Latin America’s TVTEL Selects RT Software’s AI-Assited Tactic Pro Sports Analysis for Remote Production

TVTEL S.A has chosen Tactic Pro from RT Software to provide its analysis graphics solution as part of the expansion of its graphics offerings.

After being founded in 2018, TVTEL S.A has quickly established itself as a leader in broadcast services across Latin America, utilizing the latest in transmission and satellite technologies for global events, including the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With its recent purchase of RT Software’s Tactic Pro sports analysis solution, TVTEL S.A can now offer its clients the ability to add analysis graphics to clips from sporting events wherever they may be taking place across the globe.

This service has already been taken up by various clients, including Latina TV for the recent Peru vs Colombia World Cup qualifier in Lima, Peru. A live transmission of the match was sent from the stadium via 5G to the TVTEL S.A base in Santiago, Chile. There, TVTEL S.A used Tactic Pro to add analysis graphics and then sent the finished clips back to the customer in Peru for them to TX, all whilst the game was taking place.

In such a time-critical situation of live sports, speed of operation and ability to turn around a graphic sequence whilst the game is still going are crucial. Powered by AI, Tactic Pro’s player detection tool achieves this by significantly reducing an operator’s workload in time-critical situations, including half-time and full-time analysis shows. With just one mouse click, Tactic Pro’s machine learning module highlights and displays a path for all players and their movement throughout a sequence, giving the operator more time for analysis and storytelling.

“The AI ability of Tactic Pro brings precision and reliability, a key aspect during live events,” says Nerio Aquirre, the Art & Graphics Director of TVTEL S.A. “All these features combined with its machine learning player detection tool and a solid tracking system reduce the time we need to create analysis clips.”

Nerio also believes that the ease with which TVTEL S.A operators were able to get to grips with Tactic Pro and its versatility were key reasons for choosing Tactic Pro: “This is a powerful tool to include in our graphics solution portfolio. It works with a wide range of sports. It is completely customizable and easy to use; after a couple of hours, our graphics team operators were ready to go.”

From the commercial side, Rodrigo Peralta, the Commercial Director of TVTEL S.A, feels that Tactic Pro is a perfect fit with the company’s philosophy: “Offering High-end tech solutions is one of our priorities. That is why we are pleased to partner with RT Software.”

He also sees the ability to offer end analysis graphics from Tactic Pro to TVTEL S.A clients as a game changer: “Thanks to this partnership, we included Tactic Pro as part of our graphics systems, expanding our commercial offer. Tactic Pro is an upscale graphic solution whose introduction into the Latin American market will change the way we watch and analyse live sports.”