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Live from US Open: Fox Sports embraces HDR and expands Toptracer at Pebble Beach

FOX Sports coverage of the 2019 U.S. Open Championship, being held at Pebble Beach Golf Links this weekend, offered up some new technology and will continue to roll out new things as the tournament progresses. Zac Fields, Fox Sports, SVP graphic technology and innovation, says the network is planning its most comprehensive and technologically advanced […]  More

Coming of age: NBA 2K League becomes hotbed of production experimentation in just its second season

eSports is many things: lucrative, polarising, intriguing and even (at times) surprising. From a broadcast standpoint, eSports represents a whole new world of production experimentation. What makes for a good viewing product? How can this be different and (in some ways) better than watching traditional sports? It’s that exciting prospect that enticed Matt Arden, executive […]  More

eSports education: How Staffordshire University created a degree course for the expanding industry

“Whatever equipment our students use and whatever facilities we put in place, we always make sure we’re meeting one expectation: that students will get the best possible experience in readiness for the jobs they want when they graduate.” So says Christopher Leese, technical specialist for the Media & Communications department at Staffordshire University. Of course, […]  More

SportTech 2019: Building sustainability to reduce carbon footprint

Following the Carbon Literacy workshop held on the morning of SportTech 2019 at Lord’s on 22 May, SVG Europe launched the ‘One Planet’ (Sustainability in Sports Production) initiative, inspiring change and outlining pledges made by producers, broadcasters, rights holders and suppliers to improve the carbon footprint of sports television and outside broadcast. At the conclusion […]  More

Canal Câble uses Bridge Technologies to manage distributed remote network at Roland Garros

Bridge Technologies has helped Canal Câble manage its distributed remote network at Roland Garros, through the use of a series of network probes used to monitor signal quality. Canal Câble deployed a number of Bridge Technologies probes throughout its distribution network. The probes reported readings to the IP-based head end for comparison with the original […]  More

Journey to Japan 2019: Rugby World Cup host broadcast plans fall into place

“IGBS has brought the ‘dream team’ concept to the Rugby World Cup (RWC) with production teams from the major rugby territories — France, UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.” That’s how David Shield, co-project director, IGBS, describes the preparations for this year’s rubgy extravaganza in Japan. IGBS (International Games Broadcast Services) is a joint […]  More

Telstra delivers remote sports broadcasting milestone at IAAF World Relay

When International Television News (ITN) produced the IAAF International World Relay Championships, held last month in Japan, it ended up doing a relay of its own thanks to Telstra’s Distributed Production Network (DPN). Telstra’s high-performance media IP network transported 30 HD live camera signals from the Nissan Stadium in Yokohama to Tokyo and then onwards […]  More

First student on broadcasting degree course puts learning into practice

For three years, the OB firm Cloudbass has partnered with the University of Derby in delivering a Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology Degree, writes Justin Davey, head of resources and education at Cloudbass. Bryan Buobu-Nwosu, an outstanding student, started with the course in year one. He has brought a great skill set to the […]  More