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Disguise powers AR broadcast at opening ceremony of 2019 Pakistan Super League cricket

At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium the 2019 Pakistan Super League was opened with an augmented reality (AR) infused broadcast. The Pakistan Super League Opening Ceremony featured a disco scene, flying F16 jets, a 30-metre trophy, a robot that landed on stage, and more. The end result was a 45-minute live show with 12 different […]  More

NBA produces world’s first 5G smartphone broadcast at Summer League

In a historic first, last night’s Atlanta Hawks-Washington Wizards NBA Summer League game became the first live major sports production ever shot exclusively on smartphones using 5G technology. “After a successful dress rehearsal, we are a full go for the Smartphone View alternate broadcast tonight,” said Steve Hellmuth, EVP, media operations and technology, NBA Entertainment. […]  More

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Globecast helps organisers and rights holders with 4K broadcasts and VoD content

Globecast is providing contribution, distribution and video-on-demand services at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, working with both the tournament’s organisers and various rights holders. The Orange-owned company is partnering with the Egyptian Local Organising Committee (LOC), Lagardère Sports and the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) throughout the competition. The range of services being supplied […]  More

Sport Production Summit: Eurosport Technology Transformation in the spotlight

SVG Europe is delighted to announce that Eurosport Senior VP technology and operations Gordon Castle will take part in a case study session at the Sport Production Summit on 12 September in the company of Ken Kerschbaumer. The session ‘Changing the Game: Eurosport in 2020 and Beyond’ will be sponsored by AJA Video Systems. It […]  More

NBA takes multiplatform approach to engaging fans

Every social media platform is a tool that sports teams and rights owners can use to engage with fans. The trick is understanding each platform’s strengths and speaking to its users in a tailored way. Speaking at the recent Hashtag Sports conference in New York City, Melissa Rosenthal Brenner, EVP, digital media, NBA, explained how […]  More

Tour de France: Immersive innovations help France Télévisions tell the story of each Stage

Jean-Maurice Ooghe is currently directing the 23rd production of the Tour de France for France Télévisions. The early Stages this week are largely benign for the peloton, before heading into the high mountains and individual time trial challenges towards the end of Week Two of the race. Over the years and thanks to the new […]  More

Live from Wimbledon: Taking social media further with Wimbledon Digital

For the 2019 Championships, Wimbledon Digital, the social media team for the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), has launched a daily live show for social platforms, a move that coincides with a concerted effort to improve workflow efficiencies from last year. Wimbledon Digital has also been integrated more tightly with the Wimbledon Broadcast Services […]  More

UEFA innovates at the Under-21 Championship in Italy with Global Production, VAR and 3D audio

From 16 to 30 June, Italy was home to the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, played at stadiums in Bologna, Reggio Emilia, Cesena, San Marino, Trieste and Udine, where the final took place. This major sporting event was produced by UEFA and the technical partner chosen for the production of all matches was the Italian OB […]  More

Sky Sport Summit Munich: The beautiful world of sports, metadata and digital transformation to the fore

While UHD and HDR are improving the image quality of broadcast production, data management can create additional value for storytelling when graphical data usage such as AR comes into the picture. The potential of metadata management is also a driver for the digital transformation, the technology and the business behind it. These were just some of […]  More