Deltatre has signed its longest-ever contract, agreeing a nine-year deal to supply BBC Sport with a new scheduling system in time for this year’s Olympics.
During the Games, the event scheduling system will receive and manage broadcast feeds to assist the corporation’s transmission plans. It will also help to power on-screen graphics and feed statistics and schedule information to the BBC Sport website.
“Information from the broadcast data feed will create the baseline data, and then technical and production teams can layer their information on top,” said Deltatre Media head of commercial Jim Irving.
“It means that all BBC staff involved in the Olympics can see what different parts of the organisation are doing; they can see when the athletics feed starts, when it stops, where something is being edited and if it is being streamed via the red button.”
This is the fifth deal that sports media services company Deltatre has signed with the BBC.
Deltatre Media North director Hugo Sharman said it was well placed to help the BBC develop its “delicate” internal workflows because it will be supplying technology services for the BBC before the Games, as well as during them.
Deltatre operates websites for Fifa, Uefa and NBC. It is also working for seven broadcasters at the London 2012 Olympics, including a consortium of Canadian broadcasters.