Roger Pearce 1957-2022

SVG Europe is sad to report the passing of Roger Pearce, ITV’s Technical Director, Sport, and a member of the SVG Europe Advisory Board. Roger died overnight on Saturday 19 November 2022 while on location at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. ITV paid tribute to Roger during its live coverage of USA v Wales […]  More

FutureSPORT 2022: Sponsor interview with Grass Valley’s Neil Maycock

Neil Maycock, the chief marketing officer at Grass Valley, discusses AMPP (Agile Media Processing Platform), which is used for connecting on-prem and cloud solutions from vendors across the industry, and how it dovetails with GV’s hardware offerings to the benefit of sports broadcasters. FutureSPORT 2022, sponsored by Panasonic Connect, took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground […]  More

Directing masterclass: Gudren Wanek on setting new records for crew equality at the Women’s EHF Euro 2022

The final weekend of the Women’s EHF Euro 2022 saw a new broadcast record in handball, from behind the scenes. The broadcast crew, which was 50% female throughout the event, grew on the last weekend for the Final with more replay operators arriving, taking the female representation on the team to two-thirds. The team was […]  More

Qatar 2022: Rai project manager Daniele Gotti on the broadcaster’s set up in Doha

For the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Italy’s Rai is utilising two control rooms and a studio inside the IBC located in the Qatari capital of Doha, as well as a studio in the Souq about 20 km away. We speak to Rai project manager Daniele Gotti about the thinking behind this set up […]  More

FutureSPORT 2022: Sponsor interview with Panasonic Connect’s Nigel Wilkes

In conversation with SVG Europe’s Jo Rudduck, Panasonic Connect head of broadcast & pro AV for UK and Ireland Nigel Wilkes discusses KAIROS, an IT/IP-based production platform that allows sports broadcasters to deliver rich content to multiple screens and streams. FutureSPORT 2022, sponsored by Panasonic Connect, took place at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London on […]  More

Flowics and Harmonic collaborate to enhance cloud-based video workflows with HTML5 graphics

Flowics, now part of the Vizrt Group, has announced a new technology partnership with Harmonic. The two companies are enabling customers to add state-of-the-art graphics created in the Flowics platform into video feeds streaming on channels originating from Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud SaaS platform and Spectrum X advanced media server. The VOS360 platform is said to […]  More

Touchdown in Munich: EMG helps facilitate historic German NFL game

At the first-ever NFL regular-season game in Germany recently, Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed a 21-16 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in front of 69,811 attendees. After the game at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Tom Brady, the Buccaneers’ star Quarterback, described the win as, “one of the great football experiences I’ve ever had”. Also buoyed […]  More simplifies content replacement for video service providers during Qatar football tournament

Broadpeak’s software as a service (SaaS) is being used by several video service providers for video streaming during the 2022 world football competition currently taking place in Qatar. Broadpeak’s API-based platform supports automatic content replacement, simplifying the management of live feeds while enabling customers to create customised content replacement for non-licensed content during one of […]  More