Recent Posts by Michael Burns

Supercup 2022: The DFL ups the big game with a glass-to-glass strategy

With the media focus on the Supercup 2022 clash at the Red Bull Arena, the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) took the opportunity to highlight its ‘glass to glass’ strategy where it combines the use of camera and drone footage, data capture, and AI sports analysis with TV production and 5G phone apps to really enhance […]  More

Best seat in the house: Innovation scores at the DFL Supercup 2022

The fans of RB Leipzig are in fine voice with their songs, chants, drums and roars echoing around the Red Bull Arena as the DFL Supercup 2022 gets underway. It absolutely envelopes the pitch where ‘Die Roten Bullen’ are taking on the mighty Bavarians of FC Bayern München for the Supercup 2022. In a demo […]  More

Dorna’s MotoGP innovations fuel the need for broadcasting at speed

“Back in 1992, we were travelling all around the world and didn’t really have any broadcast resources. We were just 15 people,” says Sergi Sendra i Vives, head of global technology at Dorna Sports. “We now have the privilege and the opportunity to manage [MotoGP] from end to end, from acquisition to distribution, but when […]  More

Leading the way: Sunset+Vine gives Crufts the major sports event treatment

Even those with only a peripheral interest in dog shows know Crufts. The annual event, run by The Kennel Club since 1891, draws entrants from across the world. Returning after two years due to pandemic lockdowns, Crufts 2022, which took place from 10 to 13 March, saw over 20,000 hounds competing. The live broadcast came […]  More

Three is the magic number: How FilmNova and the PTO covered The Collins Cup, triathlon’s biggest challenge

The Collins Cup, the main event in the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) calendar, took place in Slovakia at the end of August and was shown live in over 100 countries. In this article, we take a look back at the massive effort, multiple challenges and military involvement behind broadcasting coverage of the event. It’s great […]  More

SailGP returns for a second season with ‘the ultimate remote production’ set up

SailGP is back. The thrilling high-speed foiling catamaran race that takes place in spectacular locations around the world has returned following the postponement of the 2020 season, and the award-winning live broadcast coverage is even more innovative than before.  The Bermuda Sail Grand Prix presented by Hamilton Princess marked the opening event of the second […]  More

Experiencing sensory overload: Timeline TV’s live broadcast bonanza

April 2021 saw Timeline TV have one of its busiest weekends ever as it worked simultaneously on Formula E, Sail GP, Premier League, National League, Women’s Super League and the Women’s Six Nations coverage. The base for the big weekend of sport (24-25 April) was split between Timeline’s Ealing broadcast centre and BT Sport’s Stratford […]  More