Broadcast Academy (BA) are offering career-changing experiences as prizes to participants registering for training sessions at IBC this month, in a move to further encourage new and diverse talent into the broadcast industry.

By registering for a place at one of the three sessions being run at the international trade show in Amsterdam on 16 September, you not only receive an interesting experience on the day, with hands-on training using the Live TV Simulator and guidance from a broadcast expert, but you also stand a chance to win flights and accommodation with all expenses paid to unique behind-the-scenes training opportunities in France or Belgium thanks to the BA and its partners EVS and IBC.

Underlining the BA’s commitment towards creating gender equality in sports broadcasting, an all-inclusive ‘shadowing opportunity’ at one of the world’s leading sporting events in Paris, France, will be awarded to an outstanding woman participant in the ‘Encouraging Women in Sports Production and Directing’ session (10:00-12:00, room G107).

The winning participant will gain a full understanding of the broadcast organisation at the event and all costs will be paid by the BA. 

For the ‘Train Tomorrow’s Stars’ session (13:00-15:30, room G107), sponsored by IBC, one young hopeful will receive flights, accommodation and expenses paid to spend a day at the Paris headquarters of Europe’s biggest sports broadcaster Eurosport. The selected candidate must be over the age of 18 and have some grounding in broadcast, i.e. participation to a broadcast-related educational course.

Finally, the BA’s technical partner, EVS, will select a participant in the ‘Lean Production Using Software-Defined Technologies’ session (16:00-17:30, room G107) to be given a training course on replay operations at their headquarters in Liege, Belgium. All costs will be paid for the two-day course at the home of the leader in replay technology.

In addition to the training sessions, led by BA expert, and award-winning director, John Watts, there will be intriguing panel sessions, featuring panelists from the highest level of the industry, on 15 September discussing topics such as remote production, digital/social media in sports production and creating memorable sporting moments on TV.

To give yourself the chance to win one of the career-enhancing prizes, register to participate by clicking here.