HBS/InFront Special Advisor
Francis Tellier is the founder and former chief executive of Host Broadcast Services (HBS). At Sport Production Summit 2019 he will receive the 2019 SVG Europe Outstanding Contribution to European Sports Broadcasting Award.
Tellier retired at the end of 2018 after more than 40 years in the broadcast industry and nearly 20 years as CEO of HBS. He continues to serve as a special advisor to HBS/Infront and as a non-executive president of International Games Broadcast Services (IGBS), the production joint venture with IMG.
Building on his early career in the radio and TV industry, Tellier founded HBS in 1999 as the exclusive host broadcaster for the 2002 FIFA World Cup – a successful mission that has been extended through to 2022. His impressive FIFA World Cup experience began a few years earlier, when he served as managing director of TVRS98, host broadcaster of the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
Tellier helped HBS and IGBS win numerous awards. He elevated production standards for some of the world’s greatest sports events – including six FIFA World Cups and five Asian Games.