Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Data-driven AR graphics added to Eleven Sports’ Pro League coverage

Eleven Sports’ coverage of the 2020-21 Belgian Pro League season is making use of Deltacast technology to generate on-screen augmented reality (AR) graphics showing player and team performance data. The graphics are being produced using version 11 of Delta-sport, which includes new features for Delta-Live, Deltra-Highlight and the telestration tool Delta-Touch, and external data sources […]  More

News broadcasters to be recognised with IBC International Honour for Excellence

For the first time in its history, IBC will present its highest award, the International Honour for Excellence, not to a single individual or organisation, but to the news broadcasters of the world. The award comes in recognition for the key role journalists have played in educating and informing audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, while […]  More

Sustainability in sports production: Plastic accreditation for Premier League games to be replaced with mobile app

Plastic broadcaster accreditation passes for Premier League and English Football League (EFL) matches are to be replaced with digital IDs, Football DataCo has confirmed. For many years, staff working for approved media partners and broadcast rights licensees, and their OB suppliers, were handed plastic ID cards and asked them to wear them while working inside […]  More

LaLiga to add data-driven AR graphics to world feed for 2020-21 season

Augmented reality (AR) on-screen graphics featuring live player tracking and team performance data are to be added to the world feed for LaLiga match coverage when the Spanish top-flight returns this weekend. Working with host broadcast production partner Mediapro, the league will overlay graphical representations of live data feeds during matches that show several different […]  More

All Premier League matches in September to be broadcast live in UK

All 28 English Premier League matches scheduled to be played in September 2020 will be broadcast live in the UK via the League’s existing broadcasting partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC, it has been confirmed Sky Sports and BT Sport have already selected 17 matches for live broadcast for the first […]  More

Fox Digital Consumer Group president joins NEP as chief operating officer

Jeff Hughes, the former president of Fox Networks’ Digital Consumer Group, has joined NEP as its new chief operating officer (COO). Effective immediately, Hughes will be responsible for helping the company increase idea sharing across its businesses and expanding NEP’s capabilities. The COO role is global and covers all of NEP’s operating segments: Broadcast Services, […]  More

Sustainability in sports production: Sky Sports live Premier League and EFL coverage to be albert certified

From the start of the 2020-21 season, all Premier League and English Football League (EFL) matches shown live on Sky Sports will be certified as 3-star albert sustainable productions, the broadcaster has announced. The certification is awarded to UK productions that meet the sustainable credentials of albert, the BAFTA and industry-backed consortium set-up to tackle […]  More

LaLiga matches to be shown free-to-air on Fridays and Saturdays in the UK

Ahead of the start of the 2020-21 LaLiga season on 11 September, Premier Sports and LaLiga have announced that they are making two games a week available free-to-air and expanding access to the premium 24/7 channel LaLigaTV. Starting this Friday at 6pm (UK time), Premier Sports’ free-to-air channel FreeSports will debut Fútbol Fridays, a four-hour […]  More

New Technology Showcase now live!

In support of the virtual IBC, and as part of the Sport Production & Technology Summit, SVG Europe is showcasing the latest sports broadcasting technology and services in a dedicated pop-up section of the website. The announcements are divided into different categories to make it easier for readers to pinpoint their areas of interest.  More

Platinum Sponsor Roadmap interview: Dolby Laboratories

As part of our Platinum Sponsor Roadmaps series of interviews, vice president of commercial partnerships Javier Foncillas discusses the priorities for Dolby Laboratories around the virtual version of IBC 2020 and outlines what else is coming down the line that might be of interest to sports producers and broadcasters. What are the Platinum Sponsor Roadmap […]  More