The final of the Greek Cup will be the first match in the country’s history to use VAR technology.
MEDIAPRO, in collaboration with In Digital, has been awarded the VAR (Video Assistant Referee) service contract for the Super League Greece (football premiere division) and to improve the Greek Football Federation’s (HFF) digital environment for the next five years
The chosen VAR solution is in line with the model MEDIAPRO is providing in Spain and Portugal. The service, which will get underway this coming 2019-2020 league championship season, will be centralized at HFF headquarters in Athens with fibre optic connection to all Super League stadiums. In addition, the contract contemplates the use of mobile VAR units to cover matches being played on the Greek islands.
MEDIAPRO will also provide training and certification for Greek referees and VAR operators during the months of May, June and July 2019. The Greek company In Digital has set up a digital environment based on an App where referees and members of the federation can review and check video arbitration decisions as they take place during the competition.
Greek Cup Final 2019
MEDIAPRO provided its VAR service for the final of the Greek Cup, organized by the HFF last Saturday at the Olympic Stadium in Athens (OAKA) and which saw PAOK teams of Thessaloniki and Athens AEK facing off. The game was the first in the history of Greek football to use VAR, in addition to being the preliminary test for the service that MEDIAPRO will provide to the Greek league from this coming 2019-2020 season.
During this match, the MEDIAPRO Group used a mobile VAR unit coordinated by a team of six professionals from Medialuso together with members of the Greek crew who regularly work for MEDIAPRO in the Super League Greece football match production.
The MEDIAPRO Group is currently the official provider of VAR technology for official league competitions in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile and United Arab Emirates and provides services to CONMENBOL, CAF and FIBA.