Brainstorm Scores at Roland Garros


Brainstorm Multimedia has announced that IDS, a division of SMT, used Brainstorm’s 3D real-time eStudio render engine to power its graphics for the Roland Garros Tennis Championship in Paris.

The graphics systems powered by eStudio, the industry’s fastest real-time 3D graphics engine, delivered on-air graphics for all in-game match score and statistical graphics used by France 2, France 3 and France 4 in their production of Roland Garros. Graphics were simultaneously produced on up to seven courts with each system producing both French and English graphics in real-time, which were also used by broadcasters worldwide. In 2011, for instance, coverage of Roland Garros was seen in 178 countries covered by 137 broadcasters.

The graphics service was delivered by IDS on behalf of IBM, the Official IT Partner of Roland Garros. IDS, an IBM business partner, built the graphics package, configured the systems and supplied the staff to operate and manage the production.


IDS has used Brainstorm’s eStudio engine for a wide range of sports productions including the Tennis Channel’s Virtual Studio for 2011 U.S. Open Championships, and the BBC’s 3D stereo productions for Wimbledon last year, which was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Stereo 3D Award at IBC 2011. For Roland Garros, IDS used Brainstorm eStudio V12 engine, which is able to fulfil almost any graphics needs of broadcasters of all sizes. This single engine can be used for real-time 3D graphics, data display, superimpositions, headers or full virtual studio production.


About IDS
IDS, a division of SMT, supports client operations during  live sporting events with collection, storage, distribution and presentation of sports content for on-site signage/message displays, broadcast support, internet services, information systems and  technical support. SMT, with its divisions IDS and (n+1) design studio, is the leading innovator in data delivery and graphics solutions and support for sporting and entertainment events, providing clients with real-time scoring, statistics, virtual insertion and messaging. SMT is the expert in data integration, graphics presentation and real-time implementation in all facets of broadcast television. SMT has won 20 EMMY Awards since 1993. Together, SMT and IDS provide a comprehensive turn-key solution for clients worldwide.

About Brainstorm Multimedia
Established in 1993, Brainstorm Multimedia provides industry-leading real-time 3D interactive graphics solutions for all broadcast graphics types and workflows as well as for feature film production and 3D real-time presentations. Brainstorm customers include: the BBC, NBC Universal, CNBC, Reuters, TVE Spain, Al Jazeera, TSR Switzerland, NHK, NTV and Asahi TV Japan, Nasdaq, ESPN, the PGA Tour, AccuWeather, The Pentagon Channel, ERTU Egypt, KBS and MBC Korea.