Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Sport Production & Technology Summit: Speakers from BBC Sport, Sky Sports, F1 and NEP to appear

Taking place on Thursday 28 October at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge ground, SVG Europe’s Sport Production & Technology Summit 2021, sponsored by Panasonic, will feature speakers from Sky Sports, BBC Sport, F1, Mediapro and NEP. The sessions will begin with a Sport Production Leaders Briefing. Sky Germany SVP of sport production Alessandro Reitano will be […]  More

Deltatre’s Wildemann joins Eurovision Sport as head of football

Eurovision Sport has appointed Stefan-Eric Wildemann as its new head of football, a role that will see him take charge of the exploitation and development of a portfolio of football rights that includes the FIFA World Cup. Wildeman joins from Deltatre, the Turin-based sports and entertainment technology provider, where he served as senior director of […]  More

London Marathon: BBC Sport looks back in order to move forward with coverage of one of sport’s most joyful events

Ahead of this weekend’s London Marathon, SVG Europe caught up with BBC Sport senior producer Micky Payne to find out how the race coverage will be produced now that COVID restrictions have been eased in the UK. The London Marathon is one of sport’s most joyous televised events. From the potential 50,000 runners pounding 26.2 […]  More

Ice hockey-inspired sports video and data production company Sportway pockets €5.4m in latest funding round

Investors in Sportway, a new Stockholm-based AI-automated sports video and data production company, have increased their financial support for the company to the tune of 55million Swedisk Krona (€5.4m). The additional money will help the startup to roll out its services to new territories, the company said. Financial backers include leading sports industry figures across […]  More

AE Live to deliver remote graphics for BT Sport’s Premier League coverage

AE Live (AE), the broadcast graphics solutions company, has agreed a deal that will see it deliver graphics services to BT Sport remotely from its UK office. For the start of the 2021-2022 football season, AE operators have been delivering match and presentation graphics for BT’s Premier League football coverage from a newly built Graphics […]  More

Eleven picks up Premier League rights for Portugal in three-year deal

Eleven Portugal has secured the rights to show the English Premier League for three seasons from 2022-23. The deal will see the OTT and linear broadcaster deliver live and exclusive coverage of all 380 Premier League matches. The live coverage will be supplemented by expert analysis, local commentary, and interviews. The rights are currently held by […]  More

Synamedia delivers 8K first with AMD

Synamedia has announced that it has achieved 8K real-time encoding and streaming with ‘zero compromises’ on its VIVID Compression platform powered by AMD EPYC 7763 processors, the x86 server CPU. Leveraging these AMD processors, the company said that the industry milestone eliminates the need for screen splitting and other technology tricks which compromise video quality. […]  More

Sky Sports’ Mark Lynch joins Whisper as lead cricket director

Multi-award-winning director Mark Lynch has left Sky Sports to join Whisper as the lead director of its cricket coverage. Lynch, who has been a key part of three BAFTA winning teams, joins next month. He will work on coverage of all international cricket in the West Indies, New Zealand and BBC’s test match highlights show. […]  More