Monthly Archives: April 2017

Online football-focused publisher Dugout expands to include leagues and federations

Written on April 30, 2017 at 12:35, by

Egypt is the number one country on social media for football. Bayern Munich has more Egyptian followers than Germans. It’s that type of insight which has persuaded dozens of the world’s leading soccer clubs to join Dugout, a digital publishing platform focused on football. “Data is crucial to sports teams and sponsors,” says president and […]  More

NEP Australia selects Lawo for new ‘Hubs’ that will support remote production for sports

Written on April 28, 2017 at 21:33, by

NEP Australia has entered into an agreement with Lawo, a leading innovator and manufacturer of IP-based audio and video routing, processing and control systems, in which Lawo will be a key technology partner in NEP’s new IP-enabled production ‘Hubs’ in Sydney and Melbourne. NEP’s Hubs enable multiple concurrent outside broadcasts (OBs) and will be the […]  More

Tata Communications chosen by VICE Media for global cloud-based media platform

Written on April 28, 2017 at 21:23, by

Tata Communications has been selected by VICE Media to build a high-performance, completely cloud-based platform for global media asset management, storage, content contribution and distribution. It will enable VICE Media to capture content anywhere in the world, and quickly make it available to hundreds of editors in production centres in New York City, Los Angeles, […]  More

Olympic Channel and ISA sign partnership ahead of 2017 World Surfing Games

Written on April 26, 2017 at 18:34, by

The Olympic Channel and the International Surfing Association (ISA) have announced a cooperation agreement to collaborate on content. As part of the agreement, the Olympic Channel will live stream coverage from the upcoming 2017 ISA World Surfing Games, which take place 20-28 May, in Biarritz, France, in addition to other ISA events. The International Federation for surfing, […]  More

Broadcast RF signs for 18 new Vislink HCAM UHD camera transmitters at NAB

Written on April 25, 2017 at 22:17, by

Vislink and IMT have finalised an order for 18 systems of the next generation HCAM transmitters and UltraReceiver placed by UK-based Broadcast RF, a hire company for microwave and wireless camera hardware. The deal was completed on day one of NAB. The HCAM purchase is part of an order with a market value in excess […]  More

OSB purchases multiple Xeebra replay systems for rugby in New Zealand

Written on April 25, 2017 at 21:51, by

Outside broadcast services provider OSB has acquired a suite of Xeebra multi-camera review systems for use as video assistant referees (VARs) and medical review for all international rugby competition in New Zealand. OSB’s Xeebra selection came after development of a long-term strategic plan and a thorough period of needs and technology assessment. OSB worked hand […]  More

BBC turns to Grass Valley for integrated IP infrastructure in new Welsh headquarters

Written on April 25, 2017 at 16:35, by

The BBC has chosen the Broadcast Data Center from Grass Valley for its new national production centre, currently under construction in Cardiff. GV Node, a key enabler of the Broadcast Data Center, provides vertically accurate switching along with other signal processing and routing capability using the Cisco IP Fabric for Media networking solution, based on […]  More

Sports industry loses key leader with death of NEP President and COO Keith Andrews

Written on April 24, 2017 at 19:30, by

The remote production TV community lost a key member last week with the passing of NEP President and COO Keith Andrews. Andrews was promoted to the position in 2015 after spending five years as CEO of Global Television which is now NEP Australia. He died of a heart attack at home in Australia at the […]  More

Sunset+Vine wins new contract for short-format tennis tournament

Written on April 24, 2017 at 17:38, by

Sunset+Vine has secured a three-year host broadcast production contract for the Tie Break Tens Series. Sunset+Vine has also brokered a rights deal in which UKTV, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, has secured the exclusive rights in the UK and Ireland for its free-to-air entertainment channel, DAVE. The host production deal for this new, fast-paced ultra-competitive tennis […]  More

NAB 2017: FileCatalyst Leverages Lessons From Rio Games in Latest Version of FileCatalyst Central

Written on April 24, 2017 at 17:09, by

FileCatalyst (SL10716), which offers managed file transfers and an accelerated file transfer solution, is showcasing the latest update, Version 3.7, to their product suite. FileCatalyst Central v3.7 gives clients a completely new way to monitor and manage their FileCatalyst deployments across the globe. Tried and proven at the 2016 summer games in Rio with a large […]  More