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DAZN restarts global platform expansion from 1 December with major boxing matches

DAZN has announced it is restarting a significant expansion of its streaming service with the launch of a new global platform on 1 December, after delaying its initial planned kick off in May due to the pandemic. It is moving into around 220 countries and territories from its current nine – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, […]  More

Anevia successfully acquired by Ateme after sale of majority stake

Following the announcement on 6 October 2020 of the signature of the final agreements, Ateme has confirmed the acquisition of Anevia. The completion of the sale follows the delivery by the contribution auditors of their reports, in accordance with applicable legal and regulatory provisions. The majority shareholders will shortly transfer the balance of their interest […]  More

TVC becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of Broadcast Solutions Group

Following the acquisition completed on 22 October 2020, TVC Solutions has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Broadcast Solutions Group. TVC is an independent systems integrator with clients mostly from across Europe and occasionally from Africa, the Middle East and Asia. It is primarily a project-based organisation customised to deliver broadcast projects. Stefan Breder, chief […]  More

TVN Live-Copter helps bring new perspectives to sport post-lockdown

TVN Mobile Production has expanded its aerial video portfolio with the addition of the TVN Live-Copter, which has been used over recent months as live sport has returned post-lockdown. TVN Live-Copter enables stable picture transmission in full HD broadcast quality. The signal transfer has been designed so that the live signal (including Tally, return signal […]  More

Next Generation Audio Summit 2020: Sky to discuss virtual crowd and broadcast sound in the ‘new normal’

Speakers from Sky Sports in the UK and Sky Sport in Germany will take part in next week’s Next Generation Audio Summit 2020 (3-5 November) discussing the development and application of the virtual crowd concept that has been used in the Premier League, Bundesliga and Champions League. Kevin McCue, Sky Sports director of technical operations, […]  More

Research: Sports broadcast piracy viewers will only respond to deterrents and hard consequences

The biggest deterrents for viewers of pirate sports streams are the fear of disruption to their viewing, and the risk of legal and social consequences, according to a new report. Viewers of illegal sports broadcast streams fear being arrested or fined, with 84% of sports fans who watch illegal streams citing those as reasons to […]  More

Environment, sustainability and sport: Extreme E and the WaterBear Network platform

Launching in late November, WaterBear Network is an environmentally-focused, innovative mobile app and digital platform that intends to empower its audience to turn intention into action. With original content and curated documentaries inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, WaterBear aims to engage millions in the creation of a new, sustainable and just future […]  More

Undercover with MediaPro on the first LaLiga El Clásico to take place under COVID-19 safety protocols [VIDEO]

El Clásico football matches are always a major highlight of the LaLiga calendar, and on Saturday 24 October 2020 the FC Barcelona and Real Madrid match, won by the latter 3-1, was the first that Mediapro has worked on under COVID-19 safety protocols. Mediapro was in charge of the production and distribution of the international […]  More

EMG CTO Bevan Gibson predicts continuing disruption as OB industry adapts to a new era

Bevan Gibson this month took up the reins as chief technology officer (CTO) at Euro Media Group (EMG), replacing outgoing CTO Ronald Meyvisch. Gibson heads EMG’s technology strategy and will lead several of the company’s critical future-focused technological concepts. For the past six years, Gibson worked as CTO for ITN where he managed a team […]  More

FutureSPORT 2020: Register now for 24-26 November online event

Registration is now open for FutureSPORT 2020, presented by SVG Europe and sponsored by Panasonic. Aimed exclusively at senior professionals working in European sports broadcasting and production, FutureSPORT 2020 (24-26 November, online) will see industry leaders and experts debating the challenges and opportunities surrounding remote production, 5G, HDR, 8K, augmented reality and more. Seen through […]  More

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Ateme joins Akamai Media Technology Partner programSES and Canal+ sign new long-term agreements to strengthen partnershipCTV invests in Phabrix Qx and Sx for new OB truckDAZN restarts global platform expansion from 1 December with major boxing matchesSony releases latest version of Virtual Production to expand its audienceAutumn Nations Cup goes to US exclusively on FloSportsCreative Technology announce changes to UK teamAnevia successfully acquired by Ateme after sale of majority stakeTVC becomes wholly-owned subsidiary of Broadcast Solutions GroupTV5MondePlus launches successfully with Red Bee and DotscreenMobile TV Group launches third Flex OB truck with Calrec ArtemisSouth Korea’s Arirang TV expands relationship with Globecast to broadcast across Western EuropeInternational Hockey Federation to launch website version of Watch.HockeyTVN Live-Copter helps bring new perspectives to sport post-lockdownNext Generation Audio Summit 2020: Sky to discuss virtual crowd and broadcast sound in the ‘new normal’Research: Sports broadcast piracy viewers will only respond to deterrents and hard consequencesEnvironment, sustainability and sport: Extreme E and the WaterBear Network platformRacing.com develops new features with Linius TechnologiesInternational Hockey Federation approves reviewed gender equality policySlovakian broadcaster Arena Sport to invest in multiformat serversUndercover with MediaPro on the first LaLiga El Clásico to take place under COVID-19 safety protocols [VIDEO]EMG CTO Bevan Gibson predicts continuing disruption as OB industry adapts to a new eraFutureSPORT 2020: Register now for 24-26 November online eventDigital revenue: How sports clubs, federations and broadcasters can monetise more content online2020 Superbike World Championship burns to a hot finish at Circuito EstorilWorld Athletics Half Marathon Championships pivots to remote productionSky Summit 2020 slices into 5G trials and challengesSailGP launches diversity, equity and inclusion initiative for fast tracking of female athletesAteme Titan to power TVUp’s OTT platformNico Rosberg to join Extreme E with Rosberg Xtreme RacingPaul Segre becomes chief executive officer at SynamediaAustrian Football Federation launches new ‘home of football’ OTT serviceNet Insight launches next generation of Nimbra Edge for open and agile cloud deliveryBBC secures UK rights for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth GamesOriginal content planned as La Liga signs up for official Twitch accountdisguise launches three Extended Reality stagesRTS introduces Omeno Main Station from the new RTS Digital Partyline familySailGP appoints Fiona Morgan as director of purpose and impactPush launches Push Live Unlimited to empower creativesPremier League international pay-per-view strategy set to pay dividends, survey suggestsAMC Networks International UK selects Globecast for 21-channel EMEA rosterBT Sport to air new reality series that seeks to find Europe’s next female football starsEnel Foundation to become founding scientific partner for Extreme EDAZN teams-up with TikTok and Kicker for new ‘behind the scenes’ football offering in GermanyCJP Broadcast provides new streaming service for non-league Hereford FCSVG Europe sit down: Vislink chief exec Mickey Miller on riding a wave of wireless video innovationUniversity of Portsmouth invests in Centre of Creative and Immersive XRGrass Valley appoints Del Parks as chair of GVX customer councilPerfect Game: Media archiving specialist EcoDigital sold to TelestreamArtificial intelligence and machine learning: Inside Deltatre’s Innovation Hub