Monthly Archives: January 2019

Eurosport at 30: Emphasis remains on serving consumers in their own country and language

Written on January 31, 2019 at 18:09, by

In an exclusive interview with SVG Europe, Gordon Castle, senior vice president, technology and operations, Eurosport discusses the milestones and successes of the channel and offers some thoughts for the future.  More

Gravity Media prepares for the future with EVS technology investment

Written on January 31, 2019 at 17:53, by

Gravity Media Group is set to upgrade its fleet of EVS XT servers to run the latest Multicam 16.00 operating system. This deal includes the update of multiple units to XT-VIA live production servers. The owner of worldwide production and broadcast services specialists Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast and Input Media, will also deploy the latest […]  More

Football Summit 2019: Match Directing Masterclass confirmed

Written on January 31, 2019 at 14:43, by

The art of match directing, and how the role is evolving, will be discussed at SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2019 in Paris on 28 February. In a special Masterclass session, sponsored by, SVG Europe will shine a line on the craft of football match directing, exploring the grammar of directing, the storytelling choices made, […]  More

ATEME joins SVG Europe fold with Gold Sponsorship

Written on January 31, 2019 at 12:41, by

ATEME, a compression supplier for major sporting events including European football matches, tennis and Formula 1, has joined SVG Europe as a Gold Sponsor. Claude Stoffel, EMEA sales director at the company, commented: “SVG Europe is the ideal platform to help us continue to engage with a professional community who produces and distributes premium events.” […]  More

BBC iPlayer live UHD trials attract 1.6m requests

Written on January 31, 2019 at 11:51, by

The BBC’s public trials of live Ultra HD sports coverage in the summer of 2018 attracted 1.6m requests via iPlayer, the corporation has revealed. Announcing its most-watched iPlayer programmes of 2018, the BBC said that the streams for the World Cup and Wimbledon, which were provided in UHD and with High Dynamic Range (HDR), were […]  More

TVN and TVU partner to boost TV newsgathering in Germany

Written on January 30, 2019 at 15:33, by

OB provider TVN Group and live IP delivery company TVU Networks are working together to provide the German broadcast market with innovative IP video transport solutions to drive easier newsgathering solutions, over more platforms. Speaking to SVG Europe, TVN CEO, Markus Osthaus, commented on how he sees these live IP video acquisition solutions from TVU […]  More

Super Bowl LIII: CBS Sports HQ bets big on the big game

Written on January 30, 2019 at 15:27, by

This is the first Super Bowl for CBS Sports HQ. The 24/7 streaming sports network, which launched in February, will be all over Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta. All this week CBS Sports HQ is offering four daily shows that capture the drama of the NFL’s biggest day. Kanell and Bell, at 10-11 a.m. ET, […]  More

The eSports opportunity for the broadcast, Pro AV and IT industries

Written on January 30, 2019 at 15:15, by

The esports phenomenon continues to gain momentum with a business expected to reach over a billion dollars in revenue this year, writes Futuresource associate director Chris McIntyre-Brown. This comprises games publishers revenues, media rights, event ticket sales and merchandise, advertising and sponsorship – and the figure is expected to triple over the next five years. […]  More

New digital image processor offers simultaneous HDR/SDR

Written on January 30, 2019 at 14:59, by

Cobalt Digital has announced that its new 9904-UDX-4K up/down/cross converter and image processor for openGear frames is now shipping. Already installed in a select group of trucks and studio facilities, the dual-slot card provides a hardware platform for Technicolor High Dynamic Range Intelligent Tone Management (ITM) software. This enables the use of current SDR infrastructure, […]  More

AIMS creates new working group focused on Pro AV

Written on January 30, 2019 at 14:55, by

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) has announced the launch of a new Pro AV Working Group tasked with promoting the adoption of one set of media-over-IP protocols for the professional AV and installed systems market. AIMS has appointed David Chiappini as chair and Scott Barella as deputy chair of the new working group. […]  More