wTVision Surfing Around the World

As the number of Surf fans is steadily increasing, the production teams and the sponsors needed a more dynamic presentation

wTVision one more is deploying its SportStats CG software to help the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, that is taking place in Hawaii. The company’s experience in Surf broadcasting is a recent, yet very successful, endeavor.

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Since October 2010, with the Rip Curl Pro Search held in Peniche, Portugal, the company has vastly expanded its graphics services for Surf events. From Hawaii to France, wTVision accompanied several surf competitions in their never-ending search for the perfect wave.

As the number of Surf fans is steadily increasing, the production teams and the sponsors needed a more dynamic presentation for their competition’s broadcast. wTVision accepted the challenge and, together with the producer Medialuso, for the first time in Surf history, an event was broadcast in both HD and in stereoscopic 3D, with spectacular on-air graphics to match.

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Because surf events are scattered around the world, wTVision developed a solution that could deliver state-of-the-art on-air graphics while being absolutely mobile and having a very fast deployment. With this concerns in mind, the company created a surf-oriented version for it’s SportStats CG software and data integration procedures that allowed a single operator to manage everything.

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The results, so far, have been impressive. Dane Sharp, International Media Manager at Rip Curl, stated: “wTVision did an outstanding job with our broadcast graphics for the 2010 Rip Curl Pro Portugal surfing contest. That event really set the benchmark for broadcast production across the entire ASP World Tour and wTVision's enthusiasm for the job was a key factor”.

SportStats CG is the heart of all wTVision's sports projects. It has built-in features that cover the needs of over 40 different sports. The software provides tools to collect and manage sports data, transforming that information into on-air graphics. This product also integrates data from official sources into the system, enabling the graphics to be updated and aired in real-time.

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