Recent Posts by SVG Contributor

Personalisation will define the next era of sports streaming

By Ariff Sidi, general manager and chief product officer, media platform, Verizon Media The video streaming landscape is fiercely competitive, with new services constantly being launched with the intention of becoming household names. Therefore, it’s little surprise that the global video streaming market is forecast to be worth over $800 billion by 2027 [Fortune Business […]  More

How the BBC designed UHD HDR for Euro 2020: Islands in the sun

By Simon Thompson, BBC Research and Development, senior R&D engineer The last few weeks have been busy with the UEFA European Football Championships. Viewers may have noticed our two major studio complexes in MediaCity in Salford and Wembley Stadium in London as well as a smaller studio in Glasgow. I visited MediaCity and Wembley Stadium […]  More

Sports digital revolution: Matchroom Boxing signs exclusively with DAZN

By Scott Lunn, head of content, Grabyo For over 25 years, broadcaster Sky Sports held the exclusive UK media rights for Matchroom Boxing events, led by chairman Eddie Hearn. However, last week Matchroom signed a new deal with sports streaming service DAZN, taking its world-leading portfolio of fighters and events exclusively to a streaming platform […]  More

Behind the drama of the final day of the French football season with Canal+ and Stats Perform

As the Ligue 1 season in France came to a dramatic close, Canal+ enhanced its final day broadcast coverage by providing viewers with predictions of the likely winners and losers in the title race, using insights powered by Stats Perform’s Qwinn. Those insights included predicting match outcomes with Live Win Probability and predicting the title […]  More

15 years of Sportcast: Celebrating the anniversary of the DFL subsidiary

‘Liga founds own TV production company’. That was the heading of a press release published by the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) one Friday in April 2006. The wholly-owned subsidiary would produce the images from the matches in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 and make them available to television partners from the 2006-07 season, the press […]  More

Opinion piece: Five ways to use sports video to drive fan engagement

The role that video plays in digital media has been recognised for years, perhaps no more so than in sport, a form of media where the fan experience is built on visual consumption, writes Mike Morrison. The emergence and popularisation of social platforms and their subsequent move to being visually focused has only propelled that […]  More

Variety is the spice of life: Maximising the reach of niche sports

By Chris Clarke, CEO, Cerberus Tech We are living in an age of huge content variety. Over the top (OTT) and subscription video on demand (SVoD) services now allow consumers to access personalised viewing schedules and curated content libraries. Audiences have developed an expectation of endless choice, with content that is intuitively tailored to their […]  More