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Disguise powers AR broadcast at opening ceremony of 2019 Pakistan Super League cricket

At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium the 2019 Pakistan Super League was opened with an augmented reality (AR) infused broadcast. The Pakistan Super League Opening Ceremony featured a disco scene, flying F16 jets, a 30-metre trophy, a robot that landed on stage, and more. The end result was a 45-minute live show with 12 different […]  More

NBA produces world’s first 5G smartphone broadcast at Summer League

In a historic first, last night’s Atlanta Hawks-Washington Wizards NBA Summer League game became the first live major sports production ever shot exclusively on smartphones using 5G technology. “After a successful dress rehearsal, we are a full go for the Smartphone View alternate broadcast tonight,” said Steve Hellmuth, EVP, media operations and technology, NBA Entertainment. […]  More

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Globecast helps organisers and rights holders with 4K broadcasts and VoD content

Globecast is providing contribution, distribution and video-on-demand services at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, working with both the tournament’s organisers and various rights holders. The Orange-owned company is partnering with the Egyptian Local Organising Committee (LOC), Lagardère Sports and the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) throughout the competition. The range of services being supplied […]  More

Sport Production Summit: Eurosport Technology Transformation in the spotlight

SVG Europe is delighted to announce that Eurosport Senior VP technology and operations Gordon Castle will take part in a case study session at the Sport Production Summit on 12 September in the company of Ken Kerschbaumer. The session ‘Changing the Game: Eurosport in 2020 and Beyond’ will be sponsored by AJA Video Systems. It […]  More

NBA takes multiplatform approach to engaging fans

Every social media platform is a tool that sports teams and rights owners can use to engage with fans. The trick is understanding each platform’s strengths and speaking to its users in a tailored way. Speaking at the recent Hashtag Sports conference in New York City, Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, EVP, digital media, NBA, explained how […]  More

Tour de France: Immersive innovations help France Télévisions tell the story of each Stage

Jean-Maurice Ooghe is currently directing the 23rd production of the Tour de France for France Télévisions. The early Stages this week are largely benign for the peloton, before heading into the high mountains and individual time trial challenges towards the end of Week Two of the race. Over the years and thanks to the new […]  More

Live from Wimbledon: Taking social media further with Wimbledon Digital

For the 2019 Championships, Wimbledon Digital, the social media team for the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), has launched a daily live show for social platforms, a move that coincides with a concerted effort to improve workflow efficiencies from last year. Wimbledon Digital has also been integrated more tightly with the Wimbledon Broadcast Services […]  More

UEFA innovates at the Under-21 Championship in Italy with Global Production, VAR and 3D audio

From 16 to 30 June, Italy was home to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, played at stadiums in Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Cesena, San Marino, Trieste and Udine, where the final took place. This major sporting event was produced by UEFA and the technical partner chosen for the production of all matches was the Italian OB […]  More

Sky Sport Summit Munich: The beautiful world of sports, metadata and digital transformation to the fore

While UHD and HDR are improving the image quality of broadcast production, data management can create additional value for storytelling when graphical data usage such as AR comes into the picture. The potential of metadata management is also a driver for the digital transformation, the technology and the business behind it. These were just some of […]  More

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Soper joins Tyrell as cloud business development managerTVBS Taiwan backs Clear-Com for IP-based communicationThe NBA’s Steve Hellmuth offers inside look at NBA Summer League 5G-based productionNevion celebrates record order intake in first half of 2019Online streaming keeps fans connected to Wimbledon and cricket finalsAJA Video Systems and Phospor go for Gold once again with SVG EuropeFOR-A renews Gold Sponsorship at SVG Europe to stay on top of innovationsPremier League secures decisive Irish court piracy rulingOlympic Channel welcomes six sport governing bodiesLiveU Matrix gives broadcasters access to NASA TV’s live Apollo 11 feedDalet acquires Ooyala Flex Media Platform for OTT and digital media workflowsIABM unveils new board of directors for two-year termSky Sport Summit Munich: ESL, EVS and Riot discuss the eSports journey to dateCricket World Cup final hits 8m viewership peakWhite Paper: Tedial on creating new opportunities for sports clipsPremier League champions Manchester City launch OTT serviceSport Production Summit: Sky Production Services, MAMA Youth Project and HBS’ Broadcast Academy to speak on diversity in broadcastLive from Wimbledon: BBC Sport goes for ubiquitous tennis coverage and complex storytellingEBU Members report huge European audiences for FIFA Women’s World CupDisguise powers AR broadcast at opening ceremony of 2019 Pakistan Super League cricketHenley Regatta builds international audience with stylish production for YouTube and BT SportCricket World Cup final to be shown free-to-air in UK following C4 and Sky tie-upNBA produces world’s first 5G smartphone broadcast at Summer LeagueAfrica Cup of Nations 2019: Globecast helps organisers and rights holders with 4K broadcasts and VoD contentSport Production Summit: Eurosport Technology Transformation in the spotlightHBS Broadcast Academy shortlisted for an IBC Social Impact AwardEugenio Menichella joins Riedel Italy as system consultantRed Bee Media launches new Red Lab facility in HilversumES Broadcast appointed Elite Ross Video partnerNBA takes multiplatform approach to engaging fansDVB adds HDR dynamic mapping to its coding specsBluman Associates acquires first disguise gx 2c media serversA.S.O. signs agreement to use Globecast’s Digital Media Hub for content sharingTour de France: Immersive innovations help France Télévisions tell the story of each StageLive from Wimbledon: Taking social media further with Wimbledon DigitalUEFA innovates at the Under-21 Championship in Italy with Global Production, VAR and 3D audioSky Sport Summit Munich: The beautiful world of sports, metadata and digital transformation to the foreWasserman in exclusive talks to buy Lagardère SportsLive from Cricket World Cup: Sunset+Vine execs discuss storytelling and adding production ‘gloss’Live from Wimbledon: NEP refines operations for WBS and ESPNLive from Wimbledon: Eurosport team delivers for wide range of regional needsLive from Wimbledon: Game, set and match to WBS with second Championships as host broadcasterLive from FIFA Women’s World Cup: One last push from TV teams for the tournament finalVan Wagner and Ross Video drive stadium screens for MLB London seriesMediapro to supply VAR services for two competitions in MoroccoDavid Harnett appointed new head of operations at Timeline TelevisionRT Software and Mo-Sys in service for BBC Sport AR studio at WimbledonInput Media selects Net Insight for remote production of FIFA Women’s World CupIBC unveils shortlist for its 2019 Innovation AwardsIABM launches Technology and Trends roadmap for the future