Recent Posts by David Fox, SVG Europe

Videe’s OBX Aims to Redefine the Art of the OB Vehicle

In an era when many production teams prefer the home comforts of remote production, how does an OB truck attract customers? For the independent Italian facilities company Videe, the answer is “a particularly excellent working experience,” said its CEO and co-founder, Paola Montanari.  More

NEP’s Intelligent OB Unit Makes Debut at IBC

At IBC, NEP Group showed a new “intelligent outside broadcast” (iOB) for remote production where the director doesn’t want to be remote, but the production still wants to benefit from the savings of having all the processing done in the cloud. Certainly, in the Netherlands, where NEP developed iOB, directors prefer to be at the […]  More

SportTech 2019: BBC Sport Goes Social to Engage Younger Audiences

Broadcast TV often finds it difficult to reach younger audiences, particularly in the 16-24 age group. It’s not enough to simply show a match on a big screen to a generation that has grown up with YouTube, instant messaging, and multiple platforms. BBC Sport’s Amy Williams discussed the topic to delegates at SportTech 2019 in […]  More

Digital Disruption Drives a New Breed of Broadcaster

Sports broadcasting is changing. New entrants are putting pressure on traditional broadcasters, rights holders are bypassing broadcasters to engage fans directly, and public service broadcasters are having to re-think how they attract viewers. It’s challenging, but this transformation also offers opportunities, according to a panel session at last week’s BVE conference in London entitled ‘A […]  More