Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Amsterdam venue to house Euro 2020 broadcast centre

UEFA has selected the Expo Haarlemmermeer exhibition centre in Vijfhuizen, near Amsterdam, as the location of its international broadcast centre (IBC) for Euro 2020. The IBC will be the heart of UEFA’s broadcast operations during the 24-team football tournament, acting as the hub from which it will distribute coverage of all 51 matches to global broadcast partners. […]  More

Cycling commentator Paul Sherwen dies at 62

The cycling commentator and former British road race champion Paul Sherwen has died at the age of 62, it has been announced. A well-known figure on both TV and radio, Sherwen was considered by many to be the voice of the Tour de France, along with co-commentator Phil Liggett. He covered the legendary race on […]  More

FutureSPORT 2018: “The idea of mix effects is confusing to eSports. We need 1000 of them”

At SVG Europe’s FutureSPORT event in Manchester last week, ESL chief executive James Dean mapped out the DNA of an eSports production and outlined what broadcasters can potentially learn from video game coverage. ESL UK is the local division of ESL, the so-called world’s largest eSports organisation. The Birmingham-based company produces video game competitions around […]  More

GolfTV signs up Tiger Woods in original content deal

GolfTV has agreed a multi-year global partnership deal with Tiger Woods that will see the 14-time Major champion collaborate on various original content projects.  The agreement will result in what has been described as golfing “programming, content creation and storytelling opportunities that will offer fans an authentic and regular look into the life, mind and […]  More

DAZN adds to Spanish rights portfolio with deal for Euroleague Basketball

Euroleague Basketball has awarded DAZN the exclusive broadcasting rights in Spain for Europe’s premier men’s basketball competition. The live and on-demand sports streaming service will be the new home to the Turkish Airlines-sponsored EuroLeague for four years from the 2019-20 season. DAZN has also been awarded the rights to broadcast live matches and clips for […]  More

Rohde & Schwarz bolsters playout options with Pixel Power acquisition

Rohde & Schwarz is looking to “expand further in broadcast playout” after buying Cambridge’s Pixel Power, the television branding, graphics, automation, master control and playout technology firm.  The deal, announced today (27 November 2019), will see the subsidiary renamed as Pixel Power Ltd. – A Rohde & Schwarz Company. No financials were revealed.  Cornelius Heinemann, Rohde […]  More

BBC World Cup graphics team wins RTS Craft & Design award

The BBC Sport and BBC Creative teams that devised the promos and graphics concept for the BBC’s coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia were rewarded with an RTS Craft and Design award last night in London winning in the ‘Design – Trails & Packaging’ category. Working alongside animation company Blinkink, the campaign […]  More

Sky Sports and BBC to share broadcast rights for 2019 Netball World Cup

Sky Sports has been appointed as the host broadcaster for the 2019 Netball World Cup and will share the rights to show matches with the BBC.  Sky will show all the games from the ten-day tournament in Liverpool with BBC Sport broadcasting every match from day four onwards. Commenting on the announcement, Netball World Cup 2019 […]  More

Eleven Sports deal brings Serie A and La Liga to STV

STV viewers in Scotland will get the chance to watch live football matches from La Liga and Serie A for free this weekend following a tie-up with Eleven Sports. A total of 14 matches will be made available online via the STV Player, taking in matches played between Friday 23 November and Sunday 25 November.  […]  More