Monthly Archives: September 2018

Live from The Ryder Cup: Sky Sports team gets out on the course to capture a unique atmosphere

Written on September 30, 2018 at 12:24, by

Every other year the Ryder Cup affords UK live broadcaster Sky Sports the opportunity to transform the way it covers big-time golf. And this is big-time golf. The giant stand by the first tee at Le Golf National de Paris seats 6,500 people – compared to 1,668 at Hazeltine in 2016 and 2,134 at Gleneagles […]  More

Live from The Ryder Cup: Primetime show shares the drama for BBC Sport

Written on September 30, 2018 at 12:13, by

The BBC Sport team in Paris is producing a two-hour highlights show for primetime on BBC2 as the action unfolds over the weekend. BBC Sport has live radio commentary throughout the three days of action at Le Golf National, with highlights also shown online and daily live text commentary on the BBC Sport website – […]  More

Live from The Ryder Cup: Wirecam and Boatcam lead line-up for Aerial Camera Systems

Written on September 29, 2018 at 14:56, by

The undoubted star of the camera coverage show in Paris is the 640-metre Wirecam covering key holes – the biggest system ever supplied by ACS for golf. And then there’s Boatcam, version two of a remote-controlled catamaran built in-house by ACS that provides amazing eye-level shots from the lake capturing the Ryder Cup drama on […]  More

Live from The Ryder Cup: Creative Technology serves up LED for fans

Written on September 29, 2018 at 12:00, by

The Ryder Cup is an unusual golf event in that fans on site aren’t usually given a chance to watch hours of live golf. In fact, it is distinctly possible that a fan can spend an entire day on site in the stands and see less than 30 shots live. And that’s one of the […]  More

Live from The Ryder Cup: Broadcast RF at centre of massive wireless effort

Written on September 29, 2018 at 11:57, by

Broadcast RF is on hand at the Ryder Cup with its largest sports-related presence ever, courtesy of 28 wireless camera systems that are in use by eight clients. It’s also in the midst of a challenging RF frequency environment thanks to a nearby airport, military base, and research labs that also rely on RF.  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: PCCW Global’s Alex Berriman on how Console Connect aims to change IT connectivity for live events

Written on September 28, 2018 at 17:43, by

Hong Kong-based international telecom company PCCW Global may not have had a specific product or service to roll out at this year’s IBC Show, but it had an important message for the event-production world: the way you approach IT connectivity is due for a change.  More

SVG Europe Outstanding Contribution Award winner Barry Johnstone reflects on his career in new video

Written on September 28, 2018 at 16:10, by

In advance of the SVG Europe Sport Production Awards 2018, Outstanding Contribution to European Sport Broadcasting Award winner Barry Johnstone reflected on some of his many career highlights in a video produced by the CTV OB team. The Sport Production Awards ceremony took place at the end of the Sport Production Summit, which was held […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Veritone’s Drew Hilles, Wazee’s Greg Loose on the companies’ merger and AI’s coming of age

Written on September 28, 2018 at 15:27, by

Having acquired Wazee Digital last month, AI specialist Veritone was on hand at IBC 2018 highlighting the expanded integration of its aiWARE operating system with Wazee’s Digital Core (SaaS digital-asset management) and Media Hub (video captured in a central location, then made available for global access) platforms. With the integration, Veritone is creating what SVP […]  More

Counter-Strike Global Offensive eSports finals rock the SSE Arena with FaceIT

Written on September 28, 2018 at 15:07, by

eSports rocked the SSE Arena at Wembley between the 20 to 23 September, at the Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO) FaceIT London Major. The Grand Finals, which took place in front of a live audience of 10,000, saw over one million concurrent viewers tune in to watch. The event became the third highest viewed eSports tournament of […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: SIS LIVE’s Phil Govan on the continued expansion of the Anylive fibre network

Written on September 28, 2018 at 12:55, by

Now encompassing around 150 venues, including sports stadia and entertainment venues, the Anylive fibre network has proven to be a significant success for SIS LIVE. At IBC 2018 commercial director Phil Govan took time out to reflect on the network’s growth, as well as some other current projects for SIS LIVE. The mission statement for […]  More