Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

SportTech 2019: Registration now open for 22 May event at Lord’s

OTT, social media and live streaming will take centre stage on 22 May when SVG Europe brings its SportTech 2019 conference to Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. The specially curated one-day event will examine how these new forms of distribution are changing the landscape for televised sport. Topics to be addressed include user experience and […]  More

Video Interview: Sony’s Mark Grinyer on sports production in the cloud

In conversation with Martin Standford during Football Summit 2019, Sony head of live production services Mark Grinyer provides an update on how the cloud can be used for sports production and offers insights into Sony’s plans for virtualised production technology.   To view more video content from the Football Summit, visit the dedicated Football Summit […]  More

Eleven Sports extends F1 deal in Poland

Eleven Sports has extended its rights agreement with Formula 1 in Poland to the end of the 2022 season, a deal that also includes the rights to show Formula 2 and Formula 3 and the Porsche Supercup Series. The extended deal will allow Eleven Sports to show every F1 race weekend exclusively live throughout the […]  More

Video interview: Sky Sports’ Sarah Cheadle on the art of match directing

During the Football Summit in Paris, SVG Europe caught up with Sky Sports senior director Sarah Cheadle to discuss the art of football match directing. In this exclusive interview, she tells SVG executive director of editorial Ken Kerschbaumer about the importance of ‘story’, explains how and when she uses new toys and technology and reveals […]  More

Nordic Summit 2019: Remote production to the fore as the European sports TV industry descends on Bergen

The benefits and challenges of doing remote production was a key theme at SVG Europe’s Nordic Summit 2019 in Norway last week (7 March, Bergen). The annual event, sponsored by Limelight Networks and organised in association with NCE Media and Media City Bergen, featured a number of sessions that touched on the subject, including one […]  More

Video interview: Evertz’s Mo Goyal discusses VAR at Football Summit 2019

In the first of a number of video interviews conducted at SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2019 in Paris, Joe Hosken of SVG Europe and Mo Goyal, senior director of international business development at Evertz, discuss the evolution and use of technology for the video assistant referee (VAR). “There are still some growing pains. The challenge […]  More

Golovkin signs to DAZN in three-year deal

Gennady “GGG” Golovkin has become the latest big-name boxer to sign a broadcasting deal with DAZN, the live and on-demand sports streaming service. The three-year contract, completed with GGG Promotions, will see the former unified middleweight world champion fight six times live on DAZN. Other fighters to sign with DAZN in recent times include Anthony […]  More

IMG extends usage deal for cloud-based clipping platform Blackbird

IMG Media (IMG) has signed an agreement that will see it continue to use of Forbidden Technologies’ cloud-based clipping and editing platform Blackbird for a further three years. The sports producer’s digital production team will use Blackbird to rapidly clip, edit and publish live sports video content to IMG’s own content delivery network, as well […]  More

Football Summit 2019: Graphics Showcase to include live AR output on auditorium screens

For the first time, SVG Europe’s Football Summit in Paris will include live augmented reality (AR) sports graphics as part of the conference’s AV output for delegates. With the support of Vizrt and Ncam, the ‘Football Graphics Showcase: How to create show-stopping AR’ session will feature a real-time AR intro from Vizrt and live AR […]  More