Recent Posts by Michael Burns

Remote glitter: Behind the scenes at BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Thanks to the clever use of technology and meticulous planning, the 67th BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) will once again be playing to a huge audience in 2020, only this time it will be composed of a virtual wall made up of hundreds of participants and millions of BBC1 viewers. A fixture in […]  More

ACS helps Goodyear Blimp soar back into motorsports at Le Mans 24hrs 2020

Aerial Camera Systems (ACS), part of Euro Media Group (EMG), has been appointed by Goodyear Europe to provide camera services for the Goodyear Blimp’s return to European motorsports later this month. Delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tour will commence with live aerial coverage of the rescheduled Le Mans 24hrs 2020 on 19 September. […]  More

Live from Edinburgh: Sky Sports hosts European Rugby final coverage in Murrayfield

It’s four hours before kickoff at Murrayfield and the dressing room benches are lined with attentive faces. There might be some anxious expressions among the Stade Français Paris team, but it’s probably not regarding the question about post-match DVD operations. Apart from a quick discussion (and equally quick decision by Sky Sports) regarding team on-screen […]  More

eSports in the ascendant as production goes high-end

If you’re looking for the next big opportunity in sports video, eSports could prove to be a very exciting prospect indeed. “eSports are a strong and growing segment of the market and we see it continuing on the upswing,” says Jeremie Mekaelian, contribution services sales & projects director, Globecast. “Statistica reports that in 2015 there […]  More

An exploration of VR and AR for sports: part II – is VR a long-term opportunity or short term fad?

Does VR in sport have a future? We’ve seen [in Part 1] that production companies and technology providers are recognising the considerable challenges of VR and mixed reality video in sports coverage. Despite all the trials going on, some of them involving major fixtures and events, there’s still a sense of ‘trying the water’. “Everyone […]  More

BBC Wales debuts Six Nations in 360˚at Principality Stadium for VR trial

BBC Wales has been wowing viewers of its website with the first-ever 360˚ video shot at an inter-national rugby game. For Wales vs Scotland, the second game of the 2016 RBS 6 Nations Championship, Atticus Digital was at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium to film 360˚ video as part of a VR trial for the broadcaster and […]  More