Environment, sustainability and sport: Extreme E and the WaterBear Network platform

Launching in late November, WaterBear Network is an environmentally-focused, innovative mobile app and digital platform that intends to empower its audience to turn intention into action. With original content and curated documentaries inspired by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, WaterBear aims to engage millions in the creation of a new, sustainable and just future […]  More

EMG CTO Bevan Gibson predicts continuing disruption as OB industry adapts to a new era

Bevan Gibson this month took up the reins as chief technology officer (CTO) at Euro Media Group (EMG), replacing outgoing CTO Ronald Meyvisch. Gibson heads EMG’s technology strategy and will lead several of the company’s critical future-focused technological concepts. For the past six years, Gibson worked as CTO for ITN where he managed a team […]  More

Enel Foundation to become founding scientific partner for Extreme E

Enel Foundation, which is focused on the role of clean energy to ensure a sustainable future, is to become the founding scientific partner of Extreme E, the latest international off-roading series. As a member and coordinator of the scientific committee, Enel Foundation will advise Extreme E on legacy programmes and co-lead the research activities carried […]  More

Drones, AR and VR in the offing as Extreme E appoints Aurora Media and North One as host broadcasters

The All3Media group companies Aurora Media Worldwide and North One will produce the host broadcast coverage of Extreme E when the inaugural season of the off-road racing competition starts next year. The two companies, who have previously worked together on Formula E, have secured a multi-year deal that will include 30 hours of live race […]  More

Sustainability in sports production: BBC Sport signs up to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

BBC Sport has signed up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Sports for Climate Action Framework. The framework brings together representatives from across the global sports community to drive change by setting clear targets and standards in line with the Paris Agreement, as well as harnessing the power of sport to […]  More

Extreme E pushes green agenda with launch of ship for sea freight of cars and teams

New electric off-road racing series, Extreme E, is pushing its green agenda with the upcoming launch of the St. Helena, following an 18 month long refit making the ship suitable for the freight of cars and teams for the inaugural season starting in January 2021. Extreme E secured exclusive use of the former Royal Mail […]  More

Sports broadcaster and producer Hazel Irvine to chair Bafta albert Sports Consortium

Sports broadcaster, commentator, presenter and producer Hazel Irvine has been appointed as the chair of the newly formed albert Sports Consortium. In her role, Irvine will help guide the strategy of the group as it works to reduce its impact on the environment. One of the first female sports presenters to appear on UK television, […]  More

Sustainability in sports production: Plastic accreditation for Premier League games to be replaced with mobile app

Plastic broadcaster accreditation passes for Premier League and English Football League (EFL) matches are to be replaced with digital IDs, Football DataCo has confirmed. For many years, staff working for approved media partners and broadcast rights licensees, and their OB suppliers, were handed plastic ID cards and asked them to wear them while working inside […]  More

Sustainability in sports production: Sky Sports live Premier League and EFL coverage to be albert certified

From the start of the 2020-21 season, all Premier League and English Football League (EFL) matches shown live on Sky Sports will be certified as 3-star albert sustainable productions, the broadcaster has announced. The certification is awarded to UK productions that meet the sustainable credentials of albert, the BAFTA and industry-backed consortium set-up to tackle […]  More