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Global media organisations retransmit SpaceX Falcon 9 launch attempt

The first human launch to orbit from US soil since 2011 has caught the attention of most major media organisations around the world. As a part of NASA’s consortium in distributing live coverage of this historic launch, TVU Networks’ Grid infrastructure has seen hundreds of TVU Grid customers taking the live feeds from NASA during […]  More

Premier League re-start: All 92 remaining games to be shown live, including some free-to-air

The Premier League has agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019-20 season and announced that all the remaining matches will be shown live on television in the UK. Fixtures will resume on Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place, with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City […]  More

HBS Broadcast Academy video offers tips for directing in the age of coronavirus

The HBS Broadcast Academy has been an important part of the industry’s education initiatives as it is designed to provide specialised training to help improve to quality of football production, increase the opportunities for women and minorities in front-bench roles, and much more. It’s most recent efforts involved an online panel discussion featuring two leading […]  More

O’Meara and Szabo-Rowe from The Switch introduce MIMiC cloud service

The Switch has launched MIMiC, an on-demand cloud-based production-as-a-service offering that gives broadcasters, streaming services, rights holders and enterprises access to remote production capabilities for live and virtual events of all sizes. Content producers can leverage The Switch’s combination of cloud production capability and global network reach to cost-effectively meet increasing demand for flexible broadcast […]  More

Trials and tribulations: Sunset+Vine’s Stephen Booth talks Early Kick Off and remote production revolution

Sunset+Vine was instrumental in producing BT Sport’s Early Kick Off programme with a new format designed exclusively for football fans on lockdown. The first programme broadcast at 11am on Saturday 28 March was pulled together with Sunset+Vine working with Timeline TV and a remit from BT Sport to give viewers their Saturday morning football fix […]  More

Sports OTT Forum: Going OTT on the Women’s Game – Interview with the FA’s Kelly Simmons [VIDEO]

The Women’s World Cup 2019 in France was a key moment in the growth of the women’s game. Following on from that success, women’s football has now reached a tipping point when it comes to both viewership and media interest around Europe. In this video interview, SVG Europe editor Heather McLean will talk to FA […]  More

Sports OTT Forum: Wheels of Glory – Racing OTT with World Rally [VIDEO]

World Rally Championship (WRC) holds rally events globally every year where teams compete to win the coveted title of champion driver. Each rally sees drivers tackling extreme conditions all around the world, in remote locations, with WRC+ All Live, a subscription-based OTT service for live footage of each rally, adding to WRC+, the WRC OTT […]  More

Sports OTT Forum: Eleven Sports’ Anouk Mertens discusses lockdown strategies and the future of OTT [VIDEO]

With the coronavirus impacting on every part of the OTT business, Eleven Sports has had to take a very different approach to its output. In this interview, chief operating officer Anouk Mertens discusses how and why Eleven has been focussing on Esports, exploring new formats and archive programmes and using Skype-style tools like Watch Together […]  More

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Global media organisations retransmit SpaceX Falcon 9 launch attemptPremier League re-start: All 92 remaining games to be shown live, including some free-to-airLTN Global unveils IP-based alternative to satellite distributionHBS Broadcast Academy video offers tips for directing in the age of coronavirusEditShare and Adobe collaborate to enable remote production workflowsRiedel and RRN deliver remote mastering for Peter Maffay ConcertO’Meara and Szabo-Rowe from The Switch introduce MIMiC cloud serviceTrials and tribulations: Sunset+Vine’s Stephen Booth talks Early Kick Off and remote production revolutionSports OTT Forum: Taking OTT forward into a post-lockdown world [VIDEO]Sports OTT Forum: Going OTT on the Women’s Game – Interview with the FA’s Kelly Simmons [VIDEO]Sports OTT Forum: Wheels of Glory – Racing OTT with World Rally [VIDEO]LaLiga announces return with free viewing of live matches on Sky UKSportfive name revived as Lagardère completes global rebrandingSports OTT Forum: Eleven Sports’ Anouk Mertens discusses lockdown strategies and the future of OTT [VIDEO]Sports TV Awards: Watch the ceremonySVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 winners announcedGrass Valley Technology Alliance adds new membersDensitron squares up for test and measurementCalrec’s Dave Sampson moves into new IP role as network specialistSports TV Awards showcase: Outstanding Production Achievement (Event)Live Graphic Systems teams with Grabyo for remote and cloud broadcastSports TV Awards showcase: Outstanding Production Achievement (Innovation)New EVS LSM-VIA replay server leverages IP for new workflows and the ability to work anywhereGfinity steps up eSports game with creation of Gfinity Digital Media and new ecommerce and rewards initiatives DAZN seeks investors amid Covid-19 downturnDFL to provide real-time match analysis using Amazon Web ServicesSports TV Awards Showcase: Outstanding OTT Experience awardSports OTT Forum 2020: Final chance to register for online eventSVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 ceremony set for 27 MayEBU appoints Corbin as deputy media director and head of NewsMatrox releases D-Series graphics card for high density video wallsEditShare webinar: Production, group editing and remote workflowsESPN’s The Last Dance sounds as good as it looksAIMS partners with VSF to offer ‘Summer Sessions’ on Media over IPIRIS wins contract for provision of TV services to Irish horse racingAret readies new nine-metre 4K OB van for delivery to QatarMoving past lockdown in Italy: Views of OB providers (Part 2)Ekstraklasa pens European broadcast deals ahead of restartFootball Summit 2020: Register now for exclusive live online event on 18 JuneGuinness Pro 14 announces partnership with CVC Capital PartnersFC Barcelona extends e-commerce platform across EuropeORF in talks with Sky over live Austrian Bundesliga rightsSnooker’s Championship League to return on June 1 with ITV coverageLCEVC explainer: Why the enhancement codec could be a value-add for sports broadcasters in uncertain timesSports TV Awards showcase: SVG Europe Women Award for Diversity in Sports TVBundesliga re-start: How host broadcaster Sportcast captured the live action on Matchday 26BBC Sport’s Barbara Slater to speak at next SVG Europe Women virtual eventPGA TOUR Entertainment tees up remote production of Charity Skins eventSVG’s ‘SportsTech On Demand Expo’ offers virtual show featuring 175+ vendorsSky Deutschland works with RCS for enhanced Bundesliga offering