Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

ITN Productions to support International Federations Summit set for 12 February in Lausanne

ITN Productions has signed on as a sponsor of the International Federations Summit, an event produced by Major Events International (MEI) in partnership with SVG Europe. The event will be held 12-13 February in Lausanne and is designed to support knowledge transfer and best practices among international federations in order to mitigate future risk, minimise […]  More

Norway’s Fotball Media signs Mediabank deal with NEP Norway

Fotball Media will continue to use NEP’s managed services and cloud-based media asset management (MAM) platform Mediabank for a further three years after signing a contract extension with NEP Norway. NEP has delivered the Mediabank service to Fotball Media for the last five years and after successfully competing in a thorough and stringent RFP process […]  More

FutureSPORT 2019: DAZN and NEP discuss how new technologies offer new flexibility for sports production

What happens when DAZN, a globally produced and distributed OTT sports streaming service, taps into NEP Group, a globally distributed production services company? That was the subject of discussion at the SVG Europe FutureSPORT 2019 conference at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium. Claire Da Silva, DAZN VP production operations, said DAZN has a global production […]  More

2019 eSports Production Summit: Pro leagues embrace eSports to reach new fans

Professional sports leagues continue to embrace eSports, and their effort was the topic of discussion during one of the panels at SVG’s eSports Production Summit last month in Los Angeles. Matt Arden, head of content and media, NBA 2K League, NBA, emphasised the importance of managing workflow, with upwards of 55-60 operators involved in every […]  More

Live from InterBEE Japan: NHK and Rakuten Mobile deliver 8K via 5G

NHK Technologies (NT), in collaboration with Rakuten Mobile, successfully transmitted live 8K video over Rakuten Mobile’s 5G network during a demonstration held at the InterBEE 2019 exhibition in Tokyo. The live transmission experiment made use of NT’s 8K Cloud Distribution System. The use of the public 5G wireless network frees the user from fibre optic […]  More

Grass Valley president Tim Shoulders on the next steps for the soon-to-be-sold Belden company

When Belden announced that it was divesting Grass Valley on 30 October it sent ripples through the industry and also had people asking the same question: what’s next for Grass Valley? Tim Shoulders, the president of Grass Valley, spent a few minutes discussing the situation with SVG and the good news for GV customers and […]  More

Belden to divest Grass Valley; Grass Valley says move is positive

Belden announced today (30 October) that it will divest the Grass Valley business but the company itself quickly responded that the move is not expected to disrupt current operations, adding that it should be seen as a positive move for employees and customers. John Stroup, president, CEO and chairman of Belden, said the company concluded […]  More

Live from the Rugby World Cup: Canon Free Viewpoint system ready to bring volumetric capture replays to semi-final matches

The Rugby World Cup is about to enter the crunch semi-final stage of the competition and the remaining matches at Yokohama Stadium will feature what has been the most exciting broadcast innovation at this year’s event: the Canon Free Viewpoint volumetric capture system. It synthesises image data from 125 cameras located around the stadium in […]  More