Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

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

Sportel Monaco: Sportradar’s Steve Byrd on the sports gambling and broadcasting paradigm

Sportradar has been at the centre of sports data and gambling for some time as Betradar provides all of the services required to run a bookmaker operation. The company also works closely with major sports leagues who want to provide video services to bookmakers. At Sportel, the international TV sports market event in Monaco this […]  More

ESPN embraces automated production for coverage of America East on digital platforms

ESPN’s ever-expanding coverage of sports events big and small has provided the company with an opportunity to produce those events on every scale imaginable. There are, for example, the multi-day efforts for US Open tennis, the megacasts for college football and the robust NBA, MLB, and Monday Night Football productions. But continuing expansion of coverage […]  More

NEP Group acquires SOS Global Express

NEP Group has acquired SOS Global Express, the independent international freight forwarding and full-service logistics company that specialises in supporting clients in broadcast, entertainment and music as well as professional sports teams and leagues. The addition of SOS is consistent with NEP’s stated strategy to become the world leader in broadcast services and live events, […]  More

Live from the Rugby World Cup: HBS CTO Christian Gobbel on the challenges and opportunities of IP

In many respects, the 2019 Rugby World Cup production efforts by International Games Broadcast Services, the joint venture launched by HBS and IMG Media, is a microcosm of the great transition the industry is undergoing. The IBC is a mixture of IP and SDI connectivity and some of the biggest rights holders don’t even have […]  More