EA’s FIFA eSport Tournament

Customer: BOOMBOX (Quebec)

Application: Chameleon

Platform: Chameleon Web and Ross Video XPression

Printable Version

BOOMBOX needed Chameleon to assist in filtering and moderating data, used primarily in XPression during a 3 day eSport event.  Requirements include ticker, using Chameleon’s own rendering engine, and export via restfulAPI of player and tournament stats.

  • Data sets connected to Chameleon via database provided by Liquiddogs responsible for data entry
  • 2 XPressions connected to Chameleon
  • Database filtered and populated through to XPression and Chameleon Web Player
  • Chameleon Web Player providing tournament L-Bar Ticker
  • Xpression providing player board templates to access all 128 players and their stats on the fly.

TVSN, Australia

Customer: TVSN, Australia

Application: Display inventory data for shopping channel programs & replay programs during overnight hours

Platform: Imagine Communications, G7 system

Printable Version

TVSN is the Australian shopping channel (www.tvsn.com.au) and broadcasts to both Australian and New Zealand. Prior to a broadcast a producer will use the Bannister Lake custom application to select products that will be featured during that show. The software automatically pulls data from TVSN’s inventory database to provides not just product information such as prices, descriptions but also real-time data such as size and color availability based on current inventory levels.

The Overnight replay feature is a special customization provided by Bannister Lake which records a show’s graphics where during the day. Recorded is the graphic template displayed and the timecode it was displayed at. During ‘overnight’ hours TVSN replays shows recorded earlier in the day. These are clean recordings, meaning no graphics. The Bannister Lake software plays the templates automatically based on the recorded timecode, only the data of inventory levels and availability are updated and reflect the correct numbers.

 

TVSN Solution

Yahoo Finance

Customer: Yahoo Finance

Application: Yahoo Finance Application

Printable Version

Yahoo Finance approached Bannister Lake to produce a dedicated financial application to drive all graphic content for their online Financial Channel.

  • Finance Client application authenticates and connects to Yahoo Financial data feed.
  • Client UI provides stock ticker preview and modules to create Bugs, Stock Charts, Name Keys and Lower Thirds.
  • Quick filters to setup stock chart comparisons, desktop preview of charts then quick add to playlist.
  • Drop Down range menu to select time including, Intraday padded, Intraday, 2 day padded, 5 day, 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, Year to Date padded, 1 > 5 year and user defined (Custom) ranges.
  • Client app connects securely to Finance Server app in production to generate graphic output for presentation.

 

 

 

MLB Network, The Dugout

Customer: MLB Network, The Dugout

Application: Chameleon Cloud for Social Media

Printable Version

MLB Network Advanced Media in New York needed a multi-user solution to moderate social media for The Dugout, MLB’s weekly 3-hour program live streaming exclusively on Twitter every Wednesday during the regular season.

  • An instance of Chameleon Cloud was setup for multiple users at MLB.
  • Search topics and groups were defined for ‘Trending Now’ and Twitter accounts for MLB Teams and Players.
  • Users moderated and approved Twitter content into approved Twitter playlists for talent during the show.
  • CG graphic operator with XPression and XPression Datalinq accessed moderated Twitter playlists using Chameleon BLADE (Bannister Lake Active Data Exchange) for presentation of Social Media on set and the streaming broadcast to Twitter.
MLB Advanced Media – The Dugout

 

Global News BC1

Customer: Global News

Application: Chameleon (Super Ticker Legacy)

Platform: RossVideo XPression

Printable Version

Following in the footsteps of the giant in Canadian info channels, CP24, Global wanted to create a province-wide channel that served the same purpose; an all-in-one place to get your local, national and world news. With a design more in tune to a website than a standard ticker, Global’s goal was to create the modern info channel, BC1.

Super Ticker (the precursor to the ticker function in Chameleon) had all the pieces to deliver on this promise. With data that spanned:

  1. Ski reports
  2. Weather
  3. Scores
  4. Finance quotes
  5. News
  6. Events
  7. Social media
  8. Traffic
  9. Closings

Support for unlimited zones of information and a channel schedule that allowed zones and rundowns to change based on time of day made it all possible. Super Ticker’s web interface Flow gave an interface for all users in the chain simultaneously. And with parsers bringing in data from a wide variety of sources, much of the work was automated.

