Recent Posts by Philip Stevens

Journey to Japan 2019: Rugby World Cup host broadcast plans fall into place

“IGBS has brought the ‘dream team’ concept to the Rugby World Cup (RWC) with production teams from the major rugby territories — France, UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.” That’s how David Shield, co-project director, IGBS, describes the preparations for this year’s rubgy extravaganza in Japan. IGBS (International Games Broadcast Services) is a joint […]  More

BBC Sport and Input Media prepare for FIFA Women’s World Cup

France is the venue for this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup (WWC) which kicks off this evening. Twenty-four countries will take part, with the opening match being played in Paris between the hosts and South Korea, while the final will be in Lyon on 7 July. “All 52 matches will be live on the BBC, […]  More

Around the leagues: How LaLiga is being covered for the 2018-19 season

From the start of the 2015-6 season, LaLiga and the top tier clubs have been working to a combined TV deal covering both domestic and international territories. Indeed, LaLiga was the driving force in promoting the idea of providing extensive global league coverage. “Before the 2015-6 season, clubs sold their rights individually, and this generated […]  More

SVG Europe Sit-Down: VIDI’s Karsten Winterberg and Jürgen Jahn on the outlook for HDR and network management

VIDI’s mission is to support clients in meeting the toughest challenges in the field of converging broadcast and tele-communication technologies. The company combines technical consultancy, project planning and turnkey fulfilment, as well as comprehensive additional services, all under one roof. Its integrated approach to projects allows Vidi to offer clients all the support they require […]  More

SVG Europe Sit-Down: Media Links’ Mark Podesla reveals IBC plans and offers IP predictions

IP-based technology from Media Links has been the backbone of soccer World Cups, winter and summer Olympic events, major US American Football events, Asian Games, and many other high-profile global sporting events since 2002. In each case, the Media Links solutions have been used by major broadcasters to transport broadcast signals from these events to […]  More

SVG Europe Sit-Down: Calrec’s Dave Letson with thoughts on remote production and a look at the challenges ahead

Calrec’s range of broadcast mixing consoles, remote production and audio networking solutions, its understanding of AoIP and IP infrastructures, and its work with third-party integration mean the company is at the epicentre of changing broadcast requirements. And from that position Dave Letson, vice president of sales, was able to cover a range of topics in […]  More

League kick-offs: How Serie A is being covered for the 2018-19 season

Italy’s Serie A is known as one of the best football leagues in the world. It is not surprising, therefore, that TV coverage rights are much coveted. It is reported that Sky Sports Italia now has an annual bill of €780 million to screen 266 matches, while Perform for DAZN is paying at least €193.3 million […]  More