Fireside Chat: The Commonwealth Games 2022
16 Mar 2022
A fireside chat with David Tippett, who will provide an overview of what’s being done by host broadcaster Sunset+Vine as it gears up for the Commonwealth Games later in the year. Sunset+Vine won the contract in the middle of last year and will capture 2,000 hours of TV coverage across 19 sports during the 11 days of the competition (28 July-8 August), for an expected global audience in excess of 1.5 billion. At least 15% of the 1,600 technical and production workforce for the games will come from Birmingham and the West Midlands, having been trained through a Host Broadcast Training Initiative that Sunset+Vine is launching in the area. The initiative is specifically designed to address the lack of diversity in the creative sector, and will offer a year’s training to 200 young people from the region, with half recruited from underrepresented groups.