Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

E-Bike Grand Prix appoints Sunset+Vine as production, content, and media partnerships agency

Sunset+Vine has been named the live production, content and media partnerships agency for a new and exciting city centre electric bike grand prix series. The E-Bike Grand Prix (EBK GP) Racing Series is owned and developed by Cube International and will feature pro-cycling teams racing around specially-designed city centre tracks on electric road bikes at […]  More

Gravity Media acquires Telstra’s DSNG fleet and Globecam miniature camera business

Gravity Media has acquired Telstra Broadcast Services’ DSNG (Digital Satellite Newsgathering) fleet, its speciality Globecam miniature camera business and associated Radio Frequency Links. Gravity Media say the acquisition will complement its existing outside broadcast fleet in Australia as well as its UK-based speciality cameras division. The acquired DSNG fleet is the largest in Australasia with […]  More

FIFA names Kay Madati as chief commercial officer with remit to lead digital innovation efforts

FIFA has named Kay Madati as its chief commercial officer. Kay, who has a 20-year background in the international media, sports and entertainment industries, will take up his duties at FIFA on 19 July 2021. His experience includes leading teams around the world at Twitter, Viacom, Facebook, Time Warner and LinkedIn. Kay brings to FIFA […]  More

Peter Angell and Murray Barnett launch sport OTT consultancy

Sports organisations big and small are working hard to figure out an effective OTT strategy that helps not only maximise the value of their property and rights but also meet consumer expectations that, increasingly, are more demanding every day. A new fully independent OTT consulting firm, called D2C Sport, launched by former Peter Angell, former […]  More

Open Championship returns: CTV and ETP at the centre of production as Sky Sports and NBC work remotely

The 149th Open Championship has been in pause mode since last July, but the world’s best golfers will finally take to the tee boxes at Royal St. George’s in Kent, England today (15 July). And for Hamish Greig, CTV OB chief executive, and the rest of the team from CTV, European Tour Productions (ETP), and […]  More

Jamie Ambrose joins BirdDog as global chief revenue and operations officer

BirdDog has appointed Jamie Ambrose as Global Chief Revenue & Operations Officer and in the newly created role Ambrose will be responsible for further increasing BirdDog’s global sales, as well we provide strong leadership within the company. Ambrose joins BirdDog with more than 20 years experience in the media industry, including senior management roles at […]  More

Racehorse Media Group extends British racecourse rights for five years

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has extended its British racecourse licence extensions for audio-visual and data rights for a new five-year term. The renewals cover 35 racecourses for their LBO rights and 33 racecourses for all other aspects of their media rights including streaming (Watch & Bet), direct to home (DTH), terrestrial TV and international betting […]  More

AR, 5G set to transform Tokyo Olympics fan experience

The Tokyo Organizing Committee today took the wraps off some next-generation spectator viewing technologies that will be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. AR, 5G, and even 12K will help spectators at sailing, swimming and golf get closer than ever to the action. Spectators at the sailing venue (Enoshima Yacht Harbor), for example, will be […]  More