Recent Posts by George Bevir

Champions League director Laurent Lachand on switching the Final to Paris

The teams responsible for producing coverage of the Champions League Final are getting used to some tight turnarounds. For the past three years, the location of the final has changed at short notice, due to the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, and this year in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The decision to stage […]  More

AETA provides commentary units for African football tournaments

Audio and IP codec specialists AETA Audio Systems delivered a combination of commentary codecs to the African Nations Championship (CHAN) and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football tournaments. The African Nations Championship takes place every two years and the 2021 edition was held in January and February. The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations was […]  More

SVG Europe and IABM strike research partnership deal

SVG Europe and IABM have signed an agreement for IABM to be SVG Europe’s preferred research partner. Under the terms of the agreement, SVG Europe will rely on research conducted – and presented in person – by IABM’s Business Intelligence Unit at two major SVG Europe annual events. Take-away copies of research findings will also […]  More

“Observe and measure” – DFL’s Andreas Heyden on adopting new technology

Senior execs from Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), DAZN, the NBA and TikTok spoke of the best approaches and priorities for developing and implementing new technology during last week’s SportsInnovation 2022 event, with the DFL’s Andreas Heyden setting out his rules for implementing new tech. Heyden spoke at the two-day conference and technology demonstration, which took […]  More

Camera tech and mobile apps on show at DFL’s SportsInnovation 2022 event

A two-way Spidercam and a remotely operated camera were among the new tools for covering football matches demonstrated at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf last week during an event hosted by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL). The centre-piece of the two-day SportsInnovation 2022 event was the ‘Innovation Games’, where technology was demonstrated in a live […]  More

Getting the balance right: The inside track on the eSkootr Championship

The first stage of the new eSkootr Championship (eSC) takes place in London on Saturday (14 May), which is a fitting location given that co-founder Khalil Beschir came up with the concept while in the city. “Someone arrived at a meeting in London and said they just saw two people on scooters racing each other, […]  More

Globecast partners with France Televisions for 4K pop-up channel

Globecast teamed up with France Televisions Overseas and its Regionale Directorate Réunion La 1ère to trial a 4K pop-up channel for coverage of the Grand Raid 2021 trail run. Globecast also worked with Orange to create a trial of 4K contribution over 5G for the October event, which facilitated remote production of the ultra-running event […]  More

SportsInnovation 2022: DFL to host sport technology showcase

Sports clubs, federations and technology providers will gather in Düsseldorf, Germany, this week to discuss the latest innovations in broadcast and content, fan experiences, stadium technology and sports performance. Hosted by DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga, Sports City Düsseldorf and Messe Düsseldorf, organisers say that the centre-piece of SportsInnovation 2022 will once again be ‘Innovation Games’, […]  More

Crowds and crew return to the Crucible for the World Snooker Championship

For the past two years, an important element of the World Snooker Championship has been largely absent: fans. Spectators were almost completely shut out in 2020, with just 300 allowed to watch the last two days of action and in 2021, the return of spectators was staggered as the tournament progressed. This year, there has […]  More