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Broadcast Academy

Broadcast Academy | Train Tomorrow's Stars

IBC encouraged the next generation of talent to attend IBC and take part in the Broadcast Academy. 

The Broadcast Academy is a two part programme welcoming all aspiring sports broadcasters to take part.  

Attendees were given the opportunity to develop their talent through an extensive programme including operational training and the use of the brand new EVS Live TV Simulator, allowing the user to take on the challenges of top level roles. 

Key takeaways

  • Put questions to the industry experts
  • Exchange ideas with like-minded people
  • Gain an understanding of the principles of sport production
  • Take away a recording of your directorial debut performance

Train Tomorrow's Stars

Whether it is 2 cameras or 40, every director shares the same goal: to create the most exciting event possible for the audience to watch. This opportunity will improve your skill base to achieve that aim. 

Attend the programme on multicamera sports direction where a top sports director will provide an introduction followed by hands-on exercises. All participants will direct a live football match and, thanks to unique technology, will sit in the director's seat to call the shots. 

By the end of the 2 part session, you will have an overview of sports production and the production equipment you need for the job.

Encouraging Women in Sports Production and Directing

The Broadcast Academy and IBC have prepared a special session for women wishing to develop their talent, offering the chance to take on the challenges of the top level roles in sports broadcasting. 

Top sports directors will share their secrets and expertise to help you get ahead in the field.

You will sit in the director’s seat to call the shots on a football match.

By the end of the session, you will have learnt about the broadcast skills required to succeed.

Programme overview

Both courses are split into theory and practical sessions. 

Part 1 - Theory Sessions

  • Introduction and basic principles of live directing
  • Working with the team and understanding roles and responsibilities of each member of the team
  • Study of camera positions for a football match
  • Choice of most appropriate camera plan
  • Review of editorial principles of slow motion for action replays and examples of different applications


Part 2 - Practical Sessions

  • Exercises on the Live TV Simulator
  • Test-match exercises
  • Debriefing and review of the test match exercises
  • Final live match directing

EVS Live TV Simulator

The EVS Live TV Simulator is set to revolutionise training in the world of broadcasting. HBS is a pioneer host broadcaster for multi-sport international events, and one of the first engineering and production companies to experiment with the latest innovative production techniques like HD, 4K, 3D and Virtual Reality.

The Live TV Simulator is one of a kind: it includes live video servers - enabling up to 16 ISO camera feeds for ingest/playout, instant replay and slow-motion tools and a live video switcher that can be used by multiple trainees simultaneously.

About the Broadcast Academy

The Broadcast Academy was established by HBS with the purpose of creating a broadcasting legacy. HBS was the host broadcaster for the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIFA World Cups. It has been responsible for the most watched sporting events on the planet and will continue to be with the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. This organisation has been at the forefront of innovation and has acquired its skills and knowledge by working with the best in the industry. To share this knowledge and improve sports broadcasting standards at an international level, the Broadcast Academy has been delivering its programmes in more than 20 countries around the world. It has trained more than 10,000 TV professionals from various fields since its inception. 

The Broadcast Academy is unique in its approach as it relies on professionals and broadcast experts to help other professionals develop and improve their broadcasting skills.

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  • IBC is the only exhibition we attend. It’s very important for those in the broadcasting industry.
    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
  • IBC represents an important annual industry dialogue where the worlds of technology and media intersect.
    Erik Huggers
    CEO, Vevo
  • IBC is the exhibition that gives us the most exposure in the broadcasting industry. The exhibition is a really special show and is close to everyone’s hearts. It gets better every year and has got a great vibe.
    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
  • IBC is not about quantity it’s about quality. Conversations we have are enlightening in every sense. Everyone is here to do business.
    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
  • The greatest thing about IBC is that it provides the facilities to network with industry professionals whilst getting great knowledge on new technology.
    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast


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