Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Eurosport partners with new all-electric touring car championship

Coverage of Pure ETCR (Electric Car Racing), an all-electric, multi-brand touring car championship, will be shown on Eurosport from May after the Discovery-owned sports network signed a wide-ranging production, rights and promotional agreement. According to Eurosport, the deal will see it provide “its sports production expertise, channels and platforms to the maximum to help increase […]  More

New roles created amid Eleven leadership team restructure

Live and on-demand sports content provider Eleven Sports has restructured and strengthened its management team in a move that includes the introduction of two brand new roles. Following the acquisition of MyCujoo at the end of 2020, the executive team from that company has now been incorporated into the Eleven management group. This sees MyCujoo co-founder […]  More

Sustainability in sports production: Sky Sports pledges to make all host broadcasts albert-certified

Sky Sports plans to make every one of its host broadcasts in 2021 an environmentally responsible production by meeting the standards required to gain a Bafta albert certificate. Announced alongside the news that the broadcaster is the Principal Media Partner for the COP26 international climate change conference in Glasgow, Sky Sports has committed to achieving […]  More

Sustainability in sports production: Albert revamps carbon calculator and certification toolkit

Albert, the TV industry-backed environmental sustainability project, has launched an updated version of its carbon calculator and certification toolkit. The two products are designed to help TV and film productions to measure their carbon impact as well as take active steps towards reducing it. The calculator was originally launched in August 2011 with the support […]  More

Eleven appoints former DAZN VP as its managing director for Italy

Live sports streaming service provider and broadcaster Eleven has appointed a former DAZN vice president as its managing director in Italy. Giovanni Zurleni, who was vice president of commercial and partnerships at DAZN from 2018 until 2019, will be responsible for further developing Eleven’s business and operations in Italy. He replaces Mattia Baldassarre who will […]  More

World Rugby appoints new broadcast operations manager

Amanda Godson has been named as World Rugby’s new broadcast operations manager. Godson previously held the role of commercial manager of media rights and acquisitions at IMG Media, a position she left in December 2020. During her time at IMG, she acted as the broadcast venue manager at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, hosted in […]  More

Channel 4 the benchmark as IPC awards European Paralympic rights to Infront

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has awarded the European media rights to the Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 Paralympic Games to sports media agency Infront. The agreement covers 51 European territories excluding the UK for 2022 and the UK and France for 2024 and includes a content creation element that will see Infront Productions work […]  More

Comcast Cable’s Dana Strong replaces Jeremy Darroch as CEO of Sky

Comcast Cable’s president of consumer services Dana Strong has been appointed as the group chief executive of Sky after current CEO Jeremy Darroch decided to step down. In her new role, Strong will report to Comcast chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts. At the same time, Darroch, who has been CEO for 13 years, will […]  More

CEO Rasini leaves as the Euro Media Group restructures its Italian management team

The chief executive and co-founder of the Euro Media Group (EMG) in Italy has stepped down as part of a management restructure at the broadcast facilities and services provider. After 18 years, Mario Rasini (pictured, centre) leaves the leadership of EMG Italy and is replaced by Claudio Cavallotti (pictured, right) who was most recently sales […]  More