Recent Posts by Philip Stevens, SVG Europe

Journey to Japan: How Host Broadcast Plans For Rugby World Cup 2019 Are Falling Into Place

“IGBS has brought the ‘dream team’ concept to the Rugby World Cup (RWC) with production teams from the major rugby territories — France, UK, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.” That’s how David Shield, co-project director, IGBS, describes the preparations for this year’s rubgy extravaganza in Japan. IGBS (International Games Broadcast Services) is a joint […]  More

Around the Leagues: Bringing The Bundesliga To The Screen For The 2018-19 Season

As a subsidiary of the DFL, Sportcast is the host broadcaster of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, and as such is responsible for the TV production of all 612 matches per season. “The so-called ‘basic signal’ is used as a live feed or for pre-recorded coverage by national and international rights holders,” says Henning Wenzel, […]  More

SVG Europe Sit-Down: LiveLike’s Fabrice Lorenceau Discusses Outlook for VR, Social Integration and the Viewer Experience

LiveLike’s live streaming platform is a white label platform that allows broadcasters to stream regular or interactive VR content under their own brand with or without a VR headset. The core of the platform has been brought together by a team of well-recognised and awarded leaders in sports, production, game design, software development and user […]  More

The Road From Russia: Analyzing the Biggest Streaming Event in History

Video delivery firm Peer5 helped deliver over 112 million video sessions in 241 different countries during the World Cup in Russia — surpassing this year’s Super Bowl. Peer5 operates a video delivery service that can be paired with one or more server-based CDNs to give broadcasters an elastic and scalable streaming infrastructure. The company coordinates […]  More

SVG Europe Sit-Down: SmartCart’s Gil Cowie on how his product helps OTT applications and the importance of presenter training

SmartCart SVX is an innovative outdoor mobile interactive touch screen system designed for live production use by TV sports broadcasters worldwide. It uniquely overcomes a number of design hurdles and physical constraint to provide a highly reliable touch experience as well as system reliability that has been tried and tested on major events in the […]  More

Preparing for PyeongChang: How Channel 4 Will Bring the Paralympics to UK Screens

During Rio 2016, Channel 4 broadcast over 700 hours of Paralympics coverage to its audiences. In all, around 28 million viewers, nearly half of all UK TV viewers, watched the spectacular events. Beyond that, the broadcaster made a ground-breaking commitment to on and off-screen diversity, assembling the largest ever team of disabled presenters on UK […]  More

SVG Europe Sit-Down: Signiant’s Greg Hoskin on Cloud Technology End-User Education and the Future of Cyber Security

Signiant’s intelligent file movement software helps content creators and distributors ensure fast, secure delivery of large files over public and private networks. Built on Signiant’s award-winning patented technology, the company’s on-premises software and SaaS solutions readily move petabytes of high-value data every day between users, applications and systems. Greg Hoskin, Managing Director – EMEA/APAC, starts […]  More