Sony acquires tracking-technology provider Hawk-Eye

Japanese electronics company Sony has announced the acquisition of Hawk-Eye, a UK-based company that specialises in providing tracking technology to sports events and broadcasters.

Hawk-Eye’s capabilities, based on vision processing and triangulation, coupled with Sony’s established leadership in AV production and B2B solutions will enable the delivery of leading managed services and innovative solutions for Sports Stadia and Broadcasters.

Sony’s full acquisition of Hawk-Eye Holding will include all Intellectual Properties Rights, Hawk-Eye’s current full-time staff, technology and software-engineering capabilities.

Hawk-eye will become an integral part of Sony Professional, the B2B branch of Sony Europe.