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Giorgio Galli interview – Part 2: ‘The imperative is to know how to tell the story of the match’

Director Giorgio Galli has 26 years of experience directing major sports events for television, especially in football, and has celebrated several birthdays in OB vans. He started with Tele+ in the mid-90s and continued with two Champions League finals, six Italian Cup finals, one Super Cup final, the UEFA European Under Championship 21 final, two […]  More

SVG Europe/HBF Mental health minute: How those working the Tokyo Olympics can fight homesickness

Welcome to episode one of the Mental Health Minute, a new 10-part series created by SVG and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Created to support those who are working hard on the Tokyo Olympics, each episode zeros in on a specific issue facing those who are away from home and are interested in learning how to […]  More

NEP Group and Aurora Media Worldwide deliver visceral sound for Extreme E

First taking place in drought-struck AlUla, Saudi Arabia, then the sea-threatened Lac Rose area in Senegal, the next race will be in August on sandbars in front of the retreating Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq in Greenland. Bringing the audio of the races and these threatened environments to life is a team of audio experts from […]  More

The Hundred: Sky Sports and the ECB turn to gamification as cricket is “freshened up” for a new audience

Player avatars for presenter analysis and a new way of displaying on-screen broadcast graphics will both be part of Sky Sports’ gamified live coverage of the new ‘family friendly’ cricket tournament The Hundred which starts on Wednesday (21 July). The Hundred is a professional franchise 100-ball-per-innings format involving eight men’s and eight women’s teams located […]  More

Media Links returns as a Bronze SVG Europe sponsor as its European expansion continues

Media Links has returned as a Bronze sponsor of SVG Europe. Known globally for its media over IP content transport platforms, Media Links provides its services and solutions for the world’s most watched sporting and entertainment events, including the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup and more. In 2020, Media Links launched its 100G Ecosystem, a […]  More

Giorgio Galli interview, Part 1 – From UHD to goal-line systems, how camera technology has changed sports directing

Italian director Giorgio Galli started his broadcasting career at the age of 20 at a local TV station in Reggio Emilia, joining the sports team as a cameraman. He quickly moved into directing, thanks to sports manager Franco Tosi. In the mid-1990s he began directing Serie A football matches for Tele+, even calling the shots […]  More

How the BBC designed UHD HDR for Euro 2020: Islands in the sun

By Simon Thompson, BBC Research and Development, senior R&D engineer The last few weeks have been busy with the UEFA European Football Championships. Viewers may have noticed our two major studio complexes in MediaCity in Salford and Wembley Stadium in London as well as a smaller studio in Glasgow. I visited MediaCity and Wembley Stadium […]  More