Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Green emergency: BBC Sport and Sky Sports on making sports broadcasting sustainable

Being green and creating a sustainable environment for future generations is a major issue for many people today, both personally and at work. Sports broadcasting is an area that contributes greatly to environmental damage, with huge numbers of people and kit being shipped around countries globally to cover events. The BBC has been influential in […]  More

Keeping OTT live sports in the Limelight and in fans’ good books

Watching live sport over the top (OTT) on any device, anywhere, is a fan’s dream, and in many cases, it is already available today. However, it is a dream that can turn quickly into a viewing nightmare thanks to latency, rebuffering and picture quality. Here we chat to Michael Milligan, senior director for product and […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: BBC Sport’s Barbara Slater on creating the sports platform for the next generation

In a wide-ranging interview, director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater discusses the importance of free to air broadcasting in the UK, explains why sharing resources and rights with other public service broadcasters could be crucial and outlines how OTT can help to bring a younger audience to televised sport. A former international gymnast, competing for […]  More

Verizon Digital Media Services becomes new SVG Europe Gold Sponsor

SVG Europe has welcomed Verizon Digital Media Services to the association with the company becoming a Gold Sponsor following five years of supporting SVG in the US. Mary Kay Evans, chief marketing officer at Verizon Digital Media Services, commented: “We have been a member with Sports Video Group in the US for the past five […]  More

Arqiva signs up for another year of Gold Sponsorship at SVG Europe

Infrastructure and media services company Arqiva, which helps to deliver the Premier League to an estimated audience of 4.7bn viewers in hundreds of territories, says its association with SVG Europe provides access to rights holders and enables it to stay in touch with the sports broadcasting landscape. Arqiva’s managing director for satellite and media Alex Parnell stated: […]  More

Streambox to receive Technology and Engineering Emmy Award

Streambox will be the recipient of an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering in 2019 after being recognised by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award has been granted for the company’s work on pioneering reliable transmission methodology for live contribution and distribution television links. Bob Hildeman, chief executive at Streambox said: […]  More

Broadcast RF recounts Remembrance Sunday “manic weekend” success

Broadcast RF orchestrated a number of complex Remembrance Sunday events on 11 November this year, as well as handling numerous other events on the same weekend. Preparations for the so-called “manic weekend” began more than a week before, in the workshops of the RF facilities for around a dozen different OB’s. Over the course of […]  More