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Pixellot has announced its new Show S3, an AI-automated sports camera built for live streaming. Based on eight years of field experience, the S3 addresses challenges faced by broadcasters, sports leagues and educational organisations. The Show S3 features a 12K three-camera array in one 3.5kg unit. Multiple production modes – including a broadcast, tactical and panoramic view – cater to both fans and coaches. The camera also improves upon previous models’ AI tracking

algorithms and image quality. Its versatility makes it suited to 19 sports on pitches or courts, either indoors or outdoors. “We ensured to significantly simplify the system installation process,” said Pixellot CEO Alon Werber, with a single cable that connects all components. The Show S3 encourages organisations to capture and stream sports content easily, cost-effectively and ‘at a new level of quality’ – that’s according to Gal Oz, Pixellot co-founder and CTO.


The long-standing partnership held between Sky and Channel 4 for coverage of Formula 1 has been extended. Channel 4 delivers all highlights of the qualifying sprint and Grand Prix – while Sky deals with the live elements of the races. It is reported that last year’s coverage amassed a combined audience of 7.4 million. “We are thrilled to have struck another Formula 1 deal with Sky and are delighted to once again bring UK audiences Formula 1 for free. The partnership will benefit the British public, and allows everyone to get into the sport,” commented Channel 4’s chief executive officer, Alex Mahon.


It was announced in July that streaming platform giant DAZN had secured highlights rights for the Fifa Women’s World Cup from SportA, the sports rights agency of ARD and ZDF. Summaries of all the World Cup games will be accessible to viewers shortly after each match via the DAZN app.

SURPASSING STANDARDS Rochester Sports Network (RSN), Rochester University’s student-run RSN covers all university athletics, including basketball,


News came from AE Live of its full creative redesign and operational rollout of an on-air broadcast package for Major League Rugby (MLR). AE Live’s internal creative arm worked closely with the league and their production partners on this comprehensive refresh, which includes elements such as titles, bumpers and in-game graphics.

sports production team, began life with a $750 donation from the athletic department. Now it enjoys professional-grade production value thanks to Chyron Live. Chyron has provided RSN with Chyron Live, its cloud-native, all-in- one platform that boasts an easy- to-use interface and encourages collaboration. “We can enable more creativity with separate production roles while reducing pressure on student volunteers,” said Dan Higgins, RSN founder and production manager. The platform offers motion graphics, multicam clip playouts, audio mixing and 3D telestration.

baseball, ice hockey and American football. The team recently debuted Chyron Live for a home basketball game after completing a 15-minute crash course in the service. Higgins created his own graphics package, while other students added to a playlist that was immediately available for playout. “This team needed a platform that would allow it to learn quickly, collaborate efficiently and reliably deliver high-end graphics expected by today’s sports fans,” said Carol Bettencourt, VP of marketing at Chyron. “We are excited to see what RSN will accomplish in covering future games.”


The Financial Times has reported on Saudi Arabia’s vast sports expansion plans, involving the launch of a multi-billion-dollar investment company. Reportedly a response driven by Qatar’s successful hosting stint, it seems the super-rich country was inspired by its home team’s display at last year’s Fifa World Cup.


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