Recent Posts by Michael Burns

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

Rugby League goes remote at EMG UK’s ViBox-led Stream ROC

There’s been a lot of interest in remote production and the promise it offers for wider coverage of sport. That potential is being fulfilled with the launch of a ‘Stream Gallery’ at EMG UK in High Wycombe. Unlike the other four remote galleries in operation by the company, this addition to the EMG UK ROC […]  More

EMG and Infront Productions in first major roll-out of the diPloy IP flypack at FIS Nordic World Ski Championship

The Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) Nordic World Ski Championship, which took place from 23 February to 7 March in Oberstdorf, Germany, marked the first use of the diPloy IP-based infrastructure from Euro Media Group (EMG). Host broadcaster Infront Productions used the IP flypack to co-ordinate a remote production, with the ski jumping production team situated a few kilometres […]  More

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