Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, Editorial Director, Europe

NHK MT and NHK Global choose XT-VIA for new 4K OB truck

NHK subsidiaries NHK Media Technology (MT) and NHK Global Media Services (GMS) have purchased XT-VIA live production servers from EVS. Three servers have been integrated into a new 4K-OB1 mobile production truck as it is rolled out for live UHD productions. “As we prepare to launch our new higher-resolution content, we need a mobile production […]  More

Live from Amsterdam: Ajax steps into the future with AI-driven player analysis and live streaming

At the UEFA Youth League Ajax U-19 v Bayern U-19 match on Wednesday, Ajax FC Training Academy hosted a live demonstration using AI-driven live broadcast capture for player analysis and simultaneously for Ajax TV. The Innovation Team at Ajax partnered with Hikvision, Mobile Viewpoint and TNO for this technology collaboration. Dutch research foundation TNO and […]  More

LiveU report confirms HEVC upsurge and 55% increase in live transmission hours

LiveU’s annual ‘State of Live’ report has confirmed the growing adoption of the HEVC protocol as the industry standard with 25% of LiveU-generated traffic now HEVC-encoded. These figures reflect the increasing demand for professional-grade video quality, a trend most evident at this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Live transmission hours have increased overall over […]  More

Clique TV creates a new generation of programming with Dyvi

French media group Canal+ has launched Clique TV, a channel dedicated to providing a voice to artists, in association with Première Fois Productions. For the creation of its original content, the new channel worked with facilities provider BOB in France to deploy an EVS Dyvi live production switcher. “The content that Clique TV distributes – […]  More

IABM announces 2018 award winners at annual business conference

The IABM awards have recognised outstanding achievement in 2018 in key areas of the broadcast and media technology industry. This includes the fostering of young talent; outstanding women in broadcast; technology leadership; technological innovation; broadcaster/media company innovation; and creative collaboration between technology vendors and end-users. A final award – Honorary Membership of IABM — is […]  More

Deutsche Telekom pushes boundaries of 6K immersive live event viewing on Magenta VR

The world’s first multi-channel 6K 360-degree live sports stream demonstration took place last weekend at the Telekom Dome in Bonn. A collaboration including Deutsche Telekom, MediaKind, Tiledmedia, and Magnum Film streamed the match between Telekom Baskets Bonn and EWE Baskets Oldenburg on 9 December. The live streams were delivered to customers of Deustche Telekom’s commercial […]  More