Recent Posts by David Fox

World’s largest audio OB is quiet addition to huge IP UHD OB for ZRTG China

The world’s biggest audio OB truck, which expands to 13.5×5.5m, has been delivered to the Zheijang Radio & Television Group, China’s fourth largest radio and TV broadcaster. It joins a 32-camera IP-based UHD OB (which has been claimed to be the world’s largest IP-based video truck) and a third truck that connects both production units, […]  More

Live from Wembley: Wireless UHD is a knockout for Joshua v Povetkin clash

Sky Sports used two UHD radio cameras at Wembley for the Joshua v Povetkin PPV world title fight on Saturday, where previously it has only been testing them — with one wireless UHD camera trialled at the last big boxing night in Cardiff. Because the two wireless cameras, equipped by Broadcast RF, were so central […]  More

Live from Wembley: Dolby Atmos takes Sky’s boxing coverage to new heights

Last weekend’s world heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin on Sky Sports Box Office was the first time a pay-per-view boxing match has been delivered in Ultra HD and Dolby Atmos. The 5.1.4 immersive audio format adds a height dimension to standard 5.1 surround sound and has been used on other productions […]  More

Robycam Compact cable cam caters for smaller sports venues

The recently founded Robycam Germany launched Robycam Compact, a smaller, lighter version of the Robycam 3D cable-suspended camera system, at IBC. It is aimed at covering small or medium-sized sports venues that fall within its maximum flying area of 80x80m. It has a permanent 3-axis stabilised camera system, allowing the camera to move freely through […]  More

Building on a firm Base: Spotting sporting opportunities in the cloud

A lot of companies offer services in the cloud, but not all of them can cope with the demands of broadcast, particularly sports, which requires a more considered approach. This is according to specialist Base Media Cloud, which held a series of seminars (Racing to the cloud) in conjunction with IBM/Aspera and Wazee Digital and […]  More

Timeline TV takes on RHS Chelsea Flower Show challenge for BBC

Of all the types of programming an OB company finds itself doing, one of the more unusual, and challenging, is a flower show – particularly the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show, one of the BBC’s biggest annual OBs. Timeline Television took over the OB contract for the May 22-26 show this year and provided […]  More

NEP UK unveils its first SMPTE ST 2110-compliant IP-based OBs

Venus and Ceres, NEP UK’s latest outside broadcast vehicles and its first to be SMPTE ST 2110-compliant, are claimed to form the core of what will be the world’s biggest IP-based broadcast system for an upcoming sports event. The vehicles will be used at major events, sports fixtures and other large scale productions, and their […]  More

Live from Cardiff: Riedel Bolero goes to the wire for Sky Sports boxing

Sky Sports used its coverage of Anthony Joshua versus Joseph Parker on 31 March to test several new technologies, including Riedel’s Bolero intercom system. Sky Sports sound supervisor Mark Finch was particularly keen to try Bolero because it is all-digital, meaning there wouldn’t be as much interference, which can be an issue on a big […]  More

Live from Cardiff: Sky Sports brings UHD to pay-per-view and trials high-speed cameras

Last Saturday’s world unification title fight between Joseph Parker and Anthony Joshua at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium was not just the first pay-per-view boxing match to be broadcast in Ultra High Definition (UHD). It was also an event notable for a few other Sky Sports firsts and technology trials, particularly its use of high-speed UHD cameras. […]  More

iFollow online: Live streaming the English Football League

The English Football League has moved from just being a rights holder to becoming its own live streaming operator over the last two seasons with the launch of iFollow, its global OTT streaming service that brings even the smallest of its 72 clubs to its fans, wherever they are. Although that service is currently limited […]  More