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BBC Sport integrates LaunchPad solution

LaunchPad will "enhance storytelling capabilities" across the Premier League and various other sports broadcasts

BBC Sport has introduced Reality Check Systems’ (RCS) LaunchPad touchscreen graphics and analysis solution into its live studio and remote production workflows.

LaunchPad will be used across the Premier League and various other sports broadcasts, designed to “enhance storytelling capabilities” by enabling real-time analytics and telestrations before, during and post-match/game.

Phil Bigwood, executive producer, BBC TV Sport, said: “Mass audiences tune into BBC Sport’s coverage each weekend wanting to see the latest action and updates on their favourite teams and players. This season we wanted to improve and build upon what we already do and give viewers more detailed information in a more visually interesting way.

“With tactical analysis becoming an increasingly important tool in live sports production, we thought LaunchPad could help us better engage fans with dynamic graphics and in-depth analysis of their favorite players and teams. LaunchPad is a great storytelling product containing a range of useful tools to help keep viewers entertained and informed by our coverage. We’ve seen great results so far, with positive feedback, and look forward to building on this over the coming months.”

LaunchPad is powered by Foundation, RCS’ cloud data service, which automatically culls Opta football match data, sorts and organises the information and makes it accessible via the touchscreen. It is available in any language.