Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

UK start-up Sceenic wins BT Sport tech innovation competition

A web-based service that allows TV viewers to create virtual living rooms in which to watch live sporting events has won this year’s BT Infinity Lab competition. Developed by a London-based start-up called Sceenic, the Watch Together SAAS application makes it possible for friends and families to watch live TV and interact with each other even […]  More

Super slo-mo camera firm I-Movix ceases trading

The Belgian manufacturer of live super slow motion camera technology I-Movix has been declared bankrupt and ceased trading. Doors were closed on 26 January 2018. The local commerce court in Mons, Belgium, confirmed the bankruptcy on Monday 29 January. In an email to customers and partners, the company’s founders, chief executive Laurent Renard and chief financial […]  More

Taking the plunge: British Diving Championships streamed live on YouTube

Every round of the British Diving Championships was shown live for the first time this weekend (26-28 January) when streamed coverage was made available via the British Swimming YouTube channel. Action from the domestic diving competition was captured by production company Great Big Events on behalf of British Swimming and streamed live to the video-sharing […]  More

Positive half-year financials for Sky as it confirms dish-free service

Sky has reported a 10% jump in core earnings, an increase in customer numbers and confirmed its intention to make all of its content available without the need for a satellite dish. In the first half of its current financial year, the pay-TV broadcaster increased like-for-like revenues by 5%, taking it to £6.7bn, increased earnings […]  More

Celebs to slug it out for BBC Sport Relief

A former footballer, a reality TV star, a singer and an actress are to take part in a BBC boxing challenge to raise money for charity. As part of the corporation’s Sport Relief campaign, former Chelsea and England defender Wayne Bridge will fight television personality Spencer Matthews while singer and actress Hannah Spearritt (pictured) will […]  More

Timeline prepping second UHD RF truck

Timeline Television is building a second Ultra High Definition (UHD) RF uplink truck that it will launch later this year. The five tonne RF2 is being designed and built in-house by Timeline Television and will feature a dual chain 1.8m Advent Newswift antenna. A one metre Cobham Explorer 8100 KA antenna for remote data services […]  More

Cybersecurity: People, not technology, to blame for data breaches

Production companies and broadcasters are at increasing risk from data breaches in the digital age but, more often than not, it is people and not technology that causes the problems. It is an argument supported by Imagen, the content distribution and MAM company that has recently compiled a guide on how to safely store, share […]  More

VAR trialled during FA Cup tie

Hawk-Eye Innovations’ SMART replay system was an integral part of the technology set-up on Monday (8 January 2018) as the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was trialled in a competitive club football match in England for the first time. SMART (Synchronised Multi-Angle Replay Technology) replay, which makes use of broadcast camera feeds, was used during the […]  More

Right On Cue: Preparing for BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2017

Now in its 64th year, BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY) is a key date in the sporting calendar, even if it’s not actually a sports event. A celebration of sporting achievements from the past year, it fuses award show and light entertainment programme, juxtaposing inspirational films and interviews with live music performances and, […]  More