Sustainability

Thought Leadership: Tata Communications looks at getting in on live sports action from afar

Live action is pulling in viewers globally, yet to make that happen broadcasters have traditionally had to haul in people and kit from their home territories to wherever that action is taking place. From high bills to loopy logistics to increasing CO2 footprints, it has been difficult. Today remote production has really come into its […]  More

United advances remote production in the Netherlands with SDNsquare GRID

For the first time in Dutch TV history, a live programme has been remotely produced using an entirely SMPTE 2110 IP-based infrastructure thanks to Belgian media networking and storage company SDNsquare. Media production service provider United produced Talpa Media’s ‘Koffietijd’ (‘Time for Coffee’) and ‘5 uur live’ (‘5 o’clock Live’) from United’s remote centre in the […]  More

HBS Broadcast Academy shortlisted for an IBC Social Impact Award

IBC has announced the shortlist for its Social Impact Awards, with HBS Broadcast Academy set to battle it out with the BBC and Turkish Broadcaster TRT for the Diversity and Inclusivity Award. The Social Impact Awards will recognise three areas: initiatives focused on diversity and inclusivity; on minimising environmental impact; and for the best ethical […]  More

ECOB group meets to discuss reducing the carbon footprint of Premier League match production

Minimising the environmental impact of producing and broadcasting Premier League football matches was top of the agenda at a historic cross-broadcaster roundtable held in London at the end of June. The ECOB quarterly meeting saw representatives from all three of the current UK rights holders – Sky Sports, BT Sport and BBC Sport – come […]  More

SportTech 2019: Building sustainability to reduce carbon footprint

Following the Carbon Literacy workshop held on the morning of SportTech 2019 at Lord’s on 22 May, SVG Europe launched the ‘One Planet’ (Sustainability in Sports Production) initiative, inspiring change and outlining pledges made by producers, broadcasters, rights holders and suppliers to improve the carbon footprint of sports television and outside broadcast. At the conclusion […]  More

The Creative Energy Project: Making the use of renewable energy affordable for UK-based sports production companies

Striving for sustainability as a sports production company or services provider can be a challenge but one of the most effective ways of reducing an organisation’s carbon footprint is to switch to a renewable energy supplier. To encourage this, SVG Europe has teamed up with Bafta’s Albert, the home of environmental sustainability for the UK […]  More

SportTech 2019: Sports production community invited to attend bespoke sustainability workshop

Sports broadcasters, production companies, rights owners and OB facilities providers are being invited to attend a free sustainability workshop during next month’s SportTech 2019 conference at Lord’s. The ‘Carbon Literacy for Sports Production’ workshop has been designed specifically for the sports production community and will provide attendees with expert advice on understanding sustainability in sports […]  More

Green emergency: BBC Sport and Sky Sports on making sports broadcasting sustainable

Being green and creating a sustainable environment for future generations is a major issue for many people today, both personally and at work. Sports broadcasting is an area that contributes greatly to environmental damage, with huge numbers of people and kit being shipped around countries globally to cover events. The BBC has been influential in […]  More