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


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 and ‘hangout’

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

The Motorsport Show 2020

6 August 2020, Munich, Germany
New for 2020, The Motorsport Show is this highly targetted live-streamed virtual event exploring how broadcasters, producers and federations are televising motor racing during COVID-19 and beyond.

Sport Production Summit 2020

14-18 September 2020
SVG Europe’s flagship annual conference goes virtual for 2020 with a week-long event that combines an online showcase of new products and services with specially curated live and pre-recorded video interviews and case studies and the chance to interact online with the rest of the sports broadcasting community.

SVG Europe Women virtual event

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

DACH Summit 2020

8 October, Munich, Germany
SVG Europe teams up with Sky Deutschland for the Sky Summit event, covering innovation, production, technology and new business in the DACH region and beyond.

SVG Europe Women virtual event

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
The NGA Summit, produced in collaboration with Dolby, gets to the heart of high-end audio-for-sports TV across creative, production and technology.

SVG Europe Women virtual event

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

FutureSPORT 2020

26 November 2020
After a successful debut in 2019, FutureSPORT will be another day of discussion around some of the most important issues in contribution and distribution of sports content, taking in connectivity, networking, virtualisation, security, the cloud, 5G and more


*All dates and locations subject to change