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SVG Europe launches Sports TV Awards 2020 and calls for entries

After an 18-month break, SVG Europe returns with a revamped and re-imagined awards ceremony, celebrating sports broadcasting and production across Europe. Moving from its former home at the Sports Production Summit in Amsterdam to the Sports OTT Forum in London (27 May 2020), the tightly focussed SVG Europe Sports TV Awards 2020 will continue to […]  More

SVG Europe Women: Engineers and educators discuss diversity in sports broadcasting [VIDEO]

Presenter Sarra Elgan and a panel of engineers and educators debate what needs to be done to bring more women into engineering careers within sports broadcasting and to develop the educational tracts to get them there. The discussion looks at how the industry can get more women into STEM roles, the disparity between that desire […]  More

Making a difference: Heather McLean on what’s next for the SVG Europe Women initiative [VIDEO]

In a conversation recorded at BT Sport in London, presenter Sarra Elgan talks to SVG Europe editor Heather McLean about SVG Europe Women: its origins, the new advisory board and where the initiative is going next. “There is always more we can do. The important thing is to make changes and be proactive. It’s not […]  More

SVG Europe Women: Relatable role models and real diversity in sports production

At the SVG Europe Women Winter Networking Event with BT Sport and Timeline TV on 30 January, sports presenter Abi Stephens led a chat-show style session with MAMA Youth Project CEO Bob Clarke, ex-England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis and newly appointed BT Sport OB manager Charlotte Winter. They discussed various topics including women and inclusivity, encouraging […]  More

Whisper hires Sarah Warnock from Sky Sports to grow sport business

Whisper has announced the appointment of former Sky Sports production executive Sarah Warnock to carry out the same role for the production company. Following a period of sustained growth for the sports and live events production specialist, Warnock has joined Whisper to help manage its sport-focused new business and expanding cricket portfolio. Warnock brings with […]  More

Inspiration, an award and heated debate: SVG Europe Women networking event lights up BT Sport studios

SVG Europe Women’s latest networking event was another huge success with more than 200 people attending the sports TV industry get-together at BT Sport’s studios in London on Thursday 30 January. The second SVG Europe Women Winter Networking Event, held in partnership with BT Sport and Timeline TV, featured the live filming of ‘The Abi […]  More

BBC’s Barbara Slater wins SVG Europe Women Achievement Award 2020

BBC director of sport Barbara Slater was presented with the inaugural SVG Europe Women Achievement Award at a special ceremony in London on Thursday 30 January 2020. The Award was bestowed for Slater’s outstanding achievements in sports broadcasting and her continued impact on women in sports television over the last 12 months. The new SVG […]  More

Inaugural SVG Europe Women Achievement Award 2020 to be presented at winter networking event

This Thursday evening at the SVG Europe Women winter networking event with BT Sport and Timeline TV (30 January 2020), the inaugural SVG Europe Women Achievement Award will be presented. The winner, who will not be named until the night itself, is a woman that stands out for her outstanding achievements in sports broadcasting, and […]  More

Football Summit 2020: Talking about the women’s game with the FA’s Kelly Simmons

At SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2020, taking place in Berlin on 31 March at the Olympic Stadium, the FA’s director of the women’s professional game, Kelly Simmons, will take to the stage. The World Cup 2019 was a key moment in the growth of the women’s game and following on from that success, women’s football […]  More