SVG Europe Events

Event Calendar for 2020*

SVG Europe Women winter networking event 2020

30 January 2020, BT Sport Studios, London
SVG Europe Women is returning to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London for a special winter networking event in association with BT Sport and Timeline Television. The evening will include both networking and insightful seminar sessions. On the night, SVG Europe Women will also bestow the inaugural SVG Europe Women Achievement Award, recognising outstanding female accomplishments in sports broadcasting. Find out more

Nordic Summit 2020 – Postponed

12 March 2020, Media City, Bergen, Norway
SVG Europe’s third dedicated Nordic Summit will take place at Media City in Bergen in collaboration with NCE Media. Find out more

Football Summit 2020 – Postponed

31 March 2020, Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany
Augmenting the Beautiful Game: From AR and AI to UHD and eSports, this event will include interviews, presentations, demos, case studies and panel sessions focusing on the broadcast production sector’s efforts to enhance the football coverage around Europe. Find out more

SVG Chairman’s Forum 2020 – Postponed

16 – 18 April 2020, The Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino, Las Vegas, USA
Scheduled ahead of the NAB 2020 show, the Chairman’s Forum offers a unique Platinum sponsor-only conference, networking and golfing event providing an ideal entry point to the coming week out on the show floor. Find out more

NAB Pre-Game Party – Postponed

18 April 2020, Omnia Nightclub at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA
The Pre-Game Party provides a very special opportunity to network with colleagues from across the globe over drinks before the NAB exhibition gets underway the following day. Find out more

Sports OTT Forum 2020 and the Sports TV Awards

27 May 2020, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London, England
OTT, social media and direct-to-consumer live streaming are dramatically changing the landscape for televised sport. Key topics to be addressed include user experience and latency, attracting the next generation of sports viewers, fan engagement via social media and more. The event will also include the re-vamped SVG Europe Sports TV Awards, recognising and honouring those outstanding teams and individuals pushing sports broadcast production forward over the last 12 months.

  • In lieu of this event, specially produced video content will be made available online on Wednesday 27 May at: Sports OTT Forum (registration is required)
  • The SVG Europe Sports TV Awards ceremony will be broadcast ‘as live’ on the SVG Europe YouTube channel at 5pm on Wednesday 27 May

SVG Europe Women virtual event with BBC director of Sport Barbara Slater

10 June 2020, 4 pm, Online
SVG Europe Women’s second virtual event, designed to bring us together for 30 minutes with interesting content, will again take place on the Zoom platform. This event will feature an interview and audience Q&A with BBC director of sport Barbara Slater. Find out more

Esports Focus: Building the business case for competitive video gaming on TV and OTT

11 June 2020, Online
The coronavirus has shown that there is an appetite for esports and virtual sports content, and bumped it up the live sports pecking order. But is there a business model? What is the money shot? Is there more to esports than simply replacing ‘real’ sport in a time of crisis? How do public service broadcasters get a piece of the action? And will esports help to provide broadcasters with a route to the most important target group of the next decade: the millennials? These questions and more will be answered during SVG Europe’s Esports Focus, sponsored by Arena Television.

Football Summit 2020: Broadcasting live matches behind closed doors

18 June 2020, 3 pm, Online
As Europe begins to ease lockdown measures and live football is back on the agenda, SVG Europe will dedicate the online version of Football Summit 2020 to an exploration of how TV and OTT broadcasters will attack the business end of the season. Taking its lead from both the German Bundesliga and Poland’s Ekstraklasa, the 90-minute live online forum will include presentations, case studies and panels and cover various subjects including: How to cover live matches, and/or add atmosphere and emotion, in empty stadiums; Crowdsourcing, data and fan interaction; Working safely (and hygienically) inside the stadium and compound; and Dealing with the live sport bottleneck. Find out more

SVG Europe Women virtual event

9 July 2020, Online
SVG Europe Women will host an evening of virtual networking that will include special guests.

Sky Sport Summit 2020

August 2020, Munich, Germany
Sky Sport’s HQ studio in Unterföhring will be the venue for the annual Sky Sport Summit in cooperation with SVG Europe, hosted by Gert Zimmermann.

Sport Production Summit 2020

September 2020, TBC
SVG Europe’s flagship Sport Production Summit will explore current and future sports production and broadcasting trends, covering a range of subjects.  Join friends, peers and colleagues for the Sport Production Summit 2020 for what will be another fascinating day of learning, information sharing and networking. Details to be confirmed.

SVG Europe Women networking

September 2020, Online
SVG Europe Women will host an evening of virtual networking that will include special guests.

Italy Summit 2020

September 2020, Milan, Italy
SVG Europe joins forces once more with Sky Italia to present a day’s discussion on the key issues within the Italian sports broadcasting and production market.

SVG Europe Women networking

October 2020, Online
SVG Europe Women will host an evening of virtual networking that will include special guests.

Next Generation Audio Summit 2020

October 2020, Online
SVG Europe’s unique Next Generation Audio Summit – a collaboration with Dolby and other leading audio vendors – will focus on immersive audio, audio-over-IP and other technologies shaping the broadcast sound landscape.

SVG Europe Women networking

November 2020, Online
SVG Europe Women will host an evening of virtual networking that will include special guests.

FutureSPORT 2020

November/December 2020
There’s a new world of contribution and distribution out there, with rapidly changing connectivity, compression and cloud workflows with 5G opportunities, new SaaS models, distribution hubs and evolving networking technologies.


*All dates and locations subject to change