19 May 2023
Basingstoke, UK / Luxembourg (May 18, 2023) — The Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) have officially selected Hawk-Eye Innovations, the leading provider of officiating and tracking technology in the world of sports, as their officiating technology partner for their tentpole events in 2023.
Following a previous collaboration at EuroVolley 2021, as well as the Super Finals in 2021 and 2022, Hawk-Eye Innovations will once again provide challenge services at this year’s CEV Champions League Volley Super Finals and EuroVolley across Men’s and Women’s competitions, for a total of 81 match days. Services will include video-replay challenges, VolleyTrack ball-tracking, broadcast enhancements, as well as the latest development “Live Serve Speeds” for in-venue and broadcast productions.
David Laumann, Director of Volleyball at Hawk-Eye Innovations, stated: “We are excited to be partnering again with our friends at CEV as we continue to push our joint ambition to promote innovation in the sport of volleyball, ensuring fairness in the game, and bringing excitement to fans in-stadium and at home. In the year of the CEV’s 50th anniversary, we can’t wait for an exciting season of European volleyball that brings the latest technology to the sport and across the continent.”
Aleksandar Boričić, CEV President: ”I am very pleased with the further expansion of our partnership with Hawk-Eye, since it reflects our wish and vision to continue to innovate and to elevate the profile of the game with a primary focus on fan engagement. I am confident that the solutions offered by Hawk-Eye Innovations will be well received by the thousands of fans flocking to the arenas throughout the coming months as well as by the millions more who will be following our top-flight events from the comfort of their homes.”
With a focus on objective officiating as well as fan engagement, Hawk-Eye look forward to the continued partnership with CEV in support of the development of Men's and Women’s professional volleyball. Things will kick off in Turin this Saturday, May 20th, at the CEV Champions League Volley 2023 Super Finals and we can all look forward to a thrilling season of European Volleyball!
About The CEV
The European Volleyball Confederation (CEV) is the institution responsible for governing 56 National Federations throughout Europe and is recognised as such by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).
The CEV’s primary goal is to promote Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Snow Volleyball and to raise the status of our sport to a higher level. Whether the game is played indoors, on sand or on snow, Volleyball connects and brings people together – from children playing in their free time up to professional, elite athletes.
The CEV cultivates a strong sense of togetherness with all stakeholders, the Member National Federations, their national leagues, clubs, players, organisers, and other partners of European Volleyball, from grassroots level to the top events.
Website: www.cev.eu ⎸ Facebook/Twitter/Instagram/YouTube: @cevolleyball
Hawk-Eye Innovations have been at the forefront of sports officiating and broadcast enhancement technology since 2001. Working with 23 of the top 25 sports leagues, the world’s biggest sporting events trust Hawk-Eye to make the right call, when it matters most.
Hawk-Eye’s vision-processing, video replay and creative graphic technologies make sport fairer, safer, more engaging and better informed. Our innovations are constantly changing the face of sports officiating, production, content management, fan engagement in every sport.
Website: https://www.hawkeyeinnovations.com/ ⎸ Twitter: @hawkeye_view ⎸ Instagram: @hawkeyeinnovations
CEV - Federico Ferraro, Press Officer
Hawk-Eye Innovations - Dina Hassan, Global Head of Marketing