Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Sustainability in sports production: BT Sport joins Albert directorate

BT Sport has joined the Albert directorate as part of its continuing efforts to become the UK’s greenest broadcaster. Albert is a collaborative BAFTA, indie and broadcaster backed project that was set-up in 2011 to bring the screen industries together to tackle their environmental impact and inspire sustainable living. The commissioning directorate supports the development […]  More

Eleven Sports to use Whatsapp to send football clips to subscribers

Eleven Sports Portugal has created a new WhatsApp service that it will use to send videos clips of football matches to subscribers that use the Facebook-owned mobile messaging app. Starting with Tuesday’s Champions League Round of 16 matches (18 February 2020), Eleven will WhatsApp match updates, including goal clips, in an effort to “make it […]  More

DAZN snaps rights for Wilder vs Fury II in Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Switzerland

The live and on-demand sports streaming service DAZN has acquired the rights to stream Saturday’s re-match between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and the British challenger Tyson Fury in five of its markets. The highly anticipated fight, taking place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on 22 February, will be streamed live exclusively on […]  More

SVG Europe launches Sports TV Awards 2020 and calls for entries

  After an 18-month break, SVG Europe returns with a revamped and re-imagined awards ceremony, celebrating sports broadcasting and production across Europe. Moving from its former home at the Sports Production Summit in Amsterdam to the Sports OTT Forum in London (27 May 2020), the tightly focussed SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 will continue […]  More

SVG Europe Women: The making of… The Abi Stephens Show [VIDEO]

During the SVG Europe Women Winter Networking Event at BT Sport studios in London, the audience was treated to an edition of ‘The Abi Stephens Show’, a chat show-style seminar session that will be coming to a screen near you very soon. As part of that show, Heather McLean, editor at SVG Europe and head […]  More

SVG Europe and Blackbird agree cloud video production partnership

Blackbird has been named as the Official Cloud Video Production Partner of SVG Europe. The agreement, which runs for the duration of 2020, will see SVG Europe use Blackbird’s cloud video editing platform to rapidly edit and package video clips of seminars, presentations and interviews from its events and publish them to social media channels. […]  More