Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Extreme E secures BBC Sport digital deal

Extreme E has agreed a multi-year partnership with BBC Sport that will see the new electric SUV off-road racing series screened live and free-to-air across BBC digital platforms to British viewers. Every race on the calendar, comprising five formidable environments affected by climate change and environmental issues from the Arctic to the Amazon Rainforest, will […]  More

Whisper secures extended deal to produce C4’s Formula One coverage

Whisper will continue to produce Formula One highlights, plus live coverage of the British Grand Prix, for Channel 4 after securing a new contract with the UK broadcaster. The new agreement will start with the current 2020 season, which kicks off this week in Melbourne, 13-15 March. The London-based production company will cover all 22 races. […]  More

Mediapro extends deal with Supponor for virtual ad tech usage in La Liga

Supponor, the virtual advertising technology and solutions developer, has secured a new long-term licensing agreement with Mediapro, the host broadcaster of Spain’s La Liga. The deal includes the continued use of Supponor’s DBRLive (Digital Billboard Replacement) virtual LED perimeter replacement product and its NSA (Natural Scene Augmentation) virtual carpets product. DBRLive has been used by […]  More

Nordic Summit 2020 postponed

Following advice from the Norwegian Health Authorities, it has been decided to postpone the Nordic Summit 2020. The event, produced by NCE Media and SVG Europe, was due to take place on Thursday 12 March 2020 at Media City in Bergen. The decision was made with delegate and speaker safety and health in mind following […]  More

Aperi product portfolio sold to Net Insight for $1.2m

Aperi’s live IP media virtualisation platform and its software product portfolio have been acquired by Net Insight in a deal worth $1.2m. The acquisition is said to support Net Insight’s growth strategy which is focussed on investment in its core Media Networks business area. In a statement, Aperi said that the deal would help to […]  More

Football Summit 2020: La Liga, Bundesliga and Premier League graphics to feature in AR session

Augmented Reality (AR) graphics created to embellish coverage of La Liga, the Bundesliga and the English Premier League will be the focus of a special showcase session at this month’s Football Summit 2020 in Berlin. Sunset+Vine’s Premier League output for Amazon, Sky Deutschland’s work for the Bundesliga and WTVision’s LaLiga TV projects will all be […]  More

Matchroom Sport to launch OTT platform

Matchroom Sport is to launch a global OTT platform offering access to a portfolio of live and on-demand sports content including coverage of darts, pool and snooker. Built and powered by sports streaming and video technology company StreamAMG, Matchroom Live will feature 12 sports in total and will be made available online and via native […]  More

Sky Sports secures exclusive rights to show new horse racing league

Sky Sports has secured the rights to show the Racing League, a new flat racing team-based format that has been devised to bring “improved levels of innovation, fan engagement and accessibility” to British horse racing. Held over six consecutive evening race meetings in July and August 2020, the Racing League will be contested at four […]  More

UK included as DAZN announces major expansion plans for streaming service

DAZN, the live and on-demand sports streaming service, will be made available in more than 200 countries and territories, including the UK and Ireland, during 2020, it has been announced. The first global event on DAZN will be Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez’s soon-to-be-announced fight during Cinco de Mayo Weekend, which will take place on Saturday […]  More

Sports TV Awards 2020: Entries rolling in, submission advice published

Entries are starting to come in for SVG Europe’s Sports TV Awards 2020 which will take place on 27 May at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Ahead of the 11 March deadline, submissions have been received in all four categories, with various countries and organisations from across Europe represented. For anyone thinking of entering the […]  More