The newly launched European Cricket League and Network (ECN) needed to produce high quality, yet cost effective and highly scalable live stream workflows to make an impact in its inaugural season. Games would be played as ICC backed international matches and expected viewership was in the thousands with large international audiences.
To produce a solution that could scale across hundreds of live broadcasts, ingest live cricket data, look professional and integrate commercial partners into live broadcast without the cost of traditional solutions. It needed to be extremely easy for in-house ECN operations to use and deliver without need for constant human support or hand holding.
LIGR and Interact Sport teamed up to put together a fully automated and virtual live stream solution for the ECN. By inputting data into the Interact Sports LiveScore Cricket application, the ECN's live cricket data automatically connects to LIGR's automatic graphic platform, and is now powering their entire graphics and branding workflow for their live streams, automatically, all in the cloud and remote. The launch generated over 100K views on Youtube in just 6 hours.
To produce professional and data integrated graphics with Input Media Australia Australias cricket network live streams for over 120 live games across the 2018-19 seasons for Cricket Australia.
To ingest Opta data in real time while connecting brands to specific triggered events in-game. To be able to run graphics in a combination of AUTO and MANUAL mode with graphics to be overlaid off-site in a cloud based Master Control Room (MCR) and directed by an on-site producer to the off-site graphics operator.
LIGR delivered the exact requirement to the Input Media production team with designs approved by Cricket Australia and implemented with branding across the 120 games including JLT Cup, the Women's Big Bash League and international non-televised live streams. This workflow was unique in that it combined traditional workflows with automated and remote workflows in a first for Input Media and Cricket Australia.
To allow amateur cricket cricket clubs to produce highly professional live streams, on a limited budget, with basically no understanding or prior knowledge of live streaming or broadcasting.
Each club was required to produce a clean live encoded video feed of the game. They were also required to score the game using the Interact Sport Cricket LiveScore application. It was also required that each team could input their own sponsors, and do all of this with minimal human resources to deploy.
By connecting to the Interact Sport LiveScore API, LIGR could allow clubs to choose a design and animation template for cricket, upload their sponsors and team assets with all match information pulled from the Interact API. We could then automatically overlay the entire graphics template across an entire game onto the video, with almost no human involvement, producing a professional, automatic live stream workflow for any cricket team that signed up to the solution.
Live Graphic Systems adds Input Media to it’s growing high profile client list, becoming Input Media’s official cricket graphic supplier for Input media's high level cricket coverage
Live Graphic Systems and InteractSport have entered into a partnership to provide sports clubs, leagues, associations and federations live streaming and video capture solutions including use of LIGR’s automated broadcast graphics technology powered from Interact Sport’s digital suite of sports products.