Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

Pebble Beach Systems joins SVG Europe as Gold sponsor

Joining the SVG Europe fold is Pebble Beach Systems, which has become a Gold sponsor of this exclusive, sports media community. Pebble Beach Systems is a provider of automation, channel in a box, integrated and virtualised playout technology, with scalable products designed for highly efficient multichannel transmission as well as complex news and sports television. […]  More

Thought Leadership: Time to level the playing field for people of colour in sports broadcast

Representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) athletes in sport today is strong. It is estimated that up to 30% of professional footballers in the English professional leagues are black, while in professional boxing and athletics, the figures are even higher. However, this diversity is not reflected in the sports media.  According to the […]  More

Premier League content pirate Ace IPTV liquidates after paying £600,000 fine

A Premier League content pirate company, Ace IPTV, has been forced into liquidation after being caught and charged with a £600,000 fine for breaching the League’s copyright. Run by Craig Driscoll and Ian Isaac, Ace IPTV was selling subscriptions to illegal Premier League streams directly to consumers which allowed viewing on a range of devices, […]  More

BT Group announces new consumer unit to deliver UK’s first converged products and content

BT Group has announced the launch of a new Consumer Business Unit, as well as making over 20 further announcements today in its bid to reinforce the company’s commitment to be a leader in converged offerings delivering innovative services. After weak results reported by the business last week, BT Group has announced its new Consumer […]  More

Norwegian FC Odds Ballklubb launches OTT service from Snowball Digital

Norwegian football team, Odds Ballklubb, has used Crystallize, a cloud-based platform for building and managing subscription-based video services pioneered by Norwegian product developer Snowball Digital, for a new over the top (OTT) service for fans. Known locally as Odd, Norway’s oldest existing association football team and a member of Eliteserien, the country’s top professional league, […]  More

FC St. Pauli launches next generation video platform  

German Bundesliga football club FC St. Pauli has launched a new online video service for fans based on Jupiter, an end to end multiscreen sports video platform devised by TeraVolt, which takes advantage of 3 Screen Solutions’ (3SS) 3READY front-end solution. Thilo Herbst, a partner at 3SS, spoke to SVG Europe about the video platform […]  More

BT Sport’s Matt Stagg says fan engagement is key to broadcaster success

BT Sport has reiterated its commitment to improving the viewer experience over all devices with the recent appointment of Matt Stagg as its director of mobile strategy. Stagg, who was previously head of mobile video and content at BT Group-owned mobile network provider EE, is now responsible for developing BT Sport’s mobile capabilities. BT Sport […]  More