Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Globecast helps organisers and rights holders with 4K broadcasts and VoD content

Globecast is providing contribution, distribution and video-on-demand services at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, working with both the tournament’s organisers and various rights holders. The Orange-owned company is partnering with the Egyptian Local Organising Committee (LOC), Lagardère Sports and the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) throughout the competition. The range of services being supplied […]  More

HBS Broadcast Academy shortlisted for an IBC Social Impact Award

IBC has announced the shortlist for its Social Impact Awards, with HBS Broadcast Academy set to battle it out with the BBC and Turkish Broadcaster TRT for the Diversity and Inclusivity Award. The Social Impact Awards will recognise three areas: initiatives focused on diversity and inclusivity; on minimising environmental impact; and for the best ethical […]  More

Sky Sport Summit 2019: Video interview with Broadcast Solutions’ Antti Laurila

Broadcast Solutions’ global sales director Antti Laurila, in conversation with SVG Europe editorial director Fergal Ringrose, outlines his company’s relationship with the sports broadcasting market across Europe and discusses the challenges of producing live sport. The interview took place at the Sky Sport Summit 2019 in Munich.  To watch a re-run of the Sky […]  More

BT Sport extends rights deal for the Henley Royal Regatta

The Stewards of Henley Royal Regatta has renewed its rights agreement with BT Sport, concluding a deal which will see live and exclusive television coverage of the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Regatta continue in the UK for 2020 — following the success of the 2019 event last weekend. The new deal sits alongside […]  More

Link-up play: How Input Media is covering the FIFA Women’s World Cup remotely for BBC Sport

Currently working on its second FIFA Women’s World Cup for BBC Sport, Input Media is making use of a hybrid remote production set-up to produce the corporation’s programming for the 2019 tournament. The match feed is being taken in full from the host broadcaster, Host Broadcast Services, but the live presentation and analysis, before and […]  More

Tour de France organiser to use Globecast service to share video clips with broadcasters

Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the organiser of the Tour de France, will make use of a service within Globecast’s Digital Media Hub to share clipped sports video content with TV channels around the world after signing a multi-year deal. Content Marketplace, which is used for media management, will be accessed via a specially designed website […]  More

Live from Cricket World Cup: Player tracking, AR and Buggy Cam bring fresh perspectives to ICC TV’s world feed

In part two of our interview, ICC TV executive producer Ajesh Ramachandran, chatting alongside various members of the production and facilities team, outlines the R&D that went into the Cricket World Cup 2019 coverage and discusses some of the production enhancement technologies being used. Working closely with production services partner Sunset+Vine, and executive producer Huw […]  More

Live from Cricket World Cup: Sky Sports relies on remote production approach

Sky Sports, the UK and Ireland TV rights licensee for the Cricket World Cup 2019, is making use of remote production to supplement the International Cricket Council (ICC) world feed and provide unilateral coverage of the tournament to viewers during England matches. The pay-TV broadcaster is taking the Sunset+Vine-produced ICC TV output in its entirety […]  More

Live from Cricket World Cup: ICC TV focuses on graphics and commentators as it looks to entice a new generation of viewer

In the first part of a two-part interview, ICC TV executive producer and senior manager for broadcast Ajesh Ramachandran outlines the broadcast strategy for the Cricket World Cup 2019, including how the International Cricket Council (ICC) hopes to engage a new generation of fans without alienating the traditional viewer. Ajesh Ramachandran is surprisingly camera shy […]  More