Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Apple exec to join DAZN next month

DAZN has appointed Apple exec Ben King as its senior vice president of global distribution and business development as it looks to extend its live and on-demand streaming service into new markets. King will join DAZN in February having spent 12 years at Apple working across the iTunes Store, the App Store and Apple Music. Most recently, […]  More

Live from Sheffield: British Basketball League trials automated production

The British Basketball League (BBCL) used last weekend’s Sheffield Sharks vs Newcastle Eagles match-up to test an automated TV production system that, if adopted, could eventually reduce the amount of money it spends on producing live game coverage. The trial made use of Play Sight, a hybrid cloud-based set-up that utilises artificial intelligence capabilities to […]  More

UFC to stay on BT Sport after Eleven Sports deal falls through

BT Sport has negotiated a new broadcast rights deal for coverage of UFC in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The contract, which begins in January, will see all live UFC numbered and Fight Night events shown on BT Sport on TV and on its two digital platforms, and the BT Sport app. Andy […]  More

Football Summit 2019: EVS signs up as Title Sponsor

SVG Europe is pleased to announce that EVS has agreed to be the Title Sponsor for next year’s Football Summit which will take place on Thursday 28 February at the Stade de France in Paris. The Belgian live video technology company is supporting the event for the second year running and will, among other things, […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: Sponsors discuss AI, HDR, remote production and more

During FutureSPORT 2018 in Manchester last month, SVG Europe conducted a series of video interviews with event sponsors, covering various sports technology topics ranging from AI and remote production to HDR and IP. The interviewees were: Colin Wood, business development director, TVU Networks Michel Bais, managing director, Mobile Viewpoint Nigel Wilkes, head of broadcast and […]  More

Sports Personality of the Year 2018: BBC Sport prepares for the “most complicated show” on TV

Part sporting review of the year, part awards show, part light entertainment extravaganza; the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) is unlike any other live event on TV. 65-years young, it features beautifully produced VTs, ambitious live music performances, a plethora of sporting superstars and an in-arena audience of 12,000 people – not to […]  More

ITV secures three-year deal to show PBC boxing

ITV has agreed a deal with Haymon Sports and Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) that will see the commercial broadcaster show exclusive coverage of PBC boxing events for the next three years. The agreement will guarantee a minimum of 15 televised events each year, drawing from PBC’s stable of 160 boxers. Matches will be staged both […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: “SDI isn’t dead. But IP is there. They can live together for a while.”

The sports broadcasting industry’s wholesale move to IP is not a fait accompli at the moment, despite what perceived wisdom might be suggesting. That was one of the messages that rang out loud and clear during a panel discussion at SVG Europe’s FutureSPORT event in Manchester last month. Speaking during ‘IP Challenge: Moving Beyond SDI […]  More

NEP snaps up Baltimore-based wireless tech firm Broadcast Sports International

NEP has bought the wireless video and audio systems developer Broadcast Sports International (BSI), a move that adds additional RF capabilities to its ever-increasing range of broadcast services. Baltimore-based BSI designs and produces wireless networks and wireless A/V systems for television networks and sports leagues. Its range of products includes wireless camera systems, wireless audio […]  More