Kevin Hilton began his journalism career in radio and counts among his few sport reports a piece in the early 1980s about the now English Championship league football club Plymouth Argyle. Moving into magazine work during the mid-1980s Hilton freelanced for a number of video software and music titles before becoming staff writer on Pro Sound News Europe. He later moved on to Broadcast Systems International before taking over the editor's position at Sound & Communications Systems. He went freelance again in 1993 and has written for a range of technology, broadcast and home cinema publications, including Television Broadcast Europe, Flipside, Focus, the Guardian newspaper, Audio Media and Pro Sound News. Hilton became www.sportvideo.org's Europe correspondent/editor in 2006 and while still not an ardent sports fan he finds some fascination in listening to people taking time out of their Saturday evenings to argue about football on BBC Radio Five Live.

Recent Posts by Kevin Hilton, European Correspondent

RTP Madeira Picks Solid State Logic Audio Consoles

Portuguese TV station RTP Madeira has put new digital audio consoles into its news- and entertainment-production studios as part of a general upgrade to full-HD operations. Two Solid State Logic C10 HD compact broadcast desks have been installed at RTP Madiera’s headquarters in the island’s capital, Funchal. The TV channel is a division of public-service […]  More

Russia, Qatar Awarded 2018, 2022 FIFA World Cup Tourneys

Russia has won the bitter fight to win the right to stage the 2018 FIFA World Cup, while Qatar will host the 2022 event. The announcement was made earlier today in Zurich by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, watched by representatives of the international football community and camera crews from approximately 70 TV stations. The Russian […]  More

SIS LIVE Inks Deal With Astrium

UK outside broadcast and uplinking facilities company SIS LIVE has agreed to be an exclusive reseller and development contract with space technology and satellite distribution specialist Astrium. Joint development is already underway on what is claimed to be the first fully-automated flat plate antenna in the world. Under the deal SIS LIVE’s R&D and manufacturing […]  More

LMC Camaeleon Cam Packs Full HD Into Small Camera

Ultra slow motion system developer LMC has produced what it claims will be the smallest full high-definition CCD camera on the market. The Camaeleon Cam is aimed squarely at the sports broadcast market and will be launched officially just before Christmas. The unit has a 2.3-inch CCD 14-bit sensor, with a dynamic range of 64dB. […]  More

Camera Corps Names Distributor in Russia

Camera Corps, the UK developer of special camera systems, has appointed an exclusive distributor in Russia to handle its products to members of the CIS (Confederation of Independent States). Moscow-based Media Trust will handle the complete Camera Corps range, focusing on the Q-Ball and HD minicam remotely controlled systems. The Camera Corps range will be […]  More

EVS Servers Picked for Live Broadcast of Asian Games

As the 16th Asian Games begin Nov. 12 in the South China city of Guangzhou, the host broadcaster will be using EVS media-server playback systems for recording multiple camera feeds, live replays, and editing of highlights packages. Guangzhou Games Broadcasting (GAB) is working with 22 Chinese broadcasters to provide facilities for coverage of 476 events […]  More

APTN Upgrades to Digital Production, Aims for HD

Video news agency Associated Press Television News (APTN) is upgrading its London broadcast operation to a fully digital production chain in a multimillion-dollar investment programme. The refurbishment, the first at the UK headquarters since AP took over Worldwide Television News in 1998, will include facilities for Sports News TV (SNTV), a specialist service run in […]  More

BSkyB Taps Actus View for Network Monitoring

BSkyB has expanded the transmission-monitoring systems at its broadcast centre and main satellite uplink to improve management of the quality of its broadcasts. The broadcaster installed Actus View this year and has extended this to monitor a total of 72 channels, including the Sky Sports services and ESPN. Based on an enterprise Actus 4 IT […]  More

Jünger Audio To Sell Directly to China, From Beijing

Processing- and loudness-monitoring-equipment manufacturer Jünger Audio has opened an office in China to sell directly into what is now rated as the second-biggest economy in the world. The German company’s products are used widely in sports broadcasting as well as for general TV and radio programmes. HBS installed Level Magic units into its facilities at […]  More

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