TF1 Le Mag – Rugby World Cup Virtual Spectacle

TF1’s Le Mag with Denis Brogniart is back with another World Cup show. This time it is Rugby.

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is the ninth Rugby World Cup and is being held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November 2019. This is the first time the tournament has been held in Asia and outside the traditional heartland of rugby union.

Le Mag covers the competition with an incredible looking set designed by Dreamwall, taking the audience straight to Japan. ZD’s regional partner Dreamwall has designed a similar scene for TF1 during the 2018 Russia World Cup and created a tone along the same lines for the Rugby coverage which became signature for Le Mag.

The remarkable portrayal is achieved by a few tools offered by Reality. Zero Density’s Reality allows the combination of portal window with set extension and as a result the studio will have a virtual studio illusion without any cyclorama or green screen. In order to enhance the storytelling, real-time visualizations of player information, virtual window and dynamic sky are used by the channel. Dreamwall has created augmented reality templates for the TF1 team as they operated successfully during live show.

Reality offers high-end, sophisticated yet simple virtual studio and augmented reality production tools.

About DreamWall
DreamWall is a graphic design and animation studio located in Charleroi (Belgium), brought to life by a partnership between DUPUIS Publishing and RTBF. They have 3 main areas of work such as; animation studio (2D & 3D), TV solutions (TV branding and Virtual sets) and corporate solutions.

About Zero Density
Zero Density is a global leader in real-time graphics and virtual studio technologies for the broadcasting, live events, and esports industries. As the leader in gaming technology in broadcasting, Zero Density offers innovative and user-friendly products that have been adopted by some of the world’s largest companies for covering elections, news and major sporting events such as the World Cup and the Olympics. Headquartered in Turkey, the company also has a US office and serves clients such as The Weather Channel, RTL, Fox Sports and Warner Media.