Monthly Archives: May 2011

Inside the game: ESPN covers Aviva Premiership climax

Written on May 31, 2011 at 08:22, by

Twickenham: 43 matches after it started its rugby coverage at the start of the season, ESPN broadcast exclusive live coverage of the Aviva Premiership rugby final between Leicester and Saracens from Twickenham on Saturday. Andy Stout reports on the broadcaster’s biggest game of the year.  More

Eurosport takes wraps off new website

Written on May 30, 2011 at 10:41, by

Sport Business: Eurosport is set to bolster its online offerings by launching a new pan-European sports website and free iPhone app dedicated to real-time scoring.  More

Arqiva to close SeeSaw

Written on May 28, 2011 at 14:38, by

Broadband TV News: Arqiva is to close its online video portal SeeSaw following a strategic review. In an email sent to clients SeeSaw said it would no longer take transactions for rental programmes from May 31, 2011. The online service would then be withdrawn on June 20th to allow an orderly closure of the business […]  More

Pitch invasion knocks out Antelope

Written on May 28, 2011 at 09:41, by

Germany: Highlighting the occasional perils of live production, a pitch invasion at The Frankfurt Arena during a Bundesliga test for Sportcast saw the first of LMC’s new Antelope II super slo-mo cameras – serial number 001 – smashed to the ground and destroyed.  More

This is Germany calling: Eurovision 2011, the definitive case study

Written on May 28, 2011 at 09:08, by

During a meeting in Monaco in 1955, EBU Director Marcel Bezençon (1907-1981) launched the idea of bringing Europe together in a televised, pan-European music competition in the style of the Italian San Remo Festival. At the same time, the Eurovision Grand Prix (as it was named back then) would be an ambitious experiment to broadcast […]  More

Globecast takes Indian Premier League cricket worldwide

Written on May 27, 2011 at 16:44, by

India: The final of this year’s IPL takes place on Sunday and much of India is forecast to grind to a halt as the Chennai Super Kings take on the winner of today’s match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians. Globecast is playing a crucial role in making sure the signals get out to […]  More

South Africa out of running for 2020 Olympics

Written on May 27, 2011 at 11:40, by

Sport Business: South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) president Gideon Sam has refused to rule out bidding for future Olympic Games after the country’s government declined to back a tilt at the 2020 event.  More

TV3 migrates to Dolby Digital Plus for Champions League Final

Written on May 27, 2011 at 10:08, by

Spain: Spanish regional public broadcaster Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) will show the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday night in Dolby Digital Plus audio. The network has been a leader in the introduction of digital TV services and its move to broadcasting with Dolby Digital Plus means it is one of the first terrestrial HDTV […]  More

‘Douze points’ for Riedel at Eurovision

Written on May 27, 2011 at 09:52, by

Germany: More Eurovision! The two organisers of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, EBU and NDR, used a fibre-based MediorNet system from Riedel Communications to distribute video, audio and communications signals at the event. All in all, Riedel installed a versatile system comprising of MediorNet, RockNet, Artist and Performer components, turning the former football stadium into […]  More

Astra Spain forecasts 3D implementation sooner than later

Written on May 26, 2011 at 15:07, by

Rapid TV News: The evolution of the 3D technology in the Spanish homes will be very similar to that of HD suggested Luis Sahún, Astra Marketing Ibérica’s CEO, at Expo3D, taking place this week in Madrid.    More