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Rise launches schools tech outreach programme with BT Sport and Sky

The gender diversity advocate group Rise has launched a new industry-led schools outreach programme designed to inspire and educate school-age children about engineering and technology opportunities in the broadcast, media, and entertainment industries. Supported by BT Sport, Sky and other industry partners, ‘Rise Up’ is a programme of school workshops that will be delivered throughout […]  More

Sport Production Summit: Achieving greater diversity in sports broadcasting [AUDIO]

At Sport Production Summit 2019, SVG Europe explored the topic of diversity and inclusivity within the sports TV industry, looking at where the problems lie and how they might be solved. Sponsored, and introduced, by Eurovision Services, ‘Widening the Playing Field – Achieving Greater Diversity in Sports Broadcasting’ featured Bob Clarke, MAMA Youth Project Founder […]  More

Nothing but powder: Climbing the gnarly directing mountain with skiing specialist Vera Bichler

Driven by ambition and a passion for sport, Vera Bichler, a freelance junior director, has become the first female director working in the sports department at Austrian national public broadcaster ORF. In just a few years of pursuing her goal to becoming a full TV director, this native of Austria has been able to work […]  More

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