Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose

Riot Games unveils world-leading Project Stryker esports broadcast facility in Dublin

Riot Games has officially opened the first of three Remote Broadcast Centres (RBCs) making up Project Stryker, Powered by AWS, in the presence of Irish Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien. Three years in development, the 50,000-square foot Dublin RBC of Project Stryker will serve as a central broadcasting hub for both […]  More

TVM OB10 hits the road in Ireland for GAA Gaelic Games Championships and European rugby coverage

Irish OB provider TVM is on the road with its new single-expanding OB10 truck, covering the European Rugby Championship Cup for BT Sport and the GAA Gaelic Games Championships for RTÉ Sport. OB10 is TVM’s first SMPTE 2110 IP-based truck and joins flagship triple-expanding OB8 as a UHD-capable production unit. On OB10 the IP network […]  More

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

Inside Euro Media Group’s new twin Nova 103 and 104 UHD HDR trucks

Since rolling out this summer, Euro Media Group’s (EMG) new twin Nova 103 and Nova 104 UHD HDR trucks have been busy covering Ligue 1 football and Top 14 rugby for Canal+ in France. In late September Nova 103 crossed the French border for the first time to provide host broadcast coverage for the UEFA […]  More

Crouch, bind, set: Eir Sport rugby team packs down for Pro14 season

Less than three weeks after serving as host broadcaster for the delayed Guinness Pro14 2020 rugby final at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, the Eir Sport production team is preparing for the start of the new season this Friday with holders Leinster returning to their home RDS ground to take on the Dragons. Eir Sport […]  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