Monthly Archives: June 2020

Dugout co-founder Sebastian Gray on diversifying content offerings during lockdown

Written on June 30, 2020 at 17:45, by

Football publisher Dugout is co-owned by some of the world’s largest clubs, including AC Milan, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. While on a regular day Dugout distributes more than 2,500 brand-safe, professional videos a month with more than 1.84 billion views in 2019 across Dugout.com and […]  More

Changing habits of sports fans: Verizon Media on how OTT can be used to capture new audiences

Written on June 30, 2020 at 17:32, by

The winners in the sports streaming landscape will be those that evolve their offerings to meet the changing needs of live sports fans, writes Ariff Sidi, general manager and chief product officer, media platform at Verizon Media. Live sports are starting to make a comeback. Football was the first to return with the Bundesliga, LaLiga, […]  More

Ross Mobile Productions changes name to Ross Production Services

Written on June 30, 2020 at 16:30, by

Ross Video has changed the name of Ross Mobile Productions, the company’s in-house production and rental services division, to Ross Production Services. The rebrand reflects the expansion of the division’s workload and the increasingly diverse nature of the projects being worked on. Stephan Repass, general manager of Ross Production Services, commented on the growth enjoyed […]  More

disguise r17.3 is live with new features for improved workflow

Written on June 30, 2020 at 16:08, by

disguise is taking on the ‘new normal’ with the launch of r17.3, its latest software release that delivers an improved workflow for enhanced efficiency and successful completion of projects post-lockdown. New features include Indirections, Multi-layer Editing, Object Assignment Hotkeys, Crossfaded Loop Section Mode as well as a number of improvements and bug fixes to further […]  More

7 Production builds first Middle East 4K UHD truck with GV on board

Written on June 30, 2020 at 15:03, by

UAE-based 7 Production has chosen a Grass Valley workflow for its latest 4K UHD outside broadcast (OB) truck – the first of its kind in the region. The sale was managed in conjunction with Grass Valley’s regional channel partner BSS. Slated to go live in Q3 2020, the new OB truck is fully HDR-ready and […]  More

EFL Championship club Birmingham City extends deal with StreamAMG

Written on June 30, 2020 at 12:26, by

StreamAMG has secured an undisclosed new long-term contract extension with English Football League (EFL) Championship club Birmingham City. The deal sees the two parties continue a relationship which has been in place since 2017. City restarted their 2019-20 season with a draw at West Brom last weekend (20 June), with the game being broadcast to […]  More

Jockey Club of Turkey signs up The Switch to distribute UK races to betting shops

Written on June 30, 2020 at 10:43, by

The Jockey Club of Turkey (TJK) is to use The Switch to deliver live horse racing streams from the UK to betting shops in Turkey. Using The Switch’s video distribution network, TJK will provide uninterrupted live feeds from various venues including Newmarket and Ascot. Nicholas Castaneda, senior vice president of sales at The Switch, spoke […]  More

Mediakind pays tribute to chief strategy officer Mark Russell

Written on June 30, 2020 at 10:27, by

Mediakind has paid tribute to Mark Russell, the company’s chief strategy and corporate development officer, who died last week following a long battle with cancer. In a statement on its LinkedIn page, the company said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mark Russell. Our dear colleague and friend passed away […]  More

XD Motion trials live remote AR ‘teleportation’ across France

Written on June 29, 2020 at 09:16, by

As part of a series of augmented reality (AR) R&D trials, XD Motion has helped to successfully ‘teleport’ a TV presenter from a Paris studio to a set in Toulouse where she was able to co-present a dummy TV show live, making use of 3D objects as she did so. The production test made use […]  More

LaLiga re-start: “We have come a long way and it’s only been two weeks!”

Written on June 26, 2020 at 15:32, by

Speaking to SVG Europe, LaLiga head of content and programming Roger Brosel outlines the improvements that have already been made to match coverage since Spain’s top two divisions returned to action, discusses the thought process behind the augmented pictures and sound and hints at what might happen next season. Top-flight football returned in Spain on […]  More