Recent Posts by Andy Stout

Sky 3D Analysis: Was it finally an either/or scenario between 4K and 3DTV?

On April 24, in a rather quiet and unassuming way, tucked away in a blog post — and certainly a long way from any valedictory headlines — Sky finally put 3DTV out of its misery. “So today we’re announcing the latest development in our plans for 3D,” wrote Luke Bradley-Jones, Brand Director, TV Products. “From […]  More

United Skies over Europe: assessing the BSkyB deal

News that BSkyB is to buy Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland for £4.9bn cash has changed the European TV landscape virtually overnight. Those with long memories might like to pause and consider that it is 24 years – yes, nearly a quarter of a century – since Sky Television snapped up the ailing British Satellite […]  More

World Cup leads to unprecedented IP traffic

Akamai handles 20% of the world’s internet traffic and, as such, has a fascinating insight into this most IP-led of World Cups, where data rates have so far peaked at an astonishing 6.84Tbps. That peak figure was reached during the group stages when Portugal played Ghana and the USA took on Germany concurrently, but even […]  More

Live from Wimbledon: Grabyo adds AELTC to expanding social media roster

Realtime video and social media specialist Grabyo is powering short online clips from the Wimbledon Championships following a deal struck with the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC). The Wimbledon deal is the latest in a busy year for the London-based start-up. After what can probably be best described as a soft launch showcasing clips […]  More

Qatar World Cup 2022 plans in serious danger

While it is almost to be expected nowadays that any global sporting occasion faces stories of infrastructure delays and various irregularities, with further allegations of bribery and trouble on the ground too, the FIFA World Cup in Qatar 2022 can probably be said to be overachieving. Qatar winning the bidding process for the 2022 FIFA […]  More

New era dawns for European pro rugby

This weekend, London Wasps and Stade Francais will inaugurate the new European Rugby Champions Cup by playing the first of a two-leg match to decide the last place in the new competition proper when it starts next season — a tournament that has changed the broadcast landscape as well. After a year and a half […]  More

EVS C-Cast to drive World Cup second screens

As well as its integral role in the production workflow in Brazil, EVS’ C-Cast system is also driving what is expected to be the largest second screen deployment yet seen in sports broadcast. For a technology that was only a concept at the last World Cup, C-Cast has an impressively central role in HBS’ production […]  More

EVS charts FIFA World Cup production workflow

Following on from its successful deployment at last year’s Confederations Cup in Brazil, not to mention numerous World Cups passim, EVS is once again going to play an instrumental part in HBS’ broadcast plans for the FIFA World Cup. “There are two main differences between last year’s event and the World Cup this summer,” states […]  More

CTV OB 11 adds to UK 4K fleet

CTV’s latest OB truck, the quad expanding OB 11, debuts next month and is the latest truck in the country to be built to a 4K-capable specification. The new unit was commissioned to work on CTV’s recently renewed cricket contract with Sky Sports and, as is becoming increasingly commonplace with any new major truck, has […]  More