Recent Posts by Philip Stevens

Kevin Moorhouse: Why Gearhouse Broadcast is installing 115 EVS servers worldwide

Gearhouse Broadcast’s ongoing massive upgrade of EVS equipment has been motivated by this summer’s World Cup. “We needed to upgrade our stock from XT2+ to XT3 and wanted to do this pre-Brazil in order that they could be used by our various clients who were covering the tournament,” explained Kevin Moorhouse, chief operating officer of […]  More

Match of the Day celebrates first half-century

Match of the Day, the BBC’s flagship football programme, made its debut on 22 August 1964 on BBC Two, when highlights of the match between Liverpool v Arsenal were shown. Kenneth Wolstenholme, who was to be the voice of MoTD (as the programme became known) for many years, opened the first programme with the words: […]  More

beIN SPORTS engages extensive second screen experience for new football season

For the upcoming season, beIN SPORTS is scheduled to cover more than 1,500 football games. “We produce all Ligue 1, Ligue 2 games and all the games of French teams participating to UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions,” said Bernard Pichaud, the broadcaster’s production director. ‘In addition, we will be showing the German […]  More

Making BT Sport viewers part of the action for new European football season

After just one year of operations, BT Sport has made a significant impact on football coverage in the UK. This coming season it will screen 38 top, including 18 first picks, live English Barclays Premier League matches, among them Louis van Gaal’s first league game as Manchester United manager when the club takes on Swansea […]  More

Sky Germany plans more VR output for start of new Bundesliga football season

Germany’s Bundesliga kicks off its 52nd season on 22 August with a match between the reigning champions FC Bayern München and the 2009 winners VfL Wolfsburg. “Alongside the Bundesliga, we cover Bundesliga 2, DFB Pokal, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Premier League and the Austrian league,” said Alessandro Reitano, director Sports Production at Sky […]  More

‘Confident’ Video Europe more than doubles its OB capacity

May saw Video Europe take delivery of its newest outside broadcast vehicle – and within days it was used to cover Chelsea Football Club’s Player of the Year awards at the Stamford Bridge ground in London. The 16-camera, double expanding truck, which was built by C2S Systems, brings the number of OB vehicles operated by […]  More

Input Media preparing to serve an ace at the French Open

For the past six years, Input Media has delivered the FFT’s (the French Federation of Tennis) programming to its international broadcast partners. That association continues this year when the French Open at Roland Garros gets underway later this month. “The cornerstone of these services is the International Super Signal (ISS) which is a ready for […]  More

TdF 101: gearing up for the cycling extravaganza

Starting on Saturday July 5 and finishing on Sunday July 27, the 101th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and cover a total distance of 3,656 kilometres. This year, the first three of those stages of the French race will take place in England. Since 2001, the race has been shown […]  More

BBC prepares for the first 24/7 World Cup

“We are going to see the BBC’s television coverage of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil increase by around 50 per cent in terms of hours broadcast compared to the previous tournament in 2010.” That’s the prediction of Phil Bigwood, the BBC’s executive producer for football. “Not only that, with all the multimedia opportunities that […]  More

CTV streams new technology along the river

Interest in the Oxford and Cambridge boat race on the River Thames in London spreads far beyond the United Kingdom. The BBC’s coverage is also taken by Eurosport for its European and Asian viewers, Super Sport in Africa, CCTV in China, OSN in the Middle East, Universal Sports in the USA, Sky Mexico and Reuters. […]  More