Content Summit 2021 Programme


Power of the Sport Doc

30 Sep 2021
The rise of streaming services has brought with it the rise of the sports doc, with hugely popular series such as Formula 1: Drive To Survive; All or Nothing; The Last Dance; Last Chance U; and Take Us Home: Leeds United capturing the public’s imagination. Feature docs including Noah Media’s Finding Jack Charlton and The Edge; and huge global successes such as Free Solo and Icarus have also brought in plaudits and punters aplenty, and the likes of BT Sport, Sky Sports and Rakuten also have a wealth of their own documentaries slated for the coming year. This panel discusses the power of the sport doc and asks what sports translate well into the documentary space? Why are so many sports documentaries being made? What is the return-on-investment for the doc makers? What is the future of the sports doc? And is the current demand for content likely to continue at the same level in a post-Covid world?
Max Miller, 55 - Broadcast Tech & Sport Group
Sally Brown, Executive Producer - BT Sport Films
Duncan East, 54 - Buzz 16

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