Recent Posts by SVG Staff

Biathlon World Championships draws in huge audiences across viewing platforms

The Östersund 2019 IBU World Championships 4-17 March drew impressive television audiences free-to-air, with 133.55 million live hours viewed across the ten days of competition. This is a 6.5% increase on hours viewed in 2017 and 23.1% increase on 2016 (shown through initial data collected across 10 key European territories). All regions showed growing ratings, […]  More

IABM prepares to promote collaboration and reward innovation at NAB Show

IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers, will be out in force at NAB Show Las Vegas 2019 to support the 300+ member companies who are exhibiting at the show. Member services at the show include lounges, meeting rooms and IABM TV. In addition, IABM is continuing its mission to drive […]  More

Second SVG Australia Summit set for 15 May in Sydney

The entire media ecosystem is hurtling into a new era of consumer behaviour and sports production faces its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. Join SVG for its second annual SVG Australia Summit and learn about the latest developments in sports broadcasting, eSports, social media, and more. SVG Australia Summit 2019, in association with […]  More

Evertz sues Lawo for patent infringement; Lawo states legal claims are unfounded

Evertz Microsystems has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Lawo AG (a German entity), Lawo Inc. (a US entity), and Lawo North America Corp. (a Canadian entity) in the United States Federal District Court for the District of Delaware. In response, Lawo has strongly denied any infringement of patents as alleged by Evertz and […]  More

John Bishop joins board of directors at Zixi

Zixi, a company enabling live broadcast-quality video over unmanaged and managed IP, has announced the addition of market expert John Bishop to the board of directors. With over 20 years of experience, Bishop is one of the early pioneers of video streaming, as well as a recognised web streaming and IP network distribution technologist. Bishop […]  More

Red Bee Media to provide IMDb ratings for Swisscom TV Services

Red Bee Media has been chosen to provide IMDb ratings for Swisscom’s television offering on TV Box, TV Air Web and TV Air Mobile Apps. The ratings will be provided for movies and television shows on linear channels and for Teleclub On Demand Content on each service. Swisscom is the first European entity to enlist […]  More

Double Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso invests in Motorsport Games

One of motor racing’s most accomplished talents, Fernando Alonso, has been confirmed as an investor in Motorsport Network’s eSports platform, Motorsport Games. Alongside his equity stake, Alonso will join the board of the company that consolidates Motorsport Network’s premium portfolio of eSports operations. Motorsport Games brings together the official NASCAR teams’ eSports series, the eNASCAR […]  More

The FA and BBC agree new deal to show Emirates FA Cup until 2025

The Football Association and the BBC have agreed a new four-year broadcast deal to show the Emirates FA Cup until 2025. The new agreement will start at the beginning of the 2021-22 season. The announcement will see live match coverage, highlights and clip rights each season shown free-to-air across BBC platforms until 2025. The new […]  More

Casablanca Online covers South American football with ATEME Kyrion

Casablanca Online, a Brazilian live broadcasting services provider, has selected ATEME’s Kyrion encoder and decoder to support growing demand for high-quality video processing. The Kyrion encoder is based on ATEME’s fifth-generation Stream compression engine, which delivers high video quality at minimum bitrate with minimum latency. Kyrion’s value proposition supports Casablanca’s leading position in sports event […]  More

Pixellot and PlayOn! Sports roll out AI-automated sports production to thousands of US high schools

PlayOn! Sports and Pixellot have signed a seven-year extension of their partnership to bring automated sports production to US high school sports. Strong interest and adoption of the technology among high schools led both companies to agree that increasing their partnership would create a significant opportunity for the entire market, the companies said. Pixellot, founded […]  More