Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

SVG Europe Wellbeing Fund launched to serve the sports broadcasting community’s mental health needs

SVG Europe has launched the Wellbeing Fund, a new initiative that will provide financial aid for people working in European sports broadcasting and production who require mental health support, therapy or counselling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund, underwritten by Sony Professional Solutions Europe, will provide up to €400 per person towards […]  More

Sky Deutschland rocks its first live end-to-end 5G sport transmission

Sky Deutschland recently live streamed a handball match end-to-end over a dedicated 5G network provided by Telefónica O2 using LiveU’s LU-Smart transmission app. The live production took place on 6 December at the Flens-Arena in Flensburg, Germany, for a match between SG Flensburg-Handewitt and Frisch Auf Göppingen. Telefónica O2 installed a dedicated 5G network to […]  More

Ongoing success in motorsports down to IP intercom technology, says MRTC

UK-based MRTC, a provider of motorsport communications services, has stated that its ongoing success in the industry is down to the use of IP intercom technology from Clear-Com. The company partnered with Clear-Com a decade ago in order to strengthen its product offering with the addition of IP intercom solutions. According to MRTC founder Ken […]  More

Mobile Viewpoint announces new AI division plus two new AI products

The Dutch developer and manufacturer of live streaming technology solutions Mobile Viewpoint has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence (AI) division, IQ Video Solutions, plus two new AI products. IQ Video Solutions will house Mobile Viewpoint’s existing AI products – IQ-vPilot, a live camera studio solution, and IQ-Sports Producer, an automated live sports production […]  More

Red Bee Media teams with Extreme E to support worldwide broadcast package

Extreme E has chosen Red Bee Media as its satellite distribution network partner. The agreement will see Red Bee Media provide satellite services for the electric off-road racing series, picking up live signals from Extreme E’s production gallery and transmitting them to major broadcasters around the globe via its distribution hub in Hilversum in the […]  More

Changing attitudes: Whisper’s head of production for sport, Karen Knowles, on the evolution of women in broadcasting

Karen Knowles is head of production for sport at broadcast company Whisper. She has come into the world of sport from the entertainment and factual genre, where she cut her teeth before following a colleague to Whisper. Since she began her career, Knowles has seen a lot change in terms of attitudes towards people who […]  More

Ekstraklasa makes content more accessible globally with signing of new contracts for international broadcasts

Polish football league Ekstraklasa has continued its efforts to expand the broadcast of its league matches abroad with the announcement of a number of new agreements. For the 2020/21 season, agreements covering 17 territories have been signed, including the latest contract for Indonesia and East Timor. The league is also in the process of extending […]  More

Scottish Premiership football season hits TV screens with QTV Sports and Cerberus Tech for live delivery

QTV Sports’ live coverage of the Scottish Premiership football season has been enhanced by Cerberus Tech. The distribution of the season, which kicked off on 1 August, is being powered by the new version of Cerberus Tech’s Livelink software as a service (SaaS) live delivery platform, which allows users to self-manage live feeds from any […]  More