Monthly Archives: December 2020

German Bundesliga versus the pandemic challenge

Written on December 30, 2020 at 06:55, by

By Robert Oszvald, director for event services at Vidi 2020 has been an unusual year, to put it mildly. In a normal year we would have been busy working on the Bundesliga every weekend, with 18 matches being transmitted each Saturday and Sunday from the first and second leagues of thrilling German football. This would […]  More

Imagining the future of live sports from single-camera to virtualisation without fear

Written on December 30, 2020 at 06:51, by

By Cassidy Phillips, VP networking solutions architecture, Imagine Communications Sport is no stranger to storytelling. That is true whether it is a pick-up game with only camp-fire tales to tell, or live, multi-venue Olympic competition with its highly produced narratives. The energy and excitement emanate from the field, but what drives fan engagement is a […]  More

Meeting the challenges of sports broadcasting in 2021

Written on December 30, 2020 at 06:48, by

By Steve Miller-Jones, vice president, edge strategy and solutions architecture, Limelight Networks There is no doubt that 2020 has been a game-changing year for the world of professional sports. It has certainly presented challenges, but it has also offered opportunities for innovation in ways to enhance the online viewing experience for fans. As live sports […]  More

Ultra-dense IP gateways are the future of full-IP workflows for live sports

Written on December 28, 2020 at 06:59, by

By Renaud Lavoie, senior vice president technology, Riedel The migration to IP across the broadcast industry was already well under way by the start of 2020, but the move has been accelerated by the pandemic and the industry’s sudden need to embrace remote production models. The benefits of IP-based remote production are compelling, and especially […]  More

Professional sports production for all levels is fantasy or fact?

Written on December 28, 2020 at 06:41, by

By Michel Bais, managing director, Mobile Viewpoint  If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s how many professional sport production companies have reacted to the COVID crisis and managed to quickly adapt their own game. By utilising a raft of new approaches to remote production and cloud-based offerings, they have continued to provide professional game coverage, […]  More

The main obstacles to broadcast industry innovation are people, not technology

Written on December 28, 2020 at 06:38, by

By Mike Ward, managing director, RCS EMEA 2020 has seen unprecedented change in our industry and society, and not everyone has come out of it looking that great (yes, we’re looking at you Quibi). Over the past few months we have heard little about UHD, 8K, HDR and virtual sets. Before COVID (BC) our industry […]  More

The evolution of cloud production, artificial intelligence and 5G

Written on December 28, 2020 at 06:21, by

By Rafael Castillo, VP of Europe, TVU Networks Viewers are eager for more content matching their specific preferences and the possibility to interact with it, while producers need to find new ways to bring fans to their live show without physical participation. Innovations in remote talents, audience participation and fan engagement to bring thousands of […]  More

Looking at production for a new media age

Written on December 23, 2020 at 06:46, by

By Marco Lopez, general manager of live production, Grass Valley Broadcasters, production companies and content producers around the globe are seeing the complexities in production and distribution soaring, increasing costs with lower revenue per asset. In parallel, the TV production world has struggled to keep pace with the dual drivers of technological advancement and evolving […]  More

Delivering remote sports solutions for 2021

Written on December 23, 2020 at 06:34, by

By Chris Clarke, chief executive, Cerberus Tech Live sporting events have made it through a challenging time, adapting to empty stadiums and unpredictable schedules. Broadcasting workflows have changed beyond recognition to meet the demands of an exceptional set of circumstances. As we look towards 2021, the content delivery transformation will need to continue. Having had […]  More

How 2021 will further accelerate the shift to streaming

Written on December 23, 2020 at 06:32, by

By  Romain Rossi, SVP video experiences, Deltatre This year has seen the momentum surrounding sports streaming build substantially. While the past 12 months have been tumultuous for many reasons, the pace of change has accelerated and trends that were emerging are now an imperative part of the strategy of any sports rights holder or broadcaster. […]  More