Deltatre Awarded BBC Contract for FIFA World Cup Graphics
May 8, 2014
Manchester, UK – May 8, 2014 – With just over a month until kick-off of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, deltatre has today announced an agreement to provide state of the art graphic services to accompany the BBC’s coverage of this summer’s World Cup from Brazil.
Using dedicated staff on-site in Rio de Janeiro and Salford, deltatre will provide graphic operations and support for the broadcaster’s studio-based programming of the tournament.
As a complement to the array of other television and second screen viewing enhancements that deltatre is providing to global rights holders, the sports technology leader will have significant involvement in the design, installation and operation of an in-studio Augmented Reality graphic (AR) system. The World Cup AR system will serve as a means to display competition data and situational information, such as the geographic distribution of World Cup stadia across Brazil, which will enrich the overall viewing experience and provide valuable context for audiences.
Commenting on the announcement, Hugo Sharman, Director North (UK) said, “The FIFA World Cup is a highlight in the sporting calendar, and deltatre is extremely proud to support the BBC in bringing first-class, compelling coverage to football fans across the UK.”
In addition to collaborating on its weekly sports programmes, including Match of the Day, Final Score and Football Focus, deltatre has also worked with the BBC on such high-profile sporting events as the London 2012 Olympic Games, 2012 UEFA European Championship and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
There is a way to make sport events come to life for audiences everywhere. Using innovative technology, creativity and total commitment, the people at deltatre do exactly that. With staff in Turin, London, Manchester, Lausanne, Paris, Munich, New York, Portland, Sydney, Miami and Mumbai, deltatre has over 27 years’ experience at the highest level of international sport. Always striving for the next level of interaction, we consider the future of global sport engagement to be multi-platform and social. Today, the greatest sport events on earth are more immersive, collaborative, and inclusive thanks to our cutting edge technologies. Sport fans become an active part of the event, connecting socially and sharing their passion, wherever they are. By harnessing our experience, technical skills and passion for sport, we help keep our clients one step ahead. For more information, please visit www.deltatre.com or follow us on Twitter: @deltatre.
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