Recent Posts by David Fox

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

Digital disruption drives a new breed of broadcaster

Sports broadcasting is changing. New entrants are putting pressure on traditional broadcasters, rights holders are bypassing broadcasters to engage fans directly, and public service broadcasters are having to re-think how they attract viewers. It’s challenging, but this transformation also offers opportunities, according to a panel session at last week’s BVE conference in London entitled ‘A […]  More

Streaming performance: OTT helps DAZN expand its zone of influence

Becoming ‘the Netflix of’ any broadcast genre is the aim of many new entrants to the online market. It is certainly the case for DAZN, which has emulated the Netflix model for sport. DAZN now offers a very wide range of sports, on any device, with the ability to cancel the contract at any time. […]  More

IMG Studios draws up route plan to IP for Premier League and Rugby World Cup

IMG Studios delivers multiple 24-hour sports channels and enables coverage of some of the world’s biggest sporting events, often having to shoehorn in new projects to tight deadlines. So, in planning its next infrastructure upgrade, for installation in the Summer, ease of scalability is its first priority – which has led it to IP. It […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: New directions for high dynamic range in live sport production

“HDR isn’t about black and white, it is about blacker blacks and whiter whites and the ability to provide more detailed information in areas of the picture where people want it.” This is how SVG Europe Contributing Editor and session chair Will Strauss opened the ‘HDR and Live Sport: It’s not Black and White’ panel […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: Broadcast coverage preview for 2019 Rugby World Cup

Preparations are well underway for the next Rugby World Cup, which takes place in Japan from 20 September to 2 November 2019 – the first time the event has taken place in Asia. Two of those most closely involved in delivering the host broadcast and match graphics for the event spoke at SVG Europe’s Future […]  More