Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

SportTech 2019: Copa90 added to speaker line-up for 22 May event

Copa90, the distributed media network, and self-proclaimed home of global football fan culture, will be the focus of a special session at SVG Europe’s SportTech 2019 conference at Lord’s (22 May). In conversation with SVG Editor Heather McLean, Copa90 chief product officer and general manager Barry Flannigan will discuss the origins of the channel and […]  More

Perform to merge with Stats following acquisition by US investment firm

DAZN has sold its Perform division, including Opta, to a US investment firm, a deal that will see it merged with Stats, the sports technology, data and content company. Vista Equity Partners is behind the acquisition with DAZN receiving both cash and a “significant” minority stake in the newly formed company. The Perform division includes […]  More

French Football League to use Ooyala platform for new OTT service

France’s Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has signed up to use Ooyala’s Flex Media Platform as part of the content management and delivery workflow for a planned new OTT service. The Flex Media Platform will manage metadata and video assets across LFP’s operations, help optimise workflows using automation and streamline the delivery of content to […]  More

BBC to stream FA Cup semi-final and final in UHD and HDR

BBC Sport will stream next month’s FA Cup final and one of this weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals live in UHD and high dynamic range (HDR) on iPlayer, the corporation has announced. Manchester City versus Brighton on 6 April and the final on 18 May, both at Wembley Stadium, will be made available in the next […]  More

Vizrt looks towards an IP-based future with purchase of Newtek

Vizrt has bought NewTek, the developer of IP-based and software-driven live video production technology. The acquisition will create a combined business that will be “the driving force in the transition to IP video for live production”, a statement released overnight said. NewTek will now become a separate unit within Vizrt focusing on its current target […]  More

SportTech 2019: Panel to discuss best practice for streaming live sport

A specially convened panel session during next month’s SportTech 2019 event at Lord’s (22 May) will discuss the highs and lows of distributing and viewing live sports content via the internet. ‘It’s Just Got to Work – Keeping Viewers and Subscribers Happy when Streaming Live Sport’ will see speakers from DAZN, BBC and Tennis TV, […]  More

Vizrt creates new business unit dedicated to sport

Vizrt has created a new business unit dedicated to working with sports broadcasters, teams, federations and venues and has asked chief product officer Dr. Stephan W. Stadler to run it. Global Sports is to sit alongside the graphics technology firm’s other business regions of EMEA, APAC and Americas and will allow it to further expand […]  More

Red Bee Media sells Piero Sports Graphics business to Ross Video

Ross Video has bought the Piero Sports Graphics business from London-based Red Bee Media. The purchase, completed last week, will see the Piero sports analysis graphics products absorbed into Ross Video’s sports technology portfolio. As part of the deal, all Piero employees have been transferred to Ross Video’s UK subsidiary, Ross Video UK. No financial […]  More