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FA Cup Final 2019: BT Sport trials live 8K virtual reality experience

BT Sport used last weekend’s FA Cup Final at Wembley to test a new live 8K virtual reality experience delivered to mobile handsets. Working with Blackmagic Design cameras and switchers for the production and using Tiledmedia’s encoding technology and app, the broadcaster covered the game live, using two camera rigs, providing 100 individual testers with […]  More

SportTech 2019: Keeping subscribers happy when ‘It’s Just Got to Work’

The nature of live sports makes launching OTT and VoD sports services particularly exciting. “Whether it’s a single round heavyweight fight or Tottenham scoring in the 96th minute of a Champion’s League semi-final, those minutes are not to be missed.” Unfortunately, they sometimes are, said Tom Williams, chief executive, Ostmodern, who chaired the SportTech 2019 […]  More

Sky Deutschland’s Alessandro Reitano takes over as chair of SVG Europe

SVG Europe is very pleased to announce that Alessandro Reitano, Sky Deutschland vice president of sports production, has become the new chair of Sports Video Group Europe. He succeeds David Shield, IMG Media senior vice president and global director of engineering and technology, who has stepped down after five years at the helm. Joe Hosken, […]  More

Inside BT Tower network hub for final day of the Premier League season

Manchester City finally edged out Liverpool to claim the Premier League title on Sunday 12 May. The football drama ensured the busiest day of the season for the team in BT Tower in central London, due to strong demand for Premier League coverage from broadcasters worldwide and the fact that all ten games took place […]  More

EVS ships first live production servers to pass JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 testing

EVS has announced that its latest XT production servers have successfully passed the Joint Task Force on Networked Media’s JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 testing. They are among the first products — and claimed to be the first live production servers — to be produced and shipped with full IP interoperability, consistent with the AIMS Alliance […]  More

SportTech takes Lord’s by storm with three events and record attendance

With the first SVG Europe Carbon Literacy for Sports Production Workshop, a full programme of content at SportTech, and then the SVG Europe Women event, SportTech 2019 at Lord’s was a packed one-day event with something for every attendee. Around 450 people attended the day in total, including 200 at the cricket-themed SVG Europe Women […]  More

ICC extends S+V partnership with award of new host production contract

As announced by its chairman Jeff Foulser to SVG Europe’s SportTech 2019 audience at Lord’s on Wednesday, independent TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine has been awarded a new four-year host production deal by the ICC. The deal covers all live event production services for ICC TV until 2023, excluding the India events in […]  More

BT Sport to show Champions League Final in HD HDR on BT Sport App for 4K-like experience on mobiles

UEFA Champions League viewers will be able to watch this year’s final on the BT Sport App in HD HDR for the first time. The coverage will be available to users with an HDR compatible mobile phone, tablet, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast Ultra or Xbox One. BT Sport and UK mobile network operator […]  More