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The future is open: Caton Technology on harnessing IP for sports contribution

By Jason Ho, senior business development director, Caton Technology It has been hard to avoid the talk around IP circuits for contribution and remote production. It has long been seen as a goal, for all sorts of practical reasons. Personnel costs are at the top of the list; as well as saving travel and accommodation, […]  More

LaLiga and Movistar+ now able to react to pirated content with speed thanks to new court ruling

LaLiga and Movistar+ are now able to request the immediate blocking of pirated platforms that stream football content. A ruling from a Barcelona Commercial Court has established a weekly procedure for blocking pirated websites, with the cooperation of mobile operators Vodafone, Orange, MásMóvil (R, Telecable, Euskaltel), Digimóbil and Telefónica España. This will allow LaLiga and […]  More

BT Sport announces broadcast plans for 2022 Women’s Ashes

BT Sport has confirmed its plans for the 2022 edition of the Women’s Ashes, which gets underway at 7.45am on Thursday 20 January on BT Sport 1. Presenter Jules Breach and former England cricketers Lydia Greenway and Ebony Rainford-Brent will head up proceedings live from the BT Sport studio in London. The commentary team across […]  More

Cgates goes live with Synamedia to futureproof OTT growth for live sports streaming

Synamedia is working with Lithuanian telecom company, Cgates, to futureproof over the top (OTT) pay TV services, including live sports streaming. Cgates has gone live with Synamedia video network solutions across its pay TV services. These technologies will support live and time-shifted viewing on set top boxes and OTT, ensuring Cgates has the flexibility and […]  More

Deciphering the code: Imagine Communications welcomes the live production support engineer of the future

By Cassidy Philips, VP networking solutions architecture, Imagine Communications When I was asked to contribute a ‘what’s next for sports broadcast’ piece to SVG Europe a year ago, I concluded with a (somewhat) philosophical prediction for 2021: “The real advances will come from the human side of the workflow ― with bold choices by production […]  More

Tech focus: Bodypacks, part 1 – wireless transmitters reflect RF-industry challenges

They’re small and getting smaller. They’re designed to be virtually invisible. They’re light enough to be measured in ounces and grams instead of pounds and kilos. But wireless bodypack transmitters have become both central to audio capture for broadcast sports and emblematic of the broader changes in the wireless environment.  More