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OZ Sports starts the roll-out of its innovative robotic sports production technology with La Federación Dominicana de Fútbol agreement

Press Release – Rome, Italy – 27th of February 2019

OZ Sports and the football federation of the Dominican Republic, La Federación Dominicana de Fútbol (the LDF, Fedofutbol), announced today at the FIFA Executive Summit in Rome that OZ will produce all games for the Liga Dominicana de Fútbol using the OZ 4K Robotic Production Platform and broadcast them over a dedicated OTT platform, FEDOFUTBOL GO.

Mr. Manuel Luna and Mr. Gudjon Gudjonsson, presidents of Fedofutbol and OZ respectively, stated that the Liga Dominicana de Fútbol will be the first league among the Concacaf countries to utilize OZ’s technology, which enables followers to watch the games using any device and get actively involved as commentators.

“The LDF will have up to two games per week produced by OZ on free-to-air networks and every game will be broadcast via FEDOFUTBOL GO, which will be available on multiple platforms” said Manuel Luna. “This will benefit both the fans of the teams as well as the sponsors, who will have greater brand exposure both nationally and internationally.”
Mr. Gudjon Gudjonsson (on the left), president of OZ signing official documents with Mr. Manuel Luna (on the right), president of Fedofutbol.
Luna explained that the installation of the necessary infrastructure to produce the matches will take a few months, but the Félix Sánchez and Cibao stadiums will be ready by the start of the season on March 30th. More stadiums will be gradually added until all are equipped with from five to ten robotic cameras each.

“We are taking a gigantic step in the modernization of our league. This is an important innovation that will benefit all involved: teams, supporters, sponsors, and the media, and we hope that this initiative will allow us to internationalize our football” added Luna.

Gudjonsson commented “We are delighted to partner with the LDF. The federation is truly ahead of the curve in terms of where sports production is headed and how best to distribute its league’s content to fans in fun and interesting ways. OZ is an excellent example of how new technology disrupts the old way of doing things, to everyone’s benefit.”

“Given that Manuel was appointed President of the LDF as a part of FIFA’s normalization committee to take over the running of football in the Dominican Republic three months ago, we are very grateful for this validation of our solution from football’s global governing body.”


OZ is a One-Stop Solution for Leagues

Sports production: Leagues wow fans with great storytelling through OZ’s permanently installed, robotically-driven, AI-assisted, 4K 60fps multiple camera platforms, with replays, slow motion, and graphics.

Community building; Leagues cultivate their fanbase in a profitable, win/win way using OZ’s integrated marketing insights and direct communication channels.

League-branded stream pass apps: Leagues raise their profile through OZ’s professionally-designed league apps, available across multiple platforms, packed with features like league, team and player profiles, and clip-sharing.

Social commentary: Leagues acquire fans through the added excitement of OZ Casting, which enables an unlimited number of lively, influential commentators to create drama around the action.


About OZ Sports

With offices in Miami, London and the Nordics, OZ’s vision is to open up a whole new world of sports entertainment by elevating the profile of leagues and tournaments through innovative OZ storytelling and by breathing life into their fans’ experience through OZ Casting. For more information, visit oz.com.

Media contacts:
— The Americas: Maya Kano, Regional Manager, maya@oz.com
— Rest of the World: Press Relations, press@oz.com

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