Live from Galle (via Colombo, Isleworth and Manchester) – Sky Sports goes remote for England cricket commentary

Faced with the threat of COVID-19, and the subsequent travel restrictions for talent and production crew, Sky Sports has adopted a remote commentary workflow for its live coverage of England’s two-match Test cricket series in Sri Lanka: a set-up that links Galle to Isleworth via Colombo and Manchester. Between the first and second tests, SVG […]  More

“It’s like fielding at short leg. You don’t want to do it too well because you’ll be in there for the rest of your career!”

Ahead of England’s second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, Sky Sports commentator and former England captain Nasser Hussain talks to SVG Europe about the ups and downs of doing remote commentary. None of the Sky Sports commentary team are at the ground for this series because of COVID. How have you found the experience? […]  More

SVG Europe Women Virtual Wellbeing announces Liberation: A freedom model for good stress

SVG Europe Women Virtual Wellbeing has announced its first workshop of 2021, which aims to help participants cope better with stress. Liberation: A freedom model for good stress will take place on 11 February 2021 at 10am (UK time). Special guest speaker, chartered and counselling psychologist Sarah Hosken, will take participants through a view of […]  More

UHD broadcasts for WDR’s latest OB truck powered by Riedel

German public broadcaster WDR is among the first European customers to adopt Riedel Communications’ new MediorNet MicroN UHD media distribution and processing device, in its latest outside broadcast truck. WDR is deploying 13 MicroN UHD devices to support live HD and UHD broadcasts using Ü3, the broadcaster’s newest OB truck. Broadcast Solutions, a Germany-based systems […]  More

Winter Sports Summit: First speakers announced, registration opens

Brand new for 2021, SVG Europe’s Winter Sports Summit will look at the unique challenges and opportunities faced by winter sports productions. Experts in producing coverage of sports such as skiing, biathlon and ice hockey will discuss workflow evolutions, new methods for remote production, the future of winter sports production and more. The event will […]  More

Eurosport secures broadcast rights for 2021 UCI events

Eurosport has secured the rights to broadcast multiple 2021 Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) events from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). This agreement will give fans access to a host of UCI’s events across 35 territories in Europe, including the UCI Road World Championship, UCI Track Cycling World Championship, UCI Mountain Biking World Championship, BMX World […]  More

AI and data as the vital tools in the battle for fan engagement

By Paul Every, VP media products, Stats Perform While much of 2020 has been unpredictable, innovation in the sports broadcast industry has remained a constant. In fact, it seems the pandemic has forced innovation at an even faster velocity than many would have foreseen back in January. Remote production and cloud-based workflows are an area […]  More

Remote workplace technology in sports video production

By Igor Vitiorets, CTO, The idea and development of remote workplace technology began quite a long time ago. For optimal locations of the video referee workplace and the server, a proprietary system for a remote workplace was developed. It included a Full HD referee monitor with a remote console connected to a Linux-driven box. The […]  More