Global sports producer Sunset+Vine begins production today of the BBC’s World Indoor Bowls coverage for the eighth year. The Sunset+Vine Scotland team will produce more than 50 hours of coverage on BBC One and BBC Two, Red Button and iPlayer across four world championship events, over the next seven days.
The championships, taking place at the legendary Potters Resort in Hopton-on-Sea from Monday 15th January to Sunday 21st January, includes Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Under 25s, Women’s Singles and The Open Singles with finals taking place today [Mixed Pairs], Thursday [Ladies Singles Final], Saturday [Under 25s] and Sunday [Open Singles Final].
The Sunset+Vine coverage will incorporate features with key players taking part in this week’s finals. The production team spent time with Jamie Walker, reigning Open Singles Champion, and will check in behind the scenes each day with other competitors taking part in the 2024 championships.
Coverage will be presented by Rishi Persad with expert analysis from David Corkhill and Sian Honor where PIERO live graphics technology – more usually seen in the BBC’s football coverage - will be used to analyse the plays and illustrate the key moves.
Grant Philips, Head of Sunset+Vine Scotland, commented: “Production of the World Indoor Bowls Championship for the BBC holds a special place in the hearts of our Sunset+Vine Scotland team. We combine our respect for the traditions of the game and the venue with a passion to bring innovations developed across many of our other sports to our coverage.”
Matthew Griffiths, Executive Producer, BBC Sport said: “It’s great to have Rishi and the Sunset+Vine team looking after our continued coverage of the World Indoor Bowls Championship. The knowledge and experience the team brings gives us confidence that the coverage is in great hands and bowls fans will continue to be informed and entertained by the extensive coverage on all our BBC Sport platforms across TV and online.”
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