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Sports industry experts join webinar to discuss the impact of the pandemic

By 9th April 2020 April 14th, 2020 No Comments

Sign up now to hear experts from BT Sport, Noah Media, Excel Sports and FACEIT at 4pm on 14 April.

BT Media & Broadcast is running a virtual roundtable webinar, The changing content landscape, at 4pm on Tuesday 14 April.

The event will discuss the way the sports industry is evolving in its response to the coronavirus pandemic, with esports and virtual events replacing cancelled live sporting events; new presenter-led formats being created to host re-runs of classic sports events from the archives; and sports docs giving fans another chance to immerse themselves in the sports they love.

The panel brings together industry experts from esports, sports broadcasters and production companies, and is being chaired by Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton.

Sign up to join the discussion here.

The panel
Andy Beale, chief engineer, BT Sport (pictured above, middle)
Milly Preston, head of marketing, Excel Esports (pictured above, left)
Andrew Lane, director of broadcast, FACEIT
Paula Rigby, international production/broadcast consultant, Noah Media Group (pictured above, right)
Jake Bickerton, editor, Broadcast Sport
The Synopsis
COVID-19 is changing things massively – the way we work, the way we talk, the way we broadcast, and what we broadcast. The webinar looks at how we can fulfill the needs of sports content-deprived customers; whether the pandemic represent an opportunity for esports to accelerate growth; how we bring the streaming services and traditional broadcasting worlds together; and how we can collaborate better as an industry. The webinar will be streamed live. To watch the debate and have an opportunity to take part in live polls during the discussion, and to ask the panelists questions, please sign up here.
BT Media & Broadcast is the telecoms company’s media services provider, offering services around acquistion, production and post-production, distribution.
  • It has over 60 years’ experience in the broadcasting industry, dating back to the first TV broadcasts
  • It’s one of the top five providers of broadcast network services globally and has a presence across Europe, the US and Asiapac
  • It delivers 100% of the UK’s terrestrial and Freeview services
  • The BT Tower in London is one of the world’s major video switching centres and connects Europe’s largest media community together.
  • 30,000 hours of content (usually!) passes through the BT Tower every day
  • It also offers video transcoding and conversion services

You can sign up to ‘The changing content landscape’ webinar here.

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