Monthly Archives: August 2016

Guest Comment: Going OTT with sports broadcasting

Written on August 31, 2016 at 16:16, by

The nature of how people watch live sports broadcast is changing. Once an activity bound to linear TV in home living rooms, the last few years have given rise to a whole new set of consumer habits and expectations, writes Tom Williams, chief executive, Ostmodern. Young people, in particular, are becoming increasingly demanding. Content owners […]  More

MX1 providing content distribution services to Premier League Productions

Written on August 31, 2016 at 16:09, by

MX1 – the global media services company newly formed from the merger of SES Platform Services and RR Media – has signed up Premier League Productions (PLP) after agreeing a deal with IMG, PLP’s production partner. This new contract covers MX1’s distribution of Premier League match broadcasts to TV service providers and audiences worldwide as […]  More

ZDF selects Eutelsat for Ultra HD debut

Written on August 31, 2016 at 13:15, by


IBC 2016: Vizrt to showcase journalist-operated live production system

Written on August 31, 2016 at 10:20, by

At IBC 2016, Vizrt will present  two automation workflows that save media companies money and create new commercial revenue. These include a journalist-driven live production workflow created specifically for small productions such as talk shows and news briefs, and a commercial production workflow created for pop-up channels and master control rooms. With Viz Opus, one […]  More

IBC 2016: Evertz to introduce Facility 2020

Written on August 31, 2016 at 10:14, by

The broadcast facility continues to evolve to meet the needs of the rapidly changing media landscape.  With broadcasters deploying IP throughout their facility, a paradigm shift will be realised on how assets and resources are deployed and workflows are managed. Broadcasters will leverage IP and virtualization to create facilities that are flexible, agile, and efficient.  At […]  More

IBC 2016: Telestream announces Wirecast Gear live production and streaming system

Written on August 31, 2016 at 10:11, by

Telestream has announced Wirecast Gear, a portable computer workstation fully configured for live event production and streaming. The easy-to-use system allows anyone to broadcast professional live productions in a matter of minutes with a fully configured system built for live event streaming. Wirecast Gear comes installed with Wirecast Pro live streaming production software. It is […]  More

Arkena selects ATEME to work on new cloud transcoding service

Written on August 31, 2016 at 10:03, by

ATEME has announced that Arkena, one of Europe’s leading media services companies, has selected ATEME to work on its next-generation cloud transcoding service. By running encoding in the cloud, Arkena will get hardware abstraction, operational simplicity, service elasticity and the ability to host multiple users in a single infrastructure. Their customers may then utilise the […]  More Job of the Week: Digital Manager, Fusion Media

Written on August 31, 2016 at 10:00, by

Every week SVG Europe and join forces to bring you details of a new, much sought-after employment opportunity in sports broadcasting and related disciplines. This week’s role – based in the UK – is a full-time position as Digital Manager at Fusion Media. Fusion Media is an endurance sport PR and social media agency, […]  More

Behind the numbers: Rai Sport director Gabriele Romagnoli discusses Rio viewing habits

Written on August 31, 2016 at 09:38, by

Within the first week of the 2016 Olympic Games, it was clear that Italian spectators had an incredible interest in viewing the landmark sports event. An audience of 37 million (different) viewers represented about 80% of those in Italy with access to a television. Gabriele Romagnoli, Rai Sport director, commented: “In particular, the younger public […]  More

IBC 2016: As Industry Transitions, Imagine Comms To Showcase Latest IP Offerings,

Written on August 30, 2016 at 20:24, by

Imagine Communications (Stand 4.A01) will utilize IBC 2016 to spotlight the current state of the media and entertainment industry’s evolution to a new technology foundation and how its solution can help broadcasters, service providers, and other media companies accelerate the modernization of their production, playout, and distribution facilities. IBC 2016 will also be the venue for Imagine Communications, a […]  More