Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

FutureSPORT 2018: Panel to discuss HDR and live sport

Broadcasting live sport with high dynamic range (HDR) colour will be discussed in detail at SVG Europe’s FutureSPORT conference on 29 November at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium. In a session called ‘HDR and Live Sport: It’s Not Black and White’, expert panellists will discuss where we are currently with live HDR for sport and […]  More

Premier League clubs agree to introduce VAR

English Premier League clubs have agreed in principle to introduce Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to the competition for the 2019-20 season. At a shareholders’ meeting today (15 November 2018), the 20 clubs were provided with an update on the non-live VAR trials being undertaken by the Premier League and the Professional Game Match Officials (PGMOL) […]  More

Sunset+Vine secures host broadcast deal for World Boxing Super Series

Sunset+Vine has won the contract to become production partner and host broadcaster for season 2 of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS).  Promoted by COMOSA AG, the WBSS is a multi-weight division knock out boxing tournament.  Launched in 2017, it brings together the ‘best of the best’ fighters to compete at various venues around the world […]  More

DAZN to extend sports streaming service to Spain

Live and on-demand sports streaming service DAZN will launch in Spain next year after kicking off its rights harvest in the country with MotoGP and English Premier League football.  MotoGP has awarded DAZN the exclusive broadcast rights for every session of MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE, from qualifying to the race from 2019 to 2022. […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: BBC’s Barbara Slater confirmed as keynote speaker

Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport, will be the keynote speaker at SVG Europe’s FutureSPORT 2018 conference taking place on 29 November at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium. FutureSPORT will explore the key technology innovations and major workflow challenges that will shape sports production and broadcasting across Europe in 2019 and beyond. Registration for the […]  More

UK broadcaster Channel 4 confirms Leeds as national HQ

Channel 4 has chosen Leeds as the location of its new national HQ and Bristol and Glasgow as the locations of its two new Creative Hubs. The move follows the announcement of the public service broadcaster’s 4 All the UK strategy in March 2018, the biggest change to the structure of the organisation in its 35-year […]  More

HBS founder Tellier confirms retirement; Miodownik to step up to CEO

After more than 40 years in the broadcast industry and nearly 20 years as chief executive of Host Broadcast Services (HBS), Francis Tellier is to retire. Effective 1 November, Dan Miodownik, current chief content officer and deputy chief executive, will take over officially as chief executive of the Infront subsidiary. At the same time, Luc-Antoine Charial […]  More