Recent Posts by George Bevir

Eurovision provides global distribution of UEFA Women’s Euro 2022

Eurovision Services is providing two satellite news gathering (SNG) trucks at each venue in order to distribute match feeds A and B and the pre- and post-match live flash interviews to UEFA’s worldwide broadcast partners. The company will also provide a UHD-SDR signal for all matches from the quarter-finals onwards, as well as the international […]  More

Live from Silverstone: The inside track on F1’s innovation aims

A record crowd of more than 400,000 watched an action-packed few days of Formula 1 racing at Silverstone last weekend (1-3 July 2022), culminating in Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz winning his first F1 Grand Prix. Those watching in the 180 territories around the world where F1 is aired were kept up to speed by the efforts […]  More

Live from Silverstone: F1’s drive to provide curated viewer data feeds

Formula 1 is looking to provide bespoke data feeds to serve the needs of viewers with varying levels of technical knowledge of the sport, according to F1 director of data systems Rob Smedley. Smedley says the biggest barrier to boosting fan engagement among new and casual F1 viewers is the highly technical and complex nature […]  More

Semi-automated offside technology to be used at FIFA World Cup 2022

FIFA is to make use of tracking cameras and match balls equipped with sensors to provide semi-automated offside decision making at FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, with the data and footage used to create a 3D animation that will be made available to FIFA’s broadcast partners. The new technology uses 12 dedicated tracking cameras […]  More

Timeline opts for Custom Consoles desks for Ealing Broadcast Centre

UK-based technical services provider Timeline has chosen eight Custom Consoles Module-R desks for its recently opened Ealing Broadcast Centre. The desks have been installed in the newly completed Production Control Rooms 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and Sound Control Room 1.2. “Custom Consoles technical furniture has a well-deserved reputation for robust build quality and ergonomic excellence,” says […]  More

Platinum Focus: Sony’s support for sports cinematic look

With broadcasters increasingly keen to add an artistic look to their live productions, Sony has been working to integrate its cinema camera technology into its live production workflows. Speaking with SVG Europe, Sony Professional Solutions Europe head of product management Norbert Paquet says there had been rising demand for large format sensor cameras by sport […]  More

Platinum Focus: Grass Valley seeks to solve interoperability issues with AMPP

Grass Valley is looking to ease the issue of interoperability as it continues with its mission to help the broadcast industry transition to a cloud-based approach via its Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP). Grass Valley’s Media Universe (GVMU) and AMPP offering were at the heart of the technology firm’s recent NAB offering, with the latter […]  More

Ekta Hutton appointed head of FIFA+ digital academy

Ekta Hutton has been appointed head of FIFA+’s new digital academy which has been launched to help FIFA members boost their digital capabilities. FIFA+ is an ad-funded, direct-to-consumer streaming service that launched in April with a remit to show live games, feature-length documentaries and archive content. Football’s governing body said that by leveraging FIFA’s marquee […]  More