Recent Posts by Birgit Heidsiek

Sky Sport Summit Munich: Football the binding agent as sports rights fragment

Football is a multi-billion dollar business. But the TV landscape is changing. In Germany, the golden times, in which only one broadcaster held all the rights, have gone. The Federal Cartel Office fragmented the sports rights by implementing a No Single Buyer Rule for the tender of the audiovisual exploitation rights from season 2017-18 onwards. […]  More

Sky Sport Summit Munich: ESL, EVS and Riot discuss the eSports journey to date

The eSports universe is expanding. eSports is no longer the domain of the gamer community but attracts about 400 million fans worldwide. At the big eSports tournaments where League of Legends, Dota 2 and Counter-Strike are played in huge stadiums, players are competing for thousands, sometimes even millions of dollars. eSports viewers are mainly male, […]  More

Sky Sport Summit Munich: The beautiful world of sports, metadata and digital transformation to the fore

While UHD and HDR are improving the image quality of broadcast production, data management can create additional value for storytelling when graphical data usage such as AR comes into the picture. The potential of metadata management is also a driver for the digital transformation, the technology and the business behind it. These were just some of […]  More

Gateway to an IP UHD truck: More scalable, secure and agile software stacks

At a recent open day for tpc Switzerland’s new flagship UHD1 IP-based OB truck in Zürich, SVG Europe sat down with Imagine Communications’ playout & networking solutions president Steve Reynolds. We talked about the development of the new truck, SMPTE standardisation and the new possibilities created by moving into the all-IP world. How did the […]  More

Digital disruption enables the next generation of ‘broadcasting’ for Lagardère Sports

Due to digitisation and advances in technology the lines between traditional broadcasting and digital media are blurring. As a key player in the changing landscape, Lagardère Sports is enabling rights holders and sponsors to create innovative media events. Digitisation offers the possibility for market players to launch their own media platform as Lagardère Sports proved […]  More

Swiss sports channel MySports operates second studio by remote production

When a Swiss ice hockey player is showing why it may qualify for the Swiss team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, the live event can be seen at the new Swiss sports channel My Sports. MySports is presenting live broadcasts of all ice hockey matches of the Swiss National League, the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) […]  More