Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Deltatre and Massive Interactive: The OTT story so far

On 8 November last year, Deltatre completed its acquisition of OTT provider Massive Interactive for a total of $127 million. This deal created one of the largest OTT sports providers in the world and a company rumoured to be worth around $1 billion. Since the acquisition completed the two companies have been aligning strategies while […]  More

LaLiga ramps up broadcast of El Gran Derbi with 4K HDR to boost fan viewing experience

LaLiga pulled all the stops out for the broadcast of last weekend’s match between arch rivals, Sevilla and Betis. The famous clash between the two Spanish clubs received the best coverage in its history on Saturday 13 April, supported by LaLiga’s top technological innovations. The historic rivalry between Sevilla FC and Real Betis means that […]  More

M2A Media gives its take on solving the issue of localisation and monetisation in OTT live sports streaming

Valentijn Siebrands, solutions architect at M2A Media, gives us his take on enabling localisation of sports broadcast content without the heavy lifting of running multiple local playout systems in parallel, as well as enabling multiple monetisation models. Sports broadcasting has moved from the model of national broadcasters publishing live sports events to local audiences, to […]  More

Public broadcaster Deutsche Welle goes for Qvest Media to transform production workflow

Qvest Media is developing and implementing a new media production system for Germany-based Deutsche Welle. Qvest Media is designing the production workflow based on a scalable and modular cloud-native architecture and infrastructure. The broadcaster’s new technology strategy is using the collaborative use of aggregated and produced content for efficient multi-platform distribution. ‘Online first’ marks a […]  More

China, India and Indonesia are strategic to the expansion of football as a sport says LaLiga

Football fans in China, India and Indonesia are registering significant growth, according to a study from GfK on behalf of LaLiga. The research also showed that there is evidence of consolidation of LaLiga’s brand image in these countries also, demonstrating the degree to which the sport and the Spanish competition are making significant inroads in […]  More

Italian Broadcaster Mediaset launches OB truck with Evertz at its IP core

Italian broadcaster Mediaset has launched a new outside broadcast (OB) truck with an Evertz IP core based on the company’s Software Defined Video Networking (SDVN) IP technology. Mediaset is a major Italian media company specialising in news, entertainment and sports broadcasting. Mediaset began a project to design a new OB truck for live production events, […]  More

Motorsports racing simulation gets its speed on at iRacing with Limelight Networks’ content delivery network

iRacing, a premier motorsports racing simulation company for eSports, is using Limelight Networks’ content delivery network (CDN) to accelerate large software updates delivered worldwide. Members of iRacing, which organises, hosts and officiates races on virtual tracks all around the world, update their software for the latest track and car information at the start of each […]  More