Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

FutureSPORT 2018: More speakers announced for Old Trafford

Host Broadcast Services, EBU Sport and BBC Sport are among the organisations providing speakers for SVG Europe’s FutureSPORT conference which is taking place on 29 November at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium. FutureSPORT will explore the key technology innovations and major workflow challenges that will shape sports production and broadcasting in 2019 and beyond The specially […]  More

Further details emerge about Discovery’s new OTT golf service

Discovery’s new PGA Tour-branded over-the-top (OTT) golf streaming service will be called GolfTV, the broadcaster has revealed. GolfTV, powered by the PGA Tour, will offer more than 2,000 hours of live action each year as well as content on-demand. Live coverage will come from the six tours operating under the PGA Tour umbrella and will […]  More

Sport Video Platform to debut at Sportel

Simplestream will use Sportel in Monaco (22-24 October) to showcase a new end-to-end, cloud-based video platform that has been designed to allow broadcasters, rights holders and distributors to launch and maintain sports OTT services. The white label Sport Video Platform has various features including low latency streaming, live event management, automated generation of video highlights […]  More

Whisper Films secures three-year deal to produce multi-platform SailGP coverage

SailGP has appointed London-based production company Whisper Films as the broadcast and production partner for its new global boat racing league. The three-year deal will see Whisper Films produce live coverage and highlights programming as part of what is being described as a “multi-platform broadcast experience”. SailGP, which aims to make sailing “entertaining and accessible” […]  More

ATP Media renews Globecast distribution deal

ATP Media, the production, sales and distribution arm of tennis’ ATP World Tour, has extended its distribution agreement with Globecast, renewing the current contract for another three years. The extended deal covers the supply of ad-hoc distribution services for more than 20 tennis events including the ATP World Tour Masters 1000s, the ATP World Tour […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: Rugby World Cup preview session confirmed

SVG Europe’s FutureSPORT conference in Manchester (29 November) will feature an exclusive session previewing the broadcast plans for next year’s Rugby World Cup. The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November 2019, the first time the event has taken place in Asia. 20 nations will battle it […]  More

Slam dunk! NBA heads to Sky Sports in four-year deal

Sky Sports has secured the broadcast and multi-platform rights to show the NBA in the UK and Ireland, signing a four-year deal that includes 170 live games. The contract will see Sky Sports become the NBA’s exclusive broadcast partner and official website operator in the UK and Ireland, starting on Wednesday morning with the Philadelphia […]  More

Peter Brackley 1951-2018

Revered broadcaster and football commentator Peter Brackley has died, it was announced on Sunday (14 October). In an official statement posted by Brighton & Hove Albion FC, the club Brackley supported, he was described as having one of the most recognisable voices on radio and television. During a long and successful career, he worked for […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: Panel to discuss HDR and live sport

Broadcasting live sport with high dynamic range (HDR) colour will be discussed in detail at SVG Europe’s FutureSPORT conference which is taking on 29 November at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium. In a session called ‘HDR and Live Sport: It’s Not Black and White’, expert panellists will discuss where we are currently with live HDR […]  More