Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Bermuda and Italy to host first SailGP events of second season 2021

SailGP has gained new venue partners ahead of its restart in 2021, with the island of Bermuda and Italian city, Taranto joining the schedule to host the opening events. Though San Francisco and New York were initially set to host the first events following SailGP’s Season 2 postponement due to COVID-19, the league shifted the […]  More

Endless AR possibilities: BT Sport’s Match Day Experience technical partners talk new realities

BT Sport and mobile operator EE recently announced Match Day Experience, a set of new features for the BT Sport app. Match Day Experience brings augmented reality (AR) elements and 360-degree video to live and non-live coverage of Premier League matches for EE 5G subscribers using the new iPhone 12. SVG Europe caught up with […]  More

BT Sport to show all behind-closed-doors Premiership Rugby matches live

All Premiership Rugby matches played behind closed doors in the 2020-21 season will be shown live on BT Sport in the UK, the broadcaster has revealed. Following discussions with the competition’s organisers, BT Sport will show all six games each weekend live across its TV channels, its app and on the btsport.com website. Once crowds […]  More

UEFA Euro 2020 play-off finals with Scotland versus Serbia net Sky Sports peak of 2.6 million viewers

Scotland’s UEFA Euro 2020 victory over Serbia became the most watched qualifier match this year on Sky Sports. Scotland and Northern Ireland’s dramatic UEFA Euro 2020 Play-off Finals provided Sky Sports with large audience shares on 12 November, following Sky’s recent decision to offer both broadcasts for fans to enjoy free-to-air in recognition of the […]  More

SVG Europe Women mentee Sarah McLaughlin becomes first woman to direct for the Professional Squash Association

Sarah McLaughlin, an SVG Europe Women and Rise mentee, has become the first woman to direct a squash match for the Professional Squash Association (PSA). The PSA is the global governing body for the men’s and women’s professional squash circuit. The PSA World Tour involves over 200 tournaments annually. McLaughlin, a multi-skilled operator at the […]  More

Accelerating innovation: Salsa Sound and the advance of intelligent audio

Speaking to SVG Europe, the co-founders of Manchester-based audio start-up Salsa Sound discuss the work they have done during the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the virus (and subsequent lack of fans in stadiums) has quickened the pace of technological change within sports broadcasting.  Salsa Sound is a company that was spun-out from the University of […]  More

Getting heard during lockdown on BT Sport’s The Greatest Race, Bundesliga and the Premier League

During the UK’s first coronavirus lockdown, sound services company Tall Audio worked with BT Sport and Timeline TV on the broadcaster’s motorsport show The Greatest Race as well as on Bundesliga, Premier League and Early Kick Off show coverage. Using innovative remote working techniques and some existing remote production skills, they helped their production partners […]  More

AFC Wimbledon live streams Plough Lane opening night to YouTube with three-person remote production crew

Systems integrator Broadcast Solutions recently planned and executed almost two hours of pre and post match live excitement for AFC Wimbledon’s YouTube channel, using a crew of just three people. The occasion was the opening match at the football club’s new home, just metres away from its original stadium in Plough Lane, following almost two […]  More

Motorsport festival: Goodwood SpeedWeek races to life with Aurora Media Worldwide

Goodwood SpeedWeek recently showcased three days of incredible motorsports action both on and off the track. This new, one-time-only interactive entertainment experience ran from 16 to 18 October behind closed doors with the aim of replacing the cancelled Goodwood Festival of Speed, which was supposed to take place in July, and the Goodwood Revival, which […]  More

Sky Sports to open up this Saturday’s Fight Night boxing to all to push women’s elite sport

Sky Sports has announced it is making this Saturday’s Fight Night boxing available on YouTube, Facebook and skysports.com, as part of the broadcaster’s bid to make elite women’s sport more accessible to a broader fan base. The triple-header of women’s world title fights taking place on 14 November – including undisputed lightweight champion Katie Taylor’s […]  More