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Scoop! Aeta Audio joins SVG Europe as a Bronze sponsor

Aeta Audio Systems, which designs and develops a full range of audio and IP codecs, has joined SVG Europe as a Bronze sponsor. The company is best known for its Scoop range of products, including the ScoopTeam commentary codec for commentary booth, OB trucks and remote working. Aeta recently added 5G capability to ScoopTeam, which […]  More

Interview: How to build a great online sport experience with Edgio

Charlie Russell, digital experiences expert at Edgio, in conversation with SVG Europe editorial director George Bevir, discusses the best way to ensure that sports fans get a great experience when interacting with a digital product or website. To find out more about this, and other subjects relating to website speed and optimisation, you can also […]  More

A legend and a gentleman: The sports broadcasting industry pays tribute to Barry Johnstone

Tributes have been pouring in for Barry Johnstone, the chairman of EMG UK and the founder of CTV Outside Broadcasts, who passed away last week. The words’ legend’ and’ gentleman’ appear frequently in what are very heartfelt and genuine appreciations of his contribution to the sports broadcasting industry. Johnstone died at the age of just […]  More

Barry Johnstone 1945-2022

SVG Europe is sad to announce the untimely passing of Barry Johnstone, the chairman of EMG UK and the founder of CTV Outside Broadcasts, who has died at the age of 76 following a heart attack. Born and educated in New Zealand, Johnstone moved to London in 1970 where initially worked in the music industry […]  More

Beach Volleyball World Championships break coverage records

A record-breaking 16 million fans around the world consumed content on Volleyball World’s digital platforms during the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Rome. The records did not stop there either. Across Volleyball World TV and owned social media channels, 25 million impressions were recorded from 9 million unique viewers – an all-time high for beach […]  More

Top hat and tails: NEP uncovers the drama and excitement behind the production of ITV Racing’s Royal Ascot

“Ascot is probably the most prestigious horse racing venue. It’s owned by the Queen and it is just onto a different level; it’s the most sophisticated race event you could go to,” says Jon Harris, technical projects manager at NEP UK and Ascot expert. “It’s all high-end racing, attracts horses from across the world to […]  More

Young viewers take to streaming platforms for sport and follow more competitions than Gen X and Boomers

Millennials and Generation Z’s are following more sports than their older counterparts, but are using digital streaming platforms to fuel their obsessions, according to a new study. Streaming and mobile experiences, including Fantasy games, are the preferred platforms of younger sports fans, who are following more competitions than the Gen X and Boomers, research from […]  More

Motorsport’s Naomi Schiff plus The FA’s Kelly Simmons to speak at SVG Europe Women and Sky Sports event in London

SVG Europe Women and Sky Sports are excited to announce the initial line-up of speakers for Elevating Women in Sport, being held at Sky Central on 5 July from 3pm. Naomi Schiff, former professional racing driver turned Sky Sports presenter, plus The FA’s head of the women’s professional game, Kelly Simmons, and Sky Sports’ executive […]  More

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Sports OTT Summit: Watch recordings of the conference sessions on-demandScoop! Aeta Audio joins SVG Europe as a Bronze sponsorInterview: How to build a great online sport experience with EdgioA legend and a gentleman: The sports broadcasting industry pays tribute to Barry JohnstoneGroupe TSF uses Robycam to cover Yoka-Bakole fight for Canal+Barry Johnstone 1945-2022Beach Volleyball World Championships break coverage recordsTop hat and tails: NEP uncovers the drama and excitement behind the production of ITV Racing’s Royal AscotYoung viewers take to streaming platforms for sport and follow more competitions than Gen X and BoomersMotorsport’s Naomi Schiff plus The FA’s Kelly Simmons to speak at SVG Europe Women and Sky Sports event in LondonSports OTT Summit: TeraVolt’s Tobias Fröhlich explores viewing live and on-demand sport via mobile devicesSports OTT Summit: ViewLift CEO Rick Allen goes deep into streaming trends for live sportSports OTT Summit: ATP Media’s Carolina Santos on why she chose the cloud and M2A Media for tennis coverageCaton NDI Gateway enables cross-network collaborationLow6 launches B2B white-label gamification platformLigue de Football Professionnel takes control of its digital media strategy with Dalet FlexExtreme E teams go head-to-head at Goodwood Festival of SpeedHill climb fever: Behind the scenes at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022 with host broadcaster Gravity Media  Death diving meets the Challenge with first US event live stream via Viz NowLive From the US Open: USGA’s Kevin Landy on the 2022 world feed efforts and the future of productionLive From the US Open: NBC’s Allison McAllister and Marc Caputo reflect on Championship effortsLive From the US Open: Sky Sports’ Katie Harrison and Jason Wessely discuss evolution of remote productionGravity Media captures history at the Pho3nix Sub7 Sub8 triathlonStats Perform to showcase PressBox capabilities during virtual eventDorna Sports relies on Grabyo Studio for real-time MotoGP highlightsVizrt unveils Viz Engine 5 with adaptive graphics and enhanced integration with Unreal EngineStepping stones: New graduate Lucy Harper on how she got her job as studio manager at BBC Radio 5 LiveStepping stones: Studio director at BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC News Radio Amy Brennan talks top tips for getting into broadcastStepping stones: BBC project engineer and workstream lead Matt Firth on getting into audio as a careerExtreme E extends broadcast agreement with Setanta in Ukraine and adds host of new territoriesEurovision Services provides connectivity for global distribution of FINA World ChampionshipsRingier Sports teams with Spiideo for broadcasting system for its Red streaming platformTellyo unveils latest Tellyo Pro enhancementsSports OTT Summit: Fan engagement, monetisation and Web 3.0 top the agenda in ParisSports OTT Summit: Photo Gallery from 15 June in-person event in ParisPSG teams up with OneFootball to bring original club content to fans worldwideNew World Touring Car Cup Recast Channel launched by Discovery Sports Events to put fans in the pit laneNitro Rallycross signs Aurora Media Worldwide as inaugural series production partnerVirtual Bundesliga becomes official competition for DFL clubs from 2023-24 seasonBlackbird appoints Mo Volans as SVP product marketingMediaPower and ClassX create ‘light’ virtual graphics studio for MediasetPlatinum Focus: Sony’s support for sports cinematic lookPlatinum Focus: Grass Valley seeks to solve interoperability issues with AMPPCustom Consoles completes Module-R desks for new production suites at NEP Worldwide NetherlandsPixellot raises $161 million with a goal to accelerate sports democratisationWaves Audio adopts NDI for cloud-based media productions with Waves Cloud MX audio mixerStats Perform to launch Opta Vision live data feeds for 2022/23 football seasonRaceTech gallops back to the start line to support ITV Racing at Royal Ascot 2022Extended UCI and Warner Bros. Discovery partnership signals exciting new era for the Mountain Bike World CupATP Media scales delivery of live match content with M2A Connect