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

Sustainability in sports television: Sky rubber stamps dedicated responsible production role

Sky has doubled down on its commitment to making sustainable sports television by rubber-stamping a recently created ‘responsible production’ role that straddles both operational and editorial content departments. The move sees Sky Sports contracts manager Jo Finon formally named as manager of responsible productions, a job that she has been performing on an unofficial basis […]  More

Joshua vs Pulev match becomes first live boxing event to achieve three star albert certification

Anthony Joshua’s world championship fight against Kubrat Pulev has become the first live boxing event to achieve a three star albert certification for the highest standards of sustainable production. The achievement marks part of Sky Sport’s Season of Sustainability, a commitment from the broadcaster to the environmental impact of its sports productions and to promote […]  More

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