Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Boat Race 2018: CTV OB opens up about camera kit robbery

The theft of £150,000 worth of camera equipment two days before last month’s Boat Race was the third of three attempted robberies faced by the camera crew that afternoon, OB firm CTV has revealed. Talking to SVG Europe about the events that occurred during the technical rehearsal day for the BBC’s coverage of the annual […]  More

Arqiva wins IMG Singapore playout contract

Sports producer and distributor IMG has signed up Arqiva to provide playout services for two live sports channels in Singapore. The deal, which also includes live sports presentation and remote editing functionality, will see playout managed remotely from Arqiva’s Chalfont Grove site in the UK. Access to systems will be provided to IMG’s seven-strong Singapore-based […]  More

SportTech 2018: Registration now open for May 30 event at Chelsea FC

Registration is now open for SVG Europe’s SportTech conference which this year will focus on OTT and direct-to-consumer live streaming. Much like the introduction of satellite television 25 years ago, OTT distribution and direct-to-consumer live streaming are dramatically changing televised sport. While the entire media ecosystem is addressing this new era of consumer behaviour, the […]  More

Sunset + Vine retains Gymnastics World Cup host broadcast deal

British Gymnastics has re-appointed London’s Sunset + Vine as the host broadcaster for the the 2018 Gymnastics World Cup.  Under the terms of the agreement, Sunset+Vine will produce the World Feed for international broadcasters for the event which takes place at the Arena Birmingham on the 21 and 22 March 2018.  The Sunset+Vine World Feed will […]  More

Football Production Summit: Communication issues could kill VAR

The success or failure of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system will not be decided by technology but by football’s ability to overcome communications issues with fans and TV viewers. That was one of the conclusions drawn by a panel at SVG Europe’s Football Production Summit in Paris where representatives from MediaPro, EVS and Ekstraklasa […]  More

Best In Show: Sunset+Vine on transforming Crufts and becoming a truly global player

As his company embarks on another Crufts, Sunset+Vine Chairman Jeff Foulser talks to SVG Europe about transforming the world’s favourite dog show into a major sporting event and reveals plans for acquisitions and further global expansion. For London-based Sunset+Vine, being a sports producer is anything but a dog’s life right now. Yes, it currently has […]  More

Football Production Summit: Full speaker line-up unveiled

FIFA, UEFA, Sky Sports, BT Sport, Perform Group, Premier League Productions and MediaPro will all be represented at next month’s SVG Europe Football Production Summit. Taking place at the Stade de France in Paris on 14 March, the line-up includes Paul Calder, FIFA, Senior Manager TV Operations, and Dan Miodownik, Host Broadcast Services, Deputy CEO […]  More