How technology is changing sports broadcasting


Technology is changing sports broadcasting. We discuss how with two leaders who are shaping innovation in that area. World Rugby's Ronan Donagher, who has overseen the implementation of video refereeing and the growth of rugby broadcast to new nations. He is joined by Ben Reynolds, CEO of Spalk, a technology that powers remote commentary and production of sports events globally.

They discuss how remote production has enabled rugby and other sports to reach new markets, how technology can help engage fans and reach new audiences. 

Ronan tells us what's next for World Rugby, looking ahead to the Olympics the women's world cup and the next men's, France 2023.

Ben outlines his ambitions to be the technology powering broadcasts across global events.

Ronan Donagher
World Rugby

Ronan has been IT & Broadcast Technology Manager for 4 years and has been responsible for the IT planning and execution of The men's and women's Rugby World Cup, as well as IRB 7's.

Ben Reynolds

Ben founded Spalk in 2015 after studying at the University of Auckland. Spalk's Virtual Commentary Studio makes it easy and scalable to produce remote commentary customised to unique and local audiences.