Euro 2024: YLE adopts Tactic Pro to simplify workflows

Finnish national broadcaster YLE has selected RT Software’s Tactic telestrator for its Euro 2024 football coverage.

Included in YLE’s package are Tactic Pro’s advanced AI features that accelerate the creation of video sequences. Additionally, the Euro 2024 League Package has been added, providing all the player names and team strips to further streamline operations, making them quick and easy.

Although YLE already uses an existing replay server, another advantage of selecting Tactic Pro was its built-in record-to-disk function. This frees up the current server for other uses, avoiding the cost of additional server channels, while still supporting file transfers from the replay server when required.

Jari Vuorenmaa, YLE technical designer, led the product evaluation and was impressed by the extensive support RT Software provided to the operations team prior to the sale.

“It was important to us, when evaluating our move from our old telestration tool to Tactic Pro, that our operators were completely confident in the new product,” he said. “We were impressed with how RT Software delivered training even before we made our final decision.

“Our operators really appreciated how simple the AI features made their work. The ability to automatically calibrate the pitch and track players with just a few clicks is a fantastic improvement over our current workflow. It allows operators to focus on telling the story of the match rather than spending time setting up the system.”

Ashley Cole, RT Software’s business development manager, said: “It was a great pleasure working with YLE to support their Euro 2024 coverage. We are looking forward to seeing the results of YLE using Tactic Pro on air as the Euro 2024 competition develops.”

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