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MAMA Youth Project blasts out of pandemic stronger than ever

MAMA Youth has made it through the pandemic with aplomb despite massive challenges early on. It is now stronger than before thanks to a huge push to diversify its resources and therefore save both itself and its alumni from falling into “a deep hole”. However, MAMA Youth Project chief executive Bob Clarke says that the […]  More

Experiencing sensory overload: Timeline TV’s live broadcast bonanza

April 2021 saw Timeline TV have one of its busiest weekends ever as it worked simultaneously on Formula E, Sail GP, Premier League, National League, Women’s Super League and the Women’s Six Nations coverage. The base for the big weekend of sport (24-25 April) was split between Timeline’s Ealing broadcast centre and BT Sport’s Stratford […]  More

On demand: SVG Europe Women Virtual Directors on Directing – Remote Production

SVG Europe Women Virtual is pleased to announce that its latest event, Directors on Directing: Remote Production, held on Wednesday 21 April, was once again a great success. The six panellists were BT Sport Champions League director, Gemma Knight, Sky Sports senior director for football, Sarah Cheadle, freelance director Kylie Jenner, Gudrun Wanek, freelance sports […]  More

SVG Europe Women Virtual announces full line up of speakers for Directors on directing: Remote production

SVG Europe Women Virtual is pleased to announce its upcoming event, Directors on directing: Remote production, taking place on 21 April at 10am (UK time). In an informative, entertaining and educational discussion, female sports broadcasting directors from a variety of backgrounds will gather to talk about the changes in their roles over the last 12 months. The […]  More

Sky and BBC to show live coverage of Women’s Super League after the FA secures ‘game-changing’ rights deal

Sky Sports and the BBC will show live coverage of the Women’s Super League (WSL) in the UK from next season after the FA secured its first standalone commercial broadcast deal for the top tier of women’s football. The three-year contract will see Sky Sports show at least 35 games exclusively live per season with […]  More

Living the live sports life: In front of the camera with SVT Sport’s Maria Wallberg

“Live is live!” says Maria Wallberg, sports anchor, commentator and reporter for SVT Sport. “The challenge is at the same time the beauty and the best part of working with live sport. “You, of course, do thorough research before [an event] and prepare for different scenarios, stories and focuses, but you then have to be […]  More

Bossing it in business: DAZN’s Ughetta Ercolano talks sports content production and cross-industry experience

You do not need to have had a life-long desire to work in sports broadcasting in order to end up in this field, and DAZN’s senior vice president for content production and editorial for Southern Europe, Ughetta Ercolano, is proof of that. Ercolano is a woman who has instead pushed her high-flying career towards media […]  More

Fizzing with excitement: BBC Sport lifer Vicky Cotton on the incredible world of live sports production

“I can feel my blood fizzing with excitement again just thinking about it,” says Vicky Cotton, BBC Sport’s executive producer for live streaming, reminiscing on the 2012 London Olympics. “I’d set myself a little goal in 2007 when we were awarded that games that I would be one of the BBC1 programme editors, and I […]  More

From the US to the UK: Sky Sports’ Jena Mihalovic talks locker rooms, challenges and change

In the sunshine state of Florida, “football is a way of life” says Jena Mihalovic, Sky Sports’ operational delivery lead. Mihalovic started out as a camera operator in the States, and she says of working in American football-obsessed Florida that, “we covered high school football like it was Premier League”. “On a typical Friday night, […]  More

“Perfection is just fear in fancy shoes and a mink coat.” DAZN’s Caroline Ewerton on seizing opportunities

DAZN’s Caroline Ewerton, vice president of production services (acting), quotes author Elizabeth Gilbert to describe her approach to seizing and making career opportunities in sports broadcasting: “perfection is just fear in fancy shoes and a mink coat.” “I absolutely love and always quote that because it’s so true,” she says. “Perfection is the enemy of […]  More