Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, Editorial Director, Europe

Stats Perform named exclusive Premier League statistics partner

Sports data and AI technology specialist Stats Perform has been awarded exclusive official rights by Football DataCo to collect and distribute detailed event data for the major English and Scottish football leagues, including the English Premier League, to the world’s media, fantasy, broadcast and professional teams. The opta data provider also secured the rights to […]  More

ITV Sport reveals remote production behind Royal Ascot horse racing

Two weekends ago ITV Sport resumed live horse racing with all presenters at home and a remote production in place for races from Lingfield, Newcastle and Newmarket. Last week brought the high-profile Royal Ascot meeting with lead presenters Ed Chamberlin, Francesca Cumani and Jason Weaver safely distancing back in the paddock and other colleagues presenting […]  More

Grabyo and LiveU partner for cloud-based live productions

Grabyo and LiveU have teamed up for broadcasting and sports partners, and anyone sharing content online, to provide a simplified solution for live video productions, based on their integrated cloud-based technologies. Enabling remote production and cloud editing from anywhere in the world, the solution is particularly relevant in today’s COVID-19 environment, where video editors and […]  More

Riedel introduces DisTag monitor to maintain social distancing

Riedel Communications has introduced DisTag, a new distance monitoring device. Worn around the neck or carried in a pocket, DisTag is a precise instrument that immediately alerts its wearer via haptic, visual, and acoustic signals whenever the mandatory minimum distance to other people is about to be breached. “After weeks of quarantines and other limitations […]  More

London Live moves broadcast operation to ABS Broadcast

London Live, a local television station under the OFCOM Local-DTPS Licence in the UK, has moved its entire broadcast operation to ABS Broadcast despite COVID-19 challenges The project teams on both sides were faced with unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 lockdown, which presented a new dimension to the migration process. London Live is distributed […]  More

SMPTE transforms annual conference and expo into remote experience

SMPTE will host its annual technical conference and exhibition on 10-12 November as an interactive and immersive remote experience with an array of learning and networking opportunities. Within this customisable online format, SMPTE 2020 will provide opportunities for attendees to explore the variety of new technologies and business models shaping the future of media and […]  More

LiveScore kicks off new free-to-air live streaming service

Real-time sports update and result provider LiveScore has launched its first ever live streaming service, offering millions of UK users a front-row seat as live football returns across Europe’s top leagues. Having secured live streaming rights to all remaining matches in Italy’s Serie A season, LiveScore will be on-hand to help football fans in the […]  More

VENN launches gaming and esports network with Blackbird video assist

Esports trailblazer VENN has selected Blackbird for remote video production. The deal is for three years and was brokered by Blackbird’s new US systems integrator partner, ASG. VENN is a new kind of TV network for the streaming generation, aimed at gaming, pop culture and esports audiences. Founded by gaming visionaries Ariel Horn and Ben […]  More