Latin America broadcast services provider TVTEL has chosen Tactic Pro from RT Software to provide its analysis graphics solution as part of the expansion of its graphics offerings.
After being founded in 2018, TVTEL has quickly established itself as a leader in broadcast services across Latin America, utilising the latest in transmission and satellite technologies for global events, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With its recent purchase of RT Software’s Tactic Pro sports analysis solution, TVTEL can now offer its clients the ability to add analysis graphics to clips from sporting events wherever they may be taking place across the globe.
This service has already been taken up by various clients, including Latina TV for the recent Peru vs Colombia World Cup qualifier in Lima, Peru. A live transmission of the match was sent from the stadium via 5G to the TVTEL base in Santiago, Chile. There, TVTEL used Tactic Pro to add analysis graphics and then sent the finished clips back to the customer in Peru for them to TX, all while the game was taking place.
Powered by AI, Tactic Pro’s player detection tool reduces an operator’s workload in time-critical situations, including half-time and full-time analysis shows. With just one mouse click, Tactic Pro’s machine learning module highlights and displays a path for all players and their movement throughout a sequence, giving the operator more time for analysis and storytelling.
Nerio Aquirre, art & graphics director of TVTEL, explained: “The AI ability of Tactic Pro brings precision and reliability, a key aspect during live events. All these features combined with its machine learning player detection tool and a solid tracking system reduce the time we need to create analysis clips.”
Aquirre also believes that the ease with which TVTEL operators were able to get to grips with Tactic Pro and its versatility were key reasons for choosing it: “This is a powerful tool to include in our graphics solution portfolio. It works with a wide range of sports. It is completely customisable and easy to use; after a couple of hours, our graphics team operators were ready to go.”
Rodrigo Peralta, commercial director of TVTEL, feels that Tactic Pro is a perfect fit with the company’s philosophy: “Offering high-end tech solutions is one of our priorities. That is why we are pleased to partner with RT Software.
“Thanks to this partnership, we included Tactic Pro as part of our graphics systems, expanding our commercial offer. Tactic Pro is an upscale graphic solution whose introduction into the Latin American market will change the way we watch and analyse live sports.”