Recent Posts by Philip Stevens

EBU takes Host Broadcast role for FINA Swimming World Championships in Kazan

Kazan is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia and has a reputation as an important sports centre. Starting on 24 July, the city hosts the 16th FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation, world governing body for the five Aquatic Disciplines of Swimming) World Championships. Around 2700 athletes representing 190 countries are competing […]  More

OBS CEO Exarchos reveals Host Broadcast preparation for 2016 Olympic Games

Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) was created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2001 to serve as the Host Broadcaster organisation for all Olympic Games, Olympic Winter Games and Youth Olympic Games. The OBS brief is to deliver unbiased live radio and television coverage of every sport from every venue. In this role, OBS is […]  More

Sky Sports faces the Test (and ODIs, too) for complex cricket coverage

Sky Sports began its association with English cricket in 1990 when it provided the first ball by ball coverage of an overseas series involving the national test team. In January of this year, Sky Sports announced that it had extended its contract as the sole broadcaster of England cricket matches until 2019. The agreement includes […]  More

Hitting the cricket highlights: how Channel 5 puts together its evening show

Highlights of international games involving the England cricket team are shown in the UK by Channel 5. Taking output from Sky Sports, but utilising its own commentary team and cameras, the terrestrial broadcaster has been responsible since the 2006 season for the, generally, hour long evening programme. Production for the programmes is handled by Sunset […]  More

HRT prepares to cover Euro 2016 qualifier…in an empty stadium

Following disturbances during its match against Norway in March, UEFA ordered Croatia to play its next home Euro 2016 qualifier on 12 June behind closed doors. As a consequence, fans from both nations will have to follow the game on television or on the large video walls that are to be erected no closer than […]  More

Cue the OB: How IMG produces snooker coverage for the BBC

Sheffield’s iconic Crucible Theatre is once again the venue for, arguably, snooker’s most prestigious tournament – the World Championship. Starting on 18 April, this tournament, which has been running since 1927, is played over 17 days in what has been described as the unique and intense atmosphere of the Crucible. Alongside coverage shown on BBC, […]  More

Capturing a Panoramic view of the Biathlon World Cup

Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting.  The key event in the sport’s calendar is the Biathlon World Cup (BWC), which is a multi-race tournament that takes place over several months. The current season started on 30 November 2014 in Sweden, and ended with events between 19 and 22 March […]  More