Recent Posts by Adrian Pennington

Live from Aintree: NEP prepares RF for ITV’s Grand National

NEP’s trucks and team travelled down from Kelso in the Scottish borders on Sunday to set up at Aintree on the outskirts of Liverpool for ITV’s coverage of the Grand National. It’s the biggest televised single race on the racing calendar but that’s not the only reason it’s also the most complex to produce. “With […]  More

F1 gears up for 4K UHD remote production and looks ahead to IP and HDR

The world’s most popular motorsport gets the greenlight in Melbourne on 25 March under new management and an evolving suite of editorial products designed to reinvigorate storytelling and return to the visceral wheel to wheel action viewers may recall from the battles of Hunt v Lauda or Prost v Senna. Liberty Media completed its acquisition […]  More

‘Tesla for sports broadcasting’: how automated live production is gaining ground

The autonomous production of sporting events, eliminating the need for an on-site production team, director or camera operator, is making serious headway among professional clubs, federations and leagues. The technology is gaining ground as a tactical and performance analysis tool and increasingly used to fully automate live streamed production. Spanish soccer league La Liga, for […]  More

BBC on course to produce live sport entirely in the cloud

The BBC’s move to ramp up coverage of sport online is part of a comprehensive strategy to shift more – and eventually all – of its live event production onto software and into the cloud. “We at the point of transition from a place where IP is being used for contribution but with conventional gallery […]  More

DAZN proves value of sports streaming model in DACH and Japan

DAZN, the live and on-demand sport service, has only been running 14 months since exploding onto the scene in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan. The UK-based streaming division of Perform Group has made big strides from newcomer to big player in the market in that time experiencing significant success in Japan and some hiccups in […]  More

How new technologies and careful planning can ‘fix the live stream’

High profile glitches with live streamed sports indicate that, if the net isn’t broken, it is in need of a fix. The Mayweather-McGregor bout in August was targeted by 239 pirated streams (identified by security specialist Irdeto) but many viewers turned to illegal sites when the official pay per view stream failed to keep pace […]  More

Drone racing ready to go live

First person view (FPV) racing of small quadcopters is shifting from hobby into mainstream sport by blending the digital and physical worlds in a way no esport or traditional racing league can match. That’s according to Nicholas Horbaczewski, CEO/founder of the Drone Racing League (DRL), which recently secured a $20 million investment led by Sky […]  More