Major League Baseball set foot in the UK for the first time in history last month, as two of the league’s titans, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, came head-to-head for a two-game series on 29 and 30 June at the London Stadium.

A packed stadium crowd enjoyed a thrilling pair of matches, with the Yankees overcoming their Boston rivals by 17-13 and 12-8.

A part of history: Ross Video powered London Stadium screens in June

Part of history: Ross Video powered London Stadium screens in June

The in-stadium production for this event was handled by sports production specialists (and long-time Ross Video partners) Van Wagner Productions.

As part of the production, Ross Video’s XPression graphics platform and XPression Tessera rendering solution were integrated into the stadium’s LED system; XPression and XPression Tessera powered the mid-tier ribbon boards and both XPression Tessera and the Carbonite Mosaic solution powered the main screen graphics during the game. Stats-driven graphic templates for the boards were programmed and fabricated by Rocket Surgery – Ross Video’s in-house creative services division.

Commenting on the experience, Ryan Kehn, Creative Director with Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment Productions, is quick to acknowledge the support received from the Ross Video team.

“The Ross team has been a critical component to ensure a successful video board presentation, from technical integration to creative support to in-show execution. Using a combination of XPression, Tessera and Carbonite Mosaic gave us the flexibility we needed to pre-build our show and roll-in to a new venue with a minimum integration footprint. Their efforts contributed to an authentic, first-class game day experience.”

Ross Video is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stands 11.B08, 11.C10 and 11.C23