The Vitec Group acquires Paralinx

March 3, 2015 | Comments Off

  The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California-based company known for its high-quality wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands. Paralinx was founded by Dan Kanes and Greg Smokler, two members of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) who sought to develop […]

Football Production Summit: FIFA TV, HBS preview Womens’ World Cup Host Broadcast

March 2, 2015 | Comments Off

Dan Miodownik, Host Broadcast Services, Head of Production and Stefan-Eric Wildeman, FIFA TV, Manager, Sales and Distribution will look ahead to the 2015 Women’s World Cup at SVG Europe’s Football Production Summit 17 March in Barcelona, presented in association with Mediapro. The session will be moderated by SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer. The 2015 FIFA […]

GlobalSportsJobs.com Job of the Week: Director, Account Management (Digital Lead), JMI

March 2, 2015 | Comments Off

Every week GlobalSportsJobs.com and SVG Europe join forces to bring you details of a new, much sought-after employment opportunity in sports broadcast or related disciplines. This week’s (London-based) role is director, account management (digital lead) at sports marketing solutions specialist JMI. For 20 years, JMI has leveraged its knowledge, creativity and capabilities to deliver best-in-class […]

Analysis: EPL clubs offered route to free stadium Wi-Fi – so where’s the catch?

March 2, 2015 | Comments Off

Sports clubs of all stripes are increasingly turning to mobile connectivity solutions in stadia to better engage fans, drive new revenues and essentially keep pace with the younger generation which just expects venues to provide Wi-Fi as a utility. However, Wi-Fi installation is a hefty capital investment running into the millions of pounds with no […]

Volvo Ocean Race standardises on Cobham

March 2, 2015 | Comments Off

Cobham has a major role in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, supplying technology that not just keeps the boats in touch with the control centre and provides vital contact in time of emergency, but is also a key element in video coverage of the race. Cobham TCS, together with Cobham SATCOM, are partners and sponsors […]

Ericsson compression technology specified for India’s first commercial 4K video service

March 2, 2015 | Comments Off

Ericsson has revealed that it has enabled Tata Sky, India’s leading DTH operator, to launch the first commercial 4K video service in the subcontinent. With the launch of the Tata Sky 4K service, customers subscribing to this service can watch video up to four times the resolution of the standard HD video currently available.  Ericsson […]

Vislink appoints new GM to grow Middle East, Africa operations

March 2, 2015 | Comments Off

Vislink has announced the addition of John Aslett to its Dubai office as general manager. Aslett will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the office, heading up a team which is focused on sales into the Middle East and Africa. Aslett has a strong background in broadcast and IT, bringing to Vislink 18 years […]

Ericsson Mobility Report: Top five apps dominate data traffic

February 27, 2015 | Comments Off

Findings included in the interim edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report reveal the top five apps in a given country dominate in terms of mobile traffic generated on smart devices. In the countries illustrated in the report – the US, South Korea, and Spain – they account for around two-thirds of all app traffic over […]

IOC Analysis: An Olympic-size bump in the road for 4K broadcast adoption

February 27, 2015 | Comments Off

The 2015 version of the annual NAB convention is only weeks away, and, although many exhibitors will be placing bets on 4K production and distribution equipment, it sure looks like broadcasters will not. The most recent sign of reticence is the announcement by Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS) that there will not be a 4K produced […]

IOC: No 4K from Rio Olympics

February 27, 2015 | Comments Off

The International Olympics Committee (IOC) says it has no plans to cover the upcoming 2016 Rio games in 4K, writes Chris Forrester. The decision does not cover further tests on 8K ‘Full’ UHD which will be carried out to link Rio with Japan’s public broadcaster NHK. Yiannis Exarchos, CEO of Olympic Broadcast Services, said that […]

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