Monthly Archives: May 2012

Live from Roland Garros: Euro Media Group serves up 3D at the French Open

Written on May 31, 2012 at 17:54, by

The French Open is being produced in 3D for the third consecutive year, and, as with the previous two, a new production partner, Euro Media Group, is providing the technical services to capture and produce images that will be delivered around the world. “The 3D market is still a niche market so we developed a […]  More

Rede Record taps Orad for Olympics graphics, virtual studio

Written on May 31, 2012 at 13:42, by

Brazilian broadcaster, Rede Record, significantly expanded its existing Orad channel-branding installation to support the upcoming Olympic news broadcasts. The expanded Orad installation will be used to broadcast on-air graphics in HD from Rede Record’s special onsite Olympic broadcast operation in London and out of its large São Paulo virtual studio.  More

Football goal-line technology faces major test this weekend

Written on May 31, 2012 at 12:56, by

The long-running saga over whether goal-line technology (GLT) will finally be used officially in football matches could be resolved by July, following the second phase of testing for proposed technologies approved by the International Football Association Board (IFAB). The friendly game between England and Belgium at Wembley Stadium on 2 June will be a test […]  More

Live from Roland Garros: France Télévisions delivers for French, International viewers

Written on May 31, 2012 at 12:43, by

France Télévisions domestic and host coverage of the French Open winds down its first week, and, for Nicolas Kirszenzaft, production manager for the sports department, and the team of more than 600 production people, it has been a successful one. “We have 60 cameras that are used to cover the seven TV courts for the […]  More

Sky News dives into Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with Visions

Written on May 30, 2012 at 08:10, by

The first weekend of June is shaping up to be one of the busiest ever for the UK OB community and broadcasters. Coverage of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration will dominate the airwaves, waterways, and streets of London and beyond. “In terms of OB units and facilities, it will be bigger than the Royal Wedding […]  More

Wimbledon and Dailymotion ink tennis deal

Written on May 30, 2012 at 01:14, by

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has signed an excusive deal with video-sharing platform Dailymotion to stream live coverage from this year’s Wimbledon tournament in a bid to bolster its digital media offering to fans. The AELTC will use the video-sharing platform to launch [email protected], its digital media service that shows matches as well […]  More

Editec doubles up on I-MOVIX Sprintcams for Europe League, FA Cup

Written on May 30, 2012 at 01:12, by

SIS Live, working with ITV Sport, took two of Editec’s I-MOVIX Sprintcams to Bucharest, Romania, to add ultra-slow-motion replay facilities to the Europa League finals. Editec supplied on-site support for the event to assist with installation and technical familiarisation. Since the I-MOVIX Sprintcam appeared in the UK, ITV Sport have been keen to use either […]  More

Germany’s CBC taps ATEME for backhaul needs

Written on May 30, 2012 at 01:03, by

ATEME has been chosen by German TV-production and broadcast enterprise CBC (a company of the Media Group RTL Germany) to supply encoding and decoding equipment for relaying live HD coverage of such sports events as car racing back to its playout centre in Cologne. The ATEME codecs will be deployed on location for backhauling the dedicated […]  More

BBC Sport scores in tapeless production

Written on May 29, 2012 at 07:14, by

BBC’s Sports Production System at MediaCityUK is a fully integrated and centralised broadcast-production infrastructure ready for a summer of sport, according to TVB Europe. Adrian Pennington visited the broadcaster for a close look at the new systems. BBC Sport is one of the main departments that has decamped to MediaCity in a staggered but fairly […]  More

BBC relies on 3G tech for Olympic Torch Relay coverage

Written on May 28, 2012 at 08:54, by

The Olympic Flame Relay is continuing its progress round the UK and the BBC is covering the massive event (the torch relay covers more than 8000 miles and will be carried by 8000 people in the UK alone) with the help of 3G transmission instead of traditional satellite or microwave systems. TV and radio coverage […]  More