Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, SVG Europe

V-Nova insight as LCEVC is promoted to international MPEG standard

MPEG-5 Part 2 LCEVC (Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding) has been promoted to MPEG/ISO final draft international standard. V-Nova co-chaired the standard’s development and provided its foundational technology. Company CEO and co-founder Guideo Meardi told SVG Europe, “people didn’t think it would be possible to create an MPEG standard out of the technology of a […]  More

EMG CTO Bevan Gibson predicts continuing disruption as OB industry adapts to a new era

Bevan Gibson this month took up the reins as chief technology officer (CTO) at Euro Media Group (EMG), replacing outgoing CTO Ronald Meyvisch. Gibson heads EMG’s technology strategy and will lead several of the company’s critical future-focused technological concepts. For the past six years, Gibson worked as CTO for ITN where he managed a team […]  More

World Athletics Half Marathon Championships pivots to remote production

World Feed host broadcaster World Athletics Productions and OB provider NEP Europe had to adjust their long-established on-site production plan for the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Poland at ten days notice due to new COVID-19 restrictions. A spike in coronavirus cases in Poland meant that ten days before the 17 October event, the […]  More

Remote production commitment for Champions Cup rugby final

The 2020 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup finals, staged by European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), are taking place this weekend in England and France. The second-tier Challenge Cup final between Bristol Bears and RC Toulon kicks off on Friday evening at Stade Maurice-David in Aix-en-Provence with France Télévisions 4 delivering the World Feed for […]  More

On the air in the Balkans: How Arena Sport built a new network for secure live sport transmission

Arena Sport in Serbia recently selected Net Insight to provide a new contribution network based on the Nimbra platform throughout the Balkans. Arena Sport is a pay TV sports network that recently won the broadcasting rights for NBA and Euronews Serbia in the Balkans. Arena Sport COO Darko Petrovic told SVG Europe, “we produce up […]  More

Eurosport prepares remote production and Cube studio for Roland-Garros

Following its postponement in March the main tournament of the delayed 2020 French Open tennis at Roland-Garros commences this Sunday with broadcaster Eurosport adapting its innovative Cube presentation following success at the recent US Open. Eurosport head of graphics and innovation Alex Dinnin told SVG Europe, “In the same way as the US Open, understandably broadcasters […]  More

HD Broadcast UHD 2 begins working life with DFB Pokal and Bundesliga coverage

German outside broadcast provider HD Broadcast’s new flagship UHD 2 truck has taken to the road this month, covering first-round matches in the DFB Pokal German knockout cup and the start of the new Bundesliga season. HD Broadcast chief executive and chief technology officer Constantin Novotny told SVG Europe the truck was originally commissioned last […]  More

BCE provides host broadcast production as 2020 Tour de Luxembourg rolls out

The five-stage 2020 Skoda Tour de Luxembourg gets underway today, Tuesday 15 September, and continues around the country until Saturday. The race organiser has chosen Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) to ensure live coverage and transmission of the event. BCE is orchestrating live coverage from its OB truck connected to five HD cameras at the arrival […]  More