2021 Aintree and Cheltenham festivals create popularity “watershed” for horseracing

Horseracing has undergone a “watershed” in terms of viewer popularity, according to Racecourse Media Group (RMG). This year locked down racing fans have increased in number, with audiences of the Grand National Festival and the Cheltenham Festival bringing unprecedented interest in horseracing. Media distribution has been critical to bringing the action from the racecourse to […]  More

ES Broadcast acquires Sony archiving solutions specialist Memnon

ES Broadcast has announced the acquisition of Sony’s archiving solutions arm, Memnon. Terms of the deal will remain confidential. Memnon is a provider of services to digitise, restore, preserve and enable access to historical recordings, and has clients based around the world. The company operates facilities in Belgium, the US, Israel and Australia. The acquisition […]  More

Motorsport.tv to launch new world-first live digital motorsports news channel with Grabyo

Motorsport.tv, part of Motorsport Network, is set to produce the world’s first live digital motorsports news channel, Motorsport.tv Live, providing accessible coverage of motor sport and breaking news across the globe, with technical partner Grabyo. Announced in March, the channel delivers breaking news as it happens from around the globe on the network’s over the […]  More

Variety is the spice of life: Maximising the reach of niche sports

By Chris Clarke, CEO, Cerberus Tech We are living in an age of huge content variety. Over the top (OTT) and subscription video on demand (SVoD) services now allow consumers to access personalised viewing schedules and curated content libraries. Audiences have developed an expectation of endless choice, with content that is intuitively tailored to their […]  More

beIN Sports acquires broadcast rights to debut Extreme E season in MENA region

beIN Media Group has secured the non-exclusive broadcast rights to the debut season of eco-conscious motorsport series Extreme E across 24 countries in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). beIN Sports will air live races featuring the 100% electric motorsport cars, highlight shows and the series’ 20-part magazine programme, Electric Odyssey. The Extreme E season […]  More

Ncam Reality 2021 real-time camera tracking technology released amid rising demand for virtual production

Ncam has announced the immediate availability of Ncam Reality 2021, which it describes as ‘the most advanced real-time tracking technology ever created for film, broadcast and live events’. With Ncam Reality, users can now track on any camera, lens or rig, regardless of environment, opening up a wealth of visual possibilities for brands that want […]  More

RaceTech and Vislink successfully deliver behind closed doors Cheltenham Festival and Grand National Festival

Two of the most important fixtures in the British horseracing calendar were successfully executed behind closed doors in 2021. RaceTech played a leading role in the live broadcast of both the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National Festival, providing pictures to satellite and terrestrial channels using Vislink radio link equipment. Working with Racing TV (RTV) […]  More

NewTek unveils 3Play 3P2 video replay and telestration system

NewTek, part of the Vizrt Group, has introduced the NewTek 3Play 3P2 video replay and telestration system for sports productions. 3Play 3P2 is designed to ensure that broadcasters and venue operators never miss an angle or sporting moment by offering connectivity and efficiency across the production workflow in a cost-effective system. Features of 3Play 3P2 include […]  More

Electronic Arts chooses Grass Valley for futureproofed distributed remote production of FIFA 21 and Apex Legends

EA Sports’ FIFA 21 and Apex Legends will now be delivered using a cloud-based, distributed remote production workflow from Grass Valley. Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment (CGE), EA’s esports division, selected the GV Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP) to enable fully distributed, remote productions for its two major competitive gaming events. Previously, EA Sports had […]  More

Seamlessly move between real and virtual with Mo-Sys Cinematic XR Focus

Mo-Sys Engineering claims to have solved a major creative limitation when using an LED volume for virtual production. Cinematographers who needed to pull focus between real foreground objects – such as actors – and virtual objects displayed on an LED wall – such as a car – have been unable to do this as the […]  More