Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

BT Sport renews live broadcast rights deal for the National League

BT Sport has retained the exclusive rights to broadcast live coverage of the National League, England’s fifth tier, for a further three years. The new deal will last until the end of the 2023-24 season. As with previous deals for the National League, the number of matches to be broadcast was not disclosed but BT […]  More

BT Sport retains UK broadcast rights for Premiership Rugby

BT Sport will continue to be the home of Premiership Rugby in the UK for the next four years after agreeing a renewal of its broadcast rights deal. The new contract will see up to 80 live games shown – 69 Premiership Rugby and 11 in the Premiership Rugby Cup – in each season up […]  More

New audio engine and production console added to Lawo’s mixing portfolio

Lawo has launched two new mixing products: Phase II of its A _UHD Core audio engine and the next generation of the all-in-one mixer, the mc²36 audio production console. Both products are designed to deliver maximum output using minimal space, weight and power requirements, the company said. The native-IP A_UHD Core is Lawo’s new console […]  More

Sustainability in sports television: Sky rubber stamps dedicated responsible production role

Sky has doubled down on its commitment to making sustainable sports television by rubber-stamping a recently created ‘responsible production’ role that straddles both operational and editorial content departments. The move sees Sky Sports contracts manager Jo Finon formally named as manager of responsible productions, a job that she has been performing on an unofficial basis […]  More

NEP makes “critical” appointment as Jordan steps up to become global CTO

NEP’s chief operating officer (COO) for its Global Broadcast Services and Media Solutions divisions Andrew Jordan has been appointed as the company’s global chief technology officer (CTO). Effective immediately, Jordan will report to NEP Group COO Jeff Hughes and take on responsibility for overall global technology strategy, product/solution design and build, and synchronised network operations […]  More

Sky Sport and Vodafone test 5G technology on Bundesliga 2 match

Germany’s Sky Sport used 5G mobile technology during its pre- and post-match coverage of Fortuna Düsseldorf vs VfL Osnabrück in the Bundesliga 2 on Wednesday (16 December). Working with Vodafone, the trial at the Merkur Spiel-Arena (pictured above) saw images captured by wireless cameras or 5G mobile phones sent to a virtual studio in the […]  More

Tech Webinar On-demand: ‘Winner takes all – Unlocking the opportunity in video games and esports’

The SVG Europe Tech Webinar ‘Winner takes all: Unlocking the opportunity in video games and esports’ took place on Wednesday 9 December. You can now watch a recording of the session on-demand. Registration is required. During the 80-minute online event, leading video games and esports experts will help you better understand how traditional media is […]  More

RFP launched to find technology partner for Ekstraklasa OTT service

Poland’s top-flight football league Ekstraklasa has launched a request for proposal (RFP) process as it looks to find a technology partner to manage its OTT service and make it more like NBA TV or LaLiga SportsTV. Ekstraklasa.TV, launched in 2019, is already available on PC and mobile but the league is looking to develop it […]  More

Eurovision Sport retains EMEA broadcast rights for World Rowing events

Eurovision Sport and World Rowing have agreed a four-year renewal of their European media rights agreement. The new deal, beginning in 2021 and running until 2024, covers Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and includes coverage of the World Rowing Championships, the European Rowing Championships and the World Rowing Series. It extends a partnership dating […]  More

Vidi to offer remote production facilities at German winter sports events

Vidi is to make remote production facilities available at a number of winter sports venues in Germany that broadcasters can book and use to produce unilateral coverage of events taking place there. The Darmstadt-based professional services provider is setting up connectivity facilities that will allow data, video and audio feeds to be sent directly from […]  More