The TV Centric LED asset refers to signage displayed at parapet level, next to the sight screens.
This asset is only for select clients. MKTG will inform you if you need to make this asset.
Venues and specs are subject to change as the fixture is finalised. We recommend bookmarking this website and joining our MKTG specs mailing list to make sure you always have the latest information.
If you require assistance understanding these specs or need help creating content, MKTG Studio is here to help.
Make sure you read through all our tips and best practice guidelines.
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Content should fill up as much of the LED height as possible.
There are no safe areas on the LED, all pixels will be seen.
Text and graphics should be large and bold to maximise legibility from a distance.
Shorter messages perform better than longer creatives with a lot of copy.
Maximise contrast between the background and foreground elements.
Dark or bold colour backgrounds perform best on broadcast.
White and lighter colours should be avoided as the white can overpower the content.
Animated content can be a great way to draw the eye and display multiple messages over the duration of the content.
However animations must not be too distracting, scroll too fast, feature too many messages or flashing graphics.
Consider having your branding/main message on screen for the majority of the duration.
You can use photos, product images and video on the LED, however using these elements exclusively isn’t very effective in this space.
Due to the direct line of sight with the players and umpires on the field, there are careful considerations required in relation to on ground displays. Brand colours and creatives will be subject to sign off by the match officials within 24 hours of the match.
There will be a screening of content to the match officials before the season commences. It is recommended that you have your content delivered by the due date, to allow for this viewing so that you don’t run the risk of last minute changes.
You can upload a second version of your creative to MKTG Drop with ‘backup’ added to the title to ensure this is on hand if required.
In the case of a red/pink ball, you should consider turning any red/pink/orange sections black or grey-scale for your back up.
In the case of a white ball, you should consider a dulled or reversed option (dark background) for your back up.
Day/Night Test Matches:
Making sure your elements are evenly spaced ensures that you don’t leave large empty spaces on the LED.
Take into consideration your content will be back to back with another file.
Make sure to populate the entire LED and not leave large gaps.
You may miss out on exposure if too much space is left blank.
Do not put two lines of text on top of each other on the LED.
Do not use your elements to cover up the seams between ANY files. Content will end up cut in half.
This does not apply for scrolling / moving content.
You should keep all logos and assets the same size throughout your LED and across all files.
Field and parapet can have different sizes to each other.
Consider your designs not only on their own but in relation to each other. If you have a tile that starts and ends with a logo such as below:
When it is tiled, you will end up with two logos next to each other before the text repeats.
There is nothing wrong with this, but it is something to keep in mind.
When using the tile spec, it is important that you design content that doesn’t create visible seams between the tiles.
To check the seams between your tiles, put the tiles you have created together end to end, to test if they blend seamlessly throughout the animation.
Animated elements that move off the side of the tile need to ‘re-appear’ on the opposite side of all tiles.
Coloured/Textured backgrounds should blend from end to end.
When tiled and 360 specs are available, it is recommended you make your content entirely with the tile OR 360 spec. However it is possible to deliver a combination of these two specs.
In Drop search the Asset Specification drop down for ‘Combo’.
Combo 1 is for tiled field and 360 parapet.
Combo 2 is for 360 field and tiled parapet.
In support of the McGrath Foundation, the Sydney Test match will be themed pink.
You are invited to show your support by featuring a predominantly pink creative, across your assets.
The pink to be featured for digital assets is: #EE76A3
More information available on our Pink Test page.
We have an instructions page which will help you get started using the platform, however if you require any further help please contact the MKTG Drop team.
|MKTG Drop International Open||15/10/2021|
|MKTG Drop International Event Release||22/10/2021|
When MKTG Drop is open for this season, you can upload new content as well as check and restore old content.
When MKTG Drop releases the events, you are able to link new or existing content to the appropriate matches.
|First Test (Start of Ashes series): Wednesday, December 8-12 – The Gabba||17th Nov 2021||3 weeks before Match Day|
|Second Test: Thursday, December 16-20 – Adelaide Oval||25th November 2021|
|Third Test (Boxing Day): Sunday, December 26-30 – MCG (Day-Night)||5th December 2021|
|Fourth Test: Wednesday, January 5-9 – SCG (Pink Test)||15th December 2021|
|Fifth Test: Friday, January 14-18 – Blundstone Arena||24th December 2021|
|First ODI (NZ): Sunday, January 30 – Perth Stadium||9th January 2022|
|Second ODI: Wednesday, February 2 – Blundstone Arena||12th January 2022|
|Third ODI: Saturday, February 5 – SCG||15th January 2022|
|First T20 (NZ): Tuesday, February 8 – Manuka Oval||18th January 2022|
|Second T20 (Sri Lanka): Friday, February 11 – SCG||21st January 2022|
|Third T20: Sunday, February 13 – The Gabba||23rd January 2022|
|Fourth T20: Tuesday, February 15 – Metricon Stadium||25th January 2022|
|Fifth T20: Friday, February 18 – Adelaide Oval||28th January 2022|
|Sixth T20: Sunday, February 20 - MCG||30th January 2022|
Contact MKTG immediately if you are unable to meet these deadlines.
You are only able to supply static content for this asset.
This assets is highly variable due to its location next to the sight screen / blackout zone. For each pitch location at each venue, the TV Centric area will change and be unique.
For this reason we recommend keeping the creative to simple horizontal logos on a plain, brand coloured background.
MKTG will be in touch for any additional specs that get added or adjusted throughout the season.
Alternatively you can provide MKTG studio with a logo and brand guidelines and we can create the variable content for you. Previews will be provided.
|Venue||Tile 1||Tile 2||Tile 3||Tile 4||Tile 5||Tile 6|
|Content||File type||Colour Space|
|Static||.jpg or .png||RGB - 72 DPI|
MKTG Drop Asset
|Content||MKTG Drop asset|
|Static||TV Centric Static only - [VENUE NAME]|