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EUROVISION Sport Radio Podcast
12 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 20 – The Podcast Rebellion
Podcasting is a booming market. You should know because you’re looking for one to listen-to right now. Anyone can make a podcast – from an enthusiast in their bedroom, to multinational brands. If there’s one group of people that know how to make great audio better than anybody else, it’s public service radio broadcasters. With decades of experience in making compelling, high-quality documentaries, dramas and discussions, radio broadcasters are now having to explore and experiment in the world of podcasting. As a collective of these broadcasters, we at the EBU wanted to explore how we could work together to combine the best of our talents. Over a series of lunchtime sessions, dubbed The Podcast Rebellion, we initiated what we hope will become a long-running exchange of ideas and collaboration between our members. In this episode of the Eurovision Sport Radio Podcast, we meet three of The Rebels: Mark Shardlow from the BBC, Marina Schweizer from Deutschlandfunk and Christophe Mallet from SBS in Australia.
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 19 - You Can't Stop Football
Football's coming back. In this episode of the EUROVISION Sport Radio Podcast, we talk to three radio sport journalists about the return of everyone's favourite sport. What's it like to broadcast without crowds, are you still comfortable shouting "gggoooaaalll" in an empty stadium?
28 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 18 - Radio Sport in a time of crisis
In the sports history books, 2020 will be remembered as the year that the Olympics, Paralympics, Euro2020 and countless other events were put on hold. For all of us though, the Covid-19 crisis will be remembered for the bravery and sacrifice of our doctors, nurses, shop workers and delivery drivers. Public Service Media always manages to demonstrate its value in times of crisis, but what role does the radio sports journalist play in this scenario. In this episode of the EUROVISION Sport Radio Podcast, we’ll hear how resilient and adaptable sports broadcasters are being used for news coverage. We’ll learn how sports programmes are being created to entertain, but also to report on the many serious issues surrounding sport. We’ll discuss the changing sporting calendar and look at the real value of sport in our temporary, but altogether different society.
23 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 17 - Esprit Sport
Sports reporting is about more than just results: "this team won" or "that person took gold". Behind every great sportsperson is a great story. That's why Radio France has created a segment in their morning shows dedicated to the "spirit of sport". In this episode, we visit the host of "Esprit Sport", Laëtitia Bernard, to hear the very personal story behind this great sportsperson. The majority of this podcast was recorded binaural, so if you can please enjoy this episode with your headphones.
22 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 16 - Celebrating 80 years of the Streif
Kitzbühel is home to the Streif, the most dangerous of downhill ski courses. The mission is to fight against the Hahnenkamm mountain and to survive. The President of the Kitzbühel Ski Club grew up listening to radio announcers broadcasting live from this 80-year-old ski competition. Today, he still believes in the power of radio commentary and the ability to paint pictures in the heads of listeners around the world. In this episode, we go behind the scenes to meet radio broadcasters and officials, all passionate about this highlight in the winter sporting calendar.
19 minutes | a year ago
Episode 15 - Sharing Knowledge
Swedish Radio operates out of a huge building in Stockholm and is home to some of the greatest audio innovations happening in Europe today - especially on digital platforms. In this episode, we follow Filipe Ligeiro from RTP in Portugal, who traveled to Stockholm on a pilgrimage of sorts, to see what knowledge he could take back to his radio sport colleagues.
20 minutes | a year ago
Episode 14 - The Plenary
How can you help to shape the future of sport on the radio? Every year broadcasters from across Europe meet to discuss trends, challenges, and innovations that can help them deliver a better service to their audience. In this episode of the EUROVISION Sport Radio Podcast, we meet this powerful group of broadcasters and learn how you can play your part.
20 minutes | a year ago
Episode 13 - The FIFA Women's World Cup in France
The FIFA Women’s World Cup in France has just concluded with a win for the USA over the Netherlands. It has been a record-breaking championship - with outstanding audience figures for television. EBU’s radio members have embraced the tournament like never before, marking a hopeful change in attitude towards women’s sports from both the media and audiences alike. Will women’s football manage to draw crowds and media coverage now the FIFA circus has left town for another 4 years? With EBU championing gender equality in sport, alongside UNESCO’s #ChangeTheGame initiative, we meet three journalists who are helping to drive change in the radio industry. Elaine Buckley is the presenter of a brand-new podcast focussing on women’s sport from Irish broadcaster RTE. Susanna Andrén has been in France covering the Women’s World Cup for Swedish Radio and Karoline Zobernig is a sports reporter for ORF who was championed as part of the EBU’s Young Reporter scheme and has just been awarded the overall prize for journalism from Sports Media Austria – the first woman to do so since the awards launched in 2004.
19 minutes | a year ago
Episode 12 - Getting Creative With Commentary
EBU members produce thousands of hours of live sports coverage every week. We gave just a small sample to two production mavericks to see how they get CREATIVE WITH COMMENTARY. Cee-Roo is a Swiss producer who compiles sounds and video from around the World to create audio/visual masterpieces. His work is shown on Swiss broadcaster RTS and he's now touring with his own live show. French Fuse is the brainchild of Benjamin and Jerry who have taken their classical music education and applied it to finding harmony and rhythm in everyday sounds: from seat-belt warning alarms to TV commercials. They worked with French broadcaster RMC to produce a track to celebrate France's success in last summer's FIFA World Cup. In this podcast we look at the production of sporting highlights, using the pure emotion of great commentary to tell a story that crosses language barriers.
13 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 11 - The World Broadcaster Meeting
UEFA EURO 2020 will start in just over a year from now. Before the commentary of the opening match can reach our radios, an immense amount of planning has to take place. World Broadcaster Meetings (WBMs) are held before every major sporting event - but how useful are they and what do broadcasters hope to achieve by attending? In this episode we meet with five major European broadcasters before the first of two EURO 2020 WBMs.
17 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 10 - Thinking about STORIES not PLATFORMS
"We're not looking at TV, radio or online. We're just looking at, what is the story?" In this episode we'll take you behind the scenes at VRT in Belgium to meet the sports journalists who are now serving TV, radio and online from one newsroom. We learn how this way of working demands a different and sometimes creative approach to planning, newsgathering and storytelling.
18 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 9 - Celebrating Handball
The first EBU Radio Sport Podcast of 2019 looks at the hugely popular sport of Handball. In this episode we talk to Patrick Rowlands from NRK Sport and Lars Brøndum Nielsen from DR to see how they cover this sport both on the radio and on social media. We ask if social media is the right tool to penetrate global audiences where particular sports are less popular? Handball has struggled to find a following in the UK, so to test our latest recruit from England, we asked Joe Mason to conduct the interview for this podcast.
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