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'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

YLE Adds Audio-Routing System in Helsinki for Vancouver Olympics Coverage

Finnish public broadcaster YLE has installed a new audio-routing system at its Helsinki television production centre in time for coverage of the Vancouver Winter Olympics. The installation is based on the recently released NTP Technology 625-804 router, which is able to control external video switching and SDI audio embedding/extraction as well as the main sound […]  More

Sky To Test Premier League in 3D; UK OB Units Ready for 3D

Sky will launch its long-awaited 3D service in April, but Europe’s first stereoscopic TV channel will be previewed on Jan. 31 with coverage of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United. OB companies in the UK are beginning to invest in the technology, with Telegenic building the first European 3D truck and Visions […]  More

YouTube To Stream Indian Premier League Cricket

The Indian Premier League (IPL) has signed a two-year deal with Google, giving YouTube the live-streaming rights to all 60 games of the 2010 IPL cricket season. This coverage will be free and is doubly significant as the first time that Google has streamed such an important international sporting event live. The deal covers the […]  More

Cricket Council To Investigate Decision-Review System at Test Match

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has pledged to hold a “full and comprehensive investigation” into the decision-review system (DRS) and technology used during a controversial fourth and final Test between South Africa and England in Johannesburg Jan. 15, which was won by the hosts and leveled the series. England captain Andrew Strauss admitted that his […]  More

UK’s Channel 4 Wins Rights to London Paralympics

UK commercial broadcaster Channel 4 has won the rights to televise the 2012 London Paralympics, breaking the dominance of the BBC in covering the Games. Estimated at £10 million, the deal marks a major return to sport for C4, which has a public service remit and was noted in the 1980s and ’90s for its […]  More

O2 To Offer 6 Nations Rugby Tourney in 3D

This year’s 6 Nations tournament will reinforce rugby’s position as a pioneering sport in the development of 3D sports coverage. England’s home games at Twickenham Stadium in west London will be shot in 3D and screened in 40 Odeon and Cineworld cinemas. The 3D coverage is being organised by telecom company O2, which sponsors the […]  More

O21 Television Acquired by SIS LIVE

Outside-broadcast contractor O21 Television has been bought by one of its main rivals in a move that marks a major consolidation of the OB market in the UK. Under an agreement with Gravity Media Group (GMG), SIS LIVE will acquire O21’s business and the majority of its assets in a multimillion-pound deal. As part of […]  More

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