On Wednesday July 1st Learning Waves will host a webinar with Glen Killane, Executive Director, Eurovision Sport on the Future of Sports Rights post Covid 19. Glen will be in conversation with Nathan Murphy from Off the Ball and during the webinar Glen will give insights into :
- The challenge of starting a new role during a pandemic
- The role of the European Broadcasting Union in Sport, for public and commercial broadcasters with a focus on radio
- The impact of Covid 19 on
- The Media
- Sports organisations, large v small
- Capacity of media organisations to negotiate deals
- Risk of loosing sport on public service channels
- The changes in viewing habits since Covid 19 and the impact of this on the future of sport listenership/viewership how dto you think this will impact the future of sport viewership/listenership
- How the EBU are preparing for all of the above post Covid 19
Glen Killane studied Journalism in DCU and after which he took a sports placement in RTE. He had a brief stint with ITV Digital but much of his career has been with RTE where he rose to the position of Group Head of Sports and then Managing Director of Television. Glen left RTE in 2016 to head Eir’s TV business and from there he moved to the European Broadcasting Union as Deputy Director of Eurovision Sport in 2018, a job he described as his dream job, mixing sport and broadcasting. In his role, Killane works with 116 member organisations across 56 countries, dealing with 485 TV channels and 710 radio channels. The interview process for his current role began just as Covid 19 was breaking across Europe. He started as Executive Director of Eurovision Sport in the EBU on June 1st.
Tune in on July 1st at 11am to hear more about and from Glen. Register here : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_80Cf_tVmRLG_PcYevcxT1w
This event is free for Learning Waves members and is €30 for non members.