In April 2017, Norwegian Football matches hit TVs, mobile phones and other viewing platforms with elegant new graphics created by the Reality Check Systems team. Fotball Media, the Norwegian Football Federation’s broadcast arm, enlisted RCS ahead of the season to create a new data-driven graphics package to ensure consistent brand representation across Norwegian Football rights holders’ match programming. This season, we also teamed with Discovery Networks Norway (DNN) to develop a complementary graphics package for its studio programming.
Working closely with Fotball Media COO Hallbjørn Saunes and Norsk Toppfotball Marketing Manager Martin Ygre, our crew first developed a clean match graphics package using Vizrt. For smooth integration of match data into graphics, we built the package on our Foundation data service, which sorts and combines real-time data feeds from Opta with templates, making it easier to display data-driven graphics live. We also worked with production partner NEP Norway to deliver the new look, which appears in every Eliteserien match broadcast throughout the season.
Building on Fotball Media’s new design, we then teamed up with DNN to deliver a new graphics package unique to its brand, which will be used in its Eliteserien studio programming airing on Eurosport Norway, Max, TV Norge and Eurosport Player. It includes a bottom ticker for live scores, standings and breaking news, a permanent score strip that populates real-time scores and clocks displaying elapsed match time, and a comprehensive package of interfaced sidewing graphics. RCS also built a similar package for DNN’s coverage of other Norwegian football properties including OBOS-ligaen and Mester Finalen. We were on-site prior to and during launch to provide technical support for both Fotball Media and DNN.