Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

IBC 2019: Andy Serkis to receive International Honour for Excellence

The IBC 2019 International Honour for Excellence will be awarded to Andy Serkis, the director, producer and actor who is best known for his performances in motion-capture roles. Serkis will be recognised for “bringing together the highest performance standards with the latest in image recognition and CGI technology.” His film roles include Gollum in the […]  More

Infront backs AI video tech company as part of €7.2m funding round

Infront, the sports agency that owns Host Broadcast Services, has taken a stake in the AI-driven video enhancement technology developer Minute.ly. Referred to as ‘strategic participation’, the backing is part of a US $8m (€7.2m/£6.4m) finance round that it is hoped will allow Minute.ly to continue to develop its products and speed up its global […]  More

IBC 2019: Esports showcase and live esports tournament to feature at RAI

IBC 2019 will explore the technical and commercial opportunities and challenges of the rapidly growing world of esports with its first-ever Esports Showcase. Taking place on Tuesday 17 September, the IBC Esports Showcase, powered by ESL, EVS and Lagardère, will feature a live esports tournament in the RAI Auditorium taking advantage of a unique combination […]  More

IABM releases first audio sector report

The IABM has released a new Audio Business Report looking at the current state of the industry and identifying the key drivers of change in the sound-for-broadcast market. The first standalone report on the audio sector, it will now be regularly updated as part of IABM’s range of reports to support members’ business activities. Some […]  More

IBC 2019: ChyronHego looks to supercharge live televised sport with Paint and Virtual Placement

ChyronHego’s Paint and Virtual Placement solutions for real-time data visualisation in live sports broadcasting will both be highlighted at IBC 2019. With the Paint telestration and analysis tool, broadcasters can generate what the company calls ‘Illustrated Replays’ by visually analysing gameplay and graphically highlighting replay clips. At IBC 2019, ChyronHego will showcase key new features […]  More

Live from Liverpool: Event director Lindsay Impett discusses the broadcast strategy for the Netball World Cup and her hopes for a long-term legacy

Lindsay Impett, the event director for the Vitality Netball World Cup (VNWC) 2019, is hopeful that the wide-reaching TV and online coverage of the tournament will help to grow the sport of netball in the UK. With the Women’s Football World Cup, British Grand Prix, Wimbledon and the Cricket World Cup all out of the […]  More

Live from Liverpool: Sky Sports lets the action (and the talent) do the talking as Netball World Cup host broadcaster

As the Vitality Netball World Cup (VNWC) reaches the play-offs stage, SVG Europe meets the Sky Sports production team that is delivering the world feed, and its own unilateral coverage, at a tournament that could have a massive impact on the sport in general.  The production budget may not be huge, but the impact and […]  More

SVG Europe Women: Sky Studios event attracts a bumper crowd and considers serious work-life issues

How to start a women’s initiative at work, dealing with unconscious bias and developing and progressing your career were key topics at the SVG Europe Women at Sky Studios event on Thursday (18 July). An audience of almost 150 people from across the sports production and broadcasting community attended the specially convened forum, which was […]  More

Premier League champions Manchester City launch OTT service

Premier League champions Manchester City FC have launched a new paid-for OTT streaming TV app that will show live coverage of friendlies, delayed as-live coverage of certain Premier League matches, and on-demand content. Called Man City for TV, the service is being made available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku and on selected […]  More