 

Rogers Sportsnet

Customer: Rogers Sportsnet

Application: Chameleon (Super Ticker Legacy)

Platform: RossVideo XPression

Printable Version

Rogers Sportsnet has been fighting it out with Bell’s TSN for top prize in the Canadian sports broadcasting landscape. After purchasing the broadcast side of The Score, they wanted to combine The Score’s legendary ticker with the less ambitious tickers Bannister Lake had created for Sportsnet for many years. With 7 channels and their unique ticker requirements, Sportsnet was looking at a single solution to drive them all in an efficient manner while not increasing the operator head count.

The 4 regional channels, Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific continue to provide a ticker with a regional flavor focusing on information for the region while showing all the national information. These tickers are displayed in a compact fashion to allow the video to dominate.

The newly imagined Sportsnet 360, taking its lead from The Score, became a channel which showed its ticker all the time including commercials and live events. This ticker had more information including betting odds on games and displayed its information in a taller format. This is the channel where hardcore sports fans tune into

Sportsnet One is the national channel while Sportsnet World focuses on world sports like cricket, soccer and rugby.

Super Ticker (now morphed into Chameleon with the inclusion of branding from Brando) became the ideal system to drive these diverse tickers. With a small team of operators organizing the rundowns for these channels, Sportsnet was able to deal with the hectic pace of sports data. While a great deal of the work is automated, Super Ticker’s web interface Flow became the platform for creating the added news that goes into the world of sports and the games and events that drive it.

Super Ticker’s content management was key to success; one database and a multi-user web interface. Super Ticker allows organizing data in a way where the channels can pick and choose their rundowns to include national and regional data.

Bell Media TSN

Customer: Bell Media TSN

Application: Chameleon (Brando Legacy)

Platform: RossVideo XPression

Printable Version

TSN is the leader in sports broadcasting in Canada. On their expansion from one channel to 5, they needed a branding solution to promote the programming of their new 5 channel universe. For example, during a big event like Wimbledon, they might be showing 5 different matches spread among TSN1-5. These promotions included next boards, snipes and navigational tickers.

An added wrinkle is that the branding was mostly during live events. This required a manual triggering method allowing a TD to insert snipes whenever they could fit.

Promotion of big events were also inserted throughout the day with a clear representation of what channels the event will be playing on. In all cases, the promos focused on all 5 channels and included 100s of logos for all the teams and leagues that TSN covered.

Although these requirements didn’t fit a typical branding requirement, Brando came through off-the-shelf.

Brando was the branding ancestor of our merged branding/ticker/content management product Chameleon. We kept everything which made Brando great while modernizing it for today’s broadcasting, streaming and digital signage markets.

 

WDAY

Customer: WDAY, Fargo North Dakota

Application: Chameleon & Community  (under Ross Tick-It)

Platform: RossVideo XPression Studio and BlueBox

Printable Version

Bannister Lake provided an automated broadcast ticker solution for WDAY to support regional school closures.

  • North Dakota regional schools provide school closure information and status through their Community Content Editor Account.
  • Community Closing data is automatically pushed to WDAY’s instance of Chameleon and presented on air
  • Ticker information automatically is displayed on-air without intervention from Master Control.

 

TVA – TVA Nouvelles TVA Sports

Customer: Quebecor TVA Sports/Nouvelles

Application: Chameleon (Ross Tick-It)

Platform: RossVideo XPression Studio

Printable Version

Bannister Lake delivered a fully automated redundant broadcast ticker solution for TVA Nouvelles 2 channels and TVA Sports 1/2

  • 4 channels of Chameleon on 4 Xpression BlueBoxes (+1 Backup), pulling data from a central Chameleon server.
  • Chameleon Server is configured as a primary and backup for fail over. (redundancy)
  • Weather feed data driven by WSI
  • Lottery results from Loto Quebec
  • Live sports data is provided by Stats
  • Backup player is a hot spare for any of the 4 on air channels.

 

News 12 – Traffic and Weather

Customer: News 12 Traffic and Weather (New York)

Application: Chameleon (under Ross Tick-It)

Platform: RossVideo XPression Studio

Printable Version

Bannister Lake delivered an automated broadcast ticker solution for News 12 to display weather and traffic for the 5 regional stations.

  • 5 channels of Chameleon running on 5 Xpression BlueBoxes, pulling data from a central Chameleon server.
  • Weather is a combination of WSI data feed and manual input from their Meteorologist.
  • Data from National Weather Alerts is filtered and prioritized to show only weather data for the regions with a severity of 2 or higher with specific weather conditions.
  • Inrix GeoID app is programmed to read traffic information from coordinate specific regions.
  • Blade is used to populate News12’s website feeds with the same data used on air.