The event, on 1 November, includes sessions on producing the biggest sport events of the year; sports broadcasting in 2022 and beyond; and sports on social media

Leaders Forum

Broadcast Sport has released the programme for the Broadcast Sport Leaders Forum 2022, which will take place at BFI Southbank, London on 1 November.

The Broadcast Sport Leaders Forum 2022 brings together sports production and broadcast leaders in a range of insightful speaker sessions.

The key themes for the Broadcast Sport Leaders Forum are:

  • Sports broadcasting in 2022 and beyond – How are sports broadcasters adapting their services and shifting their focus to compete with the influx of high spending sports streamers coming to the market? What will Discovery/BT Sport’s new joint venture mean for sports viewing in the UK?
  • Sports production: The big events – Behind-the-scenes insights from UK production companies revealing how they televised some of the year’s biggest sporting events
  • Top Tips for sports on social media – How to make sports content that resonates on TikTok, YouTube, Insta and Facebook, including hints and tips for maximising fan engagement on these platforms
  • Exclusive data and insight – Invaluable analysis of the sports media sector in 2022 from industry-leading data analytics and consulting company, Global Data

The Broadcast Sport Leaders Forum will have seating for an audience of 120. Registration for the event is free for senior professionals working in sport production, sport broadcast, post-production and distribution.

The Broadcast Sport Awards 2022 winners will also be revealed on 1 November at a separate event - The Broadcast Sport Awards 2022 gala dinner at London Hilton on Park Lane. You can book your tickets for the Awards at

Manufacturers and service providers are still able to attend the Broadcast Sport Leaders’ Forum for a charge of £100+VAT. Registration for the event is at

Thank you to the event sponsors, Dock10 and Base.

The programme for the Broadcast Sport Leaders Forum is below.


Broadcast Sport Leaders’ Forum 2022 - The Programme

1 November 2022 / BFI Southbank, London

10-10:05 Intro to the Sport Leaders’ Forum

Speaker: Jake Bickerton, Editorial Director, Broadcast Tech & Sport Group

10:05-10:25 Broadcast Sport Leaders Keynote

The keynote session provides independent analysis and insight into the sports media sector from leading data/insights provider Global Data. The keynote offers analysis into the changing shape of sports broadcasting, and the way sports are being produced and consumed by viewers. It will also provide insight into recent global sports rights deals to uncover how key sports are being distributed internationally, and the session will also explore the growth of women’s sport and investigate how this will impact future rights deals across women’s sport.

10:30-11:10 Sports Broadcasting in 2022 and beyond

This state-of-the-nation panel with the UK’s leading broadcasters focuses on the most significant issues impacting sports broadcast in 2022. The landscape is changing, with traditional broadcasters facing increased competition from streaming platforms with deep pockets who could, should they wish, battle it out to secure the biggest, most popular sports rights. Meanwhile, the forthcoming joint venture between Discovery and BT Sport creates a huge new sports broadcaster with existing rights across a plethora of different sports, including significant top-tier Premier League and Champions League football rights.

11:15-11:35 coffee break

11:40-12:15 How to produce the biggest live sports events

This panel discusses the behind-the-scenes work involved in putting on some of the year’s biggest events. The session focuses on the production and broadcast of some of the year’s biggest sports events such as the Women’s Euros and The Commonwealth Games. It also discusses how new sports are taking an especially innovative approach to production, such as Extreme E and Airspeeder. The production teams behind each of these events explain the planning and staging of these events, including the key challenges they overcame, how the content was captured, presented and distributed and how host broadcasters ensure the best quality coverage of huge sporting events within the budgets available.

12:20-12:55 Top tips for sports on social media

The final session at the Broadcast Sport Leaders Forum provides insight into creating sports content for social media platforms. It covers how to make sports content that resonates on the likes of TikTok, YouTube, Insta and Facebook; Hints and tips for maximising content reach and fan engagement on these platforms; how social media can increase revenue through sponsorship opportunities, kit and merchandise sales and so on; The reasons why social media values sports content so highly, and what it offers sports producers and broadcasters, athletes, sports clubs and federations in terms of connecting to a younger demographic fanbase.

12:55-13:00 Closing remarks

Speaker: Jake Bickerton, Editorial Director, Broadcast Tech & Sport Group