Content Summit 2021 Programme


The Olympics & Paralympic Games

30 Sep 2021
The delayed Olympics and Paralympics were produced and broadcast from Japan while the country was in a Covid-caused state of emergency and while a reported 80% of the population was in opposition to holding the Games there. All the events in or nearby Tokyo were held in spectator-free stadiums, while those elsewhere in Japan were in front of 50% capacity crowds. This panel speaks to the Olympics/Paralympics broadcasters to find out how they were able to get the Games on air in the face of such adversity.
Sarah Mulkerrins, Presenter - BBC Sport
Ron Chakraborty, Lead Executive, Major Events - BBC Sport
Mark Cole, Managing Director - Whisper
John Murphy, Creative Director - Motion - BBC Sport

  • "It's important to recognise what's going on in the industry, especially in such a hard and trying time such as Covid, I think it's caused a lot of us to have to innovate beyond what we dreamed imagineable."
    Broadcast Sport Awards Winner 2021

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