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Wimbledon Reflections: David Shield discusses IMG’s remote production innovation

July 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Wimbledon Reflections: David Shield discusses IMG’s remote production innovation

This year’s Wimbledon Championships saw IMG Media further extend its array of broadcast services to the tournament by undertaking an experiment in remote production to expedite the access of footage by participating broadcasters. “Space is at a premium in the broadcast centre at Wimbledon, so we are definitely on the lookout to see if any […]

Tour de France 2015: Euro Media Group trials new sensor technology from latest OB truck

July 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Tour de France 2015: Euro Media Group trials new sensor technology from latest OB truck

Whilst its involvement as RF specialist for the Tour de France reaches back over more than three decades, Euro Media Group is constantly on the lookout for innovative new technology that it can add to its configuration for world cycling’s most prestigious event. Hence its recent evolution of a sophisticated sensor technology, known as SMACS […]

From Utrecht to Champs Élysées: technical, logistical challenges on Tour de France

July 28, 2015 | Comments Off on From Utrecht to Champs Élysées: technical, logistical challenges on Tour de France

2015 has again seen Globecast contracted to bring one of the world’s great sporting spectacles to screens around the globe: the 2015 Tour de France. Globecast was contracted by both broadcasters and a corporate customer to cover the event including national, international and unilateral feeds. This involved eight HD SNG trucks, one mobile master control room, […]

British Open Reflections: CTV adopts Cerebrum as golf coverage nerve centre

July 28, 2015 | Comments Off on British Open Reflections: CTV adopts Cerebrum as golf coverage nerve centre

For the second year running, CTV was responsible for live mobile production services for both IMG Media/ESPN and The Golf Channel. To meet the demands for wider coverage, the team drew on lessons learnt in 2014 to improve the workflow and established Axon’s Cerebrum as the nerve centre for routing control for this year’s event. […]

Trickbox TV herds Flockstars multi-cam HD shoot for Liberty Bell

July 28, 2015 | Comments Off on Trickbox TV herds Flockstars multi-cam HD shoot for Liberty Bell

Broadcast services provider Trickbox TV has provided an HD multi-camera flyaway facility for Flockstars, Liberty Bell’s new primetime knockout competition for ITV that sees a group of eight UK stars learning to herd sheep (and geese) and take part in sheepdog trials. The 8x30min show is scheduled for TX from Thursday 30 July. The competition was filmed […]

The Italian job: Sky is providing coverage of the Rugby World Cup to its audience in Italy

July 28, 2015 | Comments Off on The Italian job: Sky is providing coverage of the Rugby World Cup to its audience in Italy

In February Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) announced that Sky Italia will broadcast live coverage of all 48 matches and will also deliver a comprehensive TV, digital and mobile offering for its subscribers. According to RWCL, the deal means that more people in Italy than ever before will have access to the tournament between 18 […]

Connecting with French fans: How CanalPlus is preparing for the Rugby World Cup

July 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Connecting with French fans: How CanalPlus is preparing for the Rugby World Cup

For rugby fans in France, CanalPlus will be providing coverage of every one of the 48 matches played in the UK for the World Cup championships. “We will be offering 27 of those games live to French viewers, either on CanalPlus or CanalPlus Sport,” states François Charles Bideaux, the station’s director of production. “In addition, […]

Sport Production Summit: BT Sport and partners to discuss Ultra HD channel launch

July 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Sport Production Summit: BT Sport and partners to discuss Ultra HD channel launch

BT Sport has dramatically raised the bar this summer with the launch of Europe’s first Ultra HD channel, and taking over as the new UK home of UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football from the start of the 2015/16 season. The sports broadcaster has been busy preparing studios and infrastructure for both, and […]

Tackling 2015 Rugby World Cup: How Host Broadcaster ITV is planning its coverage

July 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Tackling 2015 Rugby World Cup: How Host Broadcaster ITV is planning its coverage

Contested every four years, the Rugby World Cup tournament was first held in 1987. The winners are awarded the William Webb Ellis cup – so named after the Rugby School pupil who, at least according to legend, invented the game by picking up the ball during a football game and running to the goal. It […]

Guest Comment: Winning the game for sports broadcasters with 4K

July 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Guest Comment: Winning the game for sports broadcasters with 4K

The appetite for 4K among wider audiences is still up for debate – however, one element that is definitely clear is the fact that sport leads the field when it comes to UHD applications, writes Luke Harrison, technical product marketing manager at RT Software. From the 2014 FIFA World Cup, to golf’s Ryder Cup tournament, […]

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