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Guest Comment: The impact of IP on sports production

In less than two weeks, at IBC2018, the IP Showcase will feature 36 IP installations from all over the world: Europe, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia, writes Michael Cronk, Chairman of AIMS and VP of Core Technologies at Grass Valley. Of these installations, 25 percent will be OB trucks or centralised facilities for remote production. […]  More

Television technology innovation pioneer Dr Joe Flaherty dies at 87

On 7 August 2018, the television industry saw the passing of a true technology icon, Dr Joseph A Flaherty. Television viewers around the globe are still benefiting from the technology innovations of Joe Flaherty. Dr Flaherty received his degree in Physics from Rockhurst College, Kansas, City, Missouri, in 1952, writes Robert P Seidel, VP Engineering […]  More

Guest Comment: Ooyala EMEA VP Jason Johns on football coverage trends

As the new Premier League season starts, Ooyala EMEA VP Jason Johns has been giving some thought to new and emerging technologies, and their likely impact on football production. The result is a roll-call of top trends and technologies to keep an eye on during the months ahead. Johns comments: “With the Premier League kicking […]  More

World Cup 2018: BBC iPlayer to stream matches in 4K HDR

The BBC is to stream dozens of World Cup matches live in 4K resolution and high dynamic range colour (HDR) to UK-based audiences in June and July. Leo Kelion, Technology Desk Editor at, wrote on the site May 31 that this will mark the first time iPlayer has covered one of the major sporting […]  More

NAB Guest Comment: Test & Measure for a hybrid SDI/IP world

15 years ago, writes Leader Electronics Corporation president Kozo Nagao, Leader celebrated its 50th anniversary with a major addition to its range of broadcast test equipment: the LV5700A HD-SDI/SD-SDI waveform monitor. Designed for the hybrid world of analogue and HD-SDI/SDI-SDI broadcasting, the instrument set the style for a range of compact products right up to out […]  More

Fan-driven content production case study: The Kick Off with Coral

Nik Selman, MD of Formidable, took part in SVG Europe’s Sports Venue and Fan Engagement Summit in Amsterdam last month, discussing the current landscape for clubs and venues’ connectivity with fans. He was able to bring a different perspective to the table: the role of YouTubers within fan engagement. Here, Selman discusses Formidable’s work with fan football […]  More

Guest Comment: Ostmodern’s predictions for sports broadcasting in 2018

2018 is set to be another disruptive year for the broadcast industry, with the sports broadcasting field in particular expected to see significant changes. How will the increasingly crowded content rights bidding war in this space play out? What impact will the growth of eSports have on broadcasters? And will we see VR truly take […]  More