Recent Posts by David Davies, SVG Europe

From Wales to Manaus: World Cup cameras get final checks

Sony technicians are busy rigging the technical production areas at the twelve World Cup stadia and ready to take delivery of the final piece of the jigsaw — the cameras. Some 288 HD units are traveling all the way from Pencoed (between Swansea and Cardiff), where Sony’s UK Technology Centre is based, and it’s fair […]  More

HRT outlines plans for Brazil coverage

“We deserved this,” said captain Darijo Srna after his Croatia side booked their FIFA World Cup place for the Brazilian tournament. Although the side failed to qualify for the last World Cup, the team competed in three consecutive World Cup finals between 1998 and 2006. So coverage of the national team’s matches is already a […]  More

The French Connection for World Cup coverage

Rights for broadcasting the World Cup in France – and French territories around the world – are shared by BeIN Sports and TF1. “We will have two studios in Brazil,” states Bernard Pichaud, production director, BeIN Sports France. “One, measuring 300 square metres, will be integrated within the IBC facilities, while another will be located […]  More

German broadcasters share the Cup

Public service broadcasters ARD and ZDF will share the rights to broadcast the World Cup for audiences in Germany. Surprisingly, this will be the first occasion since 1998 that the two organisations will be totally responsible for the coverage of all 64 matches during the tournament. Over the last 16 years there have been opportunities […]  More

SOS Global Express Reports ‘Excellent’ Progress on World Cup Shipping

Broadcast-logistics and transportation-services specialist SOS Global Express confirms that work on behalf of the HBS at the forthcoming World Cup in Brazil is proceeding apace, with its North Carolina, London, and Hamburg offices collaborating closely on the historic project. SOS Global’s commitment on behalf of the HBS — which includes shipping the entire 4K infrastructure […]  More

Sennheiser Signs Up to Dante

With comfortably more than 100 licensees worldwide, Audinate’s Dante media-networking technology is fast assuming a dominant status in the AV-networking debate. Sennheiser has become the latest audio giant to announce its support for the increasingly ubiquitous technology. The first product to make use of the network technology will be the company’s Digital 9000 wireless microphone […]  More

IBC2013 Profile: Mark Anderson, marketing operations manager, Vislink

Vis-à-vis sports broadcast, what would you describe as Vislink’s primary USP? Vislink’s reputation as one of the innovators in sports broadcasting goes back well over a decade. The Gigawave and Link Research brands were the pioneers of the COFDM wireless camera systems. When Link brought out its original wireless camera transmitter, the impact was immediate: […]  More

IBC2013 Profile: Giancarlo Varolo, managing director, FOR-A Europe

In 2013, how significant a contributor is sports broadcast to FOR-A’s overall business, and which are the specific products driving your presence in this sector? Probably the biggest recent impact we had on sports production was the use of the FT-ONE 4K high-speed camera. It featured at many prestigious events including the Super Bowl in […]  More

IBC2013 Q&A: Kevin Moorhouse, COO, Gearhouse Broadcast

Sports-wise, what has been the headline story of the past 12 months for Gearhouse? The biggest project we’ve been involved in over the last 12 months is definitely Formula 1. We were commissioned to build a four-pod bespoke system for Sky’s F1 channel, which slots together to form a fully kitted-out OB facility. The four […]  More

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