Recent Posts by Birgit Heidsiek

Sky Sport Summit: More data equals more production possibilities

In view of the diversification of the various media distribution channels, the collection and analysis of data is of growing significance in sports production. Besides the broadcasters, online platforms and push-oriented services, the clubs and talent scouts are also benefiting from more detailled data relating to soccer players, as a session at the recent Sky […]  More

Sky Sport Summit: new Production Center previewed ahead of July launch

The creation of the Sky Sports new Production Center will be a paradigm change for the biggest German Pay TV platform, according to a session that took place as part of the recent Sky Sport Summit, which was organised in conjunction with SVG Europe. The digitisation offers new possibilities for live sports and might lead […]  More

Sky Sport Summit: Exploring the brave new worlds of VR and AR for sports

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence can improve the consumer experience, deliver added value, and completely change the approach to advertising, as industry experts discussed at the recent Sky Sport Summit organised in collaboration with Sports Video Group Europe. Companies don’t know yet what the business model will be for Artificial Intelligence, autonomous driving, […]  More

Sky Deutschland enhances Bundesliga coverage with UHD broadcasts and more

German pay TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland is extending its appeal to soccer fans with premium programmes broadcast live in UHD. Since mid-October, selected Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League games have been transmitted on Sky Sport Bundesliga UHD and Sky Sport UHD. In addition to the drama  UltraHD content on demand, the live soccer games constitute […]  More

Digital driveway for the data highways: Constantin Medien and Plazamedia create a media hub for Germany

The German corporation Constantin Medien and its affiliated company Plazamedia are partnering with global communications leader Tata Communications. Together with the Indian network service provider, the German company plans to build a media hub for content distribution, management, storage and data processing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As a result of this deal, Constantin Medien’s […]  More

_wige MEDIA highlights sports potential of innovative new camera system

A new camera system introduced by Cologne-based broadcast production company _wige MEDIA could lead to a TV revolution in amateur soccer. The innovative video technology – which was recently tested at an exhibition game between SV Lippstadt and FC Bavaria – is capable of capturing the entire pitch. The camera automatically follows the action of […]  More

Qvest Media teams up with ARD and ZDF for major summer sports events

For the transmission of the 2016 UEFA European Championship in France and the summer games in Rio de Janeiro, ARD and ZDF are going to cooperate once more with Qvest Media. The company will provide the broadcasters with a connected HD production and broadcasting infrastructure. In addition, a Qvest Media support team will help the […]  More