Reality Check Systems opens West London office to serve EMEA market
Reality Check Systems is strengthening its global footprint with the launch of its first satellite office located in West London. The new facility will serve as an extension of the company’s Burbank, California, operations and act as a central hub for business development, project management and technology innovation across Europe and the Middle East (EMEA). Mike Ward, European managing director, and David Peacock, producer will oversee new business development and ongoing projects in the region.
Situated in the heart of West London, Reality Check Systems UK office will soon be equipped with the same customised hardware, software and graphics technology capabilities as its Burbank facility, and features a similar aesthetic. Ward and Peacock will head efforts to extend the unique RCS offering; exceptional real-time graphics and broadcast production tools, to an expanded pool of networks, federations and sports leagues across EMEA.
“We’ve worked with networks and professional sports leagues across Europe for more than 10 years, so we’re thrilled to have an office space in London, where we can work, meet with local clients and show our technology to potential new business prospects from the area,” says Ward. ”This space will allow us to better service our clients in the region, continue sharing our technology with the world and also attract new talent to our team.”
European Managing Director Mike Ward will oversee the UK office, spearheading new business development and client relations. Having joined RCS in 2010, after running a graphic design firm for four years, Ward spent time in Milan at SKY Italy, where he assisted with the platforms launch, and prior, he served seven years in a media sales capacity at BSkyB.
Producer David Peacock will leverage longstanding relationships in the sport production community to further business development in EMEA and act as a client and partner liaison. Prior to joining RCS, Peacock served in production roles for Sunset+Vine, as well as in client and project management capacities for two UK sports graphics companies. Throughout his career, Peacock has worked on a number of projects for Sky Sports, BBC Sport, ESPN Star Sports, IMG, Fox International and Channel 4.