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COVID-19 crisis: SeaChange reports 30% increase in streaming activity in March 

Seachange International saw a 30% increase in streaming activity for linear, video on demand (VOD), and Over-the-Top (OTT) content across different platforms and networks over the last month.  The provider of cloud and on-premise video delivery platforms said that the uplift was driven by the growing consumer demand related to the COVID-19 crisis.  The company […]  More

M2A Media focuses on remote solutions as COVID-19 disruption continues

The cloud-based media solutions firm M2A Media, like every company in the broadcast business right now, is carefully picking its way through the COVID-19 crisis, putting plans in place to keep staff safe and ensuring business continuity both internally and for customers. Its key message to customers and partners is that the technology and services […]  More

Bectu welcomes SEISS but warns that some freelancers could miss out

The UK’s creative industries union Bectu has welcomed the government’s new Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) but has warned that not everyone will benefit and that payment will be slow to arrive. The SEISS scheme will allow some freelancers and the self-employed to claim a taxable grant worth 80% of their trading profits up to […]  More

COVID-19 crisis: Government support for UK freelancers explained

Bob Cordran of the international law firm Dorsey & Whitney outlines the benefits (and possible downsides) of the UK’s new Self-employment Income Support Scheme. On Thursday evening (26 March), the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak set out the additional financial measures that are being put in place to support freelancers and the self-employed […]  More

Eurovision Services chief Tinnirello discusses evolving EBU relationship and global evolution

SVG Europe sat down with Eurovision Services chief executive officer Marco Tinnerello to talk about its relationship with the European Broadcasting Union, the extent of its current infrastructure for EBU and commercial clients, and its ambition to become a global player especially in the field of live sports events. “One of the key reasons for […]  More

Sports OTT Summit 2020 and Sports TV Awards ceremony postponed

SVG Europe has postponed the Sports OTT Summit 2020 and Sports TV Awards 2020. The decision was made in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the UK government’s announcements regarding the movement of people and social distancing, and with the health and well-being of delegates, sponsors, speakers and staff in mind. Both events were due […]  More

Mobile Viewpoint announces webinars around its AI technology starting Thursday

Mobile Viewpoint is running a series of short “soundbite” webinars  around the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology. These webinars began yesterday afternoon, 26 March, with a look at Mobile Viewpoint’s IQ-Sports Producer (IQSP). IQSP is an AI solution for professionally live streaming and recording sports games without the need of an onsite production team. The […]  More

Power of NewTek, NDI and Vizrt underpins IP-based software-designed storytelling

Vizrt has contacted SVG Europe in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic, with the message that its leadership position in visual storytelling can help broadcasters, media producers and other organisations build a better-informed world for their audiences at this most difficult time. The Vizrt message says, “We recognise that our customers, whether they are tier […]  More

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Riot Games keeps League of Legends eSports rolling with fully cloud-based virtualised workflowGenelec unveils new G*Connect pro-audio webinar seriesNet Insight aids enterprise customers with internal comms and remote workingRT Software supporting customers during the current COVID-19 crisisQvest Media team issues guidelines as it adjusts to COVID-19 crisisDirect Movie Recording can aid remote ports production says Slomo.tvLatest IP tech poised to change rules of the game for sports producersSolidarity fund, cyber training and rights manoeuvres during Bundesliga breakFrom 4G to 5G: BT Sport on COVID-19 forcing the evolution of broadcasting with mobile techHow coronavirus is impacting the media industry: View from the front lineTokyo Summer Olympics rescheduled for July-August 2021LaLiga Santander Fest brings 50 artists and footballers together in remote charity eventZixi announces remote monitoring operations webinardisguise software update powers next level of AR experiences for home and live audiencesMedia Links drives 100bn bits per second to network edge for remote productionGrass Valley plans virtual spring updates in lieu of NABSport on hiatus: How media minds are adjusting to their new virtual realityCOVID-19 crisis: SeaChange reports 30% increase in streaming activity in March Ekstraklasa launches FIFA 20 competition in COVID-19 responseSVG launches Spring SportsTech blog featuring product releases and exec video interviewsM2A Media focuses on remote solutions as COVID-19 disruption continuesBectu welcomes SEISS but warns that some freelancers could miss outCOVID-19 crisis: Government support for UK freelancers explainedEurovision Services chief Tinnirello discusses evolving EBU relationship and global evolutionSports OTT Summit 2020 and Sports TV Awards ceremony postponedMobile Viewpoint announces webinars around its AI technology starting ThursdayReport: Bayern and Dortmund players agree 20% pay cut in wake of Covid-19Mediapro puts 1,200 staff on temporary employment, cuts management salariesPower of NewTek, NDI and Vizrt underpins IP-based software-designed storytellingEditshare CEO on COVID-19 and remote collaboration strategy [VIDEO]Telstra ready to work with producers to enable remote sports workflows around the worldAteme announces series of interactive sessions to help support customersNoah Media Group acquires international sales rights for Australian Football League documentaryRemote production for automated stadium and studio broadcasts comes into play for MRMCThe FA’s director of women’s football backs 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponementSpanish broadcaster betevé and TVU Networks team for expanded 5G transmissionsDeltatre strengthens commercial team with Bigwood and Bowley hiresForecast: Sports to lose $2bn media revenue in 2020Movicom seeking to provide freelance staff with alternative employment during COVID-19 crisisNativeWaves looks to audience personalisation to take sports forward in days of isolationRemote production of sport coming to the fore now more than ever according to CerberusTVU Networks supporting media and government with free use of productsLimelight adds new serverless computing capability to edge platformDFL extends Bundesliga suspension and pauses media rights tenderCOVID-19 crisis: Ross Video to close Ontario factory for two weeksOutdoor Sport Channel to use Globecast for worldwide distribution to MVPDsAES president Roginska discusses diversity, immersive audio and COVID-19Chase Carey outlines plan for reduced F1 calendarCOVID-19 crisis: Tokyo Olympic Games postponed until 2021UEFA to show re-runs of classic matches on OTT channel for free