Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Infront buys stake in AI-based video tracking tech firm

Infront Sports has acquired a stake in Videocites, a start-up from Israel that develops AI-based video tracking and analytics technology. Videocites makes solutions for content protection, media monitoring and content management. Among its innovations is a fingerprinting technology that uses visual properties within videos in order to immediately track all copies of live, on-demand and […]  More

Premier League champions Man City unveil new OTT subscription service

Manchester City FC has launched a new subscription-based OTT streaming service that will show full match replays, live academy matches and original content. City+ is being made available online, via a mobile app and on Smart TVs. Subscribers will get access to full match replays of all men’s and women’s matches 24 hours after the […]  More

German Racing and Riedel join forces to enhance horse racing coverage

Riedel Communications is teaming up with German Racing and German Tote in a joint effort to devise new ways of covering horse racing. Through the partnership, the three organisations are committing to deliver “significant added value” for both viewers and broadcasters. Among the enhancements will be new camera solutions and high-end equipment for more effectively […]  More

PGA Tour to publish daily highlights shows on Facebook Watch

Daily highlight packages from golf’s PGA Tour will be shown around the world on Facebook Watch after the Tour reached a distribution agreement with the social media giant. Starting at this week’s Farmers Insurance Open, the Tour will publish daily round recaps and player-specific highlights from more than 30 events, including The Players Championship and […]  More

International Tennis Federation picks Imagen for content archive

The International Tennis Federation (ITF), the world governing body of tennis, is using Imagen’s video platform to manage and distribute a content archive of 15,000 assets that dates back to the 1940s. Included in the repository of content is footage from the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions, among other things. The announcement follows on […]  More

Football Summit 2020: Broadcast innovation in the Bundesliga to be showcased in Berlin on 31 March

The Bundesliga’s use of augmented reality (AR), player tracking, corner flag cameras and 9:16 vertical capture will all be on the agenda during a special session at Football Summit 2020 in Berlin on 31 March. ‘Focus: Tomorrow – Broadcast innovation in the Bundesliga’ will feature Tim Achberger (pictured below), the head of innovation and technology […]  More

ICC reveals broadcast coverage plans for Under 19 Cricket World Cup

ICC TV, working with Sunset+Vine, will be responsible for the host coverage of the Under 19 Cricket World Cup which starts on Friday (17 January 2020) in South Africa. The in-house division of the International Cricket Council will produce 20 of the 48 scheduled 50-over matches live with short-form digital highlights packages put together for […]  More