Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

HorseShow.Video picks AJA for live streaming and recording solution upgrade

HorseShow.Video has upgraded and streamlined its live streaming and recording set-up with the addition of kit from AJA Video Systems. HorseShow.Video live streams tournaments, interviews and live events content for the Quarter and Paint horse breeds across Europe. High-fidelity and reliable live stream workflows have proven critical to connecting remote audiences with global content, especially […]  More

SVG Europe announces sad passing of contributing editor Ian McMurray

SVG Europe is sad to announce the death of contributing editor, Ian McMurray. A prolific, professional and highly experienced writer, McMurray was a stalwart of the broadcasting field, also covering a multitude of other areas from audio visual to education, food, as well as helping numerous companies in those areas in a public relations capacity. […]  More

Olympic hopefuls in surfing and sport climbing featured in new Olympic Channel series

Showcasing the dreams of first-time Olympic hopefuls from around the world, the Olympic Channel presents Road to Tokyo: The Qualifier Stories starting with the premiere of its surfing series on Thursday, 17 September and followed by its sport climbing series on Thursday, 1 October. Surfing and sports climbing were scheduled to make their debut on […]  More

SES moves to Stockley Park facility in London for enhanced sports broadcasting services

SES is providing broadcasters with a newly opened, full-service sports and events facility in Greater London, as it aims to support broadcasters in the ‘new normal’. The centre has been designed to help broadcasters deliver content as sports make their comeback across Europe, following lockdown. Apart from handling downlink, decoding, processing and recording, SES’s Stockley […]  More

Sport Production & Technology Summit: Sports Production Leaders Briefings begin today with Broadcasters & OTTs

SVG Europe’s Sports Production Leaders Briefings begin today with Broadcasters & Over the Top (OTT) providers, kicking off at 4pm (UK time). Today’s speakers are BBC Sport’s Narinder Ball, outside broadcast engineering manager, DAZN’s Natalie Cornforth, head of global virtual production operations, Sky Deutschland’s vice president of sports production and SVG Europe chair, Alessandro Reitano, […]  More

BT Sport on its vision for augmented live sports broadcasting becoming reality with 5G

BT Sport recently became one of the winners of the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) funding boost for 5G, under the 5G Create competition. Named 5G Edge-XR, the consortium led by BT’s Media and Research teams alongside TheGridFactory, Condense Reality, Bristol University, Dance East, and Salsa Sound, will develop virtual […]  More

Premier League launches new metrics and insights for fans with Stats Perform and Second Spectrum

The Premier League’s highest level of official player and team level eventing data has been synchronised with tracking data to provide new metrics and insights to football fans. As the official tracking provider of the Premier League, Second Spectrum delivers its state-of-the-art player and ball tracking data for every Premier League match, using advanced computer […]  More

SVG Europe Women Networking Uncovered event takes lid off new and old perceptions [VIDEO]

SVG Europe Women Virtual’s Networking Uncovered event exposed the secrets of the art of getting to know people and moving ahead in your sports broadcasting career. On Thursday 10 September, the panel, made up of members of the SVG Europe Women Advisory Board, discussed new and old perceptions of networking, face-to-face meetings versus connecting virtually, […]  More

Sky Germany looks back at the trials and tribulations of covering Bayern Munich v Chelsea in the Champions League

Sky Germany’s Johannes Demmel is a senior manager for outside field operations at UEFA Champions League matches. When lockdown began, Demmel, like many others working in sports broadcasting, was confronted with a break of almost five months, “not being able to enter a stadium; not even preparing any outside production at all”. After long weeks […]  More