F1’s Sky extension, World Rugby’s DTC ambitions and Vieww’s guide to innovation

Oct 12, 2022, 06:30 AM

This week’s two-part episode of the StreamTime Podcast starts with hosts Nick Meacham and Chris Stone rounding up some of the major recent developments in the sports media industry.

The pair offer their thoughts on Formula One’s long-term, multi-territory media rights extension with pay-TV broadcasting giant Sky, World Rugby’s acquisition of the RugbyPass digital media platform, and reports suggesting that LIV Golf has been offering to pay broadcasters to air its events.

Then, in part two, SportsPro technology editor Steve McCaskill is joined by Tom Janicot, managing director of video assistant referee (VAR) specialist Vieww and director of video solutions at Sportec Solutions, a technology joint venture between Deltatre and the German Football League (DFL). 

In a wide-ranging conversation, they discuss how innovations being pioneered in German soccer’s top-flight Bundesliga could be applied elsewhere in the sporting world – driving performance and fan engagement.