Saudi TV commissions new football analysis show

Rebecca Hawkes | 10-10-2013

A new weekly football analysis programme for the Saudi Professional League (SPL) is to be produced by Dubai-based Transgulf Media (TGM) for Saudi Television from January 2014.

The show, which will supplement Saudi TV’s live coverage of the SPL, follows TGM’s successful production recently for the state broadcaster of 16 live sports analysis shows during the month long King’s Cup football tournament.
Broadcast from a purpose built sports analysis studio, the King’s Cup programmes deployed virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology in a regional first. TGM worked with graphics system supplier RT Software to realise the 16 King’s Cup shows.
“TGM and RT Software were both under extreme pressure to supply the channel with innovative and entertaining programmes in a very short period of time. The channel was very happy with the results especially as this was the first time that AR technology had been used for sports analysis in the Gulf region,” said TGM in a statement.