Monthly Archives: December 2018

High Dynamic Range 4K UHD gets full test run at the Alpine Ski World Cup in Italy

Written on December 31, 2018 at 12:30, by

At the mid-December FIS Alpine Ski World Cup events in Val Gardena and Alta Badia, the International Ski Federation along with producer Infront and OB provider Global Production tested 4K UHD with the HLG BT2020 HDR colour space. The signal produced in Italy was not distributed in UHD HDR but its conversion to HD SDR […]  More

SVG On Demand: Fletcher Group’s Dan Grainge on new life under NEP

Written on December 31, 2018 at 12:29, by

Fletcher Group has long been a major player in the live–sports-video business, thanks to its innovative production tools and support. Now the company is headed in a new direction after being bought by mobile-production powerhouse NEP Broadcasting. SVG’s Brandon Costa caught up with Fletcher Group President Dan Grainge to discuss what the acquisition process was […]  More

Tuning into 2019 with Grass Valley’s checklist for sports broadcasters

Written on December 31, 2018 at 12:27, by

Matt Zajicek, director of replay at Grass Valley, gives us his take on key areas that sports broadcasters should keep top of mind to prepare themselves for 2019. Despite the surge of over the top (OTT) services that are rolling out into the market, the value of live coverage has not wavered, particularly when it […]  More

Canon signs up for Gold Sponsorship at SVG Europe for fifth year

Written on December 31, 2018 at 12:26, by

For the fifth consecutive year, Canon Europe has signed up to be a Gold Sponsor of SVG Europe. Blazej Klacansky, channel development manager, broadcast and cine lens, at Canon Europe, commented: “2019 is set to be another monumental year for international sport and Canon is delighted to show its continued support to the sports and […]  More

Transmitting UEFA football over IP from the Faroe Islands with OBS and Zixi

Written on December 31, 2018 at 12:24, by

When Ø-Media, the web production company, was tasked with delivering a high profile UEFA Europa League match from the Faroe Islands, IP was the only viable option. It brought in Open Broadcast Systems (OBS) to help make that happen. Spring Media, an independent broadcast rights agency based in Sweden, secured rights to air the UEFA Europa […]  More

New tech for a twist on live sports content in 2019 according to TVU Networks

Written on December 31, 2018 at 12:21, by

David Jorba, EVP MD for Europe at TVU Networks, gives us his take on new technologies, new production methods and new sports for 2019 Media consumption has moved away from linear consumption. Online and on-demand services enable media consumers to take charge of how, when and where they watch their content of choice. Despite the […]  More

Telstra provides Australia’s first live 4K fibre contribution on behalf of Fox Sports

Written on December 21, 2018 at 16:16, by

Telstra Broadcast Services’ 4K fibre contribution transmission is delivering Fox Sports’ 2019 cricket coverage in 4K, becoming the first Australian telco to offer 4K delivery capability. 4K UHD will provide viewers with superior picture quality, better image depth and a more cinematic, immersive experience, at four times the resolution of high definition. For Fox Sports, […]  More

Sky Sports launches pop-up American channel

Written on December 21, 2018 at 16:09, by

This January, Sky Sports is launching a new home for American sports, Sky Sports USA. The pop-up channel, on air from January 3 to February 5, will be home to some of the biggest superstars in sport. In a huge month for sport stateside, Sky Sports USA will show 40 live games from across the […]  More

PlayBox Technology UK joins SVG Europe as OB/SI Sponsor

Written on December 21, 2018 at 14:55, by

PlayBox Technology UK has signed up to be an OB/SI Sponsor for SVG Europe, citing the associations networking opportunities as a major benefit for the company to enjoy over the coming 12 months. PlayBox Technology UK is an international manufacturer of software-based playout and OTT engines serving broadcasters and OTT services providers worldwide. Phillip Neighbour, […]  More

Olympic Channel launches on connected TV devices

Written on December 21, 2018 at 14:53, by

The Olympic Channel is now available on connected TV devices for Android TV and Apple TV and will also launch on the Roku platform in January. From the sports fans love to the ones you’ve never heard of, the Olympic Channel provides unparalleled access to the remarkable human stories behind remarkable human feats. Through comprehensive […]  More