FA Cup Final 2019: BT Sport trials live 8K virtual reality experience

BT Sport used last weekend’s FA Cup Final at Wembley to test a new live 8K virtual reality experience delivered to mobile handsets. Working with Blackmagic Design cameras and switchers for the production and using Tiledmedia’s encoding technology and app, the broadcaster covered the game live, using two camera rigs, providing 100 individual testers with […]  More

DAZN snaps up rights to MLS and the Copa del Rey

DAZN, the live and on-demand sports streaming service, has picked up the broadcast TV rights to Major League Soccer (MLS) in six international markets. Starting with immediate effect, DAZN will screen MLS exclusively in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, where it has the right to show every match. The media rights have also been […]  More

SportTech 2019: Keeping subscribers happy when ‘It’s Just Got to Work’

The nature of live sports makes launching OTT and VoD sports services particularly exciting. “Whether it’s a single round heavyweight fight or Tottenham scoring in the 96th minute of a Champion’s League semi-final, those minutes are not to be missed.” Unfortunately, they sometimes are, said Tom Williams, chief executive, Ostmodern, who chaired the SportTech 2019 […]  More

Rise announces this year’s pairings for mentoring scheme

Rise, the advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector, has announced the pairing up of mentees and mentors for its annual mentoring scheme. The 2019 programme sees experienced broadcast sector industry leaders, at a variety of levels of seniority, offer their expertise, knowledge and guidance to 23 women. The scheme […]  More

Sky Deutschland’s Alessandro Reitano takes over as chair of SVG Europe

SVG Europe is very pleased to announce that Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland vice president of sports production, has become the new chair of Sports Video Group Europe. He succeeds David Shield, IMG Media senior vice president and global director of engineering and technology, who has stepped down after five years at the helm. Joe Hosken, […]  More

Inside BT Tower network hub for final day of the Premier League season

Manchester City finally edged out Liverpool to claim the Premier League title on Sunday 12 May. The football drama ensured the busiest day of the season for the team in BT Tower in central London, due to strong demand for Premier League coverage from broadcasters worldwide and the fact that all ten games took place […]  More

Fjord Film turns to Riedel for signal transport and intercom in new OB van

Danish production company Fjord Film has chosen Riedel Communications’ MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology and Artist digital matrix intercom for its new OB van. Working in concert, MediorNet and Artist form the signal distribution and communications nerve centre for the van. Fjord Film designed and constructed the van with additional expertise provided […]  More

EVS ships first live production servers to pass JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 testing

EVS has announced that its latest XT production servers have successfully passed the Joint Task Force on Networked Media’s JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 testing. They are among the first products — and claimed to be the first live production servers — to be produced and shipped with full IP interoperability, consistent with the AIMS Alliance […]  More