World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships, New Zealand

The top teams from around the world met in Timaru, New Zealand to compete for the world championship title, in the exciting, fast paced, fast growing, co-ed sport that is Hardcourt Bike Polo. 1,000 fans attended the final and another 100,000 joined on the live stream. Live Score has helped in bringing broadcasting graphics to a certainly unique and exciting sports production.

"Having worked in the live production field for a number of years I understand the responsibility that technology has in making any production a success. Being able to rely on such technology is key to any event or broadcast going off without a hitch. The live score app system worked flawlessly for 4 consecutive days, under constant duress. I would recommend this system without a second thought. In fact it's now my preferred graphic system, and i'll be using it in the future"

Joe BuntingWorld Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships


We spoke to Joe Bunting, director of the World Hardcourt Bike Polo live stream and asked him a few questions about how Live Score helped him to broadcast this really unique sport.
Thank you very much for the interview.

1. Tell us something about you and your company/work?

My background is in Television and Film production, naturally a large part of the television production industry that I worked in was live sports coverage. Having large budgets with seemingly limitless gear and software applications.

In mid 2015 I was asked to provide live, web based, coverage for the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships Competition.
I set about pulling together gear and staff, and began building a workflow. The end result was an outside broadcast consisting of 5 cameras, with graphic overlays, commentators and field interviews - streaming live to the internet.

We had over 112,000 viewers of the live stream throughout the 4-day event.

2. How did you find Live Score and what was your first impression?

When I set about looking for a live scoreboard system I was instantly blown away with the simplicity, reliability, compatibility and affordability of Live Score.
As soon as I had a play with the demo I knew this is what I was going to use.

3. How do you use Live Score and how does it change the way you work?

I had the live stream working with an iPad court side controlled by game referees.
It was super simple for the referees to pickup the system and begin using it.
Up in the control room, i used the external display feature to feed into the vision mixer, then keyed out the background and overlaid the graphic. The system got a lot of use throughout the week, and did not miss a beat at all.

4. Which projects and shows have you been involved and what are you currently working on?

I usually work on a case-by-case basis, so no big projects coming up - just the 2017 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships - keep an eye out!!

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