Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

SportTech 2019: The Football Social goes under the spotlight

Sky Sports’ live fan-led YouTube series ‘The Football Social’ will be the subject of a special session at SportTech 2019 on 22 May. ‘The Football Social’ is a reactive chat show that is streamed live via YouTube and Facebook on a Saturday afternoon and during big mid-week matches. covering both club games and internationals. Developed […]  More

Deltatre extends Blackbird cloud editing deal for another 12 months

Deltatre is to continue using Forbidden Technologies’ cloud video platform Blackbird to create sports clips and highlights for a further twelve months, it has been announced. Deltatre uses Blackbird for the fast turn-around of long and short-form game highlights and clips for a wide range of sports including rugby, cycling and athletics. Once clipped, edited […]  More

Whisper Films uses Gearhouse flyaway set-up for F1 highlights production

Gearhouse Broadcast is providing a bespoke flyaway production system for Whisper Films’ highlights coverage of this year’s F1 motor racing season for Channel 4. For each of the 21 Grand Prix races during the 2019 World Championship, the technical facilities firm is making available Sony PMW-X500 cameras, Canon broadcast lenses, Motorola digital radios, Audio Assist […]  More

L’Equipe goes modular with Calrec audio consoles

French sports channel L’Equipe has installed two new audio consoles from Calrec and is using them for live mixing and commentary across cycling, biathlons, rallying, judo, and the Pétanque Championships. A 36+8 Summa and a Brio36 have been added to the main and secondary control rooms within L’Equipe’s two studios. Alexis Bougault, audio technical manager […]  More

SportTech 2019: BBC Sport session to focus on targeting a new generation of sports viewer

BBC Sport younger audiences editor Amy Williams will provide delegates at SportTech 2019 (22 May, Lord’s) with an insight into the technological and editorial innovations that the corporation is employing to attract a new generation of sports viewer. In a session called ‘Interactive, Social, Instant: How BBC Sport is Targeting a New Generation of Sports […]  More

Tektronix Video to be merged with Telestream following parent company deal

The video division of T&M company Tektronix has been sold to the owners of fellow broadcast equipment vendor Telestream in an undisclosed deal. The agreement will see Tektronix Video absorbed into Telestream, supplementing the latter’s product range and significantly extending both its R&D capabilities and its sales reach. Tektronix Video, headquartered in Oregon, has sales […]  More

RMG extends studio and MCR deal with Timeline Television

The Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has renewed its agreement with Timeline Television for studio and MCR facilities provision, extending the deal by a further five years. The contract extension includes upgrades to the facility at Timeline’s Ealing Broadcast Centre, a complex built by Timeline back in 2012. The overhauled facility will include five production galleries […]  More

DAZN launches broadcast contribution and distribution service

The DAZN Group has launched a global, live sports content distribution service for rights holders, broadcasters and media partners. Called DAZN Connect, the new service will use IP and video transport technologies to allow users to distribute and receive live content The service will kick off supplying various broadcasters including BT Sport, Iqiyi, NBC Sports, […]  More

SportTech 2019: Social media highlights and clipping to be addressed in ‘Perfecting Your Short Game’ masterclass

Speakers from Sky Sports, Canal Plus, ITN Productions and Input Media will take part in a masterclass session at next month’s SportTech 2019 (22 May, Lord’s) that will focus on creating and distributing sports highlights and clips for social media and the web. In ‘Perfecting Your Short Game’, a panel will consider different platforms, sports […]  More