Recent Posts by Heather McLean, SVG Europe

Limelight Networks on the Challenges Facing Live Sports Streaming

Everyone wants instant access to whatever content they want, wherever they are. With live sports as one of the key content types driving this demand, the sports broadcasting industry is facing a few issues in making it happen. We spoke with Steve Miller-Jones, vice president of product strategy, Limelight Networks, about the challenges and possible […]  More

MediaKind Takes VR in Sports Forward With Live 360-Degree Video Streams and Beyond

In a project commissioned by Deutsche Telekom, on December 9, 2018, a live 360-degree video stream of a basketball match between Telekom Baskets Bonn and EWE Baskets Oldenburg was delivered from the Telekom Dome in Bonn, Germany, to Deutsche Telekom’s Magenta Virtual Reality (VR) consumer app at 6K resolution. SVG Europe spoke with Stuart Boorn, […]  More

Inside All England Lawn and Tennis Club’s Live Daily Social Media Show From Wimbledon

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) continued its tradition of broadcast innovation by teaming up with Grabyo and LiveWire Sport over the course of the Championships 2019 to produce an all-new social-first live daily show. Dubbed the Wimbledon Coffee Morning, the new live show was broadcast live to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook every morning […]  More

BBC Sport Goes for Ubiquitous Tennis Coverage, Complex Storytelling at Wimbledon

After the massive changes made to broadcasting services last year at Wimbledon Championships by Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS), this year BBC Sport expanded on its coverage, both in quantity and quality. Ron Chakraborty, lead executive, major events, BBC Sport, spoke to SVG Europe at Wimbledon about how BBC Sport’s tests last year with UHD grew […]  More

Taking Social Media Further With Wimbledon Digital

For the 2019 Championships, Wimbledon Digital, the social media team for the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), launched a daily live show for social platforms, a move that coincides with a concerted effort to improve workflow efficiencies from last year. Wimbledon Digital has also been integrated more tightly with the Wimbledon Broadcast Services (WBS), […]  More

Live From Wimbledon: Game, Set and Match to WBS With Second Championships as Host Broadcaster

One year on from Wimbledon Broadcast Services’ (WBS) successful debut as host broadcaster for the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) annual Championships, the atmosphere is far more relaxed. After taking over from the BBC’s 90-year run as host last year, WBS has settled comfortably into its role after the mammoth project that saw a […]  More