Recent Posts by Guest Comment

Behind the scenes with United at the MTV Europe Music Awards

The show at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) may well be the biggest music and video extravaganza in Europe. This year’s show, hosted by Rita Ora, was staged at the SSE Arena in London on November 12, writes Ger de Gram. United is in charge of recording this unique event, which this year was […]  More

Guest Comment: Why OTT providers should consider next-generation compression technologies

Everyone acknowledges the paradigm shift currently happening in user’s viewing habits, writes Rémi Beaudouin, VP Marketing, ATEME. The concept of ‘anytime, anywhere, any device (ATAWAD)’ now fully applies to this industry, as a recent piece of research from Qualtrics has pointed out. On-demand OTT content has overtaken live TV, with Netflix becoming the most popular viewing method […]  More

Guest Comment: Digital workflows – faster than live?

Forbidden pioneered professional cloud video workflows with the launch of its Forscene video platform at IBC2004. After over a decade of technical innovation and professional sales, the cloud is more relevant than ever writes Stephen B. Streater, Director of R&D, Forbidden Technologies. In 2016, traditional broadcast TV was eclipsed by mobile internet in hours of […]  More

INSIGHT TV harnesses the power of cricket in new 4K UHD show

Somerset County cricketer and sports personality Peter Trego has enjoyed a highly successful career that has spanned more than twenty years, writes Arun Maljaars, INSIGHT TV’s Global Content Strategy Manager. He’s told tales of his cricketing life at high-profile events and has provided voiceovers for TV series. This year he makes his debut as a […]  More

BBC and Microsoft experiment with voice signatures

The BBC has worked with Microsoft to build an experimental version of BBC iPlayer that uses artificial intelligence to allow individuals to sign in to BBC services using their unique voiceprint and to talk to their TV to select what they want to watch, writes Cyrus Saihan, Head of Digital Partnerships, Distribution & Business Development, BBC. […]  More

Case Study: Camera automation for Sky Sports’ PDC Darts Championships coverage

MRMC has been providing robotic systems for Sky Sports’ coverage of the PDC Darts Championships for four years, writes Steve Boland, MRMC Broadcast Director. During the 2013-2016 seasons the robotic systems were used in elevated positions which operators could not access directly. Control of camera moves was extended to a backstage position where the operators […]  More

Guest Comment: The rapidly changing sports TV viewing experience

Sports fans are among the world’s most dedicated and loyal followers. In order to support their favorite clubs, they are prepared to regularly travel the length and breadth of their country – and in some cases their continent – spending significant amounts of money in the process, writes Amory Schwartz, EVP Global Sales and Commercial […]  More

Guest Comment: IPFL accelerates sports highlights production and distribution with MX1 360

Sports organisations all around the world are looking for evermore efficient ways to handle quick turnaround highlights of their content to meet the accelerating fast-response times of online markets and social media, writes Elad Manishviz, CMO and Chief Business Officer of Sports & Events Business Unit at MX1. The Israel Premier Football League (IPFL) is a case […]  More

Guest Comment: The evolution of IP technology in live sports broadcasting

Live sports production has relied on IP technology for well over a decade now, albeit indirectly through its reliance on contribution links provided by telecom service providers, writes Olivier Suard, VP Marketing, Nevion. The telecom industry moved to IP at the turn of the century and has now built extremely robust and performing networks with […]  More

Confederations Cup: Live venue and international contribution from Russia

Whenever you see live images from the Confederations Cup 2017, they will probably be from the live video network designed and operated by VIDI engineers, writes Robert Oszvald, Director Event Service, VIDI. To ensure this all works, the VIDI team installed and thoroughly tested the adaption technology in advance in the match venues — Moscow, St. […]  More