Recent Posts by Jo Ruddock

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

Euro Media Group and Sony partner to deliver live sports in HDR

Euro Media Group (EMG) and Sony Professional have collaborated to establish an end-to-end HDR workflow for sports broadcasting, primarily for live operations. To develop a live HDR workflow that works from end-to-end and delivers on image quality, EMG and Sony created a solution based around Sony’s SR Live workflow. Integrating Sony HDC-3500 cameras, the HDRC-4000 […]  More

Zero Density becomes SVG Europe Bronze sponsor to ‘take broadcast to another level’

Zero Density has become a Bronze sponsor of SVG Europe. The company’s products, including its Reality suite for creating real-time effects and virtual studios, are used by a number of leading sports broadcasters, including BBC, Fox Sports, Star Sports, Ziggo Sport and more. Other clients include The Weather Channel, Riot Games, RTL Group, NENT group, France […]  More