Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Women in broadcasting celebrated at inaugural Rise Awards

Morwen Williams, the head of UK operations at BBC News, was among the winners at the inaugural Rise Awards held during IBC 2019. Supported by Avid, the awards were put together by Rise, the advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector. Williams was presented with the Woman of The Year […]  More

Sunset+Vine wins four-year host broadcast deal for World Rugby Sevens

World Rugby has selected Sunset+Vine, the UK-based independent TV sports production and media company, as its host broadcast partner for the World Rugby Sevens Series. Following a competitive tender, Sunset+Vine has secured a four-year deal to 2023 that will see it deliver host production services, non-live content and highlights packaging for each of the twelve […]  More

IBC 2019: LiveU and Griiip combine for motorsports video and data platform

LiveU and Griiip are working together on a new end-to-end video and data platform for motorsport coverage. The partnership integrates LiveU’s remote live broadcasts tech with Griiip’s data content solutions. LiveU technology delivers HD live video from inside the racing cars, around the tracks, and from airborne drones while Griiip uses vehicle and race data […]  More

LaLigaTV channel to air in the UK following Premier Sports tie-up

Premier Sports and LaLiga have concluded an agreement that will see every game from Spain’s top flight broadcast in the UK and Ireland via multiple platforms, starting from this week’s round of matches. The three-year deal, which runs to the end of the 2021-22 season, centres on the LaLigaTV channel which will be made available […]  More

IBC 2019: Red Bee Media to demo software-defined remote production for live football coverage

Red Bee Media will run real-time demonstrations of a software-defined remote production set-up at IBC that will feature live coverage of Academy football matches from Leyton Orient FC in London. The showcase will include the delivery of the action on the field – complete with commentary and captioning – to multiple platforms and will include software-defined […]  More

Former Newtec boss Van Herck appointed as EVS chief executive

EVS has appointed the former boss of a satellite communications firm as its new chief executive, taking over from interim CEO Pierre De Muelenaere. Serge Van Herck was most recently CEO at Newtec, a Belgian based company that specialises in equipment and technologies for the satellite communications sector. Van Herck has more than 25 years […]  More

Fletcher Group replaces Sony P1s with P50s as it prepares to do more sport in UHD, HDR and HFR

The NEP-owned Fletcher Group has standardised its broadcast services on the new Sony HDC-P50, a 4K and HD system camera that also offers high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rates (HFR). The new cameras, which replace the company’s legacy Sony HDC-P1s, have already been used to capture numerous high-profile sporting events including MLB’s All-Star […]  More

Next Generation Audio Summit 2019 confirmed for 16 October in London

The Dolby Next Generation Audio Summit 2019, presented in association with SVG Europe, will take place on Wednesday 16 October at Dolby’s Soho Square Screening Room in central London. The specially curated half-day event will feature panels and presentations examining audio trends within European sports broadcasting. Topics to be discussed include automated audio mixing, capturing […]  More

Sunset+Vine to produce host coverage of Kipchoge marathon record attempt

Sunset+Vine will produce host coverage of runner Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to break the legendary two-hour marathon barrier. The London-based independent TV sports production company has been selected by the INEOS 1:59 Challenge team to provide what is being described as a “360-degree host broadcast, digital and distribution solution” to cover the run by a man […]  More