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BT Sport retains Champions League and Europa League TV rights for UK in £1.2bn three-year deal

BT Sport will continue to be the exclusive home of all top-flight European club football in the UK until 2024 after securing the rights to all 420 games of UEFA’s Champions League, Europa League and the new Europa Conference League in a three-year deal worth £1.2bn. The contract includes 77 more games from the current […]  More

Live from Paris: World-leading remote production for Riot Games’ League of Legends Finals

The Finals of Riot Games’ 2019 League of Legends World Championship were held on Sunday (10 November) at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris, with the winning Chinese FunPlus Phoenix team lifting the Summoner’s Cup as 2019 World Champions and taking home more than US $2 million in prize money. Riot Games chief executive Nicolo Laurent […]  More

DPP unveils industry-wide sustainability programme for broadcast suppliers and content providers

SVG Europe is supporting a major new initiative devised by the DPP to promote environmentally sustainable practices among broadcast industry suppliers and content providers. The DPP ‘Committed to Sustainability Programme’ provides a self-assessment checklist that enables companies to record their progress in implementing sustainability policies, and awards them a score out of five. Completion of […]  More

Linear TV stays strong: Programming the Premier League and the impact of digital

By Thomas Bremond, general manager, international, FreeWheel The Premier League has a hard act to follow, with last season’s nerve-wracking title race decided by a single point on the final day. But this season looks just as exciting, with Liverpool enjoying its longest ever winning streak and record-breaking Manchester City scoring five times in the […]  More

North London and Manchester rivals lead the way as Premier League clubs are ranked by environmental impact

Liverpool FC may currently be eight points clear at the top of the English Premier League table but it is four other clubs that lead the way when it comes to environmental sustainability. According to data collected by Sport Positive, North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur and the two big Manchester clubs, City and […]  More

Live from InterBEE Japan: NHK and Rakuten Mobile deliver 8K via 5G

NHK Technologies (NT), in collaboration with Rakuten Mobile, successfully transmitted live 8K video over Rakuten Mobile’s 5G network during a demonstration held at the InterBEE 2019 exhibition in Tokyo. The live transmission experiment made use of NT’s 8K Cloud Distribution System. The use of the public 5G wireless network frees the user from fibre optic […]  More

World’s first Cinebot tennis match served with Steve Giralt’s The Garage

Over the summer MRMC got together with long-time collaborator and Bolt super-user Steve Giralt to create a series of concepts that demonstrate how fast the Bolt family of Motion Control robots can be and also to develop something that hadn’t been done before. A few creative sessions later, the world’s first game of cinebot tennis […]  More

Derana TV adopts LiveU ahead of Sri Lankan presidential election

Derana TV, Sri Lanka’s premium entertainment channel, has deployed LiveU technology throughout its news operations – Ada Derana – for ongoing newsgathering, in Sri Lanka and abroad. Ada Derana will use multiple LiveU units to cover the presidential election, scheduled for 16 November 2019. Madhawa Madawala, executive director and COO, at Derana TV, said, “Choosing […]  More

Eurovision Sport secures rights for European Championships 2022

Eurovision Sport, a division of the European Broadcasting Union, will act as the media rights partner for the next edition of the European Championships which will be hosted by the city of Munich from 11-21 August 2022. The partnership will again ensure extensive free-to-air coverage across Europe and worldwide for this multi-sport event which brings together […]  More

DVB approves DVB-I specification for linear television services

The DVB consortium has announced the approval of its DVB-I specification by the DVB Steering Board in Geneva. It has been published as DVB BlueBook A177. The DVB-I specification aims to ensure that linear television delivered over the internet is as user-friendly and robust as a traditional broadcast television experience. It offers the possibility for […]  More

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