Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Football Summit 2019: UEFA confirmed for 28 February event in Paris

Past, present and future TV and digital innovations introduced to augment coverage of the Champions League, the Europa League, the Euros and the Nations League will be discussed and showcased at SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2019 in Paris next month. During a special fireside chat, delegates will get a unique insight into all four of […]  More

Premier League taking legal action against Middle East content pirates

The Premier League is to begin the process of bringing legal action against content pirates who it believes are illegally broadcasting live top-flight English football matches across the Middle East. The action follows the discovery of new evidence, presented by beIN Media Group, which the Premier League says further demonstrates that its content is being made available in […]  More

Nordic Summit 2019: First sessions and speakers announced

Alpine skiing, handball and biathlon will be among the sports being discussed in March when SVG Europe returns to Media City Bergen for the Nordic Summit 2019, sponsored by Limelight Networks. Reflecting the wide variety of different sports played across the region, the event will place particular emphasis on providing real-world examples of how broadcasters […]  More

DAZN opens media centre in Leeds

The DAZN Group will open a new media centre in Leeds later this month, providing an additional home for its editorial, product and design teams. The 40,000 sq ft space at the White Rose Office Park has the capacity to house up to 350 staff. The employees will come from across the company’s consumer brands including […]  More

Cloud video platform Blackbird secures Microsoft backing

Microsoft is to offer marketing and sales support to Blackbird, the cloud video platform developed by Forbidden Technologies and used extensively by Deltatre’s sports streaming service. The move follows Blackbird officially achieving Microsoft ‘co-sell Ready’ status. Being a co-sell Microsoft partner allows for the establishment of a close working relationship between Blackbird and Microsoft that […]  More

Tata report predicts big things for sports market in 2019

2019 will be a tipping point for the global sports industry, with digital technology innovation kick-starting a new era of unprecedented commercial growth for broadcasters, rights holders and sports organisations. That is the big prediction in a new report examining the commercial transformation of sport. Produced by Tata Communications, “Show Me the Money!” features insights […]  More

Football Summit 2019: AR session to showcase World Cup, Premier League and Bundesliga

Augmented Reality (AR) graphics created for coverage of the FIFA World Cup, the English Premier League and the German Bundesliga will be showcased at SVG Europe’s Football Summit which is taking place on 28 February in Paris. In a session called ‘Football Graphics Showcase: How to create show-stopping AR’, representatives of BBC Sport, Sky Germany […]  More

LaLiga 2 matches to be shown for free on YouTube

LaLiga will make live coverage of all of the matches from its second division, LaLiga 2, available for free on YouTube. Coverage will be shown, with English commentary, on the LaLiga 1l2l3 YouTube channel and made available in more than 155 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. In addition to broadcasting eleven matches from […]  More