Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Sportradar whitepaper: The Future of the OTT Experience

Sportradar, a provider of sports data intelligence, has released its second over the top (OTT) whitepaper, The Future of the OTT Experience. The paper examines and explains how rights holders and content owners can best engage with the modern viewer using advanced sports data and statistical insights as part of their video output. The whitepaper […]  More

Japan and back again: Claudia Corbisiero on her passion for creative directing and producing

A passion for creative directing and producing in sports broadcasting has led Claudia Corbisiero around the world and back many times. As a producer at Noah Media Group, an independent production company specialising in high end sports content, most recently she was in Japan at the Rugby World Cup, and Corbisiero is now gearing up […]  More

Linear TV stays strong: Programming the Premier League and the impact of digital

By Thomas Bremond, general manager, international, FreeWheel The Premier League has a hard act to follow, with last season’s nerve-wracking title race decided by a single point on the final day. But this season looks just as exciting, with Liverpool enjoying its longest ever winning streak and record-breaking Manchester City scoring five times in the […]  More

Report: OTT beating pay TV yet sports fans left behind in the race

Global market penetration of over the top (OTT) services has hit 38%, with growth accelerating across all consumer segments, yet sports fans are being left behind in the race for streaming content. According to new research from Grabyo, OTT platforms are a more popular choice for video viewing than pay TV services in every territory […]  More

Gravity Media engages Laura Podolak Waddell to manage North American strategic partnerships

Gravity Media,  provider of live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, has appointed former Pac-12 Networks senior director of content production, Laura Podolak Waddell, as its new director of strategic partnership management for North America. Podolak Waddell joins the team to enhance brand relationships with a focus on an ongoing […]  More

Cerberus Tech joins SVG Europe as Gold Sponsor to reach wider sports broadcasting market

Cerberus Tech, the provider of fully managed contribution and distribution services, has joined SVG Europe as a Gold Sponsor. The company wants to reach a broader market and sees SVG Europe events as being the right place to achieve that goal. Chris Clarke, Cerberus Tech CEO, commented: “I have attended some SVG Europe events previously […]  More

Calrec goes for Gold again with SVG Europe to stay on top of industry evolution

Calrec has renewed its Gold Sponsorship of SVG Europe, saying the association’s “proactive and clearly targeted” approach is important for the company’s ongoing success. Dave Letson, Calrec VP of sales, commented: “We all know that our industry is continuing to evolve at a rapid rate. The move to IP – AoIP specifically in our case […]  More

Hitomi renews sponsorship of SVG Europe to access “wealth of networking opportunities”

Being an OB/SI Sponsor of SVG Europe has given Hitomi access to networking opportunities that have, over the past year, helped the company increase its sales, according to Russell Johnson, managing director. The company has therefore renewed its sponsorship of the association for another year. Johnson commented: “Membership of SVG Europe has delivered a wealth […]  More

A life of football by accident: The FA’s director of the women’s professional game Kelly Simmons talks goals

The Football Association (FA) established the Women’s Super League in 2011, and in 2018 it went fully professional for the first time. Overseeing the development of women’s and girl’s football under the auspices of the FA is Kelly Simmons, director of the women’s professional game. Simmons is focused on the entire gamut of the domestic […]  More