Skills Development Programme for Broadcast Professionals

The skills development programme for broadcast professionals helps to elevate standards of sports production in simple and complex coverage of events.

The Broadcast Academy can create a practical and relevant learning environment using its state-of-the-art training tools like the Live TV Simulator and the Unified Production Simulator.

The Academy can customise training programmes based on the level of productions and the skills of the professionals, to create a compelling legacy not only for TV but also for the sport and the region.

Innovative Broadcast Internship

This programme is the most popular legacy initiative used by major organisers of international events, targeted at university or college students. The programme provides much needed support to the broadcast operations and, in return, the interns have the opportunity to experience the event from an up-close and personal perspective.

Teaming up with the Local Organising Committee (LOC), interns are contracted and placed to assist the TV and radio broadcasters at the International Broadcast Centre (IBC), which include all of the host stadia and the landmark studios in host and other cities. They help to organise the on-site broadcast operations with support from the experienced crew.

The interns are placed across the various broadcasting functions in the role of an assistant. Broadcast Venue Management, Commentary Operations, ENG Crew, Engineering, Logistics, Production, Multimedia, IBC, Liaison and Information & Communication departments are examples of areas that interns assist and acquire introductory skills.

A recent example of the success of such a programme was the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018, where HBS created a unique legacy programme involving 500 students selected as interns. The programme included creative ways to engage with the students and deliver a meaningful experience for all stakeholders. HBS organised a competition in which five interns were sent to a top film and television school in the UK for a filmmaking course.


The Academy has established key relationships with media universities and film and television schools in different regions. The Academy hosts a series of sessions with the students to demystify the process of sports production and help them develop a deeper understanding of the various roles and skillsets required.

The short sessions put the students in the driving seat, using the state-of-the-art tools to make the training fun and useful at the same time.

Shadowing opportunities are also given to motivated young students entering into this profession.