Timeline Television has won a five-year deal to run BT Sport’s production hub in the former International Broadcast Centre at the Olympic Park.

The managed service contract covers technical operations including studios, MCR, post production and end-to-end workflow support.

Timeline will provide a core team of approximately 70 engineers, technical operators and administrators.

They will be supplemented with a team of freelance editors, cameramen, sound operators and EVS operators.

The deal builds on Timeline’s contract to manage the end-to-end design and build of the BT Sport production hub, including building infrastructure and broadcast systems integration.

The BT Sport facility includes three TV studios, sports production galleries, a master control room, 20 edit suites, a dubbing theatre and an audience holding area.

Timeline Television managing director Dan McDonnell said: “The sheer scale and timeframe of this project has been an incredible challenge but we have worked closely with BT Sport to design and build a real state of the art and flexible broadcast facility matched to their exciting production ambitions.

“Our careful choice of suppliers and equipment manufacturers has enabled us to meet the tight deadlines and I’m really looking forward to seeing BT Sport go live on 1 August.”