News Roundup

DAZN snaps up rights to MLS and the Copa del Rey

DAZN, the live and on-demand sports streaming service, has picked up the broadcast TV rights to Major League Soccer (MLS) in six international markets. Starting with immediate effect, DAZN will screen MLS exclusively in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Spain, where it has the right to show every match. The media rights have also been […]  More

Rise announces this year’s pairings for mentoring scheme

Rise, the advocate group for gender diversity within the broadcast manufacturing and services sector, has announced the pairing up of mentees and mentors for its annual mentoring scheme. The 2019 programme sees experienced broadcast sector industry leaders, at a variety of levels of seniority, offer their expertise, knowledge and guidance to 23 women. The scheme […]  More

Fjord Film turns to Riedel for signal transport and intercom in new OB van

Danish production company Fjord Film has chosen Riedel Communications’ MediorNet real-time signal transport, processing, and routing technology and Artist digital matrix intercom for its new OB van. Working in concert, MediorNet and Artist form the signal distribution and communications nerve centre for the van. Fjord Film designed and constructed the van with additional expertise provided […]  More

Grass Valley cameras help Presteigne meet demand for UHD, HDR and IP

Grass Valley has been selected by UK rental house Presteigne Broadcast Hire as its primary cameras supplier in response to growing demand for higher resolutions and native IP support from customers in the UK. Presteigne Broadcast Hire has added 25 LDX 86 Universe 4K UHD cameras to its inventory, allowing it to offer native 4K […]  More

FIFA drops plans to extend World Cup Qatar 2022 from 32 to 48 teams

In line with the conclusions of a feasibility study approved by the FIFA Council at its last meeting, FIFA and Qatar have jointly explored all possibilities to increase the number of participant teams from 32 to 48 teams by involving neighbouring countries at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Following a comprehensive consultation process with […]  More

CenturyLink expands its E-Services portfolio

CenturyLink has added multipoint-to-multipoint capabilities to its Ethernet E-Services portfolio to help enterprises simplify bandwidth needs and create multinational Wide Area Networks to reduce costs and complexity. E-LAN enhances CenturyLink’s E-Services that provide point-to-point, point-to multi-point and multi-point network configurations. The services are MEF CE 2.0-certified and available in nearly 300 markets for on-net and […]  More

New Insys option helps OTT operators shield viewers from sensitive content

Insys Video Technologies has added new capabilities to its over-the-top (OTT) video solutions that enable automated identification of celebrities and detection of inappropriate content in catch-up TV programming and on-demand video libraries. Viewers can find clips featuring a particular celebrity and jump to the exact point in the show where that person appears, while nudity […]  More

ES Broadcast adds Panasonic PTZ cameras to hire fleet

ES Broadcast Hire, the company’s broadcast hire division, has announced the purchase of a large quantity of Panasonic’s AW-UE150 and AW-HE130 PTZ cameras, for high-end 4K and full HD remote production across a range of verticals. The announcement coincides with the company’s ‘4K Fact or Fiction: A Live Production Showcase’ which took place on the […]  More

Genelec boosts UK presence with appointment of Andy Bensley

Genelec is strengthening its on-the-ground customer support in the UK with the appointment of well-known industry figure Andy Bensley, whose new role as regional business development manager is effective immediately. Bensley is already closely associated with Genelec after more than six years of service with its UK distributor Source Distribution, first as the company’s Pro […]  More

Juste steps up to VP sales for Ross Video EMEA, Asia and LATAM

Oscar Juste, Ross Video’s director of sales for EMEA, has now been promoted to the new role of vice president of sales for the EMEA, Asia and Latin America regions. Juste joined Ross Video in April 2016 and has guided the EMEA region through its most successful period ever, with the region on track to […]  More