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First FA foray into eSports broadcasting finds eLions Champions ready for FIFA eNations Cup

With London set to host the inaugural FIFA eNations Cup from 13 to 14 April, the Football Association (FA) found itself with just six weeks to pull together an eSports competition that would decide the composition of England’s first eLions line-up. Esmond Blake, senior manager for commercial strategy at The FA, has been looking into […]  More

BT Sport and Sunset+Vine to produce Amazon’s Premier League football coverage

Amazon Prime Video has contracted BT Sport and its football production partner Sunset+Vine to produce both its studio and live action match-day coverage of the Premier League. The deal, won via a competitive tender, will comprise of live coverage of two full fixture rounds – the first December midweek round and the Boxing Day round […]  More

Quantum’s Lerner talks NVMe for making sports broadcasting storage smarter for 4K and 8K

Storage has never been a sexy subject, but sometimes those behind the technology in sports broadcasting manage to make it so. Quantum, the provider of scalable tiered storage plus archive and data protection, spoke to SVG Europe about the latest technology it is employing to provide technology for capturing, sharing, managing and preserving digital assets […]  More

Bigger and better NBC Sports production for The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass

NBC Sports Group’s annual pilgrimage to the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass arrived early this year, with The Players Championship shifting from May to March as part of the revamped 2019 PGA Tour golf calendar. The Peacock also had a new partner in covering golf’s unofficial ‘fifth major’ last week, collaborating with new Comcast-owned sibling […]  More

Sports Graphics Forum: How technology Is democratising high-end graphic design

Not too long ago, augmented reality (and mixed reality) graphics were a feature reserved for the highest end of sports television productions boasting the biggest budgets. Now, with broadcasters and other content creators leveraging super-advanced gaming engines like Unreal Engine and Unity, this segment of the creative business is becoming more democratised. Those behind the […]  More

Red Bee Media to provide IMDb ratings for Swisscom TV Services

Red Bee Media has been chosen to provide IMDb ratings for Swisscom’s television offering on TV Box, TV Air Web and TV Air Mobile Apps. The ratings will be provided for movies and television shows on linear channels and for Teleclub On Demand Content on each service. Swisscom is the first European entity to enlist […]  More

FIA World Rally Championship expands coverage capabilities for 2019 with LiveU

Following a successful test at the ADAC Rallye Deutschland last August WRC Promoter, the company responsible for commercial aspects of the FIA World Rally Championship, has decided to use LiveU technology across 10 rallies this year. LiveU has already helped bring enhanced coverage of Rallye Monte-Carlo and Rally Sweden to viewers in 2019, with another […]  More

Perform Media rebrands to DAZN Media to bring advertising efforts together

Perform Media, the umbrella organisation under which the sports streaming platform DAZN sits, has been rebranded to DAZN Media. The new entity will be responsible for global media partnerships, in addition to managing all commercial inventory across DAZN properties (which includes Goal and Sporting News). DAZN will be a major part of the equation as […]  More

New Zealand Racing Board employs Lawo’s VSM broadcast control system

The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) is using control and monitoring technology from German broadcast company Lawo to further revise and streamline its production model. NZRB is now operating four OBs instead of six, with three Mercedes Sprinter vans and a fixed site to cover metropolitan race events from a central control room, using Lawo’s […]  More

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Biathlon World Championships draws in huge audiences across viewing platformsIABM prepares to promote collaboration and reward innovation at NAB ShowTVU Networks and KT Corp partner in world’s first 5G UHD broadcast networkRansome joins Ross Video as UK regional sales managerRed Bee Media introduces new media management facilities in LondonSecond SVG Australia Summit set for 15 May in SydneyGamers watch as much live eSports as traditional sports, according to Limelight Networks studyNAB2019: SVG editorial team previews key launches and innovationsTata Communications upgrades SVG Europe Sponsorship to PlatinumNcam stays up to date with sports broadcast industry in SVG Europe Gold renewalEvertz sues Lawo for patent infringement; Lawo states legal claims are unfoundedSky Sports loses UK IPL rights to Hotstar OTT serviceSportTech 2019: Registration now open for 22 May event at Lord’sVideo Interview: Sony’s Mark Grinyer on sports production in the cloudFirst FA foray into eSports broadcasting finds eLions Champions ready for FIFA eNations CupEleven Sports extends F1 deal in PolandBT Sport and Sunset+Vine to produce Amazon’s Premier League football coverageQuantum’s Lerner talks NVMe for making sports broadcasting storage smarter for 4K and 8KIneos seals takeover deal for Team SkyBigger and better NBC Sports production for The Players Championship at TPC SawgrassSports Graphics Forum: How technology Is democratising high-end graphic designJohn Bishop joins board of directors at ZixiRed Bee Media to provide IMDb ratings for Swisscom TV ServicesDouble Formula 1 world champion Fernando Alonso invests in Motorsport GamesThe FA and BBC agree new deal to show Emirates FA Cup until 2025Casablanca Online covers South American football with ATEME KyrionRadio Télévision Suisse selects Phabrix for UHD signal testingFIA World Rally Championship expands coverage capabilities for 2019 with LiveUFIFA reports record interest in 2023 Women’s World CupPerform Media rebrands to DAZN Media to bring advertising efforts togetherVislink to support Aeroshot Production’s rental production model to broadcast marketsPixellot and PlayOn! Sports roll out AI-automated sports production to thousands of US high schoolsNew Zealand Racing Board employs Lawo’s VSM broadcast control systemNVP chooses Grass Valley to boost OB fleet for 4K UHD and HDRGlobecast announces Globecast Live for capture and publishing of live contentGateway to an IP UHD truck: More scalable, secure and agile software stacksAn electrifying championship: Sport Mediaset on track with E-Prix electric carsFIA World Rally Championship talks live OTT and remote production at 200km per hourSurvey: Brits dissatisfied with pay TV channelsQvest Media renews with SVG Europe for reach into sports industrySkyline Communications becomes SVG Europe OB/SI Sponsor for sports focusMLB inks deal with Sportradar to distribute real time stats globallyNew AES chief Wallaszkovits discusses standards, diversity and female executive leadershipMetafora Production chooses Ross Video for Syria TV channel in IstanbulQvest Media to plan and build Asharq media centre in DubaiThird-generation Lawo mc²56 console intros dual fader baySports Graphics Forum: How CBS Sports refreshed Super Bowl LIII with AR and sleek designTelemundo Deportes launches first Spanish-language eSports channel in USIBC2019 welcomes entries for its Awards programmeTelstra delivers full fibre contribution network for AFC Asian Cup