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RMC Sport to show all UFC events in France in new broadcast partnership

Mixed martial arts (MMA) organisation UFC has announced a new broadcast partnership with Altice Médias-owned RMC Sport. The broadcaster will show all UFC events in France, including French Overseas territories and Monaco exclusively, plus Andorra, Luxembourg, Belgium, Switzerland and Mauritius non-exclusively. The prelims will also be aired when there is a local French athlete competing. […]  More

Flexibility is key as Vizrt moves to ‘friction-free’ subscription model

Sports production professionals and content creators looking for more flexible ways to spin tools up and down, and pay for those services on an opex rather than a capex basis, are the target for a new software-as-a-service model being introduced by Vizrt. Called Flexible Access, the new way of offering products is comprised of five […]  More

Sound pioneers: Trialling Serial ADM alongside Dolby AC-4 at the French Open

France TV’s live broadcast of the French Open tennis tournament from Roland Garros is seen as a showcase of excellence in sports broadcasting; an event that pushes engineers and manufacturers to innovate in infrastructure and supporting technologies, as well as trialling options for standardisation and pathways to the future. In 2020 the tournament was postponed […]  More

America’s Cup production team embraces new technology as Prada Cup races start in New Zealand

The 36th America’s Cup Finals begin on 6 March but the battle to see who will face off against New Zealand in them began this weekend (15-17 January) with the first Prada Cup Round Robin race in New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf. For the America’s Cup production team, the race begins a new era of technology […]  More

Four predictions for live sports video production and delivery in 2021

By Susanna Mandel-Mantello, VP and head of sales, sports and events, SES To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the live sports market would be an understatement. In March 2020, live sports broadcasts came to an abrupt halt due to global lockdown restrictions, throwing sports fans into a tailspin. Since then, live sports broadcasts […]  More

How commercial relationships for sports broadcasters and partners will change in 2021

By Laura Tressler, head of sales, BT Media & Broadcast  The pandemic has changed the way people view relationships. Whether that be with family, friends or in business, many have a renewed sense of what’s important. Commercial relationships between suppliers and sports broadcasters are no different. As we come to the end of a year […]  More

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Tennis Channel International responds to COVID pandemic with live programming pushLive from Galle (via Colombo, Isleworth and Manchester) – Sky Sports goes remote for England cricket commentary“It’s like fielding at short leg. You don’t want to do it too well because you’ll be in there for the rest of your career!”SVG Europe Women Virtual Wellbeing announces Liberation: A freedom model for good stressInnovative broadcast set-up takes centre stage at the Rugby World Cup 2023 drawUHD broadcasts for WDR’s latest OB truck powered by RiedelWinter Sports Summit: First speakers announced, registration opensEurosport secures broadcast rights for 2021 UCI eventsAI and data as the vital tools in the battle for fan engagementRemote workplace technology in sports video productionRedefining the fan experience at home and in the stadiumKazmedia selects Grass Valley cameras for comprehensive studio upgradeRamping up the locked down fight night experience at UFC with GrabyoRMC Sport to show all UFC events in France in new broadcast partnershipThe Collectv ensures a smooth return to UK screens for Dancing on IceTAG Video Systems appoints Roy Folkman as vice president of salesLogistical challenge: FA Cup heroics from CTV OB and Gravity MediaFlexibility is key as Vizrt moves to ‘friction-free’ subscription modelNet Insight restructures business to increase efficiency and agilitySound pioneers: Trialling Serial ADM alongside Dolby AC-4 at the French OpenAmerica’s Cup production team embraces new technology as Prada Cup races start in New ZealandFour predictions for live sports video production and delivery in 2021How commercial relationships for sports broadcasters and partners will change in 2021The move to native uncompressed IP decoding and encodingSports broadcasting and the rapid evolution of technology in 2020Audio insider: A simple guide to producing the best audio mixes Sportel Monaco set for 5-7 October with webinars planned for MarchEurosport partners with new all-electric touring car championshipIBC2021 Technical Papers submission now openAFC announces Sportradar as official video and data distribution partnerArctic Rally Finland added to 2021 FIA World Rally Championship calendarAJA Video releases two new 12G-SDI openGear solutionsMoov returns to SVG Europe with Gold Sponsorship and graphic goals for 2021Lama joins SVG Europe as Bronze Sponsor as it looks to change the way sound is formed and deliveredITV to bring niche live streaming sports content to viewers with VualtoDenmark’s European Tour Production goes for Riedel’s BoleroDolby Atmos added to Tag Video Systems monitoring and multiviewer solutionNew roles created amid Eleven leadership team restructureMarking a new era of live sports with remote and cloud-based productionWill 2021 mark the death or rise of UHD and HDR?  Prepare for a sports TV rollercoaster ride in 2021CyLTV upgrades production centres with Sony Professional equipmentVislink launches IP Link 3.0 for new monetisation avenuesSky Sports adds Extreme E to motorsport portfolio with one-year agreementSustainability in sports production: Sky Sports pledges to make all host broadcasts albert-certifiedDAZN Group taps Shay Segev and James Rushton as co-CEOsRaceTech announces new partnership with Chelmsford City RacecourseClear-Com’s Nicki Fisher accepts new roles within Rise organisationBelgium added to 2021 FIA World Rally Championship calendarSustainability in sports production: Albert revamps carbon calculator and certification toolkit