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Short (5-20 minute) podcasts for the TV industry, covering the creative use of technology in production, post-production and broadcast. From the makers of Broadcast Tech, Broadcast Sport and Broadcast magazines.

Short (5-20 minute) podcasts for the TV industry, covering the creative use of technology in production, post-production and broadcast. From the makers of Broadcast Tech, Broadcast Sport and Broadcast magazines.


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Short (5-20 minute) podcasts for the TV industry, covering the creative use of technology in production, post-production and broadcast. From the makers of Broadcast Tech, Broadcast Sport and Broadcast magazines.




BT Sport and EE's new Match Day Experience (with Jamie Hindhaugh and Sam Kemp)

Jamie Hindhaugh, COO at BT Sport and Sam Kemp, marketing technology director at EE join Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton to talk about an innovative new set of features on the BT Sport app called the Match Day Experience. It's a collection of complementary tools that enhance live matches with a series of immersive features. These include AR insights and behind-the-scenes stadium tours, a 'Watch Together' function, and a 360-degree 8K pitch view so you can watch a high quality image of...


Creating virtualised Adobe editing workstations with Adobe, Base Media Cloud and BBC Global News

Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton talks with Daniel New, operations manager, BBC Global News; Byron Wijayawardena, strategic development manager, UK and Ireland, Adobe; and Ben Foakes, founder, Base Media Cloud, about how to create virtualised Adobe editing workstations to enable news editors to work from any location.


BBC Breakfast editor Richard 'Fredi' Frediani on how covid changes have impacted the BBC staple

BBC Breakfast editor Richard 'Fredi' Frediani has been in his role for a year. And what a year it's been. It's fair to say coping with the pandemic and its impact on the 20 year old BBC show has been a key challenge he wasn't predicting when he took up the role. The programme is famously built around the red sofa, with guests dropping into the studio each day. With this no longer possible as lockdown hit, the whole look and feel of BBC Breakfast had to change, almost overnight. The changes...


Little Dot Studios and BASE Media Cloud on maximising the potential of cloud working

This episode of Broadcast Tech Talks is with Greg Rochford, IT manager at Little Dot Studios and Michael Clayton, sales account executive at BASE Media Cloud. They talk with Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton about how they worked together to transition Little Dot Studios to the cloud. It's a journey that began five years ago, and has paid dividends during lockdown with everyone able to seamlessly work and access all production assets from any location. Little Dot has 1.4PB of data (and...


Sunset+Vine's Jeff Foulser on becoming the host broadcaster of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham

Sunset+Vine chairman Jeff Foulser talks to Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton about the sports production company's successful bid to become the host broadcaster of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham. Sunset+Vine will produce more than 2,000 hours of coverage from the games; a 12-part documentary series leading up to the games; and coverage of the opening and closing ceremonies. It is also creating a Host Broadcast Training Initiative to give under-represented groups in and around...


Jigsaw24 talks about remote audio post-production, working in Dolby Atmos and the benefits of network audio

Jigsaw 24 head of audio Matt Ward is joined by pro audio consultant Saxon on this Broadcast Tech Talks recording with Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton. Together, they talk about the current trends in audio post-production, including a rapid move to enable remote audio post-production, including ADR/voiceover recording remotely, and making Dolby Atmos immersive mixes at home. The conversation also covers the cost-saving and practical benefits of network audio in post-production.


Formula 1's Frank Arthofer on the success of the F1 Virtual GP series and its esports plans

Formula 1 global head, digital media and licensing, Frank Arthofer talks to Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton about the F1 Virtual GP series, which replaced the real grand prix races during lockdown. It involved 11 x F1 drivers and high-profile celebs racing head-to-head on virtual versions of real F1 grand prix circuits. The series received impressive viewing figures, across digital and linear, and proved a notable success for F1 at a time when real racing wasn't possible. Arthofer...


Ingrid Silver, partner, Reed Smith, on the legal implications of the Covid-19 cancellations for sports broadcasters and federations

Ingrid Silver, partner, Entertainment and Media Industry Group at global law firm Reed Smith, talks to Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton about the 'gradual return' of sports to our screens, following Government guidance that enables different sports and events to resume over the coming months. Silver also discusses the legal side for sports broadcasters and sports federations of the Covid-19 cancellations of sports events during lockdown. The podcast was recorded the day after the...


BBC Sport's Ron Chakraborty on the 50 hours of Wimbledon archive content the BBC is airing during Wimbledon fortnight

Ron Chakraborty, executive editor, major events at BBC Sport talks to Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton about the BBC's plans for Wimbledon 2020 following the cancellation of the tournament due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Rather than live tennis from Wimbledon, the BBC has lined up a varied mix of archive tennis content during what would have been Wimbledon fortnight. It includes three hours of classic archive Wimbledon games each day, followed by a live show in the evening, hosted by Sue...


