Recent Posts by Will Strauss, Editor

Former C4 sport boss Lyle re-joins BBC to lead cricket coverage

The former head of sport at Channel 4 Stephen Lyle has re-joined the BBC to oversee its televised cricket coverage. Already in his new role, Lyle is now the lead executive for TV cricket and iPlayer commissioning, a freshly created position within BBC Sport. In his previous stint at the BBC, Lyle (pictured, right) was series editor […]  More

Sunset+Vine retains BBC Sport production deal for World Indoor Bowls

Sunset+Vine will continue to produce live coverage of the World Indoor Professional Bowls Championships for BBC Sport after winning a three-year contract. The new deal, which also includes highlights production, lasts until 2021. The production will once again be run out of Sunset+Vine’s Glasgow office. The sports production company worked on the last three World […]  More

BBC Sport senior producer joins C4 as head of sport

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has appointed BBC Sport senior producer Pete Andrews as its new head of sport. In his new role, Andrews will lead on all of Channel 4’s sports coverage including the 2020 Summer Paralympics from Tokyo and its 2019 Formula 1 coverage. He replaces Steve Lyle who has left to join another […]  More

Former NEP sales manager Adams joins Video Europe

Equipment hire, crew and live events company Video Europe has appointed former NEP sales and new business manager Jo Adams as its commercial director. In her new role, Adams will be charged with pursuing new business opportunities and growing Video Europe’s presence in the OB and fly-packs sector. Matt Marner, director at Video Europe said: […]  More

Discovery buys controlling stake in cycling specialist Play Sports Group

Discovery has purchased a 71% controlling stake in the Play Sports Group, the digital sports media company behind the Global Cycling Network, Global Mountain Bike Network and the Global Triathlon Network. The deal sees the UK-based firm become a subsidiary of Discovery, supplementing the broadcaster’s already significant cycling rights roster on Eurosport which includes all three […]  More

PGA Tour beefs up Twitter streaming deal

The PGA Tour has renewed and expanded its streaming agreement with Twitter, a move that will see the social network show nearly 140 hours of live golf from 28 tournaments for free during the 2018-19 season. The multi-year agreement includes the first 60 to 90 minutes from the morning hours of all four rounds of […]  More

Sweden’s Berg handed key Eurosport tennis role

Discovery’s Eurosport has appointed the Swedish broadcaster and journalist Jonas Berg as its new executive producer for tennis. Berg, who takes on the role from 1 January 2019, will assume responsibility for all of Eurosport’s tennis output including every Grand Slam tournament. In his new job, Berg will also be tasked with developing Eurosport’s tennis […]  More