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We at sntv employ the best commercial and editorial teams in our six international offices, all with a wealth of experience within the sporting arena so we are able to deliver the best content to suit our client’s needs. With our crews present at every major sporting event, we guarantee that you get the coverage your audience desires. 

Elizabeth Eastham

Business Development Director
sntv HQ, London
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Elizabeth Eastham

Elizabeth Eastham

Business Development Director

Liz joined sntv in 2006 overseeing all commercial activities; her core focus has moved from the traditional broadcast market to digital and was promoted to Digital Director in 2013. Liz has overall responsibility for sntv's digital proposition development, publisher and partner relationships worldwide. Launching the sntv digital service in 2011, she works closely with publishers and broadcasters in their adoption of sports videos for digital use, as well as launching sntv's first connected TV app with Samsung she developed a combined data and video product to serve the client needs around the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Liz joined sntv after two years at Haymarket Publishing and Clear Channel Outdoor. With a knack for ensuring that the business runs smoothly, she also directs sntv's sales operations.

'My sole aim is to ensure our service is as relevant for the digital market as it is for the broadcast. I love data, facts figures and problem-solving through technical solutions; I couldn't be more suited to what I do. Coming from Haymarket Publishing, I understand what it takes to make each dollar a publisher spends on content count; maintaining quality, consistency and relevance is what it takes to grow in the digital space. I am highly competitive and friends and family would say that my best competitor is myself.”

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Andrew Parkinson

Managing Editor
sntv HQ, London
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Andrew Parkinson

Andrew Parkinson

Managing Editor

Andrew started his media career back in 1982 at the UK independent radio station Capital, working in both the news and music departments then moving on to re-launch their weekday night news show. Andrew then went on to join BBC Radio sport in 1986 as a producer and then in 1990 had his first taste of television when he joined BSB’s Sports Channel as a reporter; before joining LBC Radio as their Sports Editor in 1993. Andrew has been at sntv since its inception in 1996 and runs now sntv’s global editorial team as Managing Editor.

“sntv’s success is based around the principle that everyone at the company actually cares. They care about each other, they care about the product, they care about the company but most importantly they care about our clients. As the great Vince Lombardi once said “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” That sums up what sntv is all about.”

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Zoe Duffelen

Sales Director
sntv HQ, London
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Zoe Duffelen

Zoe Duffelen

Sales Director

Zoe has a wealth of experience in licensing & acquiring sports content for broadcast and digital across multiple regions. She has worked for rightsholders, agencies as well as broadcasters such as Fox Sports International where she spent five years as Director of Acquisitions and Channel Development. Zoe wholeheartedly shares SNTV’s philosophy that strong client relationships founded on great content and real editorial engagement are fundamental to long-term success. 


Zoe joined SNTV from the sports rights agency Pitch International where she managed the sale of properties such as The FA Cup, English Football League, Six Nations rugby and USGA across EMEA and Asia (including to SNTV) and pursuing new business opportunities with global sports leagues and brands. 


Her over fifteen years of experience in sports media also includes roles at North One leading their World Rally Car sales globally, at ESPN International syndicating programming such as NASCAR and X Games, and at the sports rights and marketing agency Octagon CSI.

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Owain Davey

Europe Editor
sntv HQ, London
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Owain Davey

Owain Davey

Europe Editor

Owain first joined sntv in 2000, spending seven years here before moving on to ITN. Production roles at various different broadcasters followed both in sport and news, before Owain returned to sntv’s planning team in 2011.

sntv's coverage stands out because we pay attention to exactly what our clients need. I don't want us to churn out basic agency fodder. That's exactly what we try to avoid. We really encourage requests and feedback from clients - we listen to what they say and always try our best to help them. I love the fact that each day at sntv is different, especially on the planning desk.”

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Chris Whitmore

Digital Editor
sntv HQ, London
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Chris Whitmore

Chris Whitmore

Digital Editor

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Declan McHale

Editor
sntv HQ, London
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Declan McHale

Declan McHale

Editor

Declan joined sntv in November 1998, making the short journey across the newsroom from ESPN Sportscenter International. His first taste of work experience in television was at the aforementioned ESPN in late 1994, before moving up the sntv ranks from Producer to Senior Producer and then Editor. Having regrettably hung up the soccer, rugby and cricket boots, sporting frustration still arrives in the form of his golf swing and attending matches at Loftus Road.

“Having seen the company flourish since the very first days in 1996 when I worked at sntv as a freelancer, the agency’s global reach in 2015 is testimony to the growth and success of both the broadcast and digital product. Being in charge of the output of the newsroom on a daily basis – whilst liaising with esteemed colleagues from across the globe - is always exciting, with every day presenting different challenges in an environment that is more fast-paced than ever before. Like the most successful teams, sntv continues to shows its ability to remain one step ahead of the market. soccer, rugby and cricket will always remain my staple sporting diet, but I also take a guilty pleasure in watching sailing and – whisper it Caerphilly - cheese-rolling.”

