Recent Posts by Philip Stevens

MTG expands sports offerings to include football leagues in 4K UHD

Scandinavia based media group Modern Times Group (MTG) will add two new channels to its line up during the second half of this year. The first, to be introduced in August, is Viasat Sport Premium, while later in 2016 Viasat Ultra HD will carry content from different football leagues in 4K. MTG already runs a […]  More

Remotely Rio: MTG plans split operation for Olympics coverage

With the increasing use of IP technology for remote production, it was inevitable that broadcasters would look at this option when it comes to coverage of the Olympic Games in Rio. One such broadcaster is Scandinavia-based Modern Times Group (MTG). “This will be the first remote production project we have undertaken,” reveals MTG’s CTO Bartek […]  More

An Italian Job: How a group of OB providers is aiming to improve the sector’s business

Established in late 2015, The Alliance – a merger of three large Italian Outside Broadcast providers – is already operating as main contractor for a number of new initiatives in both that country and internationally. According to Andrea Gianolli, the group’s chairman and head of operations, the three founding companies – One-tv, Global Production and […]  More

On the ball: Polsat gears up for coverage of Group C

Poland joins Germany, Ukraine and Northern Ireland in Group C of the EURO 2016 finals in France. Although Poland beat Germany for the first time during the qualifying rounds, it is still without a win again Ukraine in five meetings. So, this should be an interesting tournament for the fans watching in Poland. “We will […]  More

On the ball: How ZDF plans its EURO 2016 coverage

Bookmakers are placing World Cup winners German as joint favourites, with hosts France, for the Euro 2016 tournament. Joachim Low led Germany to that coveted trophy – its first since Euro 96 – and this year marks 10 years since he took charge of the national team. Not only that, in 1972 and 1974, West […]  More

On the ball: How the BBC is preparing for EURO 2016

Coverage of UEFA EURO 2016 in the United Kingdom is split between the BBC and ITV. As far as the BBC is concerned, the plans are to present its programmes from a studio in central Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower. According to Phil Bigwood, executive producer, BBC TV Sport, the Corporation is […]  More

On the ball: How the BBC is preparing for EURO 2016

Coverage of UEFA EURO 2016 in the United Kingdom is split between the BBC and ITV. As far as the BBC is concerned, the current plans are to present its programmes from a studio in central Paris with a view of the Eiffel Tower. According to Phil Bigwood, executive producer, BBC TV Sport, the Corporation […]  More

Sunset+Vine and Alston Elliot serve up ICC World Twenty20 coverage in India

Organised by the International Cricket Council, the sport’s governing body, the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tournament started yesterday March 8 with Hong Kong v Zimbabwe and continues until April 3. In all, 35 games will be played at eight different venues around the country, with the final taking place at the 66,000 seat stadium at […]  More