Recent Posts by Heather McLean, Editor

36th America’s Cup to be broadcast by new production company for 2021 event

Austrian production company West4Media and German broadcast manufacturer Riedel Communications have joined forces to create circle-o Broadcast Productions, a new company that will produce TV coverage of the 36th America’s Cup. In 2021, the America’s Cup will set sail toward Auckland, New Zealand. The battle for America’s Cup, the oldest international sporting trophy, pits the […]  More

Open Broadcast Systems launches support for RIST standard for low latency contribution

Open Broadcast Systems has stated that its range of IP encoders and decoders now support the new Reliable Internet Stream Transport (RIST) protocol, for interoperable low latency contribution quality video via unmanaged networks, including the internet. RIST is based on the Video Services Forum’s TR-06-1 technical recommendation document and the collaboration of all leading vendors […]  More

BBC coverage for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup goes to Input Media

London-based independent sports production company Input Media has been appointed by the BBC to produce coverage of this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. The tournament runs from 7 June to 7 July 2019. Input Media will produce live programming for broadcast on the BBC’s network TV channels, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. The […]  More

Broadcast industry gets lit up by infiLED with new sports division

InfiLED, an international provider of LED displays and solutions, has launched a brand new division that will aim to bring the best of LED technology to the sports industry. InfiLED Sports will operate from a 10,000 sq ft facility in Wiltshire, UK, and will offer customers LED solutions alongside what it describes as “a wealth […]  More

AWS Elemental: “live contribution to the cloud has come of age”

Following the recent launch of AWS Elemental MediaConnect, Simon Frost, head of marketing and business development EMEA, has told SVG Europe that he believes that the service is going to make life easier for sports broadcasters that use or intend to use cloud services for live contribution. AWS Elemental MediaConnect is a service for ingesting, […]  More

808 Talent joins SVG Europe as OB/SI Sponsor

808 Talent, a specialist international recruitment consultancy, has joined SVG Europe as an OB/SI Sponsor, demonstrating its commitment to the sports media channel. The company looks for the best management, commercial and engineering talent for its clients within the broadcast and sports media tech markets. Alongside its traditional recruitment services, 808 Talent also offers consultancy […]  More

Gaelic sport gets major refresh at Nemeton TV with Open Broadcast Systems

Producing content for The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the Irish community-based volunteer organisation promoting Gaelic games, culture and lifelong participation, is no easy feat due to the frequency of matches and popularity of the games themselves. With sporting matches taking place across the country and often simultaneously, the Irish production company Nemeton TV needed a […]  More

Live from London: EE and BT Sport achieve world first with 5G broadcast using remote production

In a world first, BT Sport and EE have successfully carried out a live broadcast over 5G using remote production, delivering a two-way transmission from Wembley Stadium to London’s ExCeL exhibition centre. Showcasing the capabilities of 5G technology for the world of sports broadcasting, BT Sport’s Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, alongside presenter Abi Stephens, […]  More

Akamai lends support to SVG Europe for another year

Akamai has announced it has renewed its Gold Sponsorship of SVG Europe for another 12 months. The company said its membership of the association enables it to stay at the front of , “a powerful network of industry professionals and key decision makers”. Commented Ian Munford, director of product marketing at Akamai: “Keeping on top […]  More

Winter event success for SVG Europe Women with BT Sport and Timeline TV

Women from across the sports media broadcast industry flocked to the latest SVG Europe Women event at BT Sport’s studios last Thursday night. With around 200 people in attendance, the evening included networking and discussion about the hottest trends and toughest challenges facing women both in front of and behind the camera today. Also during […]  More