Racing TV has unveiled a new virtual studio based at Ealing Studios in West London.
The studio has been created in collaboration with Timeline TV, and broadcast graphics company MOOV.
It includes four specific zones:
- a main presentation desk for a panel of up to three guests per live programme
- a stand-up position with augmented reality big screen, to integrate data and analysis into panel discussions
- timing information data area for analytical shows such as The Verdict
- a panoramic area for festival coverage and the new home for shows such as the flagship Luck on Sunday
The studio uses virtual technology from Unreal Engine and Brainstorm InfinitySet, as well as Mo-Sys StarTracker.
Adam Binns, director of Broadcast and Production at Racecourse Media Group, said: “The studio will enable Racing TV to deliver immersive and interactive horse racing presentation coverage to our audiences.
“The virtual and augmented reality environment helps us to keep the racing fraternity closely linked on an ongoing basis and will be the perfect platform for video-conferencing and other remote tools, which are so vital now. We are very grateful for all the support and expertise which Timeline TV and MOOV have contributed to the project.”
TVBEurope recently spoke to Timeline TV managing director about the company’s hybrid remote production workflow to cover horse racing in Dubai. The interview can be found in our February 2021 issue.