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Head of Broadcast Replay

  • Hawk-Eye Innovations
  • Hybrid (London, UK)
  • 23/08/2023
Full time Audio Visual / Display Broadcast Engineering Content Distribution / Transmission System / Solution Architecture

Job Description

Job Overview:

As the Head of Broadcast Replay at Hawk-Eye Innovations, you will be at the
forefront of revolutionising sports media production through cutting-edge
replay technology. Your role will encompass overseeing the strategic planning,
implementation, and management of innovative broadcast replay solutions.
You will have the opportunity to shape the future of broadcast replay
technology by driving technology advancements, enhancing operational
efficiency, and ensuring the seamless integration of our replay systems within
the broader sports broadcasting ecosystem.

We value innovation, creativity, and passion for technology, and we look
forward to welcoming a talented individual to lead our broadcast replay team
into the future.

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Growth

● Identify, pursue and drive the medium and long term growth of the
Broadcast Replay business unit
● Co-define business strategy with Executive team, and define own
business unit strategy to align to this
● Accountable for the development of business opportunities in
conjunction with Sony’s Media Solutions sales teams within the
broadcast markets
● Work with Regional and Sports leadership across Sony’s sports
businesses to identify specific opportunities within the market
● Understand new and existing customers’ strategies and work with the
product and development team in ideation to meet the customer need
and ensure all needs are met
● Develop comprehensive knowledge of prospects, including personnel,
responsibilities, budgeting, products and services, competition, and
market trends
● Develop and manage the budget for broadcast replay technology,
ensuring cost-effective investments and compliance with financial

Technology Strategy and Planning:

● Develop a visionary broadcast replay technology roadmap that aligns
with Hawk-Eye's mission and sports industry demands.
● Continuously assess emerging trends, technological advancements, and
industry standards to identify opportunities for innovation and growth.
● Work closely with product teams to identify opportunities for workflow
improvements, ensuring efficient content capture, instant replays, and
highlights extraction during live events and pre-recorded productions.
● Stay informed about industry regulations and standards related to
broadcast technology, ensuring the organisation's adherence to relevant

Broadcast Replay Systems Management & Quality Assurance:

● Oversee the selection, installation, configuration, and maintenance of
state-of-the-art replay systems, including servers, storage, controllers,
and software applications.
● Collaborate with R&D and engineering teams to integrate the latest
developments into our broadcast replay solutions.
● Oversee customer support function to troubleshoot, provide support,
and promptly resolve technical issues related to replay systems to
minimise downtime.
● Oversee and manage operational functions such as procurement, factory
functions, OEM relationships

Team Leadership and Development:

● Build, mentor, and motivate a high-performing team of operational staff,
technicians, and support staff, fostering a culture of excellence, creativity,
and collaboration.
● Empower your team to push the boundaries of broadcast replay
technology and continuously improve their skill sets.
● Ensure any Training and Certification Programs are in line with the
company strategy and product strategy

Qualifications and Skills:

● Proven experience in broadcast production, replay technology, or related
areas, with at least 3 years in a managerial or leadership capacity.
● Strong knowledge of broadcast replay systems, such as EVS XT series,
Evertz Dreamcatcher, Grass Valley K2 Dyno, or comparable technologies.
● Familiarity with IP-based broadcast infrastructures and live streaming
● Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the
ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams.
● Analytical mindset with problem-solving capabilities to address
technical challenges in real-time.
● Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to
evolving technologies and industry trends.