Traditionally in Europe, the function of the libero in televised women's volleyball games
This type of game drew more fans and increased the TV audience for televised games. The skimpy uniforms didn't hurt either.
Introducing and promoting the role of liberos and by adopting a few special rules that applied to the volleyball libero position, international tournament and professional league organizers thought this new position with its new rules would draw more television spectators to the men's game because they hoped these elements would make the game more exciting.
Volleyball event officials hoped that with shorter, more agile and athletic players coming in for the taller players when they rotated to the back row would produce more defensive plays and more exciting, longer and more suspenseful rallies which would hold the interest of the television audience longer.
The longer the rallies, the more exciting the play, the more exciting the play, the more spectators, the more spectators then the more sponsors.
The women's game had more spectators because they already had longer rallies since pro women volleyball players played more defense.
According to the "experts" this was the function of the libero and why there was more suspense and interest in their games.
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To encourage more defensive plays, especially in the men's professional leagues, the role of libero was promoted and
then officially introduced by the FIVB to help make the men's game faster, more suspenseful and more TV friendly.
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