Recent Posts by Adrian Pennington

Arena’s 2015 OB truck is 8K-ready

UK outside broadcast services supplier Arena is building a new OB scanner it believes will be the world’s most advanced when it launches toward the end of this year. The truck is not only being designed for 4K UHD but 8K as well, according to company founder and managing director Richard Yeowart. “While many broadcasters […]  More

SVG Europe Sit-Down: Tripleplay Services’ marketing manager, James Keen

Sports clubs wanting to increase the engagement of fans by using various sports apps often find themselves facing several challenges in implementation. This is particularly noticeable when trying to get the apps to interact with the rest of the stadium technology. Tripleplay works to help stadiums overcome these problems. “Ensuring fans feel actively part of […]  More

UEFA TV Production debuts next-generation services to enrich match-day content offering

Ahead of the 2015/2016 UEFA Champions League season, the first of a new three-year rights cycle, UEFA is set to broaden the range of broadcast and digital services offered to its rights holding broadcasters. These ‘next generation services’ will enable broadcast partners to access significantly more of the content produced on-venue by UEFA. “Across a […]  More

Sony expands on IP live production plans ahead of NAB

A key theme at NAB will be the growing ecosystem for live production over IP. For Sony, in particular, it is a core development path as it promotes its own version of IP networking which it hopes will become adopted as industry standard, mirroring the hand it played in bringing to market the Serial Digital […]  More

Analysis: Deltatre and Netco target huge digital fan engagement opportunity

For fan ‘engagement’ read ‘monetisation’. Broadcast and digital sports services company Deltatre has set its sights on the huge market potential for digital fan engagement services at federation, league and club level. Speaking about its recently announced official partnership with second screen sports specialist Netco, Deltatre’s Chief Product Officer, Carlo de Marchis said, “The question […]  More

Analysis: EPL clubs offered route to free stadium Wi-Fi – so where’s the catch?

Sports clubs of all stripes are increasingly turning to mobile connectivity solutions in stadia to better engage fans, drive new revenues and essentially keep pace with the younger generation which just expects venues to provide Wi-Fi as a utility. However, Wi-Fi installation is a hefty capital investment running into the millions of pounds with no […]  More

IOC plans wearable cams and multi-screen overload for Rio

POV wearable cameras and data sensors on athletes and equipment and the richest multi-screen experience ever seen are just some of the innovations planned for the 2016 Rio Games, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The initiatives are being driven by a need to keep pace with an increasingly connected audience, and to maintain […]  More

IOC to launch OTT channel in 2016; seeks broadcast carriage

The International Olympic Committee will launch its digital Olympics channel in 2016 and seek carriage on linear TV, IOC president Thomas Bach has exclusively told SVG Europe. “It will launch next year,” Bach said. “We want to make sure we get the quality and the content right. It will launch as digital first and we […]  More

Grass Valley sees “clear advantage” as it pushes 6x ultra motion workflows into NAB

Grass Valley is pursuing a path of cooperation and competition with EVS as it attempts to challenge the Belgian company’s supremacy in slow-motion production. Its strategy is spearheaded by pushing the LDX XtremeSpeed camera — which can produce 6x realtime speed — in combination with the K2 Dyno S/K2 Summit 3G replay controller and servers. […]  More