Sustainability

IBC 2019 Reflections: Grass Valley’s Cohen and Görner discuss remote production trends

At IBC Grass Valley announced that Euro Media Group has standardised on the GV K-Frame X video production engine as it optimises production capability ahead of major sporting events during 2020. The switchers will be deployed across several EMG-owned companies, including Videohouse Belgium, CTV UK, United in the Netherlands and Euromedia France. At the show […]  More

BT Sport discusses creative benefits of remote production over 5G

BT Sport bagged another ‘world first’ at IBC last week by successfully demonstrating 5G-enabled multi-location live remote production — but the application throws up as many questions as it does opportunities. The advantages of remote production – reduction in cost, better work-life balance for employees, reduced carbon footprint and the ability to produce more games […]  More

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