Former IMG exec Melissa Payne appointed as media CEO for Golden Globe and Ocean Globe races

Former senior IMG executive Melissa Payne has been appointed as chief executive (media) for the two, historic, round-the-world sailing events, the Ocean Globe Race (OGR) and the Golden Globe Race (GGR). Payne, who left IMG last year after 20 years, was previously vice president, head of technical services and also head of sailing/ nautical sports at IMG […]  More

Test of endurance: Navigating the trials and tribulations of the Australian Open

The Australian Open has just closed its doors at Melbourne Park on what was an unusual event for both the players and the crews that made it happen. From broadcast staff having to ship into Australia in early December for an event that did not start until 26 January, to heavy quarantines and strict COVID-19 […]  More

Telstra Broadcast Services connects Australian Open direct and indirect world feed

Telstra Broadcast Services, the broadcast media business unit of the Telstra Corporation, successfully managed the Australian Open direct and indirect world feed distribution plus on-court Netcam technology. A mix of network solutions were used to deliver the world feeds, including traditional satellite uplink for distribution and optical fibre connectivity services from Asia to Europe. Onsite […]  More

Xytech acquires ScheduALL from Net Insight for US $6m

Xytech Systems has purchased the resource and scheduling management system ScheduALL from Net Insight in a deal valued at US $6 million. The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming weeks and Xytech will continue to support the ScheduALL application and all ScheduALL clients. Xytech also offers the MediaPulse facility management software and […]  More

IABM and SVG Europe to tackle PTP during BaM Live! on 18 March

IABM’s BaM Live! 2021 virtual event features a new platform, two days of events on 17-18 March, and, on 18 March, five hours of sports production content, including a closing live ‘Ask the Experts’ session on Precision Time Protocol (PTP) that will be co-produced with SVG Europe. Designed to be as close to a real […]  More

AIMS TechFest 2021 set for 9-10 March; IPMX, remote audio production highlight event

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) is hosting AIMS TechFest 2021, a live interactive virtual event on 9-10 March, with each day featuring four hours of programming. Day one of AIMS TechFest 2021 will focus on the IPMX (Internet Protocol Media Experience) proposed set of open standards and specifications and the benefits for professional […]  More

Sky Germany to broadcast electric off-road racing series Extreme E

Electric off-road racing series Extreme E has confirmed that Sky Germany will broadcast coverage of the championship’s X Prixs, highlights and magazine shows. Sky Germany’s coverage of the tournament is to be broadcast in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and will be available to view in both German and English. Charly Classen, executive vice president of […]  More

Riedel reflects on ‘easy decision’ to renew SVG Europe Gold sponsorship

Riedel has recommitted to Gold sponsorship of SVG Europe, citing the opportunities provided by virtual events and the strength of market insight offered. Christian Bockskopf, head of marketing and communications, Riedel Communications, said: “As a technology supplier for some of the world’s largest productions, Riedel’s global success has always been intricately linked to the sports […]  More

Ross unveils the new Ultrix Acuity hyper-converged production platform

Ross has announced the release of its hyper-converged production platform, the Ultrix Acuity. The Ultrix Acuity platform converges the functionality of Ross’ flagship Acuity switcher and the Ultrix routing and AV processing platform, to create a complete, futureproof solution. Ultrix Acuity takes routing, audio mixing, multiviewers, trays of frame syncs and audio embedders/de-embedders – all […]  More

Gravity Media signs $5 million US gear deal with Grass Valley

Gravity Media has signed a $5 million US, multi-year enterprise pricing agreement with Grass Valley for a variety of production solutions and advanced workflows across its international operations. “It’s fair to say that 2020 was a challenging year for live sports,” explained Eamonn Dowdall, executive director at Gravity Media.  “We have been able to weather […]  More