Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Sunset+Vine retains Sailing World Championships contract

London-based Sunset+Vine has been re-appointed as the host broadcaster and distribution partner for the Sailing World Championships. For the 2018 event in Aarhus in Denmark, working on behalf of World Sailing, the sport’s governing body, Sunset + Vine will produce and distribute eight days of live Internet coverage featuring the qualification series plus four days of […]  More

England vs ROW squash match to be shown live in VR

The sport of squash is to be broadcast live in virtual reality (VR) for the first time when England take on the Rest of the World in the Ab Initio International. The VR trial will take place on Friday (24 November) at the St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis club in Surrey, produced by MOOV, the […]  More

Following on: How Sunset+Vine will cover The Ashes for BT Sport

When it comes to sporting rivalries, it doesn’t get much more fierce or high profile than England versus Australia and the contest for The Ashes. Forget the cricketing cliches about village greens, the gentle sound of leather on willow or the taking of afternoon tea. Recent series have featured mid-series pub brawls, verbal threats of […]  More

FutureSport 2016: How to Solve a Problem like RF?

Wireless RF cameras are one of the great sport production innovations of recent times, allowing access and angles that simply aren’t possible with cables. But it is also an area of the market that is fraught with complexity and volatility, as leading industry figures discussed during a panel session entitled ‘Wireless Cameras: Innovation, Frequency and […]  More

SportTech Europe 2015: Cloud-based workflows for major sporting events

Deltatre and Forbidden Technologies used SVG Europe’s SportTech Europe conference in Manchester to highlight the benefits of combining virtualised media production services into a cloud-based workflow. Speaking during a session called ‘Integrated Virtualised Services’, Pete Burns, Commercial Manager at deltatre and Jason Cowan, Director of Business Development for Forbidden’s forscene cloud-based logging, editing and delivery […]  More

SportTech Europe 2015: No ‘Big Bang’ for live video-over-IP transition

Live sport producers, facilities and broadcasters will be given the chance to take a phased or hybrid approach to the transition from baseband to IP, according to representatives of six of the broadcast industry’s most influential equipment manufacturers. Speaking during the ‘Live Production over IP: Charting the Transition from Baseband’ session at SVG Europe’s SportTech […]  More

Manchester gives BVE North a sporting chance

Organized to reflect – and react to – the current media boom in the North West of England, BVE North is a new event organized by the team behind London’s well-established BVE (Broadcast Video Expo). It seems they have a success on their hands…  More

BBC awards Olympic graphics contract

Deltatre Media and Mammoth Graphics have been awarded the contract to devise and produce live broadcast graphics for the BBC’s coverage of the London Olympics in 2012, writes UK Correspondent, Will Strauss.  More

Fraunhofer turns 5.1 Surround streaming dreams into reality

Televised sports established the 5.1 surround audio format as the emerging standard for broadcast-sports sound. This year, as sports moves more deeply into the streaming domain, fans who have grown accustomed to surround sound on televisions might miss it on Internet distribution channels. Fraunhofer, the German technology think tank that brought us the MP3 format, […]  More