Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, Editorial Director, Europe

Sky Deutschland’s Alessandro Reitano takes over as chair of SVG Europe

SVG Europe is very pleased to announce that Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland vice president of sports production, has become the new chair of Sports Video Group Europe. He succeeds David Shield, IMG Media senior vice president and global director of engineering and technology, who has stepped down after five years at the helm. Joe Hosken, […]  More

Fjord Film turns to Riedel for signal transport and intercom in new OB van

Danish production company Fjord Film has chosen Riedel Communications’ MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology and Artist digital matrix intercom for its new OB van. Working in concert, MediorNet and Artist form the signal distribution and communications nerve centre for the van. Fjord Film designed and constructed the van with additional expertise provided […]  More

EVS ships first live production servers to pass JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 testing

EVS has announced that its latest XT production servers have successfully passed the Joint Task Force on Networked Media’s JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 testing. They are among the first products — and claimed to be the first live production servers — to be produced and shipped with full IP interoperability, consistent with the AIMS Alliance […]  More

ICC extends S+V partnership with award of new host production contract

As announced by its chairman Jeff Foulser to SVG Europe’s SportTech 2019 audience at Lord’s on Wednesday, independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine has been awarded a new four-year host production deal by the ICC. The deal covers all live event production services for ICC TV until 2023, excluding the India events in […]  More

SportTech 2019: Lawo, Motion Impossible and Sony join sponsor line-up

With well over 400 delegate registrations received, this Wednesday’s SportTech 2019 event at Lord’s is set to be one of the biggest ever staged by SVG Europe. The team is also very pleased to report one of the strongest sponsor line-ups achieved, with SeaChange taking the Title sponsorship. Mobile Viewpoint is the Case Study Presentation […]  More

Akamai delivers record-breaking viewership for IPL final on Hotstar

The twelfth edition of the VIVO IPL cricket tournament concluded with another high for reported online viewership. Hotstar, India’s largest premium streaming platform, leveraged Akamai Technologies to live stream the VIVO IPL 2019 final between the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings to 18.6 million concurrent viewers. The VIVO IPL 2018 edition saw Hotstar and […]  More

NEP delivers remote production of IAAF World Relays in Japan from Andrews Hub in Sydney

NEP Group has claimed a milestone in sports broadcasting with the successful live remote production from Sydney of the IAAF World Relays 2019 held in Yokohama on 11-12 May. On behalf of clients, NEP’s multidivisional teams delivered two days of live coverage and competition highlights from NEP Australia’s centralised IP and multi-format production facility at […]  More

Riedel deploys giant comms set-up for Special Olympics World Games 2019

Riedel Communications supplied an integrated communications infrastructure for the Special Olympics World Games 2019 (SOWG) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom system and Bolero wireless intercom were at the core of a large comms deployment that spanned more than 30 venues and locations and included managed IT network services for […]  More