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International Biathlon Union extends media rights partnership with Eurovision Sport until 2026

The International Biathlon Union (IBU) has extended its long-running exclusive media rights partnership with Eurovision Sport, an EBU company, the pair announced today (19 February 2020). The new agreement starts in 2022 and runs until 2026, with an option for the IBU and EBU to prolong for another four years. Under the new long term […]  More

Net Insight makes its media transport technology available on Microsoft Azure

Net Insight has made its Nimbra Edge media transport solution available on Microsoft Azure. The company will work with Microsoft to help customers who are looking for a cost-efficient contribution and distribution solution to use Azure Networking globally. Nimbra Edge is now available through the Azure marketplace, from where it can be deployed quickly and […]  More

Eleven Sports to use Whatsapp to send football clips to subscribers

Eleven Sports Portugal has created a new WhatsApp service that it will use to send videos clips of football matches to subscribers that use the Facebook-owned mobile messaging app. Starting with Tuesday’s Champions League Round of 16 matches (18 February 2020), Eleven will WhatsApp match updates, including goal clips, in an effort to “make it […]  More

Sony Pictures Television investment in Whisper marks end of company’s relationship with Channel 4

The UK-based production company The Whisper Group will look to go global and develop more of its own sports IP after securing investment from Sony Pictures Television, its chief executive has said. Sunil Patel, Whisper co-founder and CEO, confirmed to SVG Europe that Sony has taken an undisclosed percentage share in Whisper with immediate effect. […]  More

Westminster Media Forum: Developing the sports viewing experience

Offering a good viewer experience is crucial to retaining eyeballs and turning sports fans into subscribers, but how can we develop that experience in a rapidly changing broadcast environment? That was the theme of a key session at the Westminster Media Forum policy conference on sports broadcasting (11 February 2020, London), where the panel looked […]  More

Sennheiser Digital powers the sound for Shakira’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

This year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, blew away the audience with an outstanding performance from Shakira and her special guest, Bad Bunny, powered by mics from Sennheiser Digital. While the performance itself only lasted approximately 14 minutes, it was broadcast on Fox to an international […]  More

A changing landscape: Rights owners and broadcasters debate sports TV issues and innovation

Sports broadcasting is going through a period of intense change and innovation with the rise of streaming services, new technologies and new business models, giving rise to an interesting debate in London last week (11 February 2020) at the Westminster Media Forum policy conference. Innovation can be risky, and Premier League executive director William Bush […]  More

Riedel systems drive integrated comms at Paris La Défense Arena

Riedel Communications’ MediorNet real-time media network, Artist digital matrix intercom and Bolero wireless intercom are providing a signal routing and communications backbone for Paris La Défense Arena, a showpiece domed stadium located in the famous La Défense business area west of Paris. MediorNet provides integrated, decentralised and redundant signal distribution and processing throughout the 40,000-seat […]  More

FIFA establishes working group to develop next steps for VAR technology

The video assistant referee (VAR) system has become a household name in the industry and has a major role to play in enhancing the transparency and quality of the game of football. This technology not only provides a supportive tool to improve referees’ decision-making process but also heightens the fairness of the game. As in […]  More

SVG Europe launches Sports TV Awards 2020 and calls for entries

After an 18-month break, SVG Europe returns with a revamped and re-imagined awards ceremony, celebrating sports broadcasting and production across Europe. Moving from its former home at the Sports Production Summit in Amsterdam to the Sports OTT Forum in London (27 May 2020), the tightly focussed SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 will continue to […]  More

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EMG tests new eSport production solutions live at Counter Strike Global Offensive tournamentEurosport snaps up Nordic rights to handball Olympics qualifiersRobycam Global expands into South KoreaEurovision Sport extends media rights partnership with Romania Ski Biathlon FederationRoss Video on engaging fans with connected in-stadia experiencesNAB 2020: Densitron plans comprehensive control surface and display showcaseSportradar and The Action Network announce multi-year partnership for real time dataNAB 2020: For-A to showcase 12G-SDI 4K kit and expanded IP optionsEleven Sports grabs Italian Cup Handball rightsLive from the Biathlon World Championships 2020: Eurovision Services shoots clean in Antholz-AnterselvaNAB 2020: Axon’s pre-show European OB truck tour with new IP workflows to hit the road in MarchNAB 2020: Calrec to showcase AoIP and virtual mixing capabilitiesClearglow Sport launches in UK with ambitions to attack stadium display tech marketEurosport to show Tour de France until 2025 after extending rights dealCerberus on how niche sports can increase viewers in 2020Synamedia on going for gold in 2020 with live sports broadcastingJ-Stream accelerates digital video production in Japan with GrabyoSustainability in sports production: BT Sport joins Albert directorateArena Television goes for Leader kit in new HD OB17 truckInternational Biathlon Union extends media rights partnership with Eurovision Sport until 2026Net Insight makes its media transport technology available on Microsoft AzureEleven Sports to use Whatsapp to send football clips to subscribersES Broadcast targets North American market with new sales and systems SVP appointmentSony Pictures Television investment in Whisper marks end of company’s relationship with Channel 4Westminster Media Forum: Developing the sports viewing experienceSennheiser Digital powers the sound for Shakira’s Super Bowl Halftime ShowDAZN snaps rights for Wilder vs Fury II in Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and SwitzerlandA changing landscape: Rights owners and broadcasters debate sports TV issues and innovationMark Cooke appointed director of sales for Ross Video in AsiaRiedel systems drive integrated comms at Paris La Défense ArenaTelestream appoints Benjamin Desbois as chief sales officerLiveU collaborates on two additional Pan-European EU 5G projectsFIFA establishes working group to develop next steps for VAR technologySVG Europe launches Sports TV Awards 2020 and calls for entriesEurovision Sport extends Tour de France with ASO and La Vuelta with UnipublicDPP reveals industry average for its Committed to Sustainability programmeFootball Summit 2020: IMG, Premier League Productions and Orange Sports & Media to speak on managing video assetsNordic Summit 2020: World Rally Champs to talk snow, ice, speed and remote productionSecond Spectrum selects AWS to power predictive stats and high quality viewing experiencesTimeline Television expands to take advantage of remote possibilitiesSVG Europe Women: The making of… The Abi Stephens Show [VIDEO]International Federations Summit puts innovation front and centreVideo streaming continues to grow rapidly according to CenturyLink whitepaperGent and Antwerp hold out as Eleven Sports is awarded Pro League rightsSky lands IPL rights in return to UK exclusivityCasper Plessing joins Ross Video in EMEA North sales roleTelestream OTT monitoring webinar set for February 19Scott-Oliver Lührs joins Qvest Media to lead cloud servicesISE 2020: Panasonic expands its 4K professional display line-upNEP prepares for summer of sports with Grass Valley kit investment