Channel 4’s Raducanu deal, sport’s non-live market and Verimatrix at Uefa Euro 2020

Sep 16, 2021, 05:00 AM

SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly and managing director Nick Meacham dip into a couple of the week’s big media stories.

They discuss Amazon’s last-minute deal in the UK with free-to-air Channel 4 for the US Open final between Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, and ask whether to expect more opportunistic agreements and non-exclusive partnerships in the future. They also explore former ESPN and DAZN boss John Skipper’s latest venture, original content business Meadowlark Media.

Then (36.37) Nathan Saunders, product manager for DRM solutions at Verimatrix, looks back on the company’s projects securing live streams and workflows during Uefa Euro 2020, and explains what to expect as remote and cloud-based production becomes the norm.

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