Recent Posts by Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG Editorial Director

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

Extreme E deal with Eleven Sports expands series reach to 140 additional countries

Pioneering off-road electric race series Extreme E has partnered with global media group Eleven Sports to bring the championship’s X Prixs to motorsports fans in multiple markets. The deal will allow Eleven Sports to deliver Extreme E’s live race coverage as well as its behind-the-scenes magazine programme, preview and review shows for its new global […]  More

Telstra expands US presence with Broadcast Operations Centre

Telstra Broadcast Services continues to expand its presence in the United States. The latest effort? The launch of a new Broadcast Operations Centre that is based at PSSI International’s Teleport in Pittsburgh, PA. The BOC allows enables TBS to add US-based managed services including operations, monitoring, bookings and technical services to its overall Telstra Global […]  More

Pixellot, LIGR deliver new AI production offering with integrated cloud-based graphics

AI-automated sports video and analytics tech provider Pixellot and cloud-based live graphics platform provider LIGR have combined to offer an integrated solution for live broadcasting and streaming. The companies say the new automated solution will provide a new level of graphic visualisations which includes engaging live stats and promotional graphics.  More

Ross Video acquires media asset management solutions firm Primestream

Ross Video has acquired the media asset management (MAM) software company Primestream. The acquisition marks Ross Video’s 17th since 2009 and its largest to date, taking the Ross employee headcount over the 1,000-employee threshold. The deal will see the Primestream portfolio and teams led by President and CEO Claudio Lisman and EVP Namdev Lisman, along […]  More

BirdDog supports NDI 5 across product line with introduction of Play Cloud Connect Tools

BirdDog is supporting NDI 5, the latest version of the NDI IP system, across all hardware products including Flex Family, 4K Family, Studio NDI, Mini, all PTZ camera models, and the upcoming Wallplates, and SDM range. Support for NDI 5 will roll into BirdDog products when it becomes available later in the second quarter. Also […]  More

SVG Sit-Down: Canon’s Larry Thorpe reflects on 50 years of innovation at BBC, RCA, Sony, and Canon

For more than five decades Larry Thorpe, most recently senior fellow at Canon USA, has been a mainstay in the global TV production industry. Without Thorpe’s work at the BBC, RCA, Sony, and most recently Canon, the live TV production and digital cinema universe would look very different. Having retired last month, he sat down […]  More

Real Madrid relies on Greenfly for social media content creation and sharing

Real Madrid FC, which boasts the largest social media following in football, is the latest of 27 leagues and hundreds of teams globally that have signed on to use Greenfly’s platform to share digital media captured at matches, events, and training directly with athletes. The club says it has had outstanding success with its selection […]  More