Bringing new angles to every game, on the screen and in the studio.

Piero Showreel

Duration: 02.12

OVERVIEW

Enhancing sports content since 2004

PIERO uses image recognition and state-of-the-art graphic overlays to augment sports content with visually engaging and informative effects. We built PIERO on a proprietary line and texture tracking algorithm, co-developed by BBC Research in 2004 – making it the first graphics software of its type. Years later, working closely with our customers, we have made PIERO an indispensable tool for sports analysis.

Simple and efficient

More than 50 global broadcasters already use Ericsson’s PIERO for their sports graphics and analysis, praising it consistently for its fast and straightforward operation. PIERO’s open architecture, simple installation, and efficient workflows mean that it’s cost effective and easy to integrate with your existing operations.

Premium possibilities

As well as enlivening existing sports content, PIERO opens up brand new possibilities for developing (and selling) premium content. Whether you’re focused on live productions, highlights shows, or anything in between, your pundits can leverage PIERO to build richer stories, with an unprecedented effect on viewer acquisition and retention.

Products

PIERO Broadcast

In-game graphics for broadcast sports productions.

•   Single desktop PC
•   SDI and file mode
•   All sports

PIERO AR

In-studio augmented reality graphics for sports productions.

•   Single desktop PC
•   SDI and file mode
•   Football and baseball

PIERO Club

In-game graphics for coaching and game analysis.

•   Laptop
•   File mode
•   All sports

Sports

PIERO supports a wide variety of sports, from football and tennis to hurling and handball

Football

American Football

Aussie Rules Football

Baseball

Basketball

Ice Hockey

Rugby

Tennis

Volleyball

Handball

Olympics

Motor Racing

Premium Modules

PIERO premium modules provide additional opportunities for broadcasters and sports content owners to create more engaging and informative sports content.

Football Data Visualisation

The Opta module fetches the latest game data and visualizes the information using PIERO graphics. The module has access to years of global data is easily filtered by league, game and player.

Baseball Data Visualisation

The STATS module has full access to the STATS baseball feed and can create a range of informative visualizations. Data is easily filtered by date, game and player. View the graphics in either real or virtual settings.

Touch Screen and iPad

The touch screen module provides a simplified way of using PIERO graphics to support analysts during live productions or sketching effects in advance.

EA Sport FIFA

Ericsson has collaborated with Electronic Arts to use their latest video game graphics in PIERO. With EA’s external renderer, PIERO effects can be built using their sophisticated player models and realistic virtual stadiums.

Service: Facts and Figures

  • Used by over 50 broadcast customers around the world
  • Deployed for critical, high value events, including the Olympics and Soccer World Cup
  • Used by over 15 sports clubs for detailed performance analysis

General Enquiries

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Piero Support

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Key Contacts

Vincent Noyer
Head of Piero Sports Graphics
vincent.noyer@ericsson.com

Christina Gajny
Contract Execution Manager
christina.gajny@ericsson.com

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