New version of Bannister Lake Score Bug enhances GV Director for sports graphics

The new version of Bannister Lake’s Score Bug software was custom written specifically for Grass Valley’s GV Director Nonlinear Live Production System to enhance its sports graphics environment – accelerating time-to-air with visually engaging, data-rich score bugs that keep fans in the game. BL Score Bug is a real-time scoring and game status display system designed for live sports broadcasts.

BL Score Bug for GV Director pulls live game data from industry-leading scoreboard controllers like Daktronics, Whiteways, and OES, combining the data with the output of a sport-specific graphical user interface (GUI), and using that data to drive GV Director’s professional, animated graphics.

BL Score Bug software can be purchased and downloaded from the Bannister Lake website. Once installed on a Windows PC, a simple configuration screen provides connectivity to the supported scoreboard controllers and control over the graphic elements distributed with GV Director.

“We are excited to partner with Bannister Lake on this customised tool for GV Director. This adds yet another feature to our already rich set of live production tools within GV Director. BL Score Bug provides operators with the ability to keep up with the fast pace on game day for sports events of any size or type. Ultimately, this broadens the breadth and depth of GV Director for our customers,” said Mike Cronk, senior vice-president of strategic marketing, Grass Valley.

BL Score Bug will integrate across the GV Director workflow to further simplify and empower live production operations. The company has also developed special graphic templates to correlate with various score bug configurations.

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