Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Diversity and inclusion in sports broadcasting firmly on the agenda at IBC [VIDEO]

IBC recently published a video panel discussion called ‘Diversity and Inclusion in Sports Broadcasting’ as part of its IBC content programme, which is now available to view on demand. Hosted by Ekta Hutton, head of the HBS Broadcast Academy, speakers scrutinised how the world of sports broadcasting is changing. Hutton was joined by Mirta Lourenco, […]  More

DAZN Studios launched to create original content for global distribution

Sports streaming service DAZN is to launch a dedicated content development division called DAZN Studios as it looks to create more original films and series for global distribution. DAZN is further investing in its global original production strategy with the launch of specialist content development arm DAZN Studios. The division will enhance the company’s ability […]  More

LaLiga and Movistar+ now able to react to pirated content with speed thanks to new court ruling

LaLiga and Movistar+ are now able to request the immediate blocking of pirated platforms that stream football content. A ruling from a Barcelona Commercial Court has established a weekly procedure for blocking pirated websites, with the cooperation of mobile operators Vodafone, Orange, MásMóvil (R, Telecable, Euskaltel), Digimóbil and Telefónica España. This will allow LaLiga and […]  More

BT Sport announces broadcast plans for 2022 Women’s Ashes

BT Sport has confirmed its plans for the 2022 edition of the Women’s Ashes, which gets underway at 7.45am on Thursday 20 January on BT Sport 1. Presenter Jules Breach and former England cricketers Lydia Greenway and Ebony Rainford-Brent will head up proceedings live from the BT Sport studio in London. The commentary team across […]  More

Cgates goes live with Synamedia to futureproof OTT growth for live sports streaming

Synamedia is working with Lithuanian telecom company, Cgates, to futureproof over the top (OTT) pay TV services, including live sports streaming. Cgates has gone live with Synamedia video network solutions across its pay TV services. These technologies will support live and time-shifted viewing on set top boxes and OTT, ensuring Cgates has the flexibility and […]  More

Timeline appoints Aoife Murphy as new head of operations for expanding outside broadcast division

Timeline Television has appointed Aoife Murphy, former senior broadcast and media operations manager at the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), as its new outside broadcast head of operations. Murphy joins the company at a time of rapid expansion for Timeline’s outside broadcast division following the addition of new contracts including the FA Cup, West […]  More

EMG Group promotes Bruno Gallais to MD of EMG France to oversee restructure

EMG Group has announced the promotion of Bruno Gallais to managing director of EMG France to oversee the restructure of the business. Following the recent sale of EMG France’s outside broadcast operation, Gallais, who was previously commercial director, has been briefed to reorganise EMG France’s operations around its RF business. He will focus on building […]  More

Tech Insight: NEP on how the sports broadcasting industry is being given new directions through innovation

New innovations throughout the past year have rejuvenated the sports broadcast industry and established new, stronger industry standards, according to industry leaders at NEP. Sports broadcasters are continuing to redefine how future broadcasting will operate as the industry looks ahead to 2022, creating a hybrid future. SVG Europe caught up Brian Clark, director of sales, […]  More