dock10 and BBC Sport tours set for SVGE’s SportTech 2015

Inside the BBC Sport studio at MediaCity UK, Manchester

Inside the BBC Sport studio at MediaCity UK, Manchester

SVG Europe is delighted to announce that delegates attending its SportTech Europe event in Manchester, UK, next month will be able to benefit from comprehensive technical tours of BBC Sport and studio complex dock10 on the afternoon before the summit itself.

Commencing at 4pm on 6 May, the 45-50 minute tours of both sites will take visitors behind the scenes of two leading MediaCity UK facilities. Control rooms, post-production areas and more will all feature on the specially-devised routes.

BBC Sport technical executive Charlie Cope tells SVG Europe that attendees will have the opportunity “to see behind the BBC Sport operations based at MediaCityUK. Tours will include the studios, galleries,  journalism, production and technical areas that support all the multiplatform output areas. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to see the BBC Blue Room where future technologies are tested and showcased.”

Meanwhile, a dock10 representative confirms that visitors “will benefit from access to dock10’s high tech studios where filming of shows such as The Voice, Blue Peter and Jeremy Kyle take place. Delegates will then be taken through to the Post Production Suites and their MCR/CTA.

“Visitors will also have access to dock10’s Studio Innovation Day, where Dock10 and a number of technology partners will explore key innovations in studio workflow. Exhibiting in HQ3, home to BBC’s Match of the Day, partners will demonstrate techniques such as augmented reality, IP camera channels and 360 camera technology interfacing with devices such as Oculus Rift. Many of these devices are becoming more commonplace in the broadcast production arena.

“The event will create a chance to hear about their latest development and discus, with other visitors, how this technology is being deployed.”

SportTech Europe 2015 takes place on 6-7 May. To find out more, and to register to attend, please visit

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