Recent Posts by Adrian Pennington

Sony evolves live Ultra HD, HD and 3D workflow for Papal broadcast

In a world first outside broadcast, the ceremony at which Pope Francis will canonise Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be transmitted live in 3D and in Ultra HD. Centro Televisivo Vaticano (Vatican Television Centre; CTV) with facilities partner Sony, will produce the April 27 broadcast from St. Peter’s Square, Rome in […]  More

FIFA waits on 3D World Cup plans

With three months to kick-off, production plans for the World Cup in Brazil are in their final stages yet there is no sign of any 3D coverage. In a statement to SVG Europe, FIFA said it had “yet to make a decision” on 3D for 2014, a position that contrasts to the fanfare surrounding the […]  More

NFL star Terrell Owens lifestreams with Hang w/

NFL star wide receiver Terrell Owens is expanding his already prodigious social media following with live internet streams that have the potential to become a quasi-broadcast channel. He’s amassed 10,000 followers to his broadcasts on Hang w/, an app which connects people through live streaming video and simultaneous chat from iPhone, iPad or Android devices. […]  More

CES 2014: manufacturers gearing up for 4K products, supporting workflows

4K over WiFi and budget-friendly 4K cameras are just two of the tantalising trends in evidence at this year’s International CES – the many and varied highlights of which have been filleted for SVG Europe by Adrian Pennington. “You can stream 4K over WiFi if you want to,” said Netflix supremo Reed Hastings at one […]  More

SIS Live searches for OB buyers

As SIS Live puts its OB division up for sale, at least two potential buyers have already earmarked millions of pounds on new equipment. SIS Live has indicated it will sell the OB division’s 14 HD vehicles, but has yet to confirm if it will also offload ancilliary assets including its RF systems and special […]  More

4K looking unlikely for XX Commonwealth Games

The host broadcaster for next July’s XX Commonwealth Games says it has received no interest in even an Ultra-HD test recording at the event. Sunset+Vine chairman Jeff Foulser remarks: “We’ve not been asked to do anything in 4K or 3D for the Games [for which the BBC is the domestic UK rightsholder] and in TV […]  More

NAB perspectives: sports workflows and the Internet of Frames

Data and video over IP is enabling EVS to deliver real remote production solutions to sports broadcasters, writes Adrian Pennington in the second part of an NAB overview. The company is launching Xplore, a professional application of its IP and cloud-based C-cast content retrieval and distribution technology for which the first announced customer is HBS. […]  More

NAB perspectives: broadcast heads to big data

While the equipment needed to produce Ultra-HD broadcasting is being built, advances in imaging systems far in excess of 4K are in the works, writes Adrian Pennington in the first of a two-part NAB overview. Ultra-HD was the expected headline act at NAB where hardware from cameras to vision mixers is being refreshed to accommodate […]  More

HBS Xplore second screen remote production of FIFA World Cup

A new EVS technology called Xplore will be used by FIFA to help its broadcast rights holders deliver enriched second screen experiences of the World Cup next summer. Xplore, shown behind closed doors at NAB, is part of EVS’ 360-degree sports technology and is a professional application of consumer facing technology, C-Cast, first revealed by […]  More