dock10 has been 'Highly Commended' for its Match of the Day Virtual Studio in the category of Technical Innovation in a Sports Broadcast at the Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards.
Now in its second year, The Broadcast Tech Innovation Awards shine a spotlight on the exceptional teams behind the most outstanding broadcast productions of the past twelve months. Entries are shortlisted by a judging panel made up of some of the television industry's biggest names.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the awards ceremony was transformed into a spectacular virtual event held in a virtual studio at dock10. Hosted by comedian Rachel Parris and Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton, the virtual ceremony made good use of the cutting-edge technology celebrated in the awards.
dock10 was shortlisted in three categories: Best Innovation in Lockdown (Production) for its work on BBC Bitesize Daily that supported the delivery of the BBC's biggest ever education initiative in unprecedented circumstances; Best Use of Remote Production for its innovative remote gallery solution, in partnership with BBC Sport, that delivered a technically creative way for BBC Sport to provide live coverage of the FA Cup Final during the challenges of lockdown.
Also shortlisted in the category of Technical Innovation in a Sports Broadcast, dock10 was awarded a 'Highly Commended' for its Match of the Day Virtual Studio. In partnership with BBC Sport and AE Live, dock10 created an industry-leading 4k UHD-ready virtual studio for the nation's most watched football programme. Using the latest real-time rendering technologies, Match of the Day and all of the BBC's football programmes are now based within a 'BBC Sport football stadium' that includes fly-through augmented reality graphics such as team formations and data-driven analysis graphics. This creates a visually spectacular experience that significantly enhances insight and enjoyment of each game.
Mark Senior, CEO, dock10, said: "We are delighted to have been Highly Commended for the Match of the Day Virtual Studio. It is testament to both the hard work of every member of the dock10 team in ensuring that productions run smoothly and our desire to develop new ways of delivering the highest quality programming for our customers and their audiences."