Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Timeline launches broadcast industry themed podcast series

Timeline Television has launched a new podcast series that will discuss the latest technological innovations happening both at Timeline and within the wider broadcast industry. Called ‘Podcast Anywhere’, the series will cover a number of big topics including future innovations within the industry, the importance of having a good work-life balance and the role of […]  More

Football Summit 2020: Dedicated eSports strand added to Berlin event

A standalone seminar strand that will look closely at the fast-growing eSports production market has been added to SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2020. Taking place on the morning of the event, the specially convened ‘eSports Focus’ will examine the business opportunities and highlight the technology challenges. Following a keynote presentation by Deloitte, a panel of […]  More

Grass Valley sold to private equity firm led by former Avid CEO

The private equity firm Black Dragon Capital has agreed a deal to buy Grass Valley from Belden for an undisclosed fee. The sale, which will be finalised during the first quarter of 2020, will transfer full control of all Grass Valley assets to Black Dragon. Black Dragon Capital is led by Louis Hernandez Jr, a […]  More

FC Barcelona adopts OTT as part of wide-ranging digital overhaul

FC Barcelona is to launch an over the top (OTT) streaming platform as part of a new digital strategy designed to attract a bigger global fanbase and increase worldwide revenues. Due to launch this spring, Barça TV+ will operate 24/7 and show on-demand highlights from first-team matches, exclusive player interviews and archive footage. Live streams […]  More

NENT Group becomes joint owner and exclusive rights holder for Danish football eSports tournament

The Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group has acquired the exclusive pan-Nordic media rights to Denmark’s eSuperliga eSports tournament and become a joint owner of the competition. The tournament will see the country’s best FIFA players, representing 15 top Danish football clubs, showcase their skills in eSuperliga with coverage shown live on NENT Group’s Viaplay streaming service […]  More

FreeSports streaming service to show live Serie A and LaLiga matches

Selected matches from Serie A and LaLiga will be streamed live for free in the UK from 2 February 2020 after Premier Sports launched an OTT platform for its FreeSports service. The ad-supported FreeSports Player is being made available for PCs and mobile devices and will show both the Spanish and Italian top flights as […]  More

BBC’s Barbara Slater wins SVG Europe Women Achievement Award 2020

BBC director of sport Barbara Slater was presented with the inaugural SVG Europe Women Achievement Award at a special ceremony in London on Thursday 30 January 2020. The Award was bestowed for Slater’s outstanding achievements in sports broadcasting and her continued impact on women in sports television over the last 12 months. The new SVG […]  More

Digital and OTT service planned for British Olympic and Paralympic sports

A cooperative of British sporting bodies is planning to jointly launch a digital and over the top (OTT) streaming service for British Olympic and Paralympic sports. Various national associations along with UK Sport, the British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association have joined forces to create GB Sport Media, an over-arching organisation that will […]  More