Recent Posts by Birgit Heidsiek, SVG Europe

Sky Sport Summit Munich: Soccer Becomes the Binding Agent as Sports Rights Begin to Fragment

Soccer is a multi-billion dollar business, but the TV landscape is changing. In Germany, the time in which only one broadcaster held all the rights passed us by. The Federal Cartel Office fragmented the sports rights by implementing a No Single Buyer Rule for the tender of the audiovisual exploitation rights from season 2017-18 onwards. […]  More

Sky Sport Summit Munich: The Beautiful World of Sports, Metadata, and Digital Transformation to the Fore

While UHD and HDR are improving the image quality of broadcast production, data management can create additional value for storytelling when graphical data usage such as AR comes into the picture. The potential of metadata management is also a driver for the digital transformation, the technology and the business behind it. These were just some […]  More

Behind The Scenes at the New Sky Deutschland Broadcast Centre

The kick-off the 2017/18 Bundesliga season has put production at full capacity at the new Sky Sport HQ in Unterföhring. Located in the former Riva Television Studios in the neighborhood of Sky Headquarter, the new sports broadcast centre operated by the German pay TV company incorporates: 90 new workplaces; four studios with a total size […]  More

Sporttotal.tv Heralds New Era for German Amateur Football

By rebranding wige MEDIA as sporttotal, the German company is emphasising the clear focus on its future business model. The new platform sporttotal.tv is transmitting live matches of amateur football matches all across Germany, which will give the Cologne-based broadcast production company a major boost.  More

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