Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

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

Live from the Rugby World Cup: IGBS social media team finds success with 360-degree video

Tim Stott, International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS) executive producer, digital, has worked on four Rugby World Cup tournaments and over the years he and the team have learned one key factor when it comes to creating content for social media. “What we do is almost divorced from the match schedule as what happens in the […]  More

Live from the Rugby World Cup: Host broadcaster IGBS raises level of production and content to new heights

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will pass the halfway point this weekend and for World Rugby, IGBS (a partnership between HBS and IMG) and rights holders around the world it also marks the halfway point of a new era in host production for the event. Previously the responsibility for the host production fell on the […]  More