Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

BroaMan expands Repeat48 range with universal SFP-based signal converter

BroaMan has added to its Repeat48 range of media interfaces for 3G/HD/SD-SDI or AES10/MADI signals, converting video or digital audio between coaxial and optical connections. Following the Repeat48-2IN-3G, Repeat48-2OUT-3G and Repeat48-1IN/1OUT-12G modules which fit the Repeat48 and Repeat48WDM frame, the company has announced the Repeat48-2Fiber module. Equipped with two SFP cages, it can be used […]  More

Blue Planet II goes UHD and HDR on BBC iPlayer

Almost one year after launching the first UHD HDR trial for BBC iPlayer, the British Broadcasting Corporation is using Blue Planet II as its second UHD trial. Viewers will be able to watch all seven episodes of Blue Planet II in UHD HDR as long as they have a compatible UHD TV and a suitable broadband connection. The BBC […]  More

ATP Media wins at International Sports Award  

ATP Media, the broadcast arm of the ATP World Tour, has won the International Sports Award for Sports Media of the Year for areas including the launch of ATP Tennis Radio and rights deals across the ATP World Tour. The International Sports Awards are voted for by members of the International Sports Chamber of Commerce […]  More

Cloud technology to bring millennials back to broadcasters with VR says Sony

Cloud technology is an enabler for engaging viewers and creating subscriber loyalty, Sony Professional Solutions Europe has stated. At its Breakfast Club Roundtable last week on cloud-based media operations and security, the company spoke about how the cloud was aiding the use of new technologies such as virtual reality (VR), which is key to attracting […]  More

ITV Box Office selects Venue from Paywizard and Ostmodern to drive loyalty among pay-per-view customers

Paywizard, the subscription, billing and customer relationship management (CRM) expert, and Ostmodern, the broadcast content and video on demand (VoD) specialist, have today announced that ITV Box Office, the live events pay-per-view (PPV) arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, has selected Venue to drive long term loyalty from PPV customers, and support the company’s ongoing […]  More

Thought Leadership: Limelight Networks’ Jonathan Smith on high quality content to combat illegal sports streaming

Limelight Networks specialises in supporting large broadcasters such as the BBC and Channel 4 to deliver broadcast quality content to audiences around the world. Here, SVG Europe talks to Jonathan Smith, managing director EMEA, about streaming TV, piracy, and how to offset this activity. “The Ashes Test cricket series has started and will undoubtedly draw […]  More

Lord’s Cricket Grounds adopts Exterity IP video and digital signage for world class spectator experience

Exterity has announced that its integrated IP video and digital signage solution has been selected by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)’s Lord’s Cricket Ground. The deployment of the Exterity system is part of a multi-year redevelopment to help Lord’s maintain its position as the most prestigious ground in the world at which to watch and play cricket. […]  More