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Telstra delivers full fibre contribution network for AFC Asian Cup

The 2019 Asian Football Confederation’s AFC Asian Cup ended last month and it proved to be a success for Telstra Broadcast Services which was contracted by Lagardere Sports (the commercial partner of the AFC) to design, deliver, and operate the professional live contribution media network. Telstra built a professional overlay media network to deliver all […]  More

ROKiT Williams Racing selects Tata Communications as F1 digital transformation partner

ROKiT Williams Racing will rely on Tata Communications for delivery of network, hosting, broadcasting and security services to the Formula One ecosystem for the new season. The team will use Tata Communications’ digital infrastructure to enable real-time data transfer between the pitlane garage at all Grands Prix and the team’s factory in the UK. This […]  More

Video interview: Sky Sports’ Sarah Cheadle on the art of match directing

During the Football Summit in Paris, SVG Europe caught up with Sky Sports senior director Sarah Cheadle to discuss the art of football match directing. In this exclusive interview, she tells SVG executive director of editorial Ken Kerschbaumer about the importance of ‘story’, explains how and when she uses new toys and technology and reveals […]  More

NBC Sports and Sky Sports combine to offer most coverage ever at The Players

NBC Sports Group and Sky Sports, together with Golf Channel, will offer more than 150 scheduled hours of live coverage from The Players Championship taking place later this week at TPC Sawgrass in Florida. Being staged in March for the first time since 2006 as part of the newly enhanced golf calendar in 2019, the […]  More

Football Summit 2019: Looking ahead to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France

In an exclusive conversation with FIFA TV and its appointed host broadcaster HBS on preparations for one of this summer’s main events, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, attendees to SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2019 found out more about the technology and production plans for the tournament. Florin Mitu, head of host broadcast production at FIFA […]  More

Student internships in sports broadcasting must be more diverse

Sports broadcasters need to increase the diversity of students taken on for internships, according to a lecturer at the University of Lincoln. Students from the University of Lincoln have built up considerable experience in sports broadcasting by the time they are looking for internships, said John Cafferkey, senior lecturer and programme leader in the School […]  More

Timeline TV develops remote production workflow for Women’s Super League with URSA Broadcast cameras

Timeline TV has created a bespoke remote production solution to help produce coverage of the Football Association’s Women’s Super League for the 2018-2019 season, its first as a full-time professional league. Working around a set of unique challenges, Timeline TV came up with a remote production workflow for Whisper Films, which is producing the coverage […]  More

Football Summit 2019: Using AI and automation to improve storytelling in production

A session at SVG Europe’s Football Summit in Paris explored different use cases for artificial intelligence (AI) in football TV storytelling, including VAR at the high-end and automated production for lower league coverage. Can AI help rights holders deliver more (and better) live content to an increasingly diverse and connected audience? How much can AI […]  More

Nordic Summit 2019: Remote production to the fore as the European sports TV industry descends on Bergen

The benefits and challenges of doing remote production was a key theme at SVG Europe’s Nordic Summit 2019 in Norway last week (7 March, Bergen). The annual event, sponsored by Limelight Networks and organised in association with NCE Media and Media City Bergen, featured a number of sessions that touched on the subject, including one […]  More

Video interview: Evertz’s Mo Goyal discusses VAR at Football Summit 2019

In the first of a number of video interviews conducted at SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2019 in Paris, Joe Hosken of SVG Europe and Mo Goyal, senior director of international business development at Evertz, discuss the evolution and use of technology for the video assistant referee (VAR). “There are still some growing pains. The challenge […]  More