The NRL.com Match Centre is the online home for every game of the Telstra Premiership, State of Origin and International series. In 2014 Loud&Clear's joint venture FanHub was tasked with reinventing the Match Centre to showcase Telstra's live video streaming rights and real-time score updates.
FanHub was born out of Loud&Clear's love of technology and sports, and building the official NRL Match Centre allowed us to bring the two together in a compelling way.
Supported by Loud & Clear, the FanHub team began work during the off-season on a responsive design that looks great on hi-res monitors and tablets. To design and build the perfect companion for rugby league fans, the NRL Match Centre needed to integrate time-based technology to perform in and out of sync with the live game.
Using AngularJS for lightning fast real-time updates, our focus was integrating the official live score feeds for match scores, player data and more. The application is integrated with Telstra’s Digital NRL pass product, creating a seamless flow between subscription types.
We developed an engaging second screen experience which allows users to pop out the video to simply focus on the play. Our favourite feature? A visual timeline which allowed users to scroll through the game post-match to view key scoring moments and highlights.
The NRL Match Centres allows fans to stay up-to-date if they can’t watch the games and get even more out of the games as they watch them live.