Recent Posts by David Davies, SVG Europe

ITV Sport’s Paul McNamara on New Camera Positions, Classic Production Values for BAFTA Winning Racing Coverage

The decision by Racecourse Media Group to award free-to-air broadcast rights for UK horse racing to ITV from 2017, ending a long association with Channel 4, was the cause of plenty of fevered industry debate several years back. But the success of the ITV team with its coverage – which now has an established and […]  More

2018 FIFA World Cup: Gearhouse Broadcast configures Red Square studio and IBC facilities for ITV

Gearhouse Broadcast has been commissioned by ITV to supply a range of facilities in Russia for its international football coverage this summer. The rights holder will broadcast live to the UK from its Gearhouse-built studio in Moscow’s Red Square and rely on the production infrastructure that Gearhouse has installed for it inside the International Broadcast […]  More

2018 FIFA World Cup: SBS conducts immersive and interactive broadcasts with MPEG-H

The opening game of the 2018 Football World Cup in Russia marked the world’s first regular broadcast with immersive and interactive audio. The South Korean television and radio network company SBS transmitted the match live in UHD based on the ATSC 3.0 standard, utilising the advanced features of Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H TV Audio System, immersive sound […]  More

OTT Service Providers Consider Latency Breakthroughs, New Commercial Opportunities

The current implementation-related challenges and longer-term commercial opportunities of OTT services were among the topics discussed during a fascinating session at SVG Europe’s SportTech last week. ‘OTT Debate: What’s Facing Live Over-The-Top Sports Today?’ saw Sports Video Group editorial director Ken Kerschbaumer being joined by Sixty VP broadcast technology Adam Bowley, Net Insight chief solution […]  More

Harmonic Solutions Help Grand Lille TV Switch to HD

Grand Lille TV, a French regional TV news channel that is part of the Secom Group, has transitioned to HD and launched an additional channel using the  Spectrum media server platform from Harmonic. With extensive channel-in-box (CiaB) capabilities, Harmonic’s solution speeds up video distribution and enables new channels to be launched faster at a lower […]  More