We’re proud to be sponsoring SVG Europe’s Women in Sports Media Initiative winter tech networking event, which will be held on Thursday 15 November from 6pm in Studio 1 at BT Sport, Stratford E20 3BS.
The event is sponsored by BT Sport and Timeline TV, with the theme of women in technical roles in sports broadcasting.
The evening will feature speakers from both companies, BT Sport’s Abi Stephens as the MC, and an interview with presenters Reshmin Chowdhury and Eilidh Barbour.
Programme for the evening:
6.00pm Guests arrive – drinks and canapés
7.45pm Welcome from Abi Stephens, BT Sport presenter and our MC for the evening
7.50 Introduction to SVG Europe and the evening’s programme from Heather McLean, contributing editor and internal head of the SVG Europe Women in Sports Media Initiative
7.55pm Welcome from sponsors, Timeline TV
8.00pm Take 1: Interview with BT Sport’s Reshmin Chowdhury and Eilidh Barbour
BT Sport’s Reshmin Chowdhury and Eilidh Barbour are experienced presenters in sports broadcast, working on screen covering a variety of sports from golf to football. Here the pair talk about their love of sport, their careers, how they see women in sports broadcast now and going forward, and their legacy in sports presenting. Followed by a Q&A
8.45pm Inside the Toolbox: Looking at women in technical roles in sports broadcast
While women in sports broadcast production is often covered, technical roles held by women in this area is not, perhaps because there are far fewer women in tech positions. To start to remedy this, SVG Europe’s Heather McLean talks to panellists from Timeline TV and BT Sport about how they are making their mark in technology in this area. Speakers are to be announced shortly. Followed by a Q&A
9.30pm Concluding remarks from Heather McLean, SVG Europe, followed by canapés, drinks and networking
10.30pm Event ends