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Operational efficiency and software-driven localisation in a post-COVID world

By Hamish Muiry, head of sales, M2A Media Around six months ago I was talking about the shifting sands of broadcast distribution from satellite to cloud IP, and how sports rights owners were taking ownership of their distribution models for more granular and localised output. Six months is a long time in cloud technology. Fast […]  More

From the chairman: Creating a safe environment for creativity through crisis

Writing in the SVG Europe SportTech Journal, Alessandro Reitano discusses the last six months in the newly COVID-restricted world and what it means for Sky Germany, SVG and the wider sports broadcasting sector. What a turbulent year 2020 has been so far! I’m sure each of us imagined it differently. We are in the midst […]  More

Changing the rules of the game for dynamic sports productions

LiveU’s Ronen Artman discusses the return of live sports in the COVID-19 era and the increasing importance of remote production workflows. In 2008, LiveU launched its first product, changing forever the way that content is gathered, disrupting existing workflows with far greater flexibility, mobility and at a vastly reduced price point compared to satellite and […]  More

Comment: The secret to ensuring business continuity through remote operation in response to COVID-19

The last few months have been an incredibly challenging time for us all, writes Norbert Paquet, head of product management at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. The live sports industry has been one of the hardest-hit sectors, presenting many challenges which could not have been anticipated. However, it’s been encouraging to see an incredibly positive step-change […]  More

Bundesliga re-start on Sky Sport: “The corona crisis forced us to quickly throw old ways of thinking overboard”

Following the successful completion of the Bundesliga season, Sky Germany vice president of sports production Alessandro Reitano outlines what his team did to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 and reveals what they have learnt from the experience. No one expected COVID-19 to hit all parts of the live sports business as hard as it […]  More

Comment: How virtual production became the new normal for DAZN

In an exclusive comment piece for SVG Europe, DAZN’s Claire Da Silva, vice president of production services, says getting ahead of the game was vital when it came to adopting virtual production. The coronavirus pandemic brought a halt to live sport as we knew it and as a global sports streaming service, we had to […]  More

Taking the field: how live sports are returning in the wake of COVID-19

For many, the cancellation of live sports was the first sign that COVID-19 was going to be more disruptive than everyone had hoped, writes Michael Darer, content marketing manager, Signiant. Although an onslaught of similar cancellations followed in the ensuing weeks, the early March suspension of play for the NBA felt like something of a […]  More

The Freelance Diaries: Will social distancing measures suck all the fun out of working in sports production?

In her latest guest blog, freelance sports production manager Natalie Diamond highlights that while the return of live sport is welcome, freelancers are increasingly worried about their livelihoods and what their place of work might look like if/when they return. Like many freelancers, I’ve recently made a point of reading the industry-wide TV production guidelines […]  More

Being there without being there: Vislink on adding ghost-game drama

Live sport and live events bring enjoyment, escapism and a sense of community belonging to millions across the globe, writes David Edwards, live production product manager, Vislink. With many communities currently in total or partial lockdown, populations are finding that without sport, there is something missing from their lives. To reinvigorate the need for human […]  More