Bannister Lake Betters Fan Experience Through Innovative On-Screen Graphics

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Bannister Lake as a corporate sponsor. Founded in 1993, the privately held company with offices in California and Ontario provides innovative video graphic display solutions for broadcast-television, cable, satellite, digital-signage, and in-venue professional audio-visual applications.

Bannister Lake display solutions integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure, automate the process of data entry for video graphics display, and improve productivity. Solution installations span a variety of industries, including public, education, and government, 24-hour news and information channels, live and online sports, specialty channels, game-show graphics, arena-scoreboard integrations, and fan engagement through social-media integration in sports stadiums, arenas, and parks.

“We’re looking forward to affiliating with SVG as it is widely recognized as the authority for sports-video information throughout North America,” says Pete Challinger, VP, U.S. business development. “We’re aiming to replicate the success we’ve had for several years with high-profile sports in Canada within the U.S. market, so signing on with Sports Video Group was an easy decision.”

Immediately following its first successful national launch at Canada’s Sportsnet live-event coast-to-coast speciality channel, Bannister Lake Software has launched BL Sports Ticker, a sports-centric content-management solution.

BL Sports Ticker delivers statistics and rich data to sports fans through intelligent automation, which frees up human resources to engage fans on a broader level. It is available as an enterprise-server 1RU-chassis solution, a secure cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, and a lightweight, solid-state, portable nano turnkey solution that fits in the palm of the hand.

Bannister Lake ScoreBugs are powerful real-time scoring and game-status display systems for live sports telecasts offering simultaneous SD and HDTV output. They are currently in use for NHL, MLB, NBA, tennis, football, soccer, rugby, and curling events throughout the world. Sport customization is available, as is support for Whiteway, Daktronics, OES scoreboard controllers, and radar-gun interfaces.

The company’s portfolio also includes BL TweetOut, which provides straightforward Twitter, Facebook, and RSS-feed content integration for fan engagement, with Instragram support planned for early 2014. And soon, BL ScoreBug Go will be an affordable, lightweight, and portable HD BL ScoreBug platform solution featuring full HD-SDI key and fill.