Recent Posts by Jason Dachman, Managing Editor

Disney acquires majority ownership of BAMTech, will launch new streaming service in early 2018

The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to acquire majority ownership of BAMTech and will launch its ESPN-branded multisport video-streaming service in early 2018, followed by a new Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service in 2019. Under terms of the transaction, Disney will pay $1.58 billion to acquire an additional 42% stake in BAMTech from MLB Advanced Media […]  More

Inside the deal: what NEP’s Bexel acquisition means for the live sports production industry

NEP Group made a major splash last week by acquiring Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions from the Vitec Group. The latest in a long run of NEP acquisitions in recent years combines two of the most established vendors in live sports remote production. The $35 million deal signals the Vitec Group’s exit from the U.S. broadcast-services […]  More

NEP Group continues run of acquisitions with deal for Bexel

NEP Group has acquired Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions (a subsidiary of Vitec Group) in a move that combines two of the biggest vendor names in live sports production. The deal for Bexel further expands the Pittsburgh-based broadcast-services provider’s inventory of flypack systems and equipment for live event production. Bexel will continue to sell specific services […]  More

Vision View to showcase Gearhouse Broadcast HD OB vehicle at Mediatech Africa

At Mediatech Africa 2017 South African services company Vision View Productions will showcase its new state of the art, mid-sized OB truck. The vehicle was designed, built and integrated by Gearhouse Broadcast in the UK, and will be located on Vision View’s outside exhibit at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg throughout the show. Gearhouse Broadcast’s […]  More

Big Data and its transformative effect on broadcasters

Big Data is transforming the broadcast industry, from sports through to linear TV, according to experts at Sony Professional and Ericsson. This is about hardware-based SDI infrastructure moving towards IP, in particular to cloud-based solutions. Yet this way of working generates data, vast quantities of it, and the question now is about what to do […]  More

Globecast outlines future vision for content creation and distribution

At a recent event in London Globecast – which carries audiovisual content to TV channels, both linear and non-linear, around the world – offered some thoughts about how it sees its market developing in the years ahead. With a customer base representing more than 800 public or commercial channels, it’s certainly a substantial portfolio of interests […]  More

Intel inks Olympic partner deal through 2024, will provide VR and 5G tech at Pyeongchang 2018

Intel has signed a deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to join ‘The Olympic Partner’ (TOP) worldwide sponsorship program through 2024. As part of the agreement, Intel will provide technological and content support for the Olympic Broadcasting Services host-broadcaster operations and for Olympic Channel. It will also deliver real-time and on-demand virtual-reality experiences at 16 events, along […]  More