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Jonathan Dunbar

Editor
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Jonathan Dunbar

Jonathan Dunbar

Editor

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Kaddour Habbari

Middle East Editor
sntv Middle East, London
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Kaddour Habbari

Kaddour Habbari

Middle East Editor

With a BA in literature and passion for reading stories and writing them sometimes, it's fair to say that sports video was not Kaddour’s initial career ambition.

Kaddour’s literary studies took him to linguistics and translation where he did an MA in London followed by a Post Graduate Diploma in film studies; where he improved his writing in English and managed to publish a couple stories in the Guardian newspaper and then a quarterly writing magazine.

Kaddour stumbled across sports journalism back in 1998 and has never looked back. He has now found himself telling sports stories to millions of Arabic viewers through our dozens of broadcast subscribers.

“Sports is a story told also, it's conveying the human endeavour, the human passion and will to achieve sometimes with means and most of times without. In small villages in Algeria, Iraq, Egypt and many other countries there is always a story to tell through the camera lens. The small village runner from Morocco who went on to win World and Olympic titles, remember Hisham El Guerrouj stories of Iraqis amputee athletes, victims of sporadic bombs, told to the world can be up there with the great and maybe the worst, of human nature.

“I keep providing stories to our worldwide subscribers, giving voice to some who don't have one and those who do. The pleasure of a career that was never a dream when I was reading literature.”

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Steve Moore

Senior Asia Editor
sntv Asia
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Steve Moore

Steve Moore

Senior Asia Editor

After graduating from Syracuse University in the United States, Steve worked in sports broadcasting in Washington DC and Philadelphia. In 1994 he moved to the new Washington DC bureau of Associated Press Television as a producer, arriving in Asia two years later after accepting the position of APTV Senior Producer in Jakarta, Indonesia. In 1996 Steve moved to sntv as its Asia Editor in Hong Kong, then moving to Singapore where he has lived since 1997.

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Zhaobin Li

China Operations Manager
sntv China
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Zhaobin Li

Zhaobin Li

China Operations Manager

Zhaobin joined AP as an associate producer of APTV in 1997; he then moved to sntv three years before the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. In the position of sntv's China Operations Manager from late 2005, Zhaobin has been involved in the coverage of numerous key projects, including the 2008 Beijing Games and the event’s preparations; the IAAF World Championships (three times), the Asian Games (three times) the AFC Asian Cup, twice. Apart from his video journalist role, Zhaobin has also spent time to nurture the market in China with his diplomatic qualities of being polite, tactful and patient. Under his co-ordination, sntv's GVW Migration project was completed successfully in China in the end of 2014.

Clients such as CCTV have high praise for Zhaobin’s work, thanking him for his consistently high-quality customer service and proactive approach during the past decade.

"We are living in a diversified world and I like a Chinese saying which goes: As what you sow, so what you reap. Whe respect others; we will get respect in return." 

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Filipe de Almeida

Latin America Editor
sntv Brazil
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Filipe de Almeida

Filipe de Almeida

Latin America Editor

Filipe is a native from Nilopolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and joined sntv in 2012 as a South America Producer, setting up the Rio bureau ahead of 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. Previously, Filipe worked on a freelance basis for sntv and AP between 2007 and 2012. Prior to that, Filipe was at the Portuguese service of Agencia EFE in Brazil.

He has covered plane crashes and Copa Libertadores players’ clashes, Olympic Games to World Cup shames. From a Pope Benedict XVI visit to canonise a saint, to a rainy Moto Race where a rider pretended to faint.

"What I find great about sntv is our truly global reach. We are able to cover stories from Auckland to Oakland, from Salt Lake City to Sugarloaf mountain in Rio, from Aachen in Germany to Zigong in China".

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Rick Haas

North America Editor
sntv Americas
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Rick Haas

Rick Haas

North America Editor

Rick began his career in news media at the ripe old age of 12, delivering newspapers to subscribing households from his trusty Schwinn Stingray bicycle. By way of studies at Denison and Boston Universities and a variety of writing and video production jobs for independent companies, Rick landed his first major broadcast position at ABC News in 1989, as a producer of network news promos.

Rick then went on to become Sports Editor for ABC Newsone, assignment editor at ESPN and sport editor for Worldwide Television News, before joining sntv in 1999. In his time with sntv Rick has overseen the growth of the North America production team and newsgathering apparatus into a vital resource for sntv, as well as covering many of the major North America sporting events in that period.

“I have greatly enjoyed my role in helping sntv become the world’s premier sport news agency. When not covering sport, I am an avid skier and tennis player.”

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