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Virtual Eye - September 2020

PGA TOUR TOURCast received a 2020 Leaders Sports Award for Innovation in September, for it's creative disruption of Golf coverage. PGA TOUR TOURCast (developed by PGA TOUR, iX.co and Virtual Eye) runs on the web and multiple devices, tracking the action of golf players playing on the PGA Tour in real-time on an interactive 3D model. Tee shot shapes are shown using TrackMan radar, and SHOTLink (powered by CDW) displays shot trails within the 3D environment. Video clips from the TV broadcast are automatically inserted into PGA TOUR TOURCast.

Since June, Virtual Eye Golf has delivered our tracking graphics to the PGA Tour from our remote operations suite in Dunedin, New Zealand. The European Tour teed off once more in late July, with Virtual Eye supplying our tracking graphics both remotely and with local Virtual Eye operators. In September we were able to cover the Andalucia Masters in Portugal, the PGA Tour Championship in Georgia, the Safeway Open in California, the Portugal Masters, the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and the Irish Open at Galgorm Castle.

Sports Video Group Europe posted in late September about Virtual Eye taking 3D graphics production for sports broadcasting remote over the European summer, using Amazon Web Services to enable our continued global sports broadcasting work during lockdown. At the start of the month Virtual Eye Sailing covered Kiel Week in Germany, and we continued supplying our data-driven graphics and virtual stadiums to the Major League Baseball StatCast 3D product.

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Virtual Eye - August 2020

Virtual Eye continued supplying our data-driven graphics and virtual stadiums to MLB's StatCast 3D throughout August. Broadcasters are taking advantage of the MLB tool, producing their own reviews and recreations.

Virtual Eye Golf is covering both the PGA and European Tours - mostly remote, with local operators on occasion. Both Tour's schedules align so that Virtual Eye Golf brings our graphics and ball-tracking to concurrent tournaments thousands of miles apart. In August, the English Championship at Hanbury Manor coincided with the PGA Championship in San Francisco, the Celtic Classic in Scotland took place alongside the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina - and the Wales Open, the Northern Trust in Boston and the Women's British Open all ran concurrently with Virtual Eye Golf supporting each. The UK Championship at The Belfry and the BMW Championship in Illinois were the final tournaments for the month.

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Virtual Eye News

  • September 2021 +

    The 140th year of Kiel Week, one of the largest sailing events in the world, Read More
  • August 2021 +

    Members of our Golf Remote Operations team impressed during New Zealand's latest lockdown due to Read More
  • July 2021 +

    In July, the Major League Baseball calendar included the All Star Game and Home Run Read More
  • June 2021 +

    Congratulations to MLB Network, who were awarded the George Wensel Technical Achievement Award at the Read More
  • May 2021 +

    Virtual Eye Golf delivered 11 separate feeds into the PGA Championship in the U.S.A. from Read More
  • April 2021 +

    Virtual Eye Golf continued our support of the PGA Tour in April, beginning with the Read More
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VE News

  • September 2021 +

    The 140th year of Kiel Week, one of the largest sailing events in the world, Read More
  • August 2021 +

    Members of our Golf Remote Operations team impressed during New Zealand's latest lockdown... Read More
  • July 2021 +

    In July, the Major League Baseball calendar included the All Star Game and Home Run Read More
  • June 2021 +

    Congratulations to MLB Network, who were awarded the George Wensel Technical Achievement Award at the Read More
  • May 2021 +

    Virtual Eye Golf delivered 11 separate feeds into the PGA Championship in the U.S.A. from Read More
  • April 2021 +

    Virtual Eye Golf continued our support of the PGA Tour in April, beginning with the Read More
  • March 2021 +

    During the March Spring Training schedule, Virtual Eye rolled out more updates and additions to Read More
  • Summer 2020/21 +

    In December, Virtual Eye fielded multiple teams to cover not only the third ODI, three Read More
  • November 2020 +

    Virtual Eye crossed the Tasman to support another Summer of Cricket, operating out of a Read More
  • October 2020 +

    Virtual Eye have covered the America's Cup since 1992, and are again providing our tracking Read More
  • September 2020 +

    PGA TOUR TOURCast received a 2020 Leaders Sports Award for Innovation in September, for it's Read More
  • August 2020 +

    Virtual Eye continued supplying our data-driven graphics and virtual stadiums to MLB's StatCast 3D... Read More
  • July 2020 +

    Virtual Eye has returned to Major League Baseball, supplying our data-driven graphics and virtual... Read More
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