Bundesliga re-start on Sky Sport: “The corona crisis forced us to quickly throw old ways of thinking overboard”

Following the successful completion of the Bundesliga season, Sky Germany vice president of sports production Alessandro Reitano outlines what his team did to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 and reveals what they have learnt from the experience. No one expected COVID-19 to hit all parts of the live sports business as hard as it […]  More

Black Dragon completes Grass Valley acquisition

Black Dragon has officially completed its acquisition of Grass Valley from Belden in a transaction that includes cash consideration plus various forms of deferred consideration. The gross cash consideration is $120m (£94m/€105m), or approximately $67m net of cash delivered with the business. Belden will also invest $3m for an equity interest in Grass Valley with the […]  More

Kerschbaumer increases SVG Europe editorial role as Ringrose steps back

SVG Europe is reorganising its editorial team following the decision by SVG Europe editorial director Fergal Ringrose to take a step back from frontline editorial management. He will continue as an SVG Europe contributing editor. Ken Kerschbaumer, worldwide editorial director for the Sports Video Group (SVG), will play a more prominent role in the day-to-day […]  More

Rugby League World Cup 2021 broadcast production to go out to tender

The organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC21) and the International Rugby League (IRL) are bringing TV coverage of the tournament in-house and will look to appoint a production partner, it has been announced. In what is being described as an “historic collaboration”, IRL and RLWC21 will take joint responsibility for the host […]  More

Mediapro to produce Eleven Sports’ Pro League coverage from 2020-21

Spain’s Mediapro will produce TV coverage of the Belgian Pro League for Eleven Sports from next season as part of a new worldwide collaboration deal agreed between the two parties. The agreement will see Mediapro work with Eleven Sports Belgium on the launch of their new Pro League channels, including the production of the 1A, […]  More

Mark Roberts Motion Control strengthen broadcast sales division

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC) has appointed Paddy Taylor as head of broadcast sales, effective immediately. Taylor will bring a wealth of experience and keen knowledge of the broadcasting market to the role. His proven record of success and industry insight, gained from previous positions at Vitec Production Solutions, JVC and aQ Broadcast, will enable […]  More

Broadcast Solutions Group brings Media Online acquisition further into the fold with name change

As of 1 July 2020, Broadcast Solutions Group 2017 acquisition, Media Online, based in Frankfurt, Germany, is trading as Broadcast Solutions Produkte und Service and therefore moving even closer to its parent company. Following the takeover of Media Online by Broadcast Solutions in 2017, the name change is a further step towards bundling and expanding […]  More

Synamedia teams with Theo Technologies to form HESP Alliance for better content streaming

Creator of the high efficiency streaming protocol (HESP) and video playback solutions, Theo Technologies, along with Synamedia, an independent video software provider, have launched the HESP Alliance to improve content streaming. Streaming video vendors and media companies are invited to join the alliance. The goal is to fast track the roll out of cost effective, […]  More