BBC Sport marks a Premier League anniversary and looks forward to new season

Match Of The Day (MOTD) returns to BBC One on Saturday 12 August with a new design and AR graphics from Vizrt.

The following is an excerpt of the original article by SVG Europe.

Match Of The Day (MOTD) – the UK’s most watched football show — returns to BBC One on Saturday 12 August, signalling a new season that begins with a milestone for the Premier League – its 25th anniversary – and concludes with the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

“We will be celebrating a quarter of a century of the Premier League with a re-run of the first match and first Premier League era Match of the Day from 15 August 1992 on the BBC Sport website and Red Button,” explains Steve Rudge, Lead Executive of Football, BBC Sport. “The match featuring the first Premier League goal, Sheffield United v Manchester United, will be replayed in its entirety with live text commentary and goal-flashes from the 3pm kick-offs from 1992.”

Rudge reveals that the BBC is delivering a new and refreshed brand identity for BBC Sport which can be seen on TV for the first time during the football programming airing over the opening weekend of the Premier League season. The new brand will have a more harmonised look for all of BBC Sport output across all platforms. This means that MOTD will have new graphics, AR and a small refresh to the Salford studio to fit in line with the new brand.

“We will use a combination of Motion Analysis which is the camera tracking system and Vizrt which is the graphics rendering engine. They are two separate systems but work as a perfect partnership to provide our Augmented Reality.”

He goes on, “During the season, we will be producing seven weekly football shows on BBC TV. That means reaching more than 36 million people. What’s more, 60 per cent of all Premier League viewers only watch on BBC.”

Read the full original article by SVG Europe.