Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, SVG Europe

NEP Switzerland Selects EVS To Drive HD & UHD Workflow in New Broadcast Centre

Following its investment in several XT4Ks earlier this year for its new 4K production trucks, NEP Switzerland is again deploying the live production servers – alongside several other EVS solutions. This technology drives end-to-end UHD-4K production inside a new broadcast centre built in Zurich by NEP for the recently-launched Swiss MySports channels, which are owned […]  More

IBC 2017: Integration of V-Nova PERSEUS 2 with THEOplayer maximises quality across HTML5 platforms

V-Nova and THEO Technologies have announced the availability of V-Nova PERSEUS 2 decoding capabilities with THEOplayer. The joint solution allows operators and service providers to deploy the most efficient streaming services at the best picture quality within the largest standard cross-platform environment: HTML5. The solution will make its debut at IBC 2017, where it will […]  More

IBC 2017: NewTek-Vizrt IP graphics server NVG1 now available

NewTek and Vizrt have announced the availability of the NewTek-Vizrt IP Graphics Server – the NVG1 – a real-time 4K-capable 3D graphics system designed for deep integration with NewTek IP Series and the new TriCaster TC1 video production systems. The NVG1 combines the NewTek 1RU server platform with NDI IP video connectivity and industry-leading Viz […]  More

Eurosport, NEP Collaborate on Cloud for UEFA Women’s EURO 2017

From July 16 to August 6, the UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 is taking place in several cities in the Netherlands. Event host broadcaster Eurosport has not only selected NEP as its facilitating partner for all 31 games, but the companies are also partnering to showcase innovative set-ups of NEP’s low latency Cloud Production. NEP’s dark […]  More

NAB Reflections: Blackmagic Design shines a Fairlight into audio post production

At NAB Blackmagic Design announced ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, a broadcast quality all-in-one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel. Company CEO Grant Petty described it as “a lot of switcher in a small design. It is fantastic for live production and we think quite affordable.” ATEM Television Studio Pro HD is available […]  More

Sports Production Panel at Avid Connect: Dolby Atmos, 4K Replays, HDR Take Center Stage

At the Avid Connect event held just before the recent NAB Show opened its doors in Las Vegas, Sports Video Group Senior Editor Brandon Costa moderated a Sports Production Panel session comprising Andy Beale, Chief Engineer at BT Sport; Ofir Benofici, Avid Senior Director Broadcast Products; Darryl Jefferson, Vice President of Operations for NBC Sports; […]  More

IBC 2016 Transformation: Leadership, Strategy, and Creativity in Media and Entertainment

From a record attendance to the first standing ovation for an award winner, IBC 2016 was a great success by any measure. The headline attendance figure was 55,796 representing more than 160 countries over the six days of the conference and exhibition. This is number of attendees, not registrations: the people who were actually onsite. […]  More

IBC 2016: Lawo on the Ball Again With KICK 2.0 Sports Mix

Audio production for live sports coverage made another move at IBC 2016 with the release of Lawo’s KICK 2.0, advancing automated control for close-ball mixing of major sports events. The company extended the capabilities of its patent-pending ball-tracking technology for close-ball audio pickup for such sports as soccer, rugby, and American football. The system provides transparent sound […]  More

IBC 2016: Ultrasoft Software-Defined Broadcast Suite From Broadcast Solutions

At IBC 2016, Broadcast Solutions premiered its Broadcast Ultrasoft software product. The fully IP- and software-based suite for software-defined broadcast enables management of a complete TV station on both the media side and the resources and cost side. Broadcast Ultrasoft is a software tool that manages almost every process within a TV station. It provides a customised solution […]  More