Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, SVG Europe

Haivision Acquires LightFlow from Epic Labs To Boost AI, Cloud Orchestration

Haivision has acquired LightFlow Media Technologies, the advanced media optimization business of Epic Labs. This acquisition adds artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to Haivision’s portfolio to form the basis for advances in content-aware video encoding, content indexing, object detection, as well as optimization of video contribution, distribution, and delivery for low-latency live feeds or […]  More

NEP Group Closes Deal to Acquire HDR Sweden

NEP has signed a definitive agreement to purchase HDR Group, a full-service production partner headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The agreement became effective on June 17, 2019, and the deal is expected to close in early Q3 or Q4 of this year, conditional upon the approval of the Swedish Competition Authority.  Prior to closing, NEP and […]  More

Live From the Rugby World Cup: New Media Transfer Approach Helps Drive ITV Sport Coverage in Japan

Given technological advances in remote production and some of the geographical and physical challenges involved in travelling around Japan, a number of major rights-holding broadcasters have chosen to locate a bare minimum of staff and resources in-country for coverage of Rugby World Cup 2019. A clear exception at the tournament is ITV Sport, with a […]  More

Limelight Networks’ Andrew Gray and Steve Miller-Jones Discuss the On-Going Live Streaming Transformation

New features announced at IBC 2019 for Limelight Networks’ Video Delivery Services included expansion of the company’s global network to almost 50 TBPS of egress capacity and its edge-server capacity by more than 40% since January. This increased capacity ensures that critical quality metrics — such as rebuffer rate, startup time, and bitrate viewed — […]  More

Live From the Rugby World Cup: Alston Elliot Team Delivers On-Screen Match Graphics Package

The 2019 Rugby World Cup graphics package, designed by the Ignite Agency, was devised to complement the event brand look and the title design. It includes animated team line-ups, player and score IDs, red and yellow cards, stats, tables, tournament progression, and various other graphical elements, all built-in Vizrt by the Alston Elliot Graphics (AE) […]  More

Live from the Rugby World Cup: Solid Power and Stable Connectivity Help Anchor Tournament Success

Two pieces of the operational jigsaw for any major event host broadcast are telecommunications adaptation and the supply of uninterruptible power for the tournament. Host broadcaster IGBS is working with Aggreko for power delivery and with Japanese telco NTT plus network adaptation specialist VIDI for monitoring, timing and synchronization.  More