RCS Teams with Perform Group on DAZN Redesign

As part of its ongoing engagement with Perform Group, Reality Check Systems (RCS) recently completed a head-to-toe graphics redesign for DAZN, Perform Group’s live and video on-demand sports streaming service, available in Japan, Germany Austria and Switzerland (DACH). RCS designed and built all new visuals to enhance the viewer experience, in addition to delivering improved data integration, production infrastructure advancements and more. The new look recently debuted alongside the launch of DAZN’s J.League soccer programming. 
RCS envisioned an eclectic mix of vibrant and engaging new looks, drawing on inspiration from the DAZN brand. Once approved, the looks were then translated into a complete graphics package. Though RCS built the graphics to support German and Japanese, they also incorporated English language character sets to future proof for potential DAZN expansion. Workflow and data integration improvements were also implemented to improve production efficiency and audience engagement.

DAZN also commissioned RCS to enliven its Japanese soccer coverage with a new J.League Zone that simultaneously shows two live J.League matches, alongside a main window showing action from all of the day’s live matches; new graphics for three magazine shows and a data integration solution to help DAZN bring fans real-time social media posts and stats across its coverage. Powered by RCS’ cloud-based Foundation data service, the solution sorts and organizes real-time data from J.League data provider Data Stadium and combines it with graphics templates. RCS also devised an enhanced post production graphics workflow for DAZN that streamlines the integration of data-driven graphics into highlight packages.

“We strive to bring our fans the best viewing experience possible, which poses unique challenges in an OTT environment, but RCS has been integral in helping us achieve this while also alleviating some of the traditional production pain points,” says Jamie Rice, Executive Director of Programming, DAZN. “Their team is always one step ahead, figuring out new ways to present sports information to our audience, and finding the most efficient way to get there. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the new design and infrastructure.”

“We’ve been working with Perform Group on DAZN since its inception, and their commitment to making insightful, engaging sports coverage accessible to fans never fails to impress. We’re proud to be working with such an innovative company spearheading the development of live sport production and broadcast, and look forward to continue breaking new ground with them as the OTT platform evolves,” says RCS EMEA Managing Director Mike Ward.

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