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CHILI offers Italian Ultra HD OTT service with VIBE encode and NexGuard watermark

May 27, 2015 | Comments Off on CHILI offers Italian Ultra HD OTT service with VIBE encode and NexGuard watermark

CHILI, an independent Italian provider for the digital distribution of movies and TV series, is using Thomson Video Networks’ ViBE VS7000 multi-screen and HEVC encoding platform to deliver premium HEVC 4K content via its Pay TV movie service platform. In addition, CHILI is protecting that content using watermarking technology from NexGuard, a Civolution company and […]

Tennis Channel’s French Open foray: expanding horizons and TV audiences

May 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Tennis Channel’s French Open foray: expanding horizons and TV audiences

It’s Paris in the springtime, and Ken Solomon is once again in the City of Light, writes Contributing Editor Mike Reynolds. The chairman/CEO of Tennis Channel flew from the independent network’s Santa Monica, CA, to prepare for the French Open fortnight. Tennis Channel, the primary US rights holder for Roland Garros, is in its ninth […]

Live continuous 10x super slow motion at the 2015 Paris-Roubaix Race is world first

May 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Live continuous 10x super slow motion at the 2015 Paris-Roubaix Race is world first

I-MOVIX is claiming world premiere use of the X10 UHD system as a live broadcast production tool at the 113th edition of the Paris-Roubaix stage race, the tenth race of the 2015 International Cycling Union (UCI) World Tour. France Télévisions used an X10 UHD system in 1080 HD mode at 500 fps super slow motion […]

BBC explores audio technology progress at Now and Next conference

May 27, 2015 | Comments Off on BBC explores audio technology progress at Now and Next conference

The development of broadcast technology in recent years has been as much about adding new dimensions to the viewing and listening experience as creating new technologies. Sports broadcasting has been at the forefront of this and audio has played a major role, primarily through 5.1 production but also alternative commentaries and languages. All this featured […]

SVG Europe Sit-Down: Aspera CEO Michelle Munson discusses sports potential of new SaaS platform

May 27, 2015 | Comments Off on SVG Europe Sit-Down: Aspera CEO Michelle Munson discusses sports potential of new SaaS platform

Showcased during NAB 2015 and now about to enter into beta testing, the new Aspera Files SaaS offering is expected to have a strong resonance with the data-intensive, rapid-turnaround world of sports production. Devised to allow users to establish a branded web-based presence for the secure exchange of file-based media between end-users, Aspera Files will […]

Roland Garros 2015: France Télévisions ups the stakes on 4K and VR production

May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Roland Garros 2015: France Télévisions ups the stakes on 4K and VR production

As the 2015 French Open dashes through the middle of its first week of tennis competition, pubcaster France Télévisions has considerably ramped up its 4K innovation strategy, writes Catherine Wright in Paris. Whereas last year it launched a 24-hour trial of a full 4K broadcast chain with a number of partners, in 2015 the broadcaster […]

GlobalSportsJobs.com Job of the Week: Media Accreditations Coordinator, UEFA

May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on GlobalSportsJobs.com Job of the Week: Media Accreditations Coordinator, UEFA

Every week SVG Europe and GlobalSportsJobs.com join forces to bring you details of a new, much sought-after employment opportunity in sports broadcast and related disciplines. This week’s role is a full-time position as media accreditations coordinator at UEFA, based in Nyon, Switzerland. The role of media accreditations coordinator is to coordinate the administrative tasks linked […]

Guest Comment: Federation Française de Tennis’ Christophe Chatain on the installation of Blackmagic Design multiviewers at Roland Garros

May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Guest Comment: Federation Française de Tennis’ Christophe Chatain on the installation of Blackmagic Design multiviewers at Roland Garros

The Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT) video production team will monitor all of the action at this year’s French Open using eight Blackmagic MultiView 16s, which were specified as part of a major video production upgrade for the venue. A purpose-built 3.2 metre by 1.3 metre video wall provides a complete preview of all the […]

Save the Dates! SVG Europe announces Sport Production Summit and Awards Reception events for September

May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on Save the Dates! SVG Europe announces Sport Production Summit and Awards Reception events for September

After enthusiastically-received and well-attended events in 2014, SVG Europe has confirmed the return of its Sport Production Summit and Awards events for IBC week in Amsterdam. Whilst Sport Production Summit is set for the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky on 10 September, the Awards Reception will take place in the First Floor restaurant of the RAI […]

New panellists announced for Futuresource Consulting’s next London summit

May 26, 2015 | Comments Off on New panellists announced for Futuresource Consulting’s next London summit

Futuresource Consulting has revealed details of additional speakers for its New Content Horizons event. Subtitled ‘Maintaining the Now, Harnessing the Next’, the conference will take place at London’s Ham Yard Hotel on Tuesday 2 June. EE senior manager of network strategy Matt Stagg, The Box Plus Network managing director Matt Rennie and thePlatform general manager […]

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