As this will be the first GrandSlam of the 2013 Series and the opening act to what we all expect to be a long-term relationship with Eurosport, a significant amount of work goes into providing the network's research department with broad information on DanceSport. This department then passes the information together with the results of its own research on to the commentators. And in the end, if all works well, we should have an informed commentary in a about a dozen different languages added to the images that will get produced by a team made up of Highvideo Productions and WDSF Communications in Cambrils, ESP.
While Eurosport is able to field experts and seasoned commentators in more sports than any other broadcaster, DanceSport continues as somewhat of a start-up still. That makes it all the more challenging for those who will sit in a recording booth somehwere in Europe or Asia on Saturday and Sunday, adding their newly acquired insights and their voice to the action.
Here is an excerpt of some of the information sent to Eurosport Research on the GrandSlam results graphics.
After each dance performed by groups of generally 6 couples the results get published as a standing for the particular dance, with the scores of the couples reflected as a value between 4.00 and 40.00 in the right column. A second result screen could get inserted to reflect the standing of the couples and their total scores after a determined number of dances (e.g. final standing after 5 dances).