Session 4: Live Sports Commentating

This session will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on both editorial and practical aspects, the changing role of commentary in an age of social media and adapting to changes in broadcasting in a more complex sports world. The panel will also discuss the 2020 US Open experience and give you an insight into the upcoming 2020 Roland-Garros tournament.

The Broadcast Academy has launched an online sports commentating training course and you can gather more information by participating in the session.

The session will be live on Tuesday, 15 September 2020, at 17:00 CET; Duration: 1 Hour.

To register, please fill out the form listed at the following link.

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Moderator: Andreas Evagora, Coordinating Producer, Commentator & Broadcast Academy Alumni
Andreas has extensive experience in live television, having produced world feeds and international broadcasts for Eurosport, and worked as one of the producers at the FIFA World Cup™ in 2014 on the ‘‘Match Day -1’’ feed and for Eurosport during the 2018 Winter Olympics.
He has also managed large commentary teams and commentated on hundreds of live football matches, as well as sports including volleyball, tennis, gymnastics and ski jumping.

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John Helm, Sports Commentator
A former Head of Outside Broadcasts for the BBC, John has commentated on more than 20 sports during a radio and television career spanning almost 50 years. He has commentated at the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, 10 FIFA World CupTM events, and numerous golf events around the world.
In the past, he has also been involved with the FIFA Broadcast Academy, conducting courses in numerous African countries.

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Simon Reed, Head of Commentary, Eurosport
Simon Reed has become one of the undisputed voices of tennis. Since 1995, he has been Head of Commentary for Eurosport and has taken many of us through the most memorable moments in the sport over the past three decades. From the ferocious atmosphere of a Davis Cup Final to the red dirt of Roland-Garros, Reed has an engaging way of sharing the story of a tennis match. He has also commentated on the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and 15 Summer and Winter Olympics Games.

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Kass Naidoo, Sports Commentator & Media Specialist
Kass Naidoo is South Africa’s first female cricket commentator with over 15 years of cricket broadcasting experience. She is the founder of gsport4girls – South Africa’s first-ever online initiative focussed entirely on promoting women’s sports.