Recent Posts by Adrian Pennington

Fast, furious and futuristic: Extreme E celebrates successful first championship and looks ahead to second season

Rosberg X Racing (RXR) were crowned champions of the first season of Extreme E, securing the title after finishing fourth in the season-ending Jurassic X Prix in Dorset in December. RXR drivers Molly Taylor and Johan Kristoffersson took the title after winning three of the five events of the inaugural FIA-sanctioned all-electric SUV rally championship. […]  More

Sport Production & Technology Summit 2021: Bringing the Olympics back home

When the Olympics was cancelled last year, Ron Chakraborty, lead executive, major events at BBC Sport, had to decide whether to continue to plan for a rescheduled Games by sending an entire OB team or do it remotely. Having deployed remote galleries for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics and for the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s […]  More

Sport Production & Technology Summit 2021: Pace of technology change leaves skills behind

It almost goes without saying that the pandemic accelerated the introduction of automated and remote production workflows and web-based technologies, but a lingering side effect has been to exacerbate an industry-wide skills gap. The issue was top of mind for executives speaking during the Sport Production Leaders Briefing at SVG Europe’s Sport Production and Technology […]  More

Sport Production & Technology Summit 2021: NEP CTO Pete Emminger talks esports, attracting talent and why there will always be a place for trucks

The newly appointed CTO of NEP, Pete Emminger, gave his first public interview since being appointed to the role in July at SVG Europe’s Sport Production and Technology Summit. Emminger shares oversight (with CEO Brian Sullivan among others) of one of the main technical production partners in the industry yet as he told the audience, […]  More

Timeline TV launches virtual studio broadcast centre in Ealing

Timeline’s new broadcast facility in Ealing has been hosting Channel 4 and Whisper’s live coverage of the Paralympics, but the build is part of a wider expansion by the west London facility group. Timeline already has five large galleries and small studios in Ealing for live sport but had been missing a sizeable studio. Planning […]  More

BT Sport proves central HDR production to UEFA during Super Cup final

Chelsea got its 2021/22 campaign up and running by facing Villarreal in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday 11 August. The showpiece was also a chance for UEFA to trial a central HDR production for the first time. Champions League holders Chelsea beat Europa League winners Villarreal 6-5 on penalties in the match held at […]  More