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Premier League re-start: How Sky Sports went remote for the first time

The Premier League returned to action last week after a 100-day hiatus because of the coronavirus. Sky Sports was the first broadcaster back on air on Wednesday 17 June with a double header featuring Aston Villa v Sheffield United followed by Manchester City v Arsenal. The next day, 18 June, several key members of the […]  More

EditShare’s Griffin discusses how EFSv can change the economics of cloud editing

EditShare has this week introduced EFSv which the company believes will make cloud editing more accessible by optimising the use of both object and block storage to allow for claimed savings of up to 75% compared to existing costs of cloud storage and workstations. EFSv is designed to solve work arounds associated with proxy editing […]  More

Infront trials ‘virtual atmosphere’ during Coppa Italia final

Infront Sports and Media used last week’s Coppa Italia Final to pilot what the company is calling ‘virtual atmosphere’, a service that uses Vizrt technology to fill empty football stadium stands with simulated fans, colours and logos. Napoli picked up the trophy on 17 June with victory over Juventus following a penalty shoot-out but as […]  More

Euro Media Group buys Infront Sports’ Milan studio complex

Euro Media Group (EMG) has bought Infront Production Centre (ICP), the Milan TV studio complex that is used to produce sports and entertainment shows for Eurosport Italia, DAZN, Sky, Mediaset and Serie A. ICP consists of five studios covering a total area of ​​more than 6000 square metres. It was previously owned and operated by […]  More

ITV Sport reveals remote production behind Royal Ascot horse racing

Two weekends ago ITV Sport resumed live horse racing with all presenters at home and a remote production in place for races from Lingfield, Newcastle and Newmarket. Last week brought the high-profile Royal Ascot meeting with lead presenters Ed Chamberlin, Francesca Cumani and Jason Weaver safely distancing back in the paddock and other colleagues presenting […]  More

Horse racing re-start: ITV Sport leads the way with NEP facility support

A programme of 21 races headlined by the first Classic races of the Flat season was broadcast by ITV last weekend, as live sport returned to UK free-to-air television. Ed Chamberlin and Francesca Cumani led the coverage from 5-7 June, featuring the Qipco 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas with live races from Lingfield, Newcastle and Newmarket. […]  More

The Freelance Diaries: Will social distancing measures suck all the fun out of working in sports production?

In her latest guest blog, freelance sports production manager Natalie Diamond highlights that while the return of live sport is welcome, freelancers are increasingly worried about their livelihoods and what their place of work might look like if/when they return. Like many freelancers, I’ve recently made a point of reading the industry-wide TV production guidelines […]  More

EVS leads line-up of sponsors for SVG Europe Football Summit 2020

SVG Europe is delighted to announce EVS as Title Sponsor for our virtual Football Summit 2020 taking place on 18 June. Joining EVS are Case Study Sponsors Pixellot and TVU Networks, along with Session Sponsors Signiant and VIDI. As more European football leagues start to return to action, SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2020 online is […]  More

Esports Focus 2020: Register now to attend live online event on 11 June

SVG Europe is very pleased to present a 70-minute live virtual event, ‘Esports Focus – Building the Business Case for Competitive Video Gaming on TV and OTT’, at 3:30pm UK/4:30pm Europe on Thursday 11 June 2020. Esports Focus is sponsored by Arena Television. Register now to attend Esports Focus 2020. Broadcasters around the world already […]  More

SVG Europe Sit-Down: Pixellot’s Pritchard and Tarablus discuss an AI-driven live sports restart

Pixellot is at the centre of the conversation as federations, leagues and clubs around the world consider how to restart live sports at closed-doors venues with no fans. Pixellot’s technology streamlines the production workflow by deploying an unmanned multi-camera system in a single fixed rig, covering the field of play and delivering a stitched panoramic […]  More