SBS-Discovery IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

SBS-Discovery scored big with ice hockey fans this year with its coverage of the IIHF World Championship, which featured reimagined video wall graphics. With help from the crew at RCS, the network was able to create a custom look for the wall that matched the host broadcaster’s graphics and complemented the studio’s signature green environment.

To introduce depth and subtle movement to the design, our team produced an atmospheric ice rink background for the wall, which interlaces seamlessly with live video inputs. We then created layered 3D elements to float within the background – from flags to tournament artwork, imagery and text. Drawing on inspiration from player video clips, we also built graphics, including player profiles, team lineups, head-to-head and more. Separately, we re-skinned SBS-Discovery’s existing LaunchPad touchscreen solution with a matching ice hockey look-and-feel to provide a hub for video analysis including Piero telestration.