Recent Posts by Heather McLean, SVG Europe

Facebook’s Peter Hutton on Bringing Community, Interaction to Live Sports Broadcasting

Facebook is now well known for its live sports broadcasting capability, yet as far as live sports are concerned, the platform is enabling a far richer environment than just being another place to consume moving images. SVG Europe spoke to Facebook’s director of sports partnerships, Peter Hutton, about the platform’s strategy regarding live sports, and […]  More

Japan and Back Again: Claudia Corbisiero on Her Passion for Creative Directing, Producing

A passion for creative directing and producing in sports broadcasting has led Claudia Corbisiero around the world and back many times. As a producer at Noah Media Group, an independent production company specialising in high end sports content, most recently she was in Japan at the Rugby World Cup, and Corbisiero is now gearing up […]  More

A Life of Football by Accident: The FA’s Director of the Women’s Professional Game Kelly Simmons Talks Goals

The Football Association (FA) established the Women’s Super League in 2011, and in 2018, it went fully professional for the first time. Overseeing the development of women’s and girl’s football under the auspices of the FA is Kelly Simmons, director of the women’s professional game. Simmons is focused on the entire gamut of the domestic […]  More

Creative Technology Creates Broadcast Spectacular With Track Projection at 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships

At the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019 in Doha, Creative Technology took virtual reality (VR) and projection mapping to new levels in what is considered to be a world-first for sports broadcasting. The company built a VR-based pre-vizualisation tool to enable the IAAF and broadcasters to plan out the intricacies of the games, and laser […]  More

Vodafone Brings 5G Network Into Play With Fan Assistant Referee in World First on the Isles of Scilly

Vodafone’s new 5G network on the Isles of Scilly has been used to introduce Fan-Assistant Refereeing (FAR) to live football coverage. The network, which launched on July 3, enabled fans around the Isles to receive a live Facebook stream of the opening game of the season between Garrison Gunners and Woolpack Wanderers, the two members […]  More

FIFA Pushes Data Gathering Technology Forward to Enhance Broadcasting of the Beautiful Game

FIFA is continuing its quest to standardize raw data collection during training and football matches by its stakeholders, including broadcasters and club coaches. During October, data gathering equipment was tested at the Barca Innovation Hub at the Nou Camp in Barcelona, supervised by a team of experts from the University of Victoria in Australia, an […]  More

Olympic Channel Launches on Swisscom TV in Switzerland, Liechtenstein

With the countdown to the Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games underway, the Olympic Channel, the global media platform of the International Olympic Committee, has announced that it is now available on Swisscom TV. Available to customers with the Swisscom TV UHD Box across Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the Olympic Channel app takes viewers up close […]  More