Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Former Discovery CTO Honeycutt added to Blackbird board

Blackbird, the developer of the cloud video editing platform of the same name, has appointed former Discovery chief technology officer John Honeycutt to its board. In his role as a non-executive director, Honeycutt will be tasked with helping the company to “achieve its ambitious growth objectives.” Honeycutt was senior vice president of broadcast operations at […]  More

Real-time AWS stats to be added to F1 coverage for 2020 season

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is introducing six real-time racing statistics for F1 that will be rolled out through the 2020 season. The new data will be generated using a range of AWS services, including machine learning, and will be delivered to viewers as part of the F1 broadcast world feed, and on F1.tv. The hope […]  More

Sky Sport secures exclusive F1 rights in Germany from 2021 season

Sky Germany has secured the exclusive broadcasting rights to show Formula 1 for the 2021 to 2024 seasons, a deal that will include every minute of each Grand Prix from the first free practice session to the main Sunday race. The contract will see the Sky Sport show all races and most qualifying sessions in […]  More

Bundesliga re-start: Quality and precision were key, as thoughts turn to next season

The host broadcaster for the German Bundesliga, Sportcast, prioritised getting consistent, high quality and safe match coverage to air for the league’s post-lockdown re-start, but it did also investigate various options for enhancing the behind-closed-doors coverage – and will do so again before the beginning of next season. That is the view of Tim Achberger, […]  More

Bundesliga domestic rights: Sky and DAZN retained in €4.4bn deal

Sky Sport and DAZN have claimed the lion’s share of domestic Bundesliga rights from season 2021-22 until 2024-25 with ProSiebenSat.1 being awarded a free-to-air package. The Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) confirmed today (Monday 22 June) that Sky has won five pay-per-view packages in total giving them all Saturday games at 3.30 pm and the top […]  More

Football Summit 2020: Katharina Kleinfeldt to host 18 June online event

Sky Germany’s Katharina Kleinfeldt will be the host for SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2020 which takes place online on Thursday 18 June at 3pm UK time. The Sky Sport News HD and Handball Bundesliga Konferenz presenter will open proceedings and guide delegates through the specially convened virtual event which will explore how sports broadcasters are […]  More

LaLiga re-start: How Mediapro will virtualise fans and simulate crowd audio for coverage of Spain’s top flight

Spain’s LaLiga returned this week with Sevilla taking on Real Betis (Thursday 11 June). Of course, because of the coronavirus pandemic, there were no fans present inside the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium, leaving it devoid of any atmosphere, passion and emotion from the stands. A situation that is far from ideal for fans and broadcasters […]  More

Celtic FC appoints Sunset+Vine Scotland as production partner

Sunset+Vine Scotland will produce matchday programming for Scottish Premiership giants Celtic from next season after being appointed as the club’s production partner. The Glasgow-based division of the UK-based independent TV sports production and media company will create the content as part of a televised ticket offering to supporters should they be unable to access Celtic […]  More