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LaLigaTV comes to the UK and Ireland on Sky TV, Virgin TV and standalone channel

LaLiga has announced that its new UK-based channel, LaLigaTV, is available from this week via Premier Sports’ channels on Sky TV, as a standalone offering on Sky TV, and it has now stated that it is also available as of this week on Virgin TV. The association, which is responsible for Spain’s two professional football […]  More

Mixing audio from MMA to eSports: Lance Gordon, Soundcheck Technologies

Lance Gordon, owner of San Antonio-based Soundcheck Technologies, talks about his career, mixing eSports and combat sports, and using Calrec audio gear. Can you provide some background on who you are and what you do? As a freelance audio engineer and co-owner of Soundcheck Technologies, I have worked with some of the biggest rock bands […]  More

Gravity Media appoints Ed Tischler as UK acting MD

Gravity Media has promoted its former managing director of Gearhouse Broadcast UK, Ed Tischler, to the position of acting managing director of the larger, merged brand. In this new role, Tischler will be responsible for the strategic direction and commercial performance of all Gravity Media’s UK-based operations, which include Media Services & Facilities, Production & […]  More

ICC reveals broadcast coverage plans for Under 19 Cricket World Cup

ICC TV, working with Sunset+Vine, will be responsible for the host coverage of the Under 19 Cricket World Cup which starts on Friday (17 January 2020) in South Africa. The in-house division of the International Cricket Council will produce 20 of the 48 scheduled 50-over matches live with short-form digital highlights packages put together for […]  More

World Rugby announces schedule for 2020 U20 Championship

The future stars of rugby will converge on Italy for the 13th edition of the World Rugby U20 Championship from 28 June to 18 July, 2020 after World Rugby and the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) announced the schedule. The world’s 12 best teams will compete across five match days in northern Italy, bidding to succeed […]  More

United and NEP join forces for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in Rotterdam

United and NEP are joining forces for the multi-camera production of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. As a result of a European tender, both media parties have been commissioned by the NOS to take care of the technical production support, including all technical facilities, crew and equipment, for the three live shows from Rotterdam Ahoy. […]  More

SVG Summit: Blizzard’s Pete Emminger previews home and away format for Overwatch and Call of Duty Leagues

Blizzard Entertainment is one of the busiest entities in esports. Whether driving the competitions of the Overwatch League or handling productions of BlizzCon, the company’s largest event that promotes its biggest gaming franchises, the calendar is filled with plenty of large-scale events. At last month’s SVG Summit in New York, SVG associate editor Kristian Hernandez […]  More

ITN Productions to support International Federations Summit set for 12 February in Lausanne

ITN Productions has signed on as a sponsor of the International Federations Summit, an event produced by Major Events International (MEI) in partnership with SVG Europe. The event will be held 12-13 February in Lausanne and is designed to support knowledge transfer and best practices among international federations in order to mitigate future risk, minimise […]  More

Former Eurosport content exec launches Nordic sports division for Nexiko

Former Eurosport senior vice president of sports content and production Emir Osmanbegovic has launched a Nordic sports division for the Stockholm and Oslo-based multi-genre production company Nexiko. As both chief executive and founder of Nexiko Sport, Osmanbegovic (pictured) is taking the independently-owned production company into the sports content market for the first time, working on […]  More

Nordic Summit 2020: Registration opens for 12 March event at Media City Bergen

SVG Europe is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the third dedicated Nordic Summit, in collaboration with NCE Media. Nordic Summit 2020 will take place on Thursday 12 March 2020 at Media City in Bergen, Norway. The programme will feature a mixture of presentations and panel discussions with a particular emphasis on […]  More

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UEFA report highlights increased ‘big five’ dominanceLaLigaTV comes to the UK and Ireland on Sky TV, Virgin TV and standalone channelMixing audio from MMA to eSports: Lance Gordon, Soundcheck TechnologiesGravity Media appoints Ed Tischler as UK acting MDICC reveals broadcast coverage plans for Under 19 Cricket World CupWorld Rugby announces schedule for 2020 U20 ChampionshipLiveU Solo helps Isha Foundation connect with millions of peopleVidgo launches 100+ channel live streaming service powered by HarmonicUnited and NEP join forces for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 in RotterdamBridge Technologies appoints DVEO as business partnerSVG Summit: Blizzard’s Pete Emminger previews home and away format for Overwatch and Call of Duty LeaguesITN Productions to support International Federations Summit set for 12 February in LausanneFormer Eurosport content exec launches Nordic sports division for NexikoFootball OTT platform Fanatiz secures US$10m fundingNordic Summit 2020: Registration opens for 12 March event at Media City BergenLooking at the key trends for sports video in 2020 with HarmonicDeloitte: Football’s TV revenues under questionBT and Sky set to battle for IPL rights as exclusivity returnsNBC Sports adds PylonCams and MarkerCams for NFC Divisional PlayoffNewTek hires Dobbs and Spicek in global sales expansionGrowth in AI results in new global sales manager for Mobile ViewpointOneSoccer to air coverage in Canada of 2021 and 2023 Concacaf Gold CupsMedia Links announces new distribution partnership in TaiwanImagen signs up badminton, tennis and MLB during year of growthIABM membership grows to more than 600 companiesEuro Media Group seeks new CTO to replace Ronald MeyvischPremier League invites six-year Nordics rights bids in landmark European moveTV Gazeta in São Paulo revamps broadcast operations with Pebble Beach SystemsStanza partners with Sportradar to bring sports data to calendarFINA 2019 World Aquatics Championships in South Korea featured Movicom speciality camerasAmazon Web Services to provide stats and content for German BundesligaTimeline Television recruits new head of operations for its OB divisionTelestream announces webinar on OTT monitoringMediaKind looks at key trends in the sports broadcasting market for the next yearThe Switch on the big trends that will shake up live sports broadcasting in 2020TVN Mobile Production renews OB/SI Sponsorship at SVG EuropeEVS makes three new appointments to its senior management teamSVG Europe Women winter networking event with BT Sport and Timeline TV only weeks awaySVG Europe Women announces new Advisory Board BT takes action to combat broadcast piracy with ATEME encryptionCT London invests in clean energy with Green VoltageEleven Sports extends rights deal for Cage Warriors in Belgium, Italy and LuxembourgDAZN: Mobile viewing popular but large screen TVs still reign supreme for watching live sportPanasonic renews Gold Sponsorship with “global media partner” SVG EuropeES Broadcast goes for Gold Sponsorship again with SVG Europe to be part of “key conversations”FIFA Quality Programme certifies TRACAB for optical trackingLive from CES 2020: Super Bowl LIV will be the first to offer 5G in-venue connectivity to fansOlympic Channel to show 2020 Winter Youth Games live from LausanneTelos Alliance Axia iQx console update adds Automix capabilitiesSatcoms Innovation Group appoints Helen Weedon as managing director