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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

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FA Cup Final 2019: BT Sport trials live 8K virtual reality experienceITV Sport snaps up joint FA Cup broadcast rights in four-year dealDAZN snaps up rights to MLS and the Copa del ReySky Sports to broadcast every Netball World Cup match on ‘pop-up’ channelSportTech 2019: Keeping subscribers happy when ‘It’s Just Got to Work’Rise announces this year’s pairings for mentoring schemeSky Deutschland’s Alessandro Reitano takes over as chair of SVG EuropeInside BT Tower network hub for final day of the Premier League seasonFjord Film turns to Riedel for signal transport and intercom in new OB vanEVS ships first live production servers to pass JT-NM SMPTE ST 2110 testingSportTech takes Lord’s by storm with three events and record attendanceICC extends S+V partnership with award of new host production contractGrass Valley cameras help Presteigne meet demand for UHD, HDR and IPFIFA drops plans to extend World Cup Qatar 2022 from 32 to 48 teamsCenturyLink expands its E-Services portfolioBT Sport to show Champions League Final in HD HDR on BT Sport App for 4K-like experience on mobilesFIFA abandons 48-team World Cup at Qatar 2022Live from the PGA Championship: CBS Sports caps off busy start to 2019 with massive production at BethpageSportTech 2019: Lawo, Motion Impossible and Sony join sponsor line-upPremier League extends PLP deal with IMGFuture of eSports comes into focus at Sports Decision Makers SummitAkamai delivers record-breaking viewership for IPL final on HotstarNew Insys option helps OTT operators shield viewers from sensitive contentES Broadcast adds Panasonic PTZ cameras to hire fleetFA Cup Final 2019: BBC Sport to use single production workflow for both SDR broadcast and UHD HDR streamGenelec boosts UK presence with appointment of Andy BensleyPGA Championship: CBS Sports debuts motion capture and aerial tracing at Bethpage BlackJuste steps up to VP sales for Ross Video EMEA, Asia and LATAMThe Switch goes for Gold again with SVG Europe to continue to get in front of top sports broadcastersGrass Valley appoints Larissa Goerner to live production teamVislink Technologies joins SVG Europe to help innovate its approach to sports broadcasting in the regionAlston Elliot Graphics upgrades to Gold Sponsorship of SVG EuropeNEP delivers remote production of IAAF World Relays in Japan from Andrews Hub in SydneyChannel 4 picks up 2019 Cricket World Cup highlights rightsRiedel deploys giant comms set-up for Special Olympics World Games 2019Bridge Technologies to showcase network optimisation at ANGA COMGoing to great depths with Digital P Media and Zixi for Fishing League WorldwideReport: FA Cup to go exclusively free-to-air as ITV picks up rightsIABM Buying Trends Report shows continuing optimism despite radical industry changeDAZN dials up production effort for latest marquee Alvarez fight nightChange of name from Forbidden Technologies to Blackbird plcSeven News installs Viz Story across Australia as part of digital campaignTelestream forms partnership with Nice People At WorkChyronHego rolls out TRACAB Gen5 following stamp of approval from DFLoXyFire Media on live streaming two Jacks and two English titles in British boxingIPL final smashes Hotstar’s own streaming recordJohn Currie takes top technology role at Gravity Media GroupCreative Technology founder Graham Andrews promoted to global president NEP Live Events and CEO Creative Technology GroupGuinness PRO14 and StreamAMG launch rugby union’s first tournament OTT serviceDTG Summit: Live sport and entertainment streaming becomes mainstream and personal