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Education for all: Broadcast Academy’s Ekta Hutton on creating a lasting legacy

Sports broadcasting is all about the fan experience, encouraging the viewer to care and magnify the emotion. To make that possible, people in the television industry need education, and for those looking to get into this area, training needs to be made available. While this type of educational resource is readily available in some countries, […]  More

This OB Life – The Associate Support Engineer [VIDEO]

In the final part of our series of films going behind the camera on sports OBs, Rebecca Page, an associate support engineer working in broadcast graphics and data for Sky, details how her role is changing as the industry becomes more and more data and IT-centric. Produced by Sky for SVG Europe, this video was […]  More

This OB Life – Women in Sports Broadcasting [VIDEO]

The fourth of our educational films going behind the camera on sports OBs features Sky Production Services’ sound supervisor Emma Penny and Sky Sports multi-sport assistant producer Martha Watson discussing the challenges of being a woman in what is traditionally a male-dominated environment. In conversation with reporter Hannah Wilkes, the duo also highlight their jobs, […]  More

This OB Life – The Producer [VIDEO]

In the third of our series of educational films going behind the camera on sports OBs, Sky Sports multi-sports producer Leanne Mcclernon, in conversation with reporter and assistant producer Hannah Wilkes, discusses her job, her career and her work on the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup. Produced by Sky for SVG Europe, this video was […]  More

Thought Leadership: Women’s sport enthusiasts are an untapped audience for UK broadcasters says Imagen

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Netball World Cup and the Women’s Ashes all taking place within a few weeks of each other this summer, women’s sports enthusiasts should have been in their element, writes Charlie Horrell, CEO at Imagen. Yet, while the FIFA Women’s World Cup attracted a record-breaking audience of 28.1 million people […]  More

IBC 2019: Shortlist revealed for inaugural Rise Awards

IMG Media, Sky and BBC R&D are among the companies to have staff nominated for an inaugural Rise Award. Rhianna Steele, a media manager at IMG Media, and Lauren Ward, R&D Engineer at BBC R&D, are both up for the Rising Star award while Sky has two people, Carys Hughes and Stefania Popescu, shortlisted in […]  More

This OB Life: Inside the compound [VIDEO]

In the second of a series of educational films going behind the camera on sports OBs, presenter Isa Guha provides a guided tour of the broadcast compound and production facilities during the 2019 Women’s Ashes, talking to the Sky Sports crew and production team about their roles. Produced by Sky for SVG Europe, this video […]  More

This OB Life: The Steadicam ops [VIDEO]

In the first of a series of educational films going behind the camera on sports OB, two Steadicam operators from Sky Production Services, Louise Popplewell and Lucy Hales, take time out from covering the 2019 Netball World Cup to discuss their craft and their careers. “To be honest, I don’t mind being a woman in […]  More

SVG Europe Women: Sky Studios event attracts a bumper crowd and considers serious work-life issues

How to start a women’s initiative at work, dealing with unconscious bias and developing and progressing your career were key topics at the SVG Europe Women at Sky Studios event on Thursday (18 July). An audience of almost 150 people from across the sports production and broadcasting community attended the specially convened forum, which was […]  More