Behind the Mic: DAZN Signs Sugar Ray Leonard, Brian Kenny for Boxing Coverage; Reggie Jackson Gets New Show on Sirius XM

Behind the Mic provides a roundup of recent news regarding on-air talent, including new deals, departures, and assignments compiled from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, DAZN signs notable on-air talents and legendary figures to their boxing broadcast team, Reggie Jackson joins Sirius XM with a new weekly show, and MSG Networks […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: AWS’s Ben Masek on Why Machine Learning Will Revolutionize Sports-Video Production

Amazon Web Services (AWS) rolled out an army of demos at IBC this year focused media ingest, video processing and delivery, storage, content monetization, and – most notably – machine learning. ML coursed through the veins of AWS’s entire stand this year, especially when it came to sports. ML-fueled demos ranged from live clipping for […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Steve Miller-Jones Breaks Down Limelight Realtime Streaming as Company Shines With Latency in the Spotlight

Look anywhere in the many halls of this year’s IBC Show, and one of the most pressing issues being addressed in the future of live media viewing experiences – particularly in sports – was latency. That delay (or, ideally, lack thereof!) between delivery to various devices across the consumer landscape was the talk of the […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Cisco’s Bryan Bedford, Yoav Schreiber, and Roger Sherwood on Broadcasting’s IP Revolution

It’s been more than two years since Cisco introduced its Media Blueprint, which charts a course for broadcasters to transition their operations to IP and the cloud. And with the popular sentiment at IBC that IP has officially arrived in the broadcast sector, Cisco appears to have some gained some genuine momentum in its push […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Pliant Technologies’ Gary Rosen on CrewCom and the Evolving Needs of Sports Broadcasters

At the IBC Show in Amsterdam, Pliant Technologies rolled out the latest version of its CrewCom intercom system, featuring enhanced firmware and the system’s new Fiber Hub. The new Fiber Hub (CHB-8F) expands system capabilities by allowing up to eight connections using standard SFP-based ports along with a single copper port for interface to existing […]  More

IBC 2018 Reflections: Microsoft Azure’s Scott Bounds Talks Video Indexer, Power of AI

IBC 2018 marked the general availability of Video Indexer, Microsoft Azure’s (1.C27) AI-based advanced metadata extraction service. Video Indexer – which has been in a public preview since May – provides audio, speech, and visual-based learning models to enable emotion detection, topic inferencing, and facial recognition. In addition, Microsoft demoed how Azure Media Services can help […]  More

Ratings Roundup: NFL Week 2 Concludes With Bears-Seahawks in Chicago; Pair of Nationally-Ranked Teams Square Off in College Football

Ratings roundup is a rundown of rating news from the past week and is derived from press releases and reports around the industry. In this week’s edition, the Chicago Bears hosted the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football, CBS and NBC notched another week of NFL action, Ohio State-TCU and LSU-Auburn headlined Saturday’s college football […]  More

IBC 2018 SportTechBuzz in Review: Halls 12-15 and Other News

The SVG Europe and SVG Americas editorial teams were out in full force at last week’s IBC Show, covering the biggest sports-technology news and delivering daily SportTechBuzz at IBC roundups. Here is a look at the IBC 2018 SportTechBuzz from Halls 12-15.  More

IBC 2018 SportTechBuzz in Review: Halls 8-11

The SVG Europe and SVG Americas editorial teams were out in full force at last week’s IBC Show, covering the biggest sports-technology news and delivering daily SportTechBuzz at IBC roundups. Here is a look at the IBC 2018 SportTechBuzz from Halls 8-11. In this post, check out what these companies rolled out at IBC: Aerial Camera Systems, […]  More