Recent Posts by Fergal Ringrose, SVG Europe

HBS takes World Cup pitch with Sennheiser mics

During the World Cup tournament, production company Host Broadcast Services (HBS) is using wireless and wired microphones from Sennheiser — including the new Esfera surround microphone system — to capture stadium amosphere as realistically as possible and provide the matches with commentaries and pitchside reports. The equipment and teams required for Brazil have been on-site […]  More

VIVA Indonesia broadcasts World Cup with Cinegy

Based in Jakarta Indonesia, VIVA Media Group is a media investment holding company that owns free-to-air television channels TVOne and ANTV and online news portal Vivanews. Last month VIVA finalised its Cinegy installation in order to produce and broadcast the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 to its viewers in Indonesia. “As a DTH operator we […]  More

Giant Eurovision World Cup service includes 4K

As the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil gets under way Eurovision is mounting its largest-ever broadcast services operation, enabling viewers worldwide to experience the action during the tournament on and off the pitch. HD signals of all 64 games from 12 different stadiums around the country will be distributed to rightsholders throughout the month-long event. […]  More

ITV works with ChyronHego on World Cup graphics

UK commercial broadcaster ITV will be implementing a ChyronHego BlueNet graphics workflow for its World Cup coverage in Brazil, June 12 to July 13. The workflow will include ChyronHego’s Lyric Titling and Animation plugin for Avid editing, in addition to live broadcast graphics. “We are proud that major broadcasters around the world such as ITV […]  More

ORF plans in-game World Cup Viz analysis

Austrian national broadcaster ORF will use the Viz Libero sports analysis system for the World Cup in Brazil. ORF is innovating in cooperation with Vizrt’s creative team, enabling Virtual Presenter to bring analysis into the virtual studio. Using 3D camera flights and real-time graphics, the experts have a new viewing experience directly from the virtual […]  More

deltatre: a team of 100 to reach the Final

deltatre has announced its involvement in the coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament. With a set of digital, media and broadcast services as well as on-venue operations, deltatre will be working from Brazil as well as from its headquarters in Turin to enable the most advanced coverage of the tournament, which kicks-off Thursday. […]  More

Calrec Artemis Console in Roll to Record at Wimbledon TV

Roll to Record, NEP’s UK-based provider of custom studios and control rooms, has installed a console from Calrec Audio in its permanent studio operation at the Wimbledon TV Studios complex in London. The permanent installation eliminates the need to install a flyaway console every time NEP does a show at Wimbledon Studios, saving both time […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Imagine Communications’ Mathias Eckhart Explains the Digital Rapids Acquisition

Perhaps the most surprising and certainly the most discussed company acquisition at NAB 2014 was that by Imagine Communications of Digital Rapids, in a move the former hopes will create the most comprehensive portfolio of processing and compression solutions for TV Everywhere in the marketplace. At the show, Sports Video Group’s Fergal Ringrose caught up […]  More

NAB Perspectives: Vitec Videocom CEO Matt Danilowicz on Mergers and Acquisitions

With high-profile vendor mergers, acquisitions and ensuing consolidation emerging as perhaps the biggest theme of NAB 2014, who better to offer a perspective than Vitec Videocom CEO Matt Danilowicz? With much of the NAB discussion centered round fears that some of the big merger announcements would end up tears, Vitec Videocom has perhaps (a) a […]  More

Quantel and Snell Take the Stage Together at NAB 2014

Quantel CEO Ray Cross addressed a packed NAB 2014 press conference regarding the recent acquisition of Snell by Quantel. “Two great companies have joined forces,” he said. “Both have great reputations for quality, innovation, and support. Reputations built and sustained by talented people — and that’s one of the reasons I’m delighted to announce that […]  More