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Trailblazer: Behind the scenes of Europe’s first esports channels eSports1 and eSportsOne

German media company, Sport1, has voiced plans to extend the reach of Europe’s first dedicated esport channels – eSports1 and eSportsOne – globally, following a European regionalisation plan. eSports1 was launched in January 2019 as the first linear TV channel for esports in the German-speaking region across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The channel includes 1,200 […]  More

2021 Aintree and Cheltenham festivals create popularity “watershed” for horseracing

Horseracing has undergone a “watershed” in terms of viewer popularity, according to Racecourse Media Group (RMG). This year locked down racing fans have increased in number, with audiences of the Grand National Festival and the Cheltenham Festival bringing unprecedented interest in horseracing. Media distribution has been critical to bringing the action from the racecourse to […]  More

ES Broadcast acquires Sony archiving solutions specialist Memnon

ES Broadcast has announced the acquisition of Sony’s archiving solutions arm Memnon. Terms of the deal will remain confidential. Memnon is a provider of services to digitise, restore, preserve and enable access to historical recordings and has clients based around the world. The company operates facilities in Belgium, the US, Israel and Australia. The acquisition […]  More to launch new world-first live digital motorsports news channel with Grabyo, part of Motorsport Network, is set to produce the world’s first live digital motorsports news channel, Live, providing accessible coverage of motor sport and breaking news across the globe, with technical partner Grabyo. Announced in March, the channel delivers breaking news from around the globe on the network’s over the top (OTT) platform, […]  More

Variety is the spice of life: Maximising the reach of niche sports

By Chris Clarke, CEO, Cerberus Tech We are living in an age of huge content variety. Over the top (OTT) and subscription video on demand (SVoD) services now allow consumers to access personalised viewing schedules and curated content libraries. Audiences have developed an expectation of endless choice, with content that is intuitively tailored to their […]  More

beIN Sports acquires broadcast rights to debut Extreme E season in MENA region

beIN Media Group has secured the non-exclusive broadcast rights to the debut season of eco-conscious motorsport series Extreme E across 24 countries in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). beIN Sports will air live races featuring the 100% electric motorsport cars, highlight shows and the series’ 20-part magazine programme, Electric Odyssey. The Extreme E season […]  More

RaceTech and Vislink successfully deliver behind closed doors Cheltenham Festival and Grand National Festival

Two of the most important fixtures in the British horseracing calendar were successfully executed behind closed doors in 2021. RaceTech played a leading role in the live broadcast of both the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National Festival, providing pictures to satellite and terrestrial channels using Vislink radio link equipment. Working with Racing TV (RTV) […]  More

Electronic Arts chooses Grass Valley for futureproofed distributed remote production of FIFA 21 and Apex Legends

EA Sports’ FIFA 21 and Apex Legends will now be delivered using a cloud-based, distributed remote production workflow from Grass Valley. Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment (CGE), EA’s esports division, selected the GV Agile Media Processing Platform (AMPP) to enable fully distributed, remote productions for its two major competitive gaming events. Previously, EA Sports had […]  More

SailGP extends broadcast coverage to reach 175 territories in second season

With the SailGP season opener less than a week away, the global championship has announced comprehensive broadcast coverage, with viewers in 175 territories globally able to watch the sport’s pinnacle league in its second season. Broadcasting of the event is said to feature the most immersive, multi-platform experience the sport has seen through its international […]  More