Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Channel 4 retains Paris 2024 Paralympic Games rights for the UK

With exactly four years to go until the Opening Ceremony, Channel 4 has today been awarded the UK television rights to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. The deal with Channel 4 includes multi-platform broadcast rights within the UK and will see the broadcaster build on its acclaimed coverage of London 2012 and Rio 2016 which […]  More

World Table Tennis builds digital video archive using Imagen platform

The World Table Tennis (WTT) is building a digital video content archive using technology from Imagen as it looks to preserve decades worth of historic moments from the indoor racket sport. 6,000 hours of exclusive match footage, including more than 9,000 matches spanning as far back as the 1930s, have been digitised and uploaded to […]  More

Eurosport to use enhanced Winter Olympics Cube studio for French and US Open tennis presentation

An updated version of the mixed-reality ‘Cube’ presentation studio that was used by Eurosport to great acclaim during its coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics is to be applied to the broadcaster’s US Open and French Open tennis tournament output. The Cube is an interactive studio set that makes use of augmented reality (AR), deep […]  More

UEFA Europa League Finals 2020: How TVN Mobile Production supported the host broadcast operations

In an exclusive Q&A, key personnel from TVN Mobile Production discuss the company’s role at the UEFA Europa League Finals tournament in Germany where it helped UEFA to produce the host broadcast world feed and deliver unilateral services on-site. Four months after UEFA announced the suspension of its 2019-20 competitions due to the coronavirus pandemic, […]  More

EFL secures flexible streaming deal with Sky to allow more fans to watch behind-closed-doors matches

Sky Sports and the English Football League (EFL) have agreed on a new flexible framework that will ensure that all EFL matches are either available for broadcast or streaming while supporter access to stadiums is restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic. The pay-TV broadcaster will show 130 live EFL league matches throughout season 2020-21, kicking-off […]  More

Sky plans dedicated NFL channel after securing five-year rights deal

Sky has secured a new five-year deal to broadcast the NFL in the UK and Ireland and will launch a dedicated channel to show live matches and other content focussing on the American football league. The agreement, which marks the 25th anniversary of live NFL coverage on Sky Sports, will see ‘Sky Sports NFL’ launch […]  More

Mediapro Group to produce world feed for UEFA Champions League final tournament in Lisbon

UEFA has chosen the Mediapro Group as its host broadcast partner for the production and distribution for the world feed of the final phase of this year’s Champions League. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final of the 2019-20 tournament will be played as a final eight straight knock-out tournament in Lisbon, at the Stadium of […]  More