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Bundesliga re-start on Sky Sport: “The corona crisis forced us to quickly throw old ways of thinking overboard”

Following the successful completion of the Bundesliga season, Sky Germany vice president of sports production Alessandro Reitano outlines what his team did to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 and reveals what they have learnt from the experience. No one expected COVID-19 to hit all parts of the live sports business as hard as it […]  More

Black Dragon completes Grass Valley acquisition

Black Dragon has officially completed its acquisition of Grass Valley from Belden in a transaction that includes cash consideration plus various forms of deferred consideration. The gross cash consideration is $120m (£94m/€105m), or approximately $67m net of cash delivered with the business. Belden will also invest $3m for an equity interest in Grass Valley with the […]  More

Kerschbaumer increases SVG Europe editorial role as Ringrose steps back

SVG Europe is reorganising its editorial team following the decision by SVG Europe editorial director Fergal Ringrose to take a step back from frontline editorial management. He will continue as an SVG Europe contributing editor. Ken Kerschbaumer, worldwide editorial director for the Sports Video Group (SVG), will play a more prominent role in the day-to-day […]  More

Rugby League World Cup 2021 broadcast production to go out to tender

The organisers of the 2021 Rugby League World Cup (RLWC21) and the International Rugby League (IRL) are bringing TV coverage of the tournament in-house and will look to appoint a production partner, it has been announced. In what is being described as an “historic collaboration”, IRL and RLWC21 will take joint responsibility for the host […]  More

Mediapro to produce Eleven Sports’ Pro League coverage from 2020-21

Spain’s Mediapro will produce TV coverage of the Belgian Pro League for Eleven Sports from next season as part of a new worldwide collaboration deal agreed between the two parties. The agreement will see Mediapro work with Eleven Sports Belgium on the launch of their new Pro League channels, including the production of the 1A, […]  More

Synamedia teams with Theo Technologies to form HESP Alliance for better content streaming

Creator of the high efficiency streaming protocol (HESP) and video playback solutions, Theo Technologies, along with Synamedia, an independent video software provider, have launched the HESP Alliance to improve content streaming. Streaming video vendors and media companies are invited to join the alliance. The goal is to fast track the roll out of cost effective, […]  More

National Women’s Soccer League makes broadcast-network debut on CBS with full remote workflow

The kickoff of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Challenge Cup on CBS last Saturday (27 June) not only marked the return of live team sports in the US but was also the first time an NWSL match has appeared on a broadcast network. To produce the 23 match broadcasts (the opener and Championship Game […]  More

Dugout co-founder Sebastian Gray on diversifying content offerings during lockdown

Football publisher Dugout is co-owned by some of the world’s largest clubs, including AC Milan, Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid. While on a regular day Dugout distributes more than 2,500 brand-safe, professional videos a month with more than 1.84 billion views in 2019 across and […]  More