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Review of 2018: Live streaming to social – it’s getting serious

In the last 12 months, Grabyo has delivered more than 500,000 videos across social, digital and OTT platforms generating more than 8.5bn video views. Our partners have created over 516,000 clips and 18,000 live streams using Grabyo’s browser-based video production tools, registering over 33 billion social media impressions along the way, writes CEO Gareth Capon. […]  More

Aspera’s Jonathan Solomon discusses innovations in transfer tech for quality IP video

By Jonathan Solomon, strategic initiative engineer, streaming, at Aspera, an IBM company Issues around live streaming over IP go beyond load times. It takes an enormous amount of bandwidth to transport high resolution, ‘heavy’ media content in near real time with exceptional quality. Latency can result in jitter and buffering, seriously degrading content quality. Faster […]  More

Guest Comment: What is involved when NEP supports a host broadcaster?

Supporting a host broadcaster requires services, equipment and teams as unique as the events that are being produced, writes Brian Clark, sales director at NEP’s major projects group. When NEP is trusted with the task, we draw on our experience earned from supporting hundreds of news, sporting, government and non-sporting events all over the world. The […]  More

From the chairman: A year of consolidation, alliances and advances

We can all agree that SVG Europe has gone from strength to strength over the last year. Attendances at our events are up and the quality of attendees is consistently very high, writes SVG Europe chairman David Shield. Our sponsorship base also continues to grow, which allows us to provide better quality events in bigger […]  More

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