Glasgow 2014 became the first Commonwealth Games to be available to television viewers in all the 71 competing nations and territories. An estimated television audience of more than 1.5 billion watched the Glasgow 2014 Games across the globe.
The Host Broadcaster Training Initiative (HBTI), a key Legacy 2014 programme, saw 208 students from across Scotland benefit from world-class media broadcast training and secured roles at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The HBTI was considered a great success and exceeded expectation both in terms of the number of students involved and the impact they made on their Games- time experience.
As part of the HBTI Legacy we have forged new partnerships with Industry to identify key priorities in relation to recruitment and skills development of live and multi-camera broadcasting talent in Scotland. We have developed an online talent pool, showcasing the 200+ students involved in HBTI and are matching them to industry needs. Our legacy plans and activity include:
- Continue provision of high quality work experience opportunities at a range of live sport events
- Organise and deliver career events to introduce the HBTI students to potential employers.
- Organise and facilitate high quality workshops and masterclasses for college and university staff and students
- Work with industry supply chains to ensure access to industry standard equipment available to students enrolled at colleges and universities in Scotland
- Support the development and take-up of more industry-appropriate qualifications, including the Level 9 PDA in Outside Broadcasting and the development of an MA framework for Multi Camera Outside Broadcasting in collaboration with Industry.