Sustainability in sports broadcasting: “Tech companies have a huge role to play in arresting climate change”

Following the launch of its ‘Committed to Sustainability Programme’, DPP managing director Mark Harrison sat down with SVG Europe to outline the reasons behind the intervention and to discuss the positive impact that media and technology companies working in all genres of television, including sport, can make. In November 2019, the DPP launched a major […]  More

FutureSPORT 2019: The ‘real world’ challenges and benefits of doing remote sports production [VIDEO]

In conversation with broadcaster and journalist Natalie Quirk, Sky Sports’ Jo Finon and BBC Sport’s Narinder Ball discuss the ‘real world’ benefits and challenges of doing remote production, taking into consideration budgets, environmental sustainability and the work-life balance for crews and ops. “[Remote production] can mean the budget goes further because we’re not sending as […]  More

FutureSPORT 2019: Remote production in the real world

Last week’s FutureSPORT 2019 Summit was another record-breaking event for SVG Europe, with over 350 delegates in attendance at Chelsea Football Club in London. A highlight session in a packed day of content was ‘More than just Technology: Remote Production in the Real World’, which was sponsored by Eurovision Services. Remote production is becoming almost […]  More

DPP unveils industry-wide sustainability programme for broadcast suppliers and content providers

SVG Europe is supporting a major new initiative devised by the DPP to promote environmentally sustainable practices among broadcast industry suppliers and content providers. The DPP ‘Committed to Sustainability Programme’ provides a self-assessment checklist that enables companies to record their progress in implementing sustainability policies, and awards them a score out of five. Completion of […]  More

North London and Manchester rivals lead the way as Premier League clubs are ranked by environmental impact

Liverpool FC may currently be eight points clear at the top of the English Premier League table but it is four other clubs that lead the way when it comes to environmental sustainability. According to data collected by Sport Positive, North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur and the two big Manchester clubs, City and […]  More

SailGP claims combined global TV audience of 247m viewers as it highlights first season successes

A total television audience of more than 247m people watched SailGP in its first season, the organisers of the global sailing league have claimed. Making use of remote production, and working with the sport and live events producer Whisper, coverage of the boat racing championship was made available in 100 territories and via a mobile […]  More

Berlin Marathon 2019: Infront, SCC and Deutsche Telekom test 5G production set-up during host broadcast coverage

Infront Productions used its host coverage of Sunday’s BMW Berlin Marathon (29 September) to test a 5G-connected-camera set-up using the public mobile network. Working with the event organiser SCC and the telecoms company Deutsche Telekom, the Infront trial consisted of two 5G-connected cameras that were positioned to cover two sections of the race: the half-way […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: Norbert Paquet on Sony’s production advances and the Nevion partnership

Sony highlight launches in Hall 13 at IBC included the PXW-Z750 XDCAM shoulder camera with 4K 2/3-type 3-chip CMOS sensor system and the FX9 E-mount interchangeable lens camcorder with a newly-developed full-frame sensor. Sony also introduced two new IP extension adapters, HDCE-TX30 and HDCE-RX30, promising to transform the current HDC series of SDI system cameras […]  More

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