Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

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

Peter Alliss 1931-2020

Peter Alliss, the legendary BBC golf commentator, has died at the age of 89. In this obituary, Iain Carter, the BBC’s golf correspondent, provides an insight into the whit and whimsy of a colossus of both the sport of golf and of sports broadcasting.  More

The fans are back! But what happens to augmented stadium sound?

Football supporters in some parts of England were this week allowed inside stadiums to watch their teams play for the first time in more than 250 days. And on Thursday (3 December) the first live televised game since March was broadcast featuring actual (rather than virtual) fans. But, asks Will Strauss, where does that leave […]  More

FutureSPORT 2020 On-Demand: Contribution and Distribution

The third and final day of FutureSPORT 2020 is now available to watch on-demand. Contribution and distribution is the focus for Day 3 with an in-depth look at how video and audio signals will be transported now and in the future, from the gallery to the studio, and beyond. The session kicks off with a […]  More

FutureSPORT 2020 On-Demand: Presentation and On-screen

Day 2 of FutureSPORT 2020 is now available to watch on-demand. With an emphasis on graphics and data, Day 2 looks at on-screen technology and how the story of a sporting event can be told through on-screen statistics and augmentation. The session kicks off with a welcome from SVG Europe and title sponsor Panasonic before […]  More

FutureSPORT 2020 On-Demand: In the Stadium and In the Gallery

The first day of FutureSPORT 2020 is now available to watch on-demand. The online event includes a keynote interview with Jamie Hindhaugh, BT Sport’s chief operating officer, and includes a case study from LiveU and panel sessions with both vendors and end-users. Speakers include: Steve Norris, Gravity Media, Director of Production and Content Shane Warden, […]  More