Broadcast & Live Events

Steal the show

Go from mundane to mind-blowing in a blink, using an engine that takes you anywhere you want to go. AR, motion graphics, video walls, inserts, virtual sets—the list grows every day.

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Hot & Happening

Broadcast cinematics explained!

There's an emerging genre that's setting new expectations in the world of live broadcast television, and you can make sure you're right up to speed with our latest Real-Time Explainer. Get the full low-down on the brave new world of broadcast cinematics today!

FOX Sports' Super Bowl AR extravaganza

FOX Sports took this year’s Super Bowl coverage to a whole new level, with 3D players, coaches, and even global pop sensation Rihanna—courtesy of their new AR studio and Unreal Engine.

Tripping the light fantastic with Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland Winter and Prismax’s amazing stage sets feature real-time visuals powered by UE5. The result? Some unforgettable experiences with the likes of Meduza, Vintage Culture, Joris Voorn, Steve Angello, and Afrojack.
Sizzle reel

The latest Unreal Engine sports and music projects

Super Bowl AR, floating Wrestlemania belts, a virtual Biggie—there’s a lot of eye candy in our new Sports & Music sizzle reel, which beautifully showcases the power of Unreal Engine in a live or experiential setting. Check it out!


And we’re live!

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Perfect pixels

Start blending live action with CG wherever you are—in studio, in the cloud, or abroad—with the same platform trusted by FOX Sports, Moment Factory, and The Weather Channel. Whether you want photorealism or wild style, Unreal Engine can unlock your moment.
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The right fit

Plug it in or build it out, Unreal Engine is ready to work. Day-one connections to Disguise, Pixotope, Ross Video, stYpe, and other main tools make integration a snap, so you can move on to what really matters: the graphics.
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Strong and steady

When you’re live, there’s no room for error. Unreal Engine is a predictable platform that doesn’t go down. Run LED boards for 7 hours straight, power a ticker day in and day out, it doesn’t matter. When you want it, it’ll be there.

Broadcast & Live Events Field Guide

Get insights from content producers using real-time workflows for sports and esports broadcasts, weather reporting, live events and displays, and more.


Key features

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    Always connected

    Formats, protocols, hardware, software—for live production to work, they all have to play nice. With Unreal Engine, you get support up and down the line. The Live Link plugin works with all of the most popular 3D tracking systems; support for protocols such as OSC provides the ability to control and communicate with various devices; and all the leading media I/O formats like HAP, Apple ProRes, and Avid DNxHD will always work. As much as possible, it’s plug and play.
  • Comprehensive real-time compositing toolset

    Composure, Unreal Engine’s built-in compositor, facilitates real-time compositing directly in the Unreal Editor, enabling real-time VFX  to be delivered in camera. Powerful tools include an advanced green-screen keyer, support for virtual cameras, and a wide range of post-process effects, including color grading and filmic tonemapping, Open Color IO, depth-of-field, lens flare, lens distortion, light wrap, bloom, and vignetting.
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    Multi-display rendering

    Unreal Engine’s production-proven nDisplay system enables you to render real-time content at any resolution, then display it on multiple physical and/or projected screens—powerwalls, domes, CAVEs, and LED walls are all supported. Scenes can be rendered from multiple networked workstations, or from multiple instances of Unreal Engine running on a single workstation; nDisplay will always ensure that your content remains exactly in sync.
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    Advanced particles, effects, and physics

    Bring film-quality VFX to your productions with Niagara, Unreal Engine’s tool for customizable particle systems. Impact your scene with particle lights and create complex particle motion with vector fields. You can even fracture, shatter, and demolish massive-scale scenes with the Chaos physics and destruction system. Have fun with it.

Unreal Engine project samples

Rocket League Hype Chamber sample 

Jump into the Rocket League Hype Chamber: a sample for broadcast and live events. Developed as part of a reimagining of the Rocket League Championship Series, this sample illustrates how to design, develop, and play out numerous animation elements for an esports show.

DMX sample project for live previs 

Explore the potential of Unreal Engine’s DMX plugin through a fully animated digital light show, designed and created by the wizards at Moment Factory. Download the complete sample project to learn, explore, and use in your own live event lighting and effects design.


Learn how to use Unreal Engine

Whether you’re just getting started and need some basic guidance, or you’re a seasoned pro who’s pushing Unreal Engine to its limits, there’s a range of options to help you succeed.

Online learning

Haven't yet taken the plunge into UE5 and want to see some of what you're missing? In this video, we'll build a small scene from nothing, covering how the toolset fundamentals work together and sharing some useful tips and tricks along the way.

This course will introduce you to Unreal Engine 5 and the editor used to work within it. We’ll look at the Launcher, Editor, creating a basic level including lighting and level layout, and Blueprint visual scripting.


Motion Design with Unreal Engine and Cinema 4D

This webinar explores how to create motion graphics for broadcast using Unreal Engine and Cinema 4D, covering Cinema 4D file import, GPU Lightmass global illumination, look development for broadcast, and Control Rig set up.

Real-Time Explainers

What are broadcast cinematics?

Traditional pre-rendered motion graphics and real-time broadcast graphics are evolving and converging into this new genre. In this Real-Time Explainer, we’ll look at the benefits of broadcast cinematics, check out some examples of their use, and walk you through the process of creating them in Unreal Engine.