Cloud video platform Blackbird secures Microsoft backing

Microsoft is to offer marketing and sales support to Blackbird, the cloud video platform developed by Forbidden Technologies and used extensively by Deltatre’s sports streaming service. The move follows Blackbird officially achieving Microsoft ‘co-sell Ready’ status. Being a co-sell Microsoft partner allows for the establishment of a close working relationship between Blackbird and Microsoft that […]  More

SVG Europe and Sky Sport Germany to host joint summit in Munich on 27 June

SVG Europe and Sky Sport Germany are delighted to announce that their long-term cooperation will continue with another edition of the acclaimed Sky Sport Summit on 27 June. The 2019 Summit will again take place at the broadcaster’s facilities in Unterföhring, Munich, Germany. Following on from a successful 2018 event that treated a capacity crowd […]  More

Limelight looks to the future of live sports streaming

Live sports streaming took off in 2018, but viewers still found plenty of issues holding it back. While viewers liked having easy access from any device, they didn’t like the quality concerns that often went along with it. Content-delivery network (CDN) Limelight’s year-end State of Online Video report examined both the growth and the issues. […]  More

Broadcasting Center Europe acquires Freecaster

Broadcasting Center Europe (BCE) has fully acquired Freecaster, an online video service provider. The transaction closed on 1 January with Raymond Dulieu remaining CEO of Freecaster. With this acquisition, BCE strengthens its production capabilities and furthermore expands its footprint in the live and on-demand streaming of content. Frédéric Lemaire, Chief Executive Officer of BCE, says: […]  More

Tata report predicts big things for sports market in 2019

2019 will be a tipping point for the global sports industry, with digital technology innovation kick-starting a new era of unprecedented commercial growth for broadcasters, rights holders and sports organisations. That is the big prediction in a new report examining the commercial transformation of sport. Produced by Tata Communications, “Show Me the Money!” features insights […]  More

Endeavor integrates internal platform with NeuLion acquisition to launch Endeavor Streaming

Endeavor, a global player with a portfolio of companies including WME, IMG, and UFC, has announced the formation of Endeavor Streaming to include recently acquired NeuLion. Digital video technology company NeuLion, acquired by Endeavor in 2018, will be absorbed within the new group alongside Endeavor’s internally developed video platform technology, and now operate exclusively under […]  More

CES 2019: Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and NBA’s Adam Silver Discuss NBA’s leading status in Twitterverse

The NBA is the largest community in the world on the Twitter platform, and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver took to the stage at CES last week to discuss this burgeoning relationship. They looked at how the league found success, and the launch of a Twitter simulcast that involves users’ voting for which player they […]  More

Football Summit 2019: AR session to showcase World Cup, Premier League and Bundesliga

Augmented Reality (AR) graphics created for coverage of the FIFA World Cup, the English Premier League and the German Bundesliga will be showcased at SVG Europe’s Football Summit which is taking place on 28 February in Paris. In a session called ‘Football Graphics Showcase: How to create show-stopping AR’, representatives of BBC Sport, Sky Germany […]  More

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