Recent Posts by Philip Stevens

Slam dunk goes Global on social media with NBA

Real Madrid and Barcelona may be two of the biggest names in European football, but the names represent significant forces in the world of basketball, too. Earlier this year, both teams hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder side as part of the NBA (National Basketball Association) Global Games – a series of matches featuring NBA teams […]  More

Collaborative Belgian Proximus League IP production points way to the future

August saw the start of the new football season for the Proximus League in Belgium. And right from the first game, SiA (Skynet iMotion Activities), the production arm of the Proximus group (the largest of Belgium’s three mobile telecommunications companies) with responsibility for coverage of the matches, opted to use remote IP technology as an […]  More

Ready for Rio: how Dutch viewers will watch the Games

In common with most broadcasters, NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting) in The Netherlands started planning its 2016 Olympic coverage shortly after the previous Winter games in 2014. “These Olympics will mark the 60th anniversary of our Olympic broadcasts,” reveals Monique Hamer, executive producer, NOS Sport. “We covered our first Olympic events in the 1956 Winter Olympics, […]  More

Ready for Rio: How German viewers will watch the Olympics

Planning for the Rio Games started for German public service broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) immediately following the conclusion of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. “For such a major event as the Olympics, intense planning is required – especially when we are operating so far away from our base and with the significant time […]  More

Ready for Rio: How UK viewers will watch the Paralympic Games

Television coverage has played a significant role in raising awareness of the Paralympic Games. This year, those events will take place between 7 and 18 September in Rio following the completion of the Summer Olympics. With participants from 160 countries, the Paralympics is the biggest multisport event for disabled athletes in the world. At the […]  More