Melanie Jones, MD, Manchester Studios on the re-opening of TV studios in Manchester City Centre

Melanie Jones, managing director, Manchester Studios, talks to Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton about her role in bringing fully-equipped high-end TV studios back to Manchester City Centre. Manchester Studios is on the site of the former Granada Studios facility (famously home to many classic LE shows as well as Coronation Street), and is utilising many of the spaces used by productions at Granada Studios. The facility is currently undergoing the complete overhaul and renovation of the...


Adam Heyhurst, head of broadcast at Amplify on his love of live streaming and his role in setting up BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge

Adam Heyhurst is former head of events at the BBC and now heads up the broadcast operations of marketing agency Amplify. While at the BBC he set up the broadcast infrastructure for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge, which he talks about in detail during this conversation with Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton. His passion for live streaming over pre-recorded content is also covered in this podcast, with Heyhurst presenting numerous compelling reasons why live streaming is the best way forward for...


Defected Records' James Kirkham on launching the label's massive live streamed Virtual Festivals

Defected Records chief business officer James Kirkham talks to Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton about the dance label's hugely popular weekly Virtual Festivals, which kicked off as soon as the UK went into lockdown. The 12-hour live streamed events, which went out on a plethora of social media platforms every Friday night, brought in an audience of millions of dance music fans each week. Each Virtual Festival brought together DJs from around the world, who each had an hour to spin discs...


Senior colourist Paul Ensby at Technicolor on the changing role of the grading artist

Senior colourist Paul Ensby began his career in 1990, following his father and grandfather's footsteps into the film lab. He started as a 35mm laboratory feature timer and moved to digital grading in 2001. Since then, Ensby has notched up an impressive credit list, including Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Asif Kapadia's Oscar winning Amy and Josie Rourke's Mary Queen of Scots. After some years working at a number of other facilities, Ensby has now...


Orla Chennaoui, journalist and Eurosport presenter, on how Zoom calls can bring out the best in interviewees

With TV studios on lockdown, Eurosport presenter Orla Chennaoui turned to Zoom to film interviews with a who's who of British athletics for Eurosport's re-runs of the London 2012 Olympics next week (24 May-31 May). Her interviews, with the likes of Mo Farah, Adam Peaty, Chris Hoy, Rebecca Adlington, Greg Rutherford and Bradley Wiggins, were all recorded with the athletes at home, recollecting their memories of the hugely successful Olympic Games. This came with its own challenges, and also a...


Freelance lighting cameraman Graham Howe on making the most of lockdown

Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton talks to freelance lightning cameraman Graham Howe about what he’s doing to keep busy during lockdown. With the Covid-19 pandemic cancelling almost all his future bookings, Graham decided to make the most of his new-found free time to learn new skills that would be useful for his job. So, he’s learned how to live stream content; he’s completed Health and Safety courses he’s been trying the find the time to do for years; he’s learned how to expertly use a...


Football archive Dugout co-founder Sebastian Gray on content demand during lockdown

Sebastian Gray, co-founder and SVP of football content platform Dugout talks to Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton about what the company does, how it does it, and the growth in demand for previously undiscovered archive football clips. Dugout is co-owned by 10 world-leading football clubs (including Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City) and offers access to the archives of 100+ football clubs from around the world. It receives 400m views a month of its...


VFX giant MPC's CEO Mark Benson on the demand for CG/VFX during lockdown

Mark Benson, CEO of Academy Award winning VFX house/creative studio, MPC, talks to Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton about the changing needs of commercials producers during lockdown. With Covid-19 severely limiting options for live shoots and with the tone of advertising messages necessarily adjusted to be appropriate for the global circumstances we’re living through, there are many challenges facing content creators. MPC is seeing a shift to CG/VFX work to replace what might have...


Gorilla TV MD Rich Moss and Jigsaw24 sales director Rupert Watson talk remote production tech

Gorilla TV managing director Rich Moss and Jigsaw24 sales director Rupert Watson join Broadcast Tech editor Jake Bickerton for a chat through the tech enabling post-production houses to transition overnight from office-based to cloud-based remote home working. The companies work together at the cutting edge of post-production, with Gorilla having a long history of innovating in new workflows to continually enhance its service to clients. This informative, educational discussion explains...


Blast Premier esports CEO Robbie Douek - transitioning live tournaments from arenas to homes

Blast Premier esports CEO Robbie Douek talks to Broadcast Sport reporter Max Miller about the appeal of esports – what draws fans to the games, and how esports can capitalise on the cancellation of live conventional sports. Blast Premier runs a year-long series of tournaments that are typically held in huge arenas with thousands of fans watching the gaming live at the venue. With the pandemic putting a halt to this setup, Douek reveals how the Blast Premier events have transitioned to...


BT Sport COO Jamie Hindhaugh on reinventing the TV studio setup during the pandemic

BT Sport chief operating officer Jamie Hindhaugh explains how the broadcaster has created a 'virtual BT Sport studio', taking 400 people out of its physical studios in Stratford and replacing the studios with decentralised production to enable home working. With the system up and running, BT Sport is able to continue to broadcast presenter-led live shows with each of the presenters and the crew working from their homes. Hindhaugh talks through the new programming it's creating during...