Kevin Hilton began his journalism career in radio and counts among his few sport reports a piece in the early 1980s about the now English Championship league football club Plymouth Argyle. Moving into magazine work during the mid-1980s Hilton freelanced for a number of video software and music titles before becoming staff writer on Pro Sound News Europe. He later moved on to Broadcast Systems International before taking over the editor's position at Sound & Communications Systems. He went freelance again in 1993 and has written for a range of technology, broadcast and home cinema publications, including Television Broadcast Europe, Flipside, Focus, the Guardian newspaper, Audio Media and Pro Sound News. Hilton became's Europe correspondent/editor in 2006 and while still not an ardent sports fan he finds some fascination in listening to people taking time out of their Saturday evenings to argue about football on BBC Radio Five Live.

Recent Posts by Kevin Hilton, European Correspondent

Live from London: Studio rolling around town sends programme to France

Few things sum up the image of London better than a red double-decker bus, but one travelling around the capital right now is particularly worthy of greater attention. This particular vehicle contains what is hailed as the first-ever live mobile TV studio, and, although it is the traditional colour, with illustrations of iconic local images, […]  More

Live from London: EBU Marks End of Standard Definition for Sports Coverage

The London 2012 Olympic Games will be remembered for a number of landmark sporting events, but, in broadcasting terms, it is significant as the point where the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) says goodbye to standard-definition transmission for all major sports coverage. This is the result of long-term investment in the EBU’s Eurovision satellite and fibre […]  More

Crewing Company, Atlas Hire gear up for Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics are already creating a high demand for broadcast equipment and crew. Among the UK companies gearing up for this are The Crewing Company (TCC), which is supplying personnel including camera operators, VTR managers, and technical operators; and Alias Hire, which has taken on additional staff to cope during the […]  More

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