Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

‘It is important to become the kings of our own destiny’: Inside Eleven’s acquisition of MyCujoo

Eleven will become a ‘technology company’ after purchasing the live football streaming firm MyCujoo, the sports broadcaster’s chief executive has said. Speaking to journalists following the announcement of the acquisition last week, Luis Vicente (pictured, below) revealed that he wants Eleven to develop its own technology products and features and that it will do so […]  More

Railcam and Robotic Camera innovations trialled on Bundesliga coverage

Sportcast, the DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga) subsidiary that produces the world feed for the Bundesliga, has been trialling two new camera innovations on its match coverage: a Railcam that replaced the pitchside Steadicam and a Robotic camera system for single player tracking. Both systems were tested on Borussia Dortmund matches, in fixtures against Schalke 04 […]  More

Linear DAZN channels added to Vodafone pay-TV service in Germany

DAZN has launched two linear channels on Vodafone’s IPTV platform in Germany after securing a reseller deal with the telecoms company. The agreement will see two HD channels, DAZN1 and DAZN2, show approximately 16 hours of sports content every day on the GigaTV service, with matches from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and […]  More

Under the posts: How Aerial Camera Systems’ PostCAM is bringing Autumn Nations Cup viewers closer to the action

Saturday’s Autumn Nations Cup rugby match at Twickenham between England and Georgia might have been a somewhat un-noteworthy one-sided affair on the pitch but off it there was at least one thing that caught the eye: the debut of PostCAM. As the name suggests, PostCAM is a specialist camera system that is installed on the […]  More

More free-to-air matches in the offing in the UK as Premier League pauses controversial pay-per-view plan

The Premier League has paused its controversial pay-per-view offering in the UK in a move that will see additional live matches shown by existing broadcast rights holders from 21 November. The English top-flight had adopted a paid-for model for the fixtures that weren’t already scheduled to be shown by its rights holders in an effort […]  More

Amazon adds goalpost minicams to Autumn Nations Cup rugby coverage

Amazon Prime Video’s coverage of the Autumn Nations Cup will include the usual production bells and whistles you’d expect from an international rugby tournament plus an interesting innovation: cameras mounted on the goalposts. The PostCAM set-up will consist of four minicams (two that are pan-and-tilt) on each of the posts, installed just below the crossbar. […]  More

FutureSPORT 2020: Speakers from BT Sport, Sky Sports, TV 2, Infront and LaLiga added to programme

More speakers have been added to the FutureSPORT 2020 programme, with executives from across the sports broadcasting landscape featuring in a packed agenda as part of this online event, presented by SVG Europe and sponsored by Panasonic. New names include: Matthew Beal, Aurora Media Worldwide, Executive Producer Jens Cornelius Knudsen, TV 2, Vice President of […]  More

Next Generation Audio Summit 2020 on-demand: Watch now!

If you missed any of Next Generation Audio Summit 2020, you can now watch it on-demand without registering. The sessions cover a range of subjects including object manipulation, sound localisation, remote production, augmented stadium sound and the virtual fan, and what is coming down the line for personalised sound for sports broadcasting.    More