SVGE Women

From Poland to the UK: Joanna Barcik on making sound waves from MAMA Youth Project to Sky Sports

From her home in Poland, Joanna Barcik, now a sound operator at Sky, had moved to the UK to go to university to study Music Technology. After completing a Masters degree, she struggled to find work. However, everything changed after she came across the MAMA Youth Project. Barcik, who works at Sky across Sky Sports, […]  More

New AES chief Wallaszkovits discusses standards, diversity and female executive leadership

The 146th AES Europe Pro Audio Convention comes to Dublin next week and with it the newly-elected president of the Society, Austrian audio engineer Nadja Wallaszkovits. In January the quarter-century association of Wallaszkovits with the AES entered a new phase with her ascension to president — the fourth female to hold the office. In this […]  More

Video interview: Sky Sports’ Sarah Cheadle on the art of match directing

During the Football Summit in Paris, SVG Europe caught up with Sky Sports senior director Sarah Cheadle to discuss the art of football match directing. In this exclusive interview, she tells SVG executive director of editorial Ken Kerschbaumer about the importance of ‘story’, explains how and when she uses new toys and technology and reveals […]  More

Football Summit 2019: Looking ahead to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France

In an exclusive conversation with FIFA TV and its appointed host broadcaster HBS on preparations for one of this summer’s main events, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, attendees to SVG Europe’s Football Summit 2019 found out more about the technology and production plans for the tournament. Florin Mitu, head of host broadcast production at FIFA […]  More

Student internships in sports broadcasting must be more diverse

Sports broadcasters need to increase the diversity of students taken on for internships, according to a lecturer at the University of Lincoln. Students from the University of Lincoln have built up considerable experience in sports broadcasting by the time they are looking for internships, said John Cafferkey, senior lecturer and programme leader in the School […]  More

International Women’s Day: The future for sports broadcast is female

While there are many women working in the sports broadcast arena today, they are still far outnumbered by their male colleagues. Friday 8 March is International Women’s Day, 24 hours in the calendar dedicated to highlighting and celebrating the women’s rights movement. With SVG Europe Women events going from strength to strength, it is apparent […]  More

Dominating directing: Freelance director Kylie Jenner on her path to the top

The powerhouse that is Kylie Jenner has forged her way through the world of sports broadcasting, carving herself a successful career as a freelance director. For much of her working life, she was a production assistant, eventually becoming a director to save herself from working with, “men that were far less skilful than me”. Over […]  More

UEFA launches new women’s football YouTube channel with pro player vloggers

UEFA is to launch the Together #WePlayStrong YouTube channel as it looks to further increase interest in women’s football. Following a pilot last year that received nearly 6m views, the #WePlayStrong YouTube channel has been created to cultivate the growing community of girl and women football players and fans, encouraging more to feel proud to […]  More

Glodina Connan-Lostanlen wins IABM Outstanding Woman in Broadcast 2018 Award

Dr Glodina Connan-Lostanlen of Imagine Communications has won the first ever Outstanding Woman in Broadcast Award, presented by IABM in association with Rise. The award was presented at IABM’s Annual International Business Conference awards ceremony on the evening of Thursday, 6 December. Connan-Lostanlen is now senior vice president and general manager for the Americas for […]  More