IMG Media joins Line Up

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SVG Europe is delighted to announce that Graham Fry, Managing Director of Sports Production Worldwide for IMG Media has joined the line up at SVG Europe's Sport Tech UK 2012: Summer of Sport Summit that is due to take place at Lord's Cricket Ground in London on Thursday 29th March.

Graham is one of the most experienced and respected professionals in the world of sports production and last year oversaw over 2, 700 hours of global output – making IMG the worlds most prolific producer of sports programming. He will join The State of UK Sports Production panel alongside panellists from Sky Sports, ESPN and Input Media, set to be moderated by Andrew Thompson from Quicken Media, a former head of sport for Channel 4 in the UK. Among the major productions Graham Fry oversees are the Premier Leagues 24/7 content service for overseas broadcasters; 100 hours of studio and outside broadcast for ESPN in the UK to service its Premier League and Scottish Premier League contracts; nearly 180 hours of live cricket for the Indian Premier League (IPL); and 300 hours of snooker, darts and Football League highlights for the BBC. Graham, who was appointed to his current position in 2006, has responsibility for over 500 staff in Sydney, Stockholm, Oslo, New York, Singapore, Glasgow and London. He joined IMG in 1991 as Executive Producer of live golf, becoming Deputy Head of Production in 1998. Previously he had worked his way up at BBC Sport, having joined the sports department in 1981. He went on to produce flagship programmes such as Ski Sunday, Wimbledon and Euro 1988. He was also Assistant Editor of the midweek show Sportsnight for three years. In between the BBC and IMG, Graham worked for Champion TV in 1990 – the provider of sport for the newly–created BSB Sports Channel – where he was Executive Producer of football and tennis. Fry will join speakers already confirmed from Sky Sports, ESPN, London 2012, BBC Sport Interactive, Channel 4, Input Media, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, CTV, the Press Association, PERFORM and Quicken Media. Other exciting speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. These key broadcasters, facilities companies and sports properties will gather together to discuss topics of importance to the UK sports production industry on several illuminating panels (see http://svgeurope. org/sport–tech–uk/full–program/). Places are already going fast at this must–attend event and are available now for only EUR 225. 00 at:https://sferainteractive. wufoo. com/forms/sport–tech–uk–registration/Please contact Rob Payne for details of sponsorship opportunities: rob@sportsvideo. org

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