Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

SportTech Live @ IBC 2019 blog

On the SportTech Live @ IBC blog, SVG Europe and SVG US will preview all the important sports broadcasting-related technology on show at IBC and then, with reporters on the ground inside the RAI, keep you up-to-date with everything that is happening across the five days of the event (13-17 September).  More

IBC 2019: Vizrt to present a vision of the future in Amsterdam

Following the acquisition of NewTek by Vizrt earlier this year, IBC 2019 will play host to the newly combined group’s first joint presentation. The acquisition, which took place in the spring, saw the two companies join together to become what they are calling “the leading voice in the future of IP-based, software-defined visual storytelling content […]  More

IBC 2019: New SAM-Q modes to be showcased by TSL Products

TSL Products will use IBC 2019 to highlight a new range of modes for its SAM-Q audio monitors. Launched at NAB, the SAM-Q (pictured, right) represents what the company describes as a “new approach to audio monitoring”. It is said to allow customers to determine how they wish to control and visualise their audio content […]  More

IBC 2019: Clear-Com to focus on IP-based intercom solutions in Amsterdam

Clear-Com will present a broad range of IP-based products and professional intercom communication tools at IBC 2019. Among the highlights will be solutions that support SMPTE 2110-30 and meet the challenges of all IP-based production workflows, including remote production. Bob Boster, the president of Clear-Com, said: “We are delighted to be showcasing our latest offerings at IBC2019 […]  More

Live from the FIFA eWorld Cup 2019: More content and more language feeds as the host coverage goes up a notch

Augmented reality graphics, player microphones, heartbeat monitors and multiple language feeds were all part of an enhanced TV production set-up that was put together for coverage of last weekend’s FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final in London. The conclusion to the EA Sports FIFA 19 Global Series, the eWorld Cup Grand Final took place over three […]  More

FA to launch live streaming service for women’s football

The Football Association (FA) will launch a new live streaming platform dedicated to women’s football from the start of the 2019-20 season. The FA Player will be free to use and available online and via a dedicated mobile app. It will provide live access to more than 150 domestic women’s football fixtures throughout the season. […]  More

This OB Life: Inside the compound [VIDEO]

In the second of a series of educational films going behind the camera on sports OBs, presenter Isa Guha provides a guided tour of the broadcast compound and production facilities during the 2019 Women’s Ashes, talking to the Sky Sports crew and production team about their roles. Produced by Sky for SVG Europe, this video […]  More

Football Season 2019-20: BT Sport confirms HDR mobile service and adds to on-screen talent roster

Ahead of the new football season, BT Sport is introducing new faces to its on-screen analysis and punditry team, refreshing its Saturday programming line-up and rolling out alternative ways to watch matches, including in high dynamic range (HDR). A new subscription package, BT Sport Ultimate, will offer different experiences depending on the platform that the […]  More

This OB Life: The Steadicam ops [VIDEO]

In the first of a series of educational films going behind the camera on sports OB, two Steadicam operators from Sky Production Services, Louise Popplewell and Lucy Hales, take time out from covering the 2019 Netball World Cup to discuss their craft and their careers. “To be honest, I don’t mind being a woman in […]  More