Recent Posts by David Fox

Videe’s OBX aims to redefine the art of the OB vehicle

In an era when many production teams prefer the home comforts of remote production, how does an OB truck attract customers? For the independent Italian facilities company Videe, the answer is “a particularly excellent working experience,” said its CEO and co-founder, Paola Montanari. In building its new triple-expanding sided trailer, OBX, which was introduced at […]  More

NEP’s intelligent OB unit makes its debut at IBC

At IBC NEP Group showed a new “intelligent outside broadcast” (iOB) for remote production where the director doesn’t want to be remote, but the production still wants to benefit from the savings of having all the processing done in the cloud. Certainly, in the Netherlands, where NEP developed iOB, directors prefer to be at the […]  More

BT Sport shows live 8K rugby demo at IBC

BT Sport staged a demonstration at IBC of a live 8K broadcast “to showcase what we think is coming next,” said Jamie Hindhaugh, BT Sport’s chief operating officer. They had actually wanted a multi-camera production (with perhaps three or four cameras), but could only get one, an Ikegami SHK-810, as they are in such short […]  More

Live from SailGP: Timeline remote production makes light of heavy weather at Cowes

The fast, high-tech F50 catamarans of SailGP came to Europe for the first time last Sunday in blustery conditions resulting in “the most exciting racing of the series so far,” according to one of the commentators. The three races were all won by Australia, with boat speeds approaching 60mph/100kph at times. Weather is a constant […]  More

Sustainability a key factor as SailGP races to remote production

It shows a true commitment to remote production when you choose the location for your first ever event in a new sport to be on the other side of the world from your production gallery. For SailGP, its first-ever race was in Sydney this year (15-16 February), more than 17,000km from its production base in […]  More

SportTech 2019: Sports clipping and highlights creation at speed

Speed is key to most sports and also to the production of fast turnaround clips and near-live highlights for the web, mobile and social media. It is an ideal way of engaging with fans, but getting it both right and fast is tricky, according to a lively panel session at SportTech 2019 in London on […]  More

SportTech 2019: BBC Sport goes social to engage younger audiences

Broadcast TV often finds it difficult to reach younger audiences, particularly in the 16-24 age group. It’s not enough to simply show a match on a big screen to a generation that has grown up with YouTube, instant messaging and multiple platforms. “Things are moving much faster than they ever have before, and young audiences […]  More

SportTech 2019: Keeping subscribers happy when ‘It’s Just Got to Work’

The nature of live sports makes launching OTT and VoD sports services particularly exciting. “Whether it’s a single round heavyweight fight or Tottenham scoring in the 96th minute of a Champion’s League semi-final, those minutes are not to be missed.” Unfortunately, they sometimes are, said Tom Williams, chief executive, Ostmodern, who chaired the SportTech 2019 […]  More