In Touch Productions hit the ground running, partnering initially with Toronto Wolfpack, the first professional Rugby League team based in North America, who were bidding for promotion to the UK Super League.
In Touch, along with facility partners EMG UK pioneered transatlantic remote broadcasting, producing eight multi camera OB’s, with the production vehicle, commentary, replays and graphics in a car park in High Wycombe, and eight camera operators and equipment in Toronto, 6000 miles away. The matches were broadcast on Sky Sports, and fed to Rogers in Canada, Fox Sports Australia, and Sky NZ.
In Touch has also produced Championship and Challenge Cup Rugby League for Sky, along with Women’s Super League Finals, and the Rugby League Wheelchair Grand Final.
In 2021 as sport was coming out of Covid, In Touch began producing streamed matches for the RFL using bonded cellular transmitters on ENG cameras, feeding into a production hub at EMG in High Wycombe, and using a Simply Live Touchscreen operation, delivering to the RFL’s own platform.
That model was so successful that it was adapted into a new deal between EMG UK, BT Sport and In Touch to produce Premiership Rugby for their own PRTV Live platform, along with the world feed being distributed to third party takers in Australia, New Zealand and NBC in the US.
Since early 2021 In Touch has remotely produced over two hundred matches from both codes of Rugby, and is aiming to double that output over the next twelve to eighteen months.