Recent Posts by Jo Ruddock

European Tour agrees multi-year partnership with Zoom

The European Tour has today announced a multi-year partnership with Zoom Video Communications. As the European Tour’s Official Unified Communications Partner, Zoom will provide comprehensive communications services including virtual and collaborative experiences for media, commercial partners, hospitality guests and the Tour’s global fanbase, through exclusive live-sport experiences. Zoom will deliver virtual press conferences and facilitate key […]  More

Grass Valley’s LiveTouch helps Studio Berlin ramp up replay capability

Grass Valley’s LiveTouch replay and highlights system is set to become a key element of Studio Berlin’s upgraded live production workflow. The deployment sees the German production services provider expand its existing Grass Valley ecosystem with upscaled replay and highlights capability by adding 48 UHD HDR sQ server channels and 15 new LiveTouch panels supporting major live […]  More

Sportradar acquires InteractSport to enhance its cricket offering

Sportradar has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Melbourne-based InteractSport, a sports data and technology company with partnerships across a range of leading sporting organisations with a particular depth and expertise in cricket. This acquisition is anticipated to close in the second quarter of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals. Cricket is one of the […]  More

Ateme launches Green Delivery solution for video service providers

Ateme has launched its Green Delivery solution to enable both OTT and DTH operators to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of their video delivery, thereby helping them to meet sustainability goals. Bringing together various carbon-efficient components into an integrated whole, the Green Delivery solution brings further optimisations to reduce hardware requirements, bandwidth usage and energy […]  More

LiveNow expands its sports line-up to include European rugby finals

On-demand streaming service LiveNow will broadcast The Heineken Cup Final and Challenge Cup Final on 21 and 22 May 2021. Twenty-four teams across France, England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have battled it out for a place in the Heineken Cup final, with Toulouse and La Rochelle looking to be crowned European champions on 22 May. […]  More

IBC2021 Innovation Awards now open for entries

IBC has officially opened the call for entries for the IBC2021 Innovation Awards. This year’s awards programme will focus on innovations underpinned by collaboration within the content and technology industry. The call for entries will close on 2 June 2021 and winners will be announced on 12 September at IBC2021 in Amsterdam. Michael Crimp, chief […]  More

GeoComply zeros in on streaming geo-piracy with updates to GeoGuard DB

GeoComply Solutions, a geolocation security company that helps detect and prevent fraud, has introduced significant updates to GeoGuard DB, its VPN and proxy detection solution for the OTT and streaming video market. GeoGuard DB is used by online broadcasters worldwide, including the BBC, Amazon Prime Video, CBC and Telstra, to protect their territorially restricted content […]  More

LiveU launches all-inclusive live video subscription service – LiveU 360°

LiveU has unveiled a new all-inclusive, subscription-based service with a flexible upgrade model. LiveU 360° is said to offer a modernised video production solution in a cost-efficient and scalable turnkey package – combining hardware and software, cloud workflow connectivity, unlimited data and value-added services with a new fully managed Platinum Service. Guy Yaniv, chief business […]  More

RT Software expands its range of telestration solutions with Tactic Draw

Real-time live broadcast graphics solutions provider RT Software has added to its Tactic family of telestration solutions with Tactic Draw. Primarily aimed at content creators requiring presenters or participants to interact live with content using touchscreens or tablets, Tactic Draw is designed for all sports genres as well as newsrooms, elections and light entertainment. Running […]  More

Pixellot returns as a Bronze sponsor of SVG Europe

Pixellot has renewed its a Bronze sponsorship of SVG Europe. The company works with broadcasters, distributors, leagues, rights holders and more to enable high-quality sports coverage using cost-effective AI-automated video production solutions. Users range from FC Barcelona and NEP Group to the Israeli Basketball Association and Poland’s 2. Liga. Discussing the challenges and opportunities of […]  More