Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

UEFA confirms plans to launch OTT service

European football’s governing body UEFA will launch its own OTT platform later this year, its president has confirmed. Aleksander Čeferin made the announcement on Thursday (7 February) following his re-election for a second four-year term in office. Speaking at the 43rd Uefa Ordinary Congress in Rome, he said that one of the major challenges in the years ahead […]  More

Nordic Summit 2019: TV2 Norway and HBS speakers confirmed for 7 March

TV2 Norway editor Christine Espeland and Host Broadcast Services (HBS) chief technology officer Christian Gobbel are the latest speakers to be added to the line-up for Nordic Summit 2019 which is taking place on 7 March at Media City Bergen. Espeland, who works in strategy and business development at TV2, will take part in the […]  More

BT Sport unveils OTT app and teases HDR launch

BT Sport will add High Dynamic Range (HDR) pictures to its sports output later this year and is developing plans for object-based personalisation services. Although details are thin on the ground at this stage, in an announcement about a new connected TV app, the sports broadcaster confirmed that “its customers will be among the first […]  More

BBC iPlayer live UHD trials attract 1.6m requests

The BBC’s public trials of live Ultra HD sports coverage in the summer of 2018 attracted 1.6m requests via iPlayer, the corporation has revealed. Announcing its most-watched iPlayer programmes of 2018, the BBC said that the streams for the World Cup and Wimbledon, which were provided in UHD and with High Dynamic Range (HDR), were […]  More

LiveU technology used to stream coverage of La Liga 2

Global Audiovisual, the Spanish production company, is using LiveU wireless streaming technology to aid coverage of second and third division football matches in Spain. Overseen by LiveU’s Spanish partner Park 7, and supported by a network of freelancers and smaller production companies, approximately 80 matches are being streamed to viewers across Spain each week from […]  More