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On 3 August 2016, the International Olympic Committee voted to include surfing as one of the five new sports that would be included at Tokyo 2020. This will be surfing’s first appearance at the Olympics. However, the art of riding waves on a surfboard has existed for hundreds of years. The Polynesians who lived on the Pacific island chains of Hawaii and Tahiti have had surfing at the core of their cultural identity for as long as it has been recorded, and recently archaeological records show that ancient pre-Incan cultures along the Peruvian coastline have used wave-riding crafts as early as 200 CE.
Riedel Realizes Custom 360-Degree Technology Concept for Groundbreaking Coverage of 36th America’s Cup
Riedel’s leading-edge hardware and software technologies are at the core of the 360-degree concept for the coverage of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, provided for the event by host broadcast partner circle-o. The concept includes an innovative technology approach combining live TV production, event infrastructure, and race management for the premier sailing event, currently underway in the Hauraki Gulf off Auckland, New Zealand.
Cybersecurity has become one of the most important discussions in the sports world lately. The number of attacks continues to increase at a rapid pace, with more than 70% of sports organisations saying they’ve experienced a cyber breach, and 30% having caused financial damage. High profile attacks, such as the one targeting the 2018 Winter Olympics and more recently an attack on Manchester United’s computer systems, have proven no one is immune to these threats.
Grass Valley and Gravity Media Partner for Major Sporting Events with Multi-Year Live Production Infrastructure Deal
Grass Valley announces it has finalized a $5 million, multi-year enterprise pricing agreement with Gravity Media to provide best-in-class production solutions and advanced workflows across its international operations. This deal brings technological, operational and commercial benefits to the broadcast services company; Gravity Media’s purchase commitment to leverage more lines within the vendor’s broad portfolio and increase volume over time, means Grass Valley provides better pricing, creative financing and closer technological collaboration. The initial investment under the new agreement includes Sirius 840 Series routers, which will deploy across 12 venues for a major European soccer tournament postponed to this summer.
The esports industry may have its roots online, but its growth and increasing popularity have given rise to a number of physical events that have packed out auditoriums and stadiums around the world. Up until 2020, end of season league and tournament events were regularly drawing crowds in the tens of thousands in-venue, complementing the millions watching online. While the pandemic has obviously forced esports to return to online gaming, many have been planning for a future that sees the return of physical events.
Euro Media Group (EMG), a leading global provider of broadcast services and media solutions for live sports, entertainment and events and Sony Professional have been delivering a seamless HDR workflow for sports broadcasting since August 2020, including football. The end-to-end HDR workflow is the culmination of a close collaboration to establish a workflow that is the most efficient possible, operating within existing infrastructure and designed primarily for live broadcast operations.
Infront Productions will use a full network-based set-up, coupled with a remote production concept to deliver the coverage of the Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS) Nordic World Ski Championship taking place in Oberstdorf, Germany, starting on 23 February.
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has proposed a new strategic roadmap, Olympic Agenda 2020+5, to the upcoming IOC Session. It consists of 15 recommendations. The new roadmap follows Olympic Agenda 2020 and will guide the work of the IOC and the Olympic Movement for the next five years. Olympic Agenda 2020+5 will be submitted to the IOC Members for discussion and adoption at the 137th IOC Session in March this year. The title, Olympic Agenda 2020+5, has been chosen to reflect the fact that this new roadmap is the successor to Olympic Agenda 2020 and will guide the work of the IOC and the Olympic Movement until 2025.
MEDIAPRO Canada has acquired the rights to two national team tournaments, the SheBelieves Cup and the CONCACAF Men’s Olympic qualifying tournament, and will show live coverage of all Canada games on OneSoccer, its dedicated soccer channel available nationwide. Next week, OneSoccer will air live coverage of Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team as they take on the USA, Brazil and Argentina in the SheBelieves Cup, the invitational soccer tournament for women’s national teams hosted in the US by the United States Soccer Federation.
The team at Van Wagner Productions has been at the production helm of the NFL’s showcase weekend for more than three decades, running the in-game production and giving fans a memorable entertainment experience to complement the action on the field. The Super Bowl LV edition will be no different, although the global COVID pandemic has obviously changed the nature of the event. A reduced capacity of 24,000 fans will be watching the game inside the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, and 7,500 of these will be vaccinated health workers who have been given free tickets by the NFL as a thank you for their work throughout the pandemic. It is also a historical event as the Bucs will be the first team in the league’s history to play in a championship game at their home stadium.
To mark one year to go until the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has put athletes at the heart of this milestone by featuring their preparation and commitment to getting to the Games during these unprecedented times. Athletes narrate and feature in self-filmed content in a film released on this landmark date. They will also hold live chats and take over @Olympics social handles between 4 and 20 February, the period during which next years Games will take place.
First Playbook published outlining measures to deliver safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
The series of Playbooks provide a framework of basic principles that each key stakeholder group will follow before they travel to Japan, when entering Japan, during their time at the Games and when leaving the Games. They will provide direction and set parameters that will enable people and organisations to advance their planning at this stage. A preview of the Playbook for athletes was already given in a call with the Global Network of Athletes’ Commissions on Monday.
World’s biggest esports event, League of Legends World Championship 2020, relies on Brompton LED processing
The World Championship (Worlds) is the crowning event of Riot Games’ League of Legends. Last year, like many other productions, the world’s most watched esports event migrated to the virtual realm and was broadcast live for over 240 hours using the most advanced and pioneering XR (Extended Reality) and MR (Mixed Reality) technologies, relying heavily on Brompton’s Tessera 4K SX40 LED processors to ensure perfect image reproduction on its LED video set.
Esports has grown from a niche pastime to a billion-dollar industry, drawing more attention from broadcasters, advertisers and fans and raising the stakes for the entire gaming experience. According to Hi-Rez Studios Lead Broadcast Engineer, Dylen Roberts, “Having the right communications system is a big part of that.” Hi-Rez, a leading Atlanta based game developer and esports event production company, is relying on Clear-Com®’s HelixNet® Digital Network Partyline, LQ® Series of IP Interfaces and the Agent-IC® Mobile App to facilitate efficient, higher-quality communications among its teams and technical crews.
Movicom an internationally renowned company for specialty camera development was contracted as a services provider for one of the most expected football tournaments – Sony PS5 Supercoppa Italiana 2021, taking place on January 20. Recent meeting was a rematch between Serie A winner Juventus and Coppa Italia winner Napoli played at Mapei Stadium – Città del Tricolore.