Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

Live from The Ryder Cup 2020: Sky and NBC collaborate to produce enhanced coverage of the ‘biggest event in golf’

After a 12-month hiatus, the 2020 Ryder Cup begins today (Friday 24 September) as Team USA and Team Europe square off at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin. It’s not only a significant and much-anticipated sporting event, but it also marks the first Ryder Cup where Sky Sports and NBC Sports are part of the same […]  More

SPORTEL Monaco set for return on 5-7 October with esports masterclass in the mix

After a 12-month hiatus, SPORTEL Monaco will be back from 5 to 7 October, at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. It will be the first 2021 international convention 100 per cent live and in-person to reconnect and reunite the international sports media and technology industry. SPORTEL says is time to rebuild and reshape the industry […]  More

Live from Tokyo Olympics: NBC’s Chris Connolly and Eric Poellet on the global transmission challenge

Olympics competitions are all about records on the field and the rights holders like NBC Olympics are doing their best to set some records as well. Take the transmission paths that NBC Olympics has deployed to connect Tokyo to the US “We have 80Gbps of connectivity between here and the US,” says Chris Connolly, NBC […]  More

Live from Tokyo Olympics: Darryl Jefferson and Jim Miles on NBC Olympics’ file-based workflows and storytelling

Every NBC Olympic effort sees massive changes and advances with respect to file-based workflows, editing and more. Toss in UHD, HDR and immersive audio and those advances are even more challenging and, ultimately, impressive. Darryl Jefferson, NBC Olympics VP, broadcast operations and technology, and Jim Miles, NBC Olympics, director, digital workflow systems, discussed the multi-continent, timezone and […]  More

Live from Tokyo Olympics: ARD and ZDF have studio presence but production shifts home to Mainz

When German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF originally planned out their Tokyo Olympics plans, they included a studio with a view to Rainbow Bridge and a control room for the studio as well as edit facilities and more. The studio location is shared with Austria’s ORF and Switzerland’s SRG (each has their own studio), is […]  More

Live from Tokyo Olympics: OBS director of digital content production Matt Millington on widgets, athlete moments, and VR

Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) puts a lot of energy and time into digital fan engagement offerings so what happens when the fans aren’t in the stands supporting their nation, and cheering on their friends and family? For OBS it meant filling the gap with a new type of digital experience, one that not only can […]  More