Recent Posts by Brandon Costa, Senior Editor

TranSPORT: In live sports production fibre rules, satellite is resurgent and IP shows promise

In live sports transmission, life is a balancing act between cost and reliability. So, when it comes to the three chief methods of primary backhaul, where does the industry stand on satellite, fibre and IP (or use of the public Internet)? A panel of some of the industry’s top transmission executives tackled that very topic […]  More

HBO Boxing deploys smaller, sleeker aerial camera system on selected bouts

When Ken Clausen, a director of production for HBO Boxing, wanted to incorporate more aerial-camera coverage into the network’s productions, he knew he’d have to find a solution a bit outside the box. That’s when he discovered a system much smaller, sleeker and cost-effective than a full-blown SkyCam or Spidercam system that would be seen […]  More

IBC Reflections: Tektronix on latest HDR progress

Video test and monitoring solutions provider Tektronix put high dynamic range (HDR) in its crosshairs at IBC. The company trailed some developments during meetings with customers that, they reported, garnered positive feedback, including showing data not just in millivolts but also in Stops of Light. Doing so helps users correctly shade images coming in from […]  More

IBC Reflections: VR audio is in Nokia’s sights

Virtual reality was the star of the show at Nokia’s booth, where  getting the chance to scope out the latest model of the OZO camera and VR experiences from a Formula E race, as well as concert and film. Nokia has established itself as one of the leaders in stereoscopic 4K and provides some of the […]  More

Facebook rolls out new original video programming platform Watch

Later today (10 August) Facebook will debut its new platform for original video programming, Watch. Serving as an update to the Video tab, Watch is designed to better package the social media giant’s various catalogue of original programming being created by its partners. Watch, which will be available on mobile, desktop, and in Facebook’s TV […]  More

MLBAM to launch At Bat VR app for Google Daydream on June 1

Major League Baseball has announced that MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) will launch a virtual-reality app for Google Daydream on June 1. Leave your preconceived notions at the door, however: MLBAM is not getting into the business of producing games live in VR. Instead, the MLB Gaming and VR teams have built a unique experience around data virtualisation. […]  More

The breaking point: Is Esports on the verge of a broadcasting boom?

The potential of esports has everyone in the industry from media companies to broadcasters and game developers looking to get into the game before esports becomes the crossover phenomenon that many expect it to become over the next decade. On the broadcasting and production side of the conversation, positive developments have been born from a noted shift […]  More