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FutureSPORT 2018: New directions for high dynamic range in live sport production

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on FutureSPORT 2018: New directions for high dynamic range in live sport production

“HDR isn’t about black and white, it is about blacker blacks and whiter whites and the ability to provide more detailed information in areas of the picture where people want it.” This is how SVG Europe Contributing Editor and session chair Will Strauss opened the ‘HDR and Live Sport: It’s not Black and White’ panel […]

ARD and ZDF expand Formula E deals

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on ARD and ZDF expand Formula E deals

FutureSPORT 2018: “SDI isn’t dead. But IP is there. They can live together for a while.”

December 10, 2018 | Comments Off on FutureSPORT 2018: “SDI isn’t dead. But IP is there. They can live together for a while.”

The sports broadcasting industry’s wholesale move to IP is not a fait accompli at the moment, despite what perceived wisdom might be suggesting. That was one of the messages that rang out loud and clear during a panel discussion at SVG Europe’s FutureSPORT event in Manchester last month. Speaking during ‘IP Challenge: Moving Beyond SDI […]

NEP snaps up Baltimore-based wireless tech firm Broadcast Sports International

December 7, 2018 | Comments Off on NEP snaps up Baltimore-based wireless tech firm Broadcast Sports International

NEP has bought the wireless video and audio systems developer Broadcast Sports International (BSI), a move that adds additional RF capabilities to its ever-increasing range of broadcast services. Baltimore-based BSI designs and produces wireless networks and wireless A/V systems for television networks and sports leagues. Its range of products includes wireless camera systems, wireless audio […]

Riot Games caps off League of Legends season with All-Star event at HyperX eSports Arena

December 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Riot Games caps off League of Legends season with All-Star event at HyperX eSports Arena

Thanks to fan feedback, this year’s edition of Riot Games’ annual LoL All-Star event is emphasising fun over serious competition, with 72 pro players and key eSports influencers from across the globe participating in a range of tournaments. In an effort to create this party-like atmosphere, Riot has opted to shift the All-Star event from […]

FutureSPORT 2018: IABM research shows growing interest in eSports and remote production

December 6, 2018 | Comments Off on FutureSPORT 2018: IABM research shows growing interest in eSports and remote production

Lorenzo Zanni, IABM, head of insight and analysis, kicked off last week’s FutureSPORT summit at Old Trafford with an overview of key trends driving sports programming and production. Topping the list? Increased interest in remote production, eSports, multi-platform delivery and IP. “The benefits for remote production are clear,” he said of the production philosophy whereby part […]

Streambox to receive Technology and Engineering Emmy Award

December 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Streambox to receive Technology and Engineering Emmy Award

Streambox will be the recipient of an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering in 2019 after being recognised by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The award has been granted for the company’s work on pioneering reliable transmission methodology for live contribution and distribution television links. Bob Hildeman, chief executive at Streambox said: […]

Broadcast RF recounts Remembrance Sunday “manic weekend” success

December 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Broadcast RF recounts Remembrance Sunday “manic weekend” success

Broadcast RF orchestrated a number of complex Remembrance Sunday events on 11 November this year, as well as handling numerous other events on the same weekend. Preparations for the so-called “manic weekend” began more than a week before, in the workshops of the RF facilities for around a dozen different OB’s. Over the course of […]

Football Summit 2019: Annual SVG Europe event to take place in Paris on 28 February

December 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Football Summit 2019: Annual SVG Europe event to take place in Paris on 28 February

SVG Europe is pleased to announce that its annual Football Summit will take place on Thursday 28 February 2019 at the Stade de France in Paris. The themed conference programme features sessions on Spain’s LaLiga and the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, a discussion about the potential of AI and automation, an augmented […]

36th America’s Cup to be broadcast by new production company for 2021 event

December 6, 2018 | Comments Off on 36th America’s Cup to be broadcast by new production company for 2021 event

Austrian production company West4Media and German broadcast manufacturer Riedel Communications have joined forces to create circle-o Broadcast Productions, a new company that will produce TV coverage of the 36th America’s Cup. In 2021, the America’s Cup will set sail toward Auckland, New Zealand. The battle for America’s Cup, the oldest international sporting trophy, pits the […]