VOGO, a leading company for audio and video solutions, and the European Handball Federation have signed a five-year partnership agreement, starting with the 2023/24 season, for the use and further development of VOGO’s solution for video refereeing. The new system will be implemented in all matches of the Machineseeker EHF Champions League and the EHF Champions League Women.

Similar to systems previously in use, it gives referees the option to immediately watch a situation on a TV screen if they were not able to see the complete action on the court or if they wish to check again before reaching a final decision. Referees will use a tablet computer to monitor situations from different camera positions.

The system in use will be VOGO’s VOGOSPORT ELITE video replay solution, combined with the already used VOKKERO SQUADRA ONE communication system. VOKKERO SQUADRA ONE provides not only a high audio quality in any noisy environment and a strong robustness to interferences but also enables the EHF to make the next step to improve the referees’ performance. VOGOSPORT ELITE solution includes a TV broadcast stream and six raw camera shots, for the referees to rewatch the match action in case of a doubt.

Christophe Carniel, Chairman and CEO of VOGO, said: "We are delighted and proud to be supporting the EHF with our VOGOSPORT equipment. After obtaining FIFA's VAR, VAR Light and VOL certification, this new contract demonstrates that our live & replay solution has become a must-have in the world of sport."

Martin Hausleitner, EHF Secretary General, said: “The European Handball Federation is thrilled to start a long-term partnership with VOGO, after we already successfully cooperated at previous events. It is our goal to develop the competitions in all areas of the game, and it was a natural step to integrate the video refereeing system to our top-tier club competitions.”

About VOGO

In the Sports sector, VOGO is a leading international player, with its audio and video solutions for fans and professionals alike. For professionals, VOGO offers analysis and decision-making tools (referee assistance, medical diagnostics, coaching). VOGO’s disruptive solution for fans transforms the stadium experience by providing multi-camera content on demand for tablets and smartphones, no matter how many people are connected. VOGO also operates in the Industry sector. All of the Group’s technologies are patent-protected. VOGO is based in France (Montpellier, Grenoble and Paris) and has two subsidiaries, one in North America and the other in the United Kingdom.

VOGO operates indirectly in other countries through its network composed of around thirty distributors. VOGO has been listed on the Euronext Growth Paris stock market since November 2018 (ISIN code: FR0011532225 – ALVGO). More information on www.vogo-group.com

Source: https://www.eurohandball.com/en/news/en/ehf-partners-with-vogo-to-implement-video-replay-for-referees-in-the-ehf-champions-league/

EHF - European Handball Federation
Thomas Schöneich (Director Media & Communications)
E-Mail: Schoeneich@eurohandball.com
Web: www.eurohandball.com

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