Monthly Archives: August 2019

NEP strikes deal with EVS to upgrade United States production activities

Written on August 30, 2019 at 10:14, by

NEP is investing over $8m to deploy the next generation EVS live video production server as part of its US inventory. The deal represents the acquisition of EVS’ XT-VIA next-generation live production servers, as well as the deployment of LSM replay controllers, IPDirector content management solutions and other infrastructure systems. All new systems will be […]  More

Creating space: How (and why) BBC Sport turned to virtual reality for its football studio refresh

Written on August 29, 2019 at 16:39, by

On Saturday 10 August, on the first weekend of the 2019-20 Premier League season, BBC Sport unveiled a new studio set for the presentation elements within its coverage of England’s top division. Replacing a physical set that had been in use since 2011, the updated studio makes use of virtual reality (VR) set technology for […]  More

IBC 2019: Vizrt, NewTek and NDI renamed under Vizrt Group umbrella

Written on August 29, 2019 at 16:00, by

Vizrt has announced that itself and acquisition NewTek plus NDI are attending IBC under the umbrella brand of Vizrt Group (stand 7.B01). The Vizrt group of brands will enable customers to master the complexity of visual storytelling and maximise their creativity. Together, the brands provide access to a comprehensive platform of IP-based, software-defined visual storytelling […]  More

Thought Leadership: The audience clock is ticking for traditional broadcasters

Written on August 29, 2019 at 15:26, by

As more and more viewers move to streaming services, broadcasters are relying on live sports as a last line of defence to retain audiences, writes Scott Goldman, director of product management, Verizon Digital Media. From Premier League English football to the NFL Super Bowl, people love tuning into live sports and are willing to pay […]  More

Bridge Technologies joins SRT Alliance and supports Open Protocol

Written on August 29, 2019 at 15:16, by

Bridge Technologies has become a member of the SRT Alliance, a collaborative body of over 250 members to continuously develop the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol and technology stack for low latency video streaming across any network. Bridge Technologies will fully support the SRT Open Source Project, helping drive greater access to, and adoption of, […]  More

Leader helps Mediapro keep OB camera sources balanced in Madrid and Baku

Written on August 29, 2019 at 15:11, by

Leader test equipment formed the core signal monitoring resource deployed by Barcelona-based television production group Mediapro for its coverage of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League Final in Madrid on 1 June. Selected by UEFA as the host broadcaster, Mediapro fielded multiple OB vehicles, 42 cameras and more than 150 crew to capture the match for […]  More

Thought Leadership: Dolby on how audio will transform next generation sports broadcasting

Written on August 29, 2019 at 15:05, by

As an industry, we have generally defined generations of broadcast services and platforms in terms of video technology; is it colour or black and white, SD or HD? But it is increasingly evident that, for the transition to the next generation of video services, audio can play a fundamental role, writes Jason Power, senior director […]  More

White Paper: Sportradar on creating permanent relationships with fans

Written on August 29, 2019 at 14:49, by

In a new white paper titled The Monetisation of OTT and Data, Sportradar discusses the sports fan and broadcasters’ relationships with them. Fans can plug into their passions anytime, anywhere and on any device these days; it is no longer enough for a rights holder to pop up in a fan’s life for 90 minutes […]  More

IBC 2019: Lawo passes JT-NM Interop test

Written on August 29, 2019 at 14:28, by

By Paul Gallo Lawo participated in the ultimate test for IP-based equipment, the recently run ‘JT-NM Interop’, organised by VSF, SMPTE, AMWA and EBU, and passed, fulfilling the testing criteria in the categories ST2110 and ST2022-7. All successfully tested systems will now be part of the JT-NM Tested Catalogue, published at IBC in Amsterdam. The […]  More

XD Motion provides X track for IAAF Diamond League Athletics in Paris

Written on August 29, 2019 at 10:41, by

XD Motion provided the latest version of its high-speed X track, as well as a Beauty Shot camera on a pole, for RMC Sport’s live coverage of the IAAF Diamond League Athletics in Paris on 24 August. RMC Sport’s TV director Manu Roustit decided to install XD Motion’s 100 meters X track inside the track […]  More