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June 1, 2007



Soccer Circus and TV One’s C2-7100 combine to make the perfect team!

MARGATE, Kent, 1st June 2007 – Soccer Circus is the world’s first ever participative football themed attraction consisting of various interactive and fully automated football skills games. Designed to appeal to all age groups at any skills level, participants can play to develop their skills or compete against family, friends or work colleagues whilst being recorded on various cameras throughout the venue. Afterwards, each player can sit back and enjoy action replays of their games from various camera angles, cleverly layered together along with scoring information onto one screen using TV One’s C2-7100 Dual Channel Video Processor.

This unique gaming concept has been cleverly developed by football legend Kevin Keegan, Scottish entrepreneur Peter Barr and engineer Clive Mockford. The football experience is split into two sections, the first part being the Training Academy which consists of three games of individual skills tests, On The Spot, Pass & Receive and In the Zone. Throughout the Training Academy, players compete against members of their team. The second part is called Powerplay and allows visitors to participate in a team game played in a stadium-like environment with all of the atmosphere of a real football match. Roaring crowds and the glare from the floodlights ensure that each participant experiences the thrill of playing in front of a packed football stadium.

Each player’s individual and team scores are recorded throughout the attraction. These are used to produce league tables that show how well the team has performed.

All of the fun and activities are captured on several video cameras located around each game section. This information is then fed into a TV One C2-7100 Dual Channel Video Processor. The dual picture-in-picture capabilities of the C2-7100, enable Soccer Circus to take two video sources from the cameras and a third PC source containing scoring information and place all of this nicely onto one screen which is replayed to the participant at the end of each round.

“The C2-7100 is used to create a video file which is replayed on a number of screens or projection screens around the building,” explains David Birchall, Design Engineer of Soccer Circus, “this means that players can watch themselves afterwards on action replays, which is great fun.”

Using the C2-7100’s Picture-in-Picture feature, one of two camera sources is displayed in a window and placed on top of the second camera source which is used as the background, and because the C2-7100 has dual Picture-in-Picture functionality, the PC source containing the scoring information is placed in a second window and positioned on top of the background camera source. This PC source also makes use of the C2-7100’s precise keying facility, removing much of the PC image to leave just the scoring information visible on top of the background source.

“It has been splendid dealing with such a professional company as TV One” commented Managing Director Clive Mockford. “TV One have delivered a reliable and robust technological solution that has performed exceptionally well in this demanding application.”

For more information regarding TV One and Soccer Circus, please visit their websites and


For more information contact Debbie Heath at TV One, +44 (0) 1843 873311,

From TV One, Continental Approach, Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, CT9 4JG, UK, T: +44 (0) 1843 873311, F: +44 (0) 1843 873312,,

Founded in 1984, TV One specializes in video, audio and multimedia processing equipment, based on its proprietary CORIO™ video conversion technology. Located in Margate, UK with offices across the globe, TV One manufactures a complete line-up of products for the professional and broadcast video market.
TV One has operations in Europe, USA, Taiwan, China and Latin America.