SHORTS: TALKSPORT, BBC, IOC, VERO, HALFSPACE

17 Jan 2022

By: Sport Industry Group

Sports radio station talkSPORT has secured the exclusive radio broadcast rights for the England national cricket team’s upcoming tour of the West Indies.  

The tour will begin with the first of five Twenty20 clashes this month on 22nd January, and will also include three Test matches in March.


The BBC will show daily highlights of the Australian Open from the start of the second week of the tennis Grand Slam on 22nd January.

The BBC One and BBC Two television channels will show the highlights, while BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra will have daily commentaries. There will also be reports, previews and the latest news from the event on the BBC Sport website.


The International Olympic Committee has followed up the launch of its inaugural Olympic Virtual Series last year by appointing Vincent Pereira as the organisation’s first Head of Virtual Sport.

Pereira, a former Global Head of Digital at Tour de France cycling race organiser Amaury Sport Organisation, will begin his new role on 1st March.


Vero Communications, which spearheaded successful multiple bids for the Olympic Games, has closed its doors, with its existing directors – Dame Heather Rabbatts, Clair Ashley and Sujit Jasani – heading their separate ways.

In September 2018, Vero’s Founder and Chairman, Mike Lee, passed away at the age of 61, after having driven successful bidding campaigns for the Games by Rio de Janeiro, PyeongChang and Paris, among many other successes.


Debbie Jevans CBE has been appointed as a board member at Halfspace Group, the London-based data and creative agency.

Jevans has previously worked in a number of roles across the sports industry, including as Director of Sports for the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and as Chief Executive of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

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