LaLiga and Mediapro detail 33-camera El Clásico production

LaLiga and the Mediapro agency have revealed the production plans for Sunday’s LaLiga football match between Real Madrid and Barcelona, with the ‘El Clásico’ fixture to be broadcast in 4K-HDR by 33 cameras.

MediaCoach tracking cameras will also be used during the match. The cameras are automatically controlled to follow the game, offering a live tactical shot of the pitch. The signal from these cameras can also be analysed in real time in stadia and via streaming, while sound systems can modify audio based on the real-time location of the ball.

Additionally, an aerial camera will be placed 21 metres above the pitch.

Meanwhile, 360-degree replay technology will also be offered through 38 ultra-high-definition cameras fitted throughout the stadium, allowing LaLiga to recreate 3D replays of moves. ‘Be The Player’ software will also allow fans to experience games from players’ perspective.

There will be 3D graphics used during broadcasts of the match, which will take place at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium. The graphics will complement match information and allow a deeper analysis of moves during action replays.

The match is set to be available to watch in 182 countries around the world.

LaLiga said: “More than 23 accredited international television channels in territories such as France, Mena, USA, French Africa, Poland, Greece, Germany, Italy, Argentina, Belgium, Portugal, Brazil, India, China, Finland, Korea, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, and the Netherlands will witness the most-anticipated match of the season. This is in addition to the 210 broadcasters that will televise the match played between Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona.”