Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Eleven Sports provide NBA TV access in Belgium

Eleven Sports Belgium is keeping house-bound basketball fans entertained by providing them with daily access to NBA TV. NBA TV will offer archived action from the regular season and playoff games, analysis and basketball documentaries every day from midnight until noon on Eleven Sports 2. From noon until midnight, the channel will then focus in […]  More

Coping in a crisis: How Eurovision Services is handling the impact of the coronavirus [VIDEO]

In an exclusive video interview, Eurovision Services chief executive Marco Tinnirello reveals how his company and workforce reacted and adapted after a member of staff tested positive for COVID-19. “One of the key things we have learnt is that to not make a decision is much more dangerous than taking a decision without facts.” Speaking […]  More

Tokyo Summer Olympics rescheduled for July-August 2021

The Tokyo Olympic Games, originally scheduled to start in July this year, will now take place 23 July to 8 August 2021, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced. The IOC’s executive board met on Monday to make the decision following the postponement of the games because of the coronavirus pandemic. IOC president Thomas Bach […]  More

COVID-19 crisis: SeaChange reports 30% increase in streaming activity in March 

Seachange International saw a 30% increase in streaming activity for linear, video on demand (VOD), and Over-the-Top (OTT) content across different platforms and networks over the last month.  The provider of cloud and on-premise video delivery platforms said that the uplift was driven by the growing consumer demand related to the COVID-19 crisis.  The company […]  More

M2A Media focuses on remote solutions as COVID-19 disruption continues

The cloud-based media solutions firm M2A Media, like every company in the broadcast business right now, is carefully picking its way through the COVID-19 crisis, putting plans in place to keep staff safe and ensuring business continuity both internally and for customers. Its key message to customers and partners is that the technology and services […]  More

Bectu welcomes SEISS but warns that some freelancers could miss out

The UK’s creative industries union Bectu has welcomed the government’s new Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) but has warned that not everyone will benefit and that payment will be slow to arrive. The SEISS scheme will allow some freelancers and the self-employed to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their trading profits up to […]  More

COVID-19 crisis: Government support for UK freelancers explained

Bob Cordran of the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney outlines the benefits (and possible downsides) of the UK’s new Self-employment Income Support Scheme. On Thursday evening (26 March), the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak set out the additional financial measures that are being put in place to support freelancers and the self-employed […]  More

DFL extends Bundesliga suspension and pauses media rights tender

The German Football League (DFL) has decided to extend the current suspension of matches in Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 until 30 April and has opted to pause the ongoing media rights tender. The decision was taken by the DFL’s executive committee during a video conference call today (25 March). With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, […]  More

COVID-19 crisis: Ross Video to close Ontario factory for two weeks

Canadian broadcast technology firm Ross Video is temporarily closing its factory in Ontario in an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The voluntary move follows a mandate from the local government requiring the closure of all non-essential businesses. In a statement, Ross Video said that although it falls into the category of ‘essential […]  More