Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

SIS deal brings Irish horse racing coverage to Racing UK

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) and Sports Information Services (SIS) have agreed a deal that will see Irish horse racing broadcast live on the Racing UK channel from 2019. The agreement includes direct-to-home (DTH) transmission and streaming rights to all 26 Irish racecourses, plus Chelmsford City in the UK and will see all coverage made available […]  More

More UHD lenses for ES Broadcast Hire as demand grows for sport in 4K

ES Broadcast Hire has bought an additional 50 Ultra HD lenses from Canon as it looks to meet a growing demand from sports producers for 4K. The purchase includes 20 Canon CJ12ex4.3B IRSE S/IASE S lenses, 10 Canon UHD DIGISUPER 90 (UJ90X9B) lenses and 20 CJ20ex7.8B lenses. “These lenses are helping to meet the increasing […]  More

Sport drives 2017 growth at Ostmodern

A surge in demand from sports brands has helped content delivery and digital product design company Ostmodern to increase its annual turnover by 49%. Although no exact financial details were revealed, the company said that the significant year-on-year growth in 2017 came about through the addition of six new clients. Ostmodern already works with BBC, […]  More

Input Media retains FA production deal

London-based Input Media has secured a new three-year deal to continue as the broadcast production partner for the English Football Association (The FA).  Following a competitive tender process, the company will continue to provide a range of production and technical services to The FA, including live programming for international rights-holders, live match coverage and fast-turnaround […]  More

Former Imagine CEO Vogt joins ATX Networks

ATX Networks has appointed former Imagine Communications chief executive Charlie Vogt as its new CEO, replacing Ken Wildgoose who has taken up a position on the company’s board. Vogt stepped down from his role at Imagine in November 2017 after five years at the helm, becoming a senior advisor at Imagine’s owner The Gores Group. […]  More

Fletcher Group tracking system chosen for automated Wimbledon tennis coverage

As first revealed at SVG Europe’s Future Sport conference in November, NEP UK and Fletcher Group have won a three-year contract to install and operate a robotic camera system that will provide automated coverage of the outside courts during the Wimbledon tennis championships. The deal will see Fletcher Group implement its Trace tracking system on […]  More

Blackmagic unveils cheap route to UHD production

Among a raft of new product announcements, Blackmagic Design has unveiled a sub-£2500 UHD broadcast camera that can be used for both studio and live production work. The URSA Broadcast has a B4 lens mount, operates in both HD and Ultra HD mode and features a 4K sensor. Grant Petty, chief executive of Blackmagic Design, […]  More

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