Univision Deportes integrates RCS LaunchPad into Miami studio
Univision Deportes – the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI) that includes UDN, the no. 1 Spanish-Language sports network – is reimagining soccer broadcasts for fans with Reality Check Systems’ LaunchPad touchscreen analytics solution. LaunchPad made its network debut Friday, June 3, as the U.S. faced Colombia in the first match broadcast of Copa America Centenario 2016, and continued to power dynamic touchscreen graphics and analysis for the network’s ongoing coverage of the event through June 26.
Based in the network’s Miami studio, the cloud-powered technology allowed on-air talent to provide viewers with unique analysis throughout all the broadcasts of Copa America Centenario, the historic tournament to celebrate the 100th anniversary of CONMEBOL. Through the use of dynamic graphics, telestrations, video highlights and analysis rooted in real-time and historical stats – from player, team and match data to fan Tweets and more; Univision Deportes provided viewers with unparalleled insights and commentary on all the on-field action. Additionally, Univision Deportes and RCS are currently exploring how the system might also be deployed to enhance UDN’s coverage of other properties and tournaments, including Liga MX and MLS.
Univision Deportes’ LaunchPad solution comprises a Vizrt rendering engine, a third-party touchscreen, RCS software, and Foundation, RCS’ cloud database. The system automatically culls stats from data feeds provided by Opta; sorts and organizes the information; and makes it accessible via the touchscreen or remotely through RCS’ iPad Navigator application as dynamic templates.