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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

Guest Comment: The future’s bright, the future’s HDR

Earlier this month, along with other industry partners and our customer BT Sport, we produced a live linear broadcast of the UEFA Champions League final in 4K and High Dynamic Range (HDR) writes Richard Cranefield, Strategic Product Manager Playout, Ericsson. HDR is a technique that allows cameras to capture, and televisions to display, a much […]  More

Guest Comment: How Seven is realising the value in live streaming tennis

The eyes of the sporting world will soon be fixed on SW19 for a fortnight of some of the most intense sporting action on TV, writes Paul Davies, communications and marketing, Yospace. Wimbledon is one of the most prestigious events available for a broadcaster, and none more so than for the BBC, which holds a […]  More

Guest Comment: Why brands are waking up to the advantages of live video

Over the past few years, the popularity of live video, both for viewers and producers, has grown exponentially, writes Jake Ward, Business Development Director, Groovy Gecko. According to Forrester Research, live video receives three times the amount of engagement than those that are prerecorded. From what I’ve seen, high quality live video appeals to viewers […]  More