Recent Posts by Philip Stevens

PacTV packs in plenty of services at new London facility

During just one weekend earlier this month the London facility of Pacific Television Center (PacTV) handled feeds from close to 20 different sporting events in the UK and beyond. Those events included cycling, Premier League football, rugby, cricket motor sport and canoeing. And the destinations for those feeds were just as varied. “We have clients […]  More

TV3 Ireland plans broadcasting spectacular for Rugby World Cup

Ireland has moved up to second place in the World Rugby Rankings for the first time since they were introduced in 2003. And having recently beaten Wales and Scotland, the Irish squad are in a positive mood as they gear up for the Rugby World Cup in England. “All 48 games of Rugby World Cup […]  More

Connecting the grounds: how SIS LIVE will coordinate Rugby World Cup signals

Following ITV’s appointment as Host Broadcaster for the 2015 Rugby World Cup (RWC), it issued a tender in February 2014 for the provision of connectivity services. SIS LIVE, in mid-2014, successfully won the bid for that contract. The agreement covers the opening ceremony at Twickenham on 18 September and 48 matches broadcast live, from 13 […]  More

Digi Sport prepares to bring Rugby World Cup coverage to Romania

Morale is soaring in the Romanian rugby camp after the national team beat Argentina 23-0 to win the Rugby World Nations Cup competition held in Bucharest earlier this year. This is the third time Romania has won the Nations Cup trophy in the competition’s 10-year history. The ‘Oaks’ (as the team is known) now has […]  More

Welsh perspective: How S4C is planning its coverage of the Rugby World Cup

When Cardiff-based broadcaster S4C secured the secondary rights to televise the Rugby World Cup 2015 in England, it was greeted as great news for Welsh language fans. Alongside nine live games, the channel will provide highlights, analysis and discussion programmes. As well as the early round games that involve the Welsh team, S4C will broadcast one […]  More

Connecting with French fans: How CanalPlus is preparing for the Rugby World Cup

For rugby fans in France, CanalPlus will be providing coverage of every one of the 48 matches played in the UK for the World Cup championships. “We will be offering 27 of those games live to French viewers, either on CanalPlus or CanalPlus Sport,” states François Charles Bideaux, the station’s director of production. “In addition, […]  More

World Fencing Championships 2015: Pursuing a Panoramic view in Moscow

Moscow’s Olympic Stadium, or “Olympiyskiy” as it is known locally, hosted the FIE (International Fencing Federation) World Fencing Championships 2015 between 13 and 19 July. Fencing was one of the original Olympic sports, and this event in the Russian capital is the main tournament of the year, bringing together the best fencers in the world. […]  More