Augmented reality set for TV 2's World Women’s Handball Championship broadcast

Sixty delivered a brand new augmented reality set extension with Vizrt graphics to TV2 Norway’s on-site studio in Denmark, for the 2015 IHF World Women’s Handball Championship.

Augmented reality set

The augmented reality set we created consists of several layouts, enabling TV2’s sport presenters to quickly show on-air analyses to their viewers. This includes player profiles with bio and full size picture, on court formations with a 3D court model and updates on upcoming matches. Sixty also created a motion captured handball player as a physics simulated cloud of Official IHF handball, and set this up as a part of the augmented reality environment. TV2’s use of NCam® real-time camera tracking enabled Sixty to create real-time Vizrt graphics for the design, based on our ongoing updates of the TV2’s sports brand.

On-air graphics

All on-screen, on-air graphics are based on Sixty’s ongoing updates of TV 2’s sports brand and the development of a new real-time event graphics kit. It was also adapted to match IHF World Handball Championship's design elements and color palettes.

''We worked hard to develop the AR as a compelling on-air enhancement for viewers,  while also providing TV producers a superior tool to extend their broadcast with content  of instant interest to audiences.'' Aleksander Berg, Producer, Sixty

About Sixty

Sixty (www.sixty.no) empowers broadcasters, operators and content owners to stand out in the rapidly changing, competitive world of multi-platform TV with solutions that make TV look good and feel right to demanding global audiences. Developed by teams of graphic, broadcast design professionals and developers – a talent pool unique to our industry – Sixty wraps content in a compelling look and feel to drive viewers to broadcasters’ programming. Sixty enables easy implementation of interactive TV, and allows users to quickly design and launch television experiences across any platform or device including linear, web, mobile phones, and tablets. Based in Norway, Sixty innovation creates the Future of Television by delivering rich TV Experiences that make a critical first impression on all-important viewers.