Monthly Archives: June 2014

Wimbledon 2014 Q&A: ESPN talks Dejero deployment, SIS-to-Visions changeover

Written on June 30, 2014 at 12:21, by

As the second week of Wimbledon got into its stride, ESPN’s director of remote production operations, Terry Brady, and coordinating technical manager Chris Strong spoke to SVG Europe about small but beneficial changes to its tournament workflow, the impact of Visions’ ascendancy to host broadcaster duties, and the advantages of being able to create a […]  More

Eurosport considers legal action over Serie A rights auction

Written on June 30, 2014 at 09:09, by


Commonwealth Games 2014: SVGTV readies itself for the Hampden roar

Written on June 30, 2014 at 05:52, by

As anyone who has attended a football match in Glasgow will know, the city’s spectators typically make for passionate, enthusiastic and above all noisy crowds. It’s that excitement and atmosphere that SVGTV, a joint venture between Sunset +Vine and Global Television, hopes to capture and convey at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games this July. Since […]  More

Calibre UK scalers deployed at FIA World Endurance Championships

Written on June 30, 2014 at 04:02, by

Mediatec Solutions UK, the UK division of the Mediatec Group, uses Calibre UK LEDView530 scalers as part of its entire LED display rental and staging hire fleet. “Most recently, Mediatec used the Calibre UK LEDView530 scaler to process graphics and live images from the audio races across three LED screens at the FIA World Endurance […]  More

SVG Europe confirms four new Gold sponsors

Written on June 28, 2014 at 06:32, by

In the space of little more than a week, SVG Europe has secured three new Gold Sponsors – namely Ericsson, Globecast, Orad and Quantum – in developments that further underline its status as Europe’s fastest-growing community association, news source and conference producer for sports broadcast professionals. A mainstay of the communications world, Ericsson is focused […]  More

Vizrt team completes 50-mile charity hike; charity fund still open!

Written on June 28, 2014 at 05:48, by

As reported here last week, a group of colleagues from content production and distribution tool specialist Vizrt this year elected to undertake the Trek50 event, which challenges teams of four to trek 50 miles in under 24 hours around the Pennines on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Borders. SVG Europe is now delighted to report that […]  More

Wimbledon 2014 Q&A: IMG Media’s David Shield on auto-camera innovation, ‘seamless’ Visions transition and remote production possibilities

Written on June 27, 2014 at 13:43, by

In advance of individual reports documenting Visions and ESPN’s operations at the 2014 Wimbledon Championships, David Shield – SVP global director of engineering & technology at Wimbledon production partner IMG Media – sat down with SVG Europe to mull over the principal changes in broadcast set-up achieved since the 2013 tournament. What’s the situation with […]  More

Mark Hill 4K UHD analysis: it’s not just about the number of pixels, is it?

Written on June 27, 2014 at 07:13, by

If you are reading this article, writes Mark Hill, you may already be part of a project that has moved well beyond the ‘if’ question for 4k. Indeed, there is no point in trying to suggest that 4k will not happen. It’s happening already. The first wave of TVs are in the shops and professionals […]  More

Lab.gruppen eyes sports stadia potential with new D Series DSP amps

Written on June 27, 2014 at 06:18, by

“The potential for D Series to fulfil and expand the success of our PLM series in the stadia install market is quite substantial.” So says Hakan Gustafsson, product manager for Lab.gruppen, whose new D Series amplifier range is targeted at high performance installs and, in particular, the stadia segment, including sports-oriented facilities. Unveiled at InfoComm […]  More

BBC R&D announces Ultra HD broadcast for Commonwealth Games

Written on June 27, 2014 at 05:58, by