scenes at Stockley Park – the home of VAR in England. The series will features a number […]

June 16, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Survey: Majority of football fans still say VAR has “done badly”

According to a new YouGov survey, the majority of Premier League fans still dislike VAR – but the percentage who think it has “done badly” has fallen. The percentage of those who think Video Assistant Referees have worked well in the Premier League has gone up from 27 per cent to 36 per cent. There […]

September 11, 2020