BBC Sport chooses tOG Sports Lite for Olympics coverage
Leading up to the Sochi Winter Olympics, RT Software can announce that BBC Sport has chosen itstOG Sports Lite System to provide telestration graphics during coverage of the curling events.
BBC Sport required a simple, reliable telestration solution for their Curling coverage during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in February 2014. RT Software’s tOG Sports Lite product was selected to do this as it offered the flexibility needed by the commentators Steve Cram and previous Olympic Curling World Champion Jackie Lockhart. Offering both a dedicated Operator Interface for initial setup, and then a custom designed Pundit Interface output via a 24” touchscreen, both Jackie and Steve will have the ability to ‘draw’ telestration directly over the incoming video feed from OBS, acting as a visual aid to help explain some of the more technical aspects of curling to the viewing public.
“We consulted with Jackie and Steve and listened to their feedback regarding which telestration tools they felt would be useful during each game,” says Lee Otterway, account nanager at RT Software. “Based on this expert feedback, we have put together a selection of standard drawing tools already available within tOG Sports, plus some custom built tools, implemented specifically for this project.”