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BT Sport discusses creative benefits of remote production over 5G

BT Sport bagged another ‘world first’ at IBC last week by successfully demonstrating 5G-enabled multi-location live remote production — but the application throws up as many questions as it does opportunities. The advantages of remote production – reduction in cost, better work-life balance for employees, reduced carbon footprint and the ability to produce more games […]  More

From stadium to sofa: Augmenting the @venue fan experience

Having neglected the enjoyment for fans of the full digital experience at live sports events, broadcasters and stadium owners have begun addressing the gap with new technology that improves connectivity at venues. Not only will this enable fans to interact during games, but also to entice them from their living rooms by offering improved ticket […]  More

Inside Fox Sports’ upcoming season of 4K HDR distribution for Thursday Night Football

Fox Sports will be distributing this season’s Thursday Night Football NFL package in 4K UHD and HDR. Beginning with this Thursday’s matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, Fox Sports’ production and operations team will produce TNF games in 1080p/High Dynamic Range (HDR) and upconvert the image from there […]  More

Editorial Comment: Clear communication in an age of disruption

There can be no doubt that the sports video production business is going through a time of great disruption. Technologies, enablers and platforms such as remote production, 5G, OTT, AR/VR, AI, 8K, immersive audio, HDR and more are jostling for our attention. What could be more ‘game changing’ than the NBA’s recent dive into smartphone-only […]  More

Rugby World Cup: ITV Sport kicks off with 59.94p island workflow

The 2019 Rugby World Cup kicks off today (Friday 20 September) with hosts Japan facing Russia at the Tokyo Stadium. ITV Sport will show all 48 matches live across various ITV platforms over the next six weeks. Most games will be broadcast on ITV, though ITV4 will also provide coverage. Fans can also live stream […]  More

IBC 2019 Reflections: EcoDigital’s David Gonce and Geoff Tognetti on how they’re re-energising the DIVA Product Suite

Back in June, EcoDigital was formed in order to acquire the DIVA content-storage-management product suite from Oracle (which it had acquired in 2014 as part of its acquisition of Front Porch Digital). IBC 2019 served as the coming-out show for EcoDigital, which is now ramping up development, sales, and support of DIVA solutions.  More

Rugby World Cup: Canon to capture Free Viewpoint 3D video for host highlights

For seven matches of Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan, Canon will provide highlight footage created by the Free Viewpoint Video System to host broadcaster International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS). These video highlights feature viewpoints and angles not possible with conventional cameras, delivering an experience that is said to “feel like being right on the […]  More

Sunset+Vine wins four-year host broadcast deal for World Rugby Sevens

World Rugby has selected Sunset+Vine, the UK-based independent TV sports production and media company, as its host broadcast partner for the World Rugby Sevens Series. Following a competitive tender, Sunset+Vine has secured a four-year deal to 2023 that will see it deliver host production services, non-live content and highlights packaging for each of the twelve […]  More

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EVS Overcam system expands storytelling toolset; earns IABM awardBT Sport discusses creative benefits of remote production over 5GFrom stadium to sofa: Augmenting the @venue fan experiencedisguise increases EMEA sales and support teams with 10 new hiresIBC 2019: Video Europe orders 30 camcorders from SonyButler works with Brio on live TV broadcast from EgyptInside Fox Sports’ upcoming season of 4K HDR distribution for Thursday Night FootballDeutsche Telekom ‘set to land’ domestic Euro 2024 rightsEditorial Comment: Clear communication in an age of disruptionTeam goes early in France with Champions League rights for 2021-2024 cycleRugby World Cup: ITV Sport kicks off with 59.94p island workflowIBC 2019 Reflections: EcoDigital’s David Gonce and Geoff Tognetti on how they’re re-energising the DIVA Product SuiteRugby World Cup: Canon to capture Free Viewpoint 3D video for host highlightsWomen in broadcasting celebrated at inaugural Rise AwardsSunset+Vine wins four-year host broadcast deal for World Rugby SevensNEP’s intelligent OB unit makes its debut at IBCDAZN unveils global virtual production facility based on NEP platformBT Sport shows live 8K rugby demo at IBCSportTech Buzz from IBC 2019: Tuesday’s latest from AmsterdamIBC 2019: Teradek’s Orbit brings zero-delay, wireless 4K video to broadcast and live productionIBC 2019: DVEO debuts multichannel IP video synchroniserIBC 2019: Shure serves up the latest in lavalier and headset microphonesIBC 2019: Lawo debuts Power Core MAXIBC 2019: Object Matrix headlines MatrixStore 4.1IBC 2019: Intelsat showcases FlexGround solution for mobility without loss of speedIBC 2019: IBM Aspera displays solutions for next-gen cloud media workflowsIBC 2019: G&D flaunts ControlCenter-IP systemIBC 2019: Comrex shows off two new products and new function for IP codecsIBC 2019: Wowza unveils ClearCaster Pro encoding applianceIBC 2019: JVC proposes solutions for IP video production with the evolution and expansion of CONNECTED CAM seriesIBC 2019: Vimond and Oxagile join efforts to address daunting challenges in video productionIBC 2019: Mobile Viewpoint launches IQ X-Cam to capture 4K panoramic video contentIBC 2019: Major Indian broadcaster selects NovelSat’s content security solution for network’s satellite broadcastsSport Production Summit 2019: Panasonic’s Andre Meterian on building a stronghold in IPSport Production Summit 2019: TVU Networks’ Yoni Tayar on the future influence of 5G connectivity [VIDEO]IBC 2019: Nevion leads consortium to 2 million euro EU funding for 5G broadcast remote production projectIBC 2019: MultiDyne appoints Bob McAlpine as chief operating officerIBC 2019: Cartoni debuts new professional tripod solutionsIBC 2019: Cloudian highlights new ultra-dense, exabyte-scale private cloud storageIBC 2019: EVS’ Overcam wins IABM BaM awardIBC 2019: Haivision announces broadcast cloud service with partners Avid, Telestream, and Wowza Media SystemsIBC 2019: Aperi showcases latest Innovations in virtualization and container-based live IP media workflowsIBC 2019: Broadcast Solutions acquires Videlio Middle-East to accelerate operations in Arab world and AfricaIBC 2019: TAG V.S. builds on probing, monitoring and multiviewer platform by adding application support and targeted feature setsIBC 2019: Intel’s Lynn Comp on how global video demand requires new hardware and software solutionsIBC 2019: Blackbird signs five postproduction companies to BP3 program to bring total to 20IBC 2019: Newtec reinforces commitment to developing universal OTT services with DVB demoSportTech Buzz from IBC 2019: Monday’s latest from AmsterdamIBC 2019: Pliant enhances CrewCom, debuts new accessory productsSport Production Summit 2019: Telstra’s Andreas Eriksson on pushing the knowledge of at-home models