Recent Posts by Jo Ruddock

First Arctic Rally Finland reaches audience of billions

The city of Rovaniemi attracted a star-studded line-up for the first ever Arctic Rally Finland powered by CapitalBox, with the world’s best rally drivers taking to the snowy roads of Lapland on the 26-28 February. The 2021 event was contested over ten stages totalling 251.08km in competitive distance and featured 56 entries representing 24 countries. This […]  More

Eleven secures WTA rights in Portugal for 2021-2023 seasons

Eleven has secured Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rights in Portugal for three seasons, from 2021-23. It will broadcast the WTA Finals and WTA 1000 tournaments live across its linear and digital channels, making a total of 10 tournaments a season available to Portuguese tennis fans. The WTA Tour features the best tennis players in the world, […]  More

Andrei Marton joins Ross as regional sales manager – South Eastern Europe

Ross Video has appointed Andrei Marton to the newly created position of regional sales manager for South Eastern Europe. Marton is based in Bucharest, Romania, and comes to Ross with business development and sales experience gained from both manufacturers and systems integrators in the broadcast industry. He also latterly worked in account management with a […]  More

AZ Alkmaar invests in AI-driven studio complete with vPilot system

Dutch professional football club Alkmaar Zaanstreek, better known as AZ Alkmaar or simply AZ, has selected an AI-driven camera studio for creating its own TV productions situated within its AFAS stadium. AZ opted for a vPilot system that allows them to create professional studio productions without the need for camera operators or an onsite director […]  More

Imagine remains committed to SVG Europe as a Gold sponsor

Imagine Communications has recommitted to being a Gold sponsor of SVG Europe. The company cited SVG Europe’s response to the challenges created by COVID-19 as a key reason behind its decision. “During the last 12 months, sport has been more important than ever before in keeping audiences entertained and stimulated,” said Mathias Eckert, SVP & […]  More

Mo-Sys releases U50 heavy-duty remote head for the biggest box lenses

Designed to enable camera operators to control the biggest box lenses and heaviest broadcast camera set-ups remotely, the U50 remote head is new from Mo-Sys. The U50 combats the current challenges and requirements brought about by COVID-19, which has seen the size of on-site production crews dramatically decreasing. It is capable of smoothly and quickly operating […]  More

Riedel reflects on ‘easy decision’ to renew SVG Europe Gold sponsorship

Riedel has recommitted to Gold sponsorship of SVG Europe, citing the opportunities provided by virtual events and the strength of market insight offered. Christian Bockskopf, head of marketing and communications, Riedel Communications, said: “As a technology supplier for some of the world’s largest productions, Riedel’s global success has always been intricately linked to the sports […]  More

RaceTech supports ITV Racing as coverage grows in 2021

As horse racing has been allowed to continue as an Elite Sport under strict government guidelines and rules, so demand for content has grown as it provides much needed entertainment to existing fans as well as an increasing new audience. Technical facilities provider RaceTech continues to play a significant part in producing the live pictures […]  More

Extreme E’s St Helena prepares to set sail for opening race in Saudi Arabia

After an extensive two-year refurbishment, Extreme E’s floating centrepiece, the St Helena, is ready to set sail for the championship’s inaugural race weekend, which takes place on 3-4 April in Saudi Arabia. The moment was marked in Liverpool, UK by Extreme E founder and CEO Alejandro Agag who sprayed a celebratory bottle of Moët champagne, […]  More

Extreme E reveals purpose-built studio ‘Command Centre’ for live broadcasts

Electric off-road series Extreme E has revealed its innovative ‘Command Centre’ – a classic motorsport pit wall unpacked – which will play a focal role in live race broadcasts, creating drama and atmosphere. Operating like a futuristic strategy room, this purpose-built studio is where key team players will join together to watch the race unfold […]  More