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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. 

Martin Kay

Managing Director
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Martin Kay

Martin Kay

Managing Director

Martin Kay joined the world’s leading sports news video agency sntv, as Managing Director in June 2010. In the past five years he has been proud to lead a team that was the first sports news agency to offer HD, launched a fully flexible digital service, expanded newsgathering with dedicated bureau openings in Rio and Dubai, and streamlined technical delivery so all clients receive sntv content immediately.

Martin joined sntv after five years at CNBC leading its distribution and business development across EMEA. During this time Martin negotiated and launched two affiliate TV networks (CNBC Africa and TVN CNBC), grew CNBC’s TV household distribution by 60% and led the EMEA arm of CNBC’s global digital product launch. Martin was also integral to the negotiations and launch of CNBC’s Middle Eastern hub in Bahrain.

Prior to CNBC, Martin led business development for CNN International, including interactive TV and CNN.com. He has also worked in venture capital as London COO for Groupe Arnault, focused on sports and media investments. This followed three years at BSkyB where he was a manager in the channels and operations group from the launch of the Sky Digital DTH platform and then a Digital Director focused on Sky Sports operations and investments. Prior to BSkyB, Martin was with Associated Press Television as Director of Broadcast Services, where he tripled turnover and set an agency record of seven concurrent OB operations including the 1998 FIFA  World Cup. He moved into that role after joining APTN as Head of Resources, overseeing newsgathering budgets. In 1996 he helped to negotiate AP’s participation in, and launch of, the sntv business that he now leads.

Martin held similar production manager roles at Middle East Broadcasting (‘MBC’) and at independent producer, Folio Productions, at the commencement of his media career. Martin started his career in chartered accounting, specialising in tax and accounting services at Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu in Melbourne, Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

“As someone with a passion for both sport and news, it’s a privilege to work with such a great editorial and commercial team. It’s a source of great pride that we’ve continued to expand the volume, speed, quality and relevance of our service.

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Gabrielle Guedj

Commercial Director
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Gabrielle Guedj

Gabrielle Guedj

Commercial Director

Gabrielle has been at sntv since 2011 and holds responsibility for the business on a worldwide basis managing the efforts of the partner sales teams, as well as holding and developing key client relationships.

Gabrielle is a veteran of the sports media industry, holding the position of SVP at IMG Media, with her focus on developing sales and acquisitions. A native French and Czech speaker, she has been at IMG since 1996, joining from Fox International in London.

“I am a trained sociologist, a skill I have had ample opportunity to test when watching audiences at major sports events! I am passionate about working with sports in media and I am very fortunate to work with the like-minded, extremely talented people that the sntv team are.”

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Elizabeth Eastham

Digital Director
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Elizabeth Eastham

Elizabeth Eastham

Digital 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
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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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Evelyn Kogler

Marketing Director
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Evelyn Kogler

Evelyn Kogler

Marketing Director

Evelyn joined the leading sports news agency sntv in January 2014 and holds responsibility of devising and executing a global marketing and communication strategy. Evelyn joins from an international advertising industry background where she was in charge of marketing for the UK and Middle East at a PubliGroupe company, Publicitas, providing media solutions to media agencies and representing media owners globally as well as developing tactical new opportunities and partnerships.

Prior to media, Evelyn worked in marketing within the world of travel at International Luxury Travel Market and at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, after completing her MA in Asian Economy and Social Development at Lund University, Sweden and BA Hons in English Linguistics and Spanish in the UK.

“I love working with people who are passionate and driven and here at sntv everyone loves sport. In my free time, I enjoy travelling and discovering new places as well as skiing and snowboarding the Austrian Alps.”

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Owain Davey

Planning Editor
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Owain Davey

Owain Davey

Planning 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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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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Lizzie Peters

Commercial & Sales Operations Manager
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Lizzie Peters

Lizzie Peters

Commercial & Sales Operations Manager

Lizzie joined sntv in 2012 having previously gained marketing and sales experience at Informa Telecoms and Media where she helped to promote a series of worldwide events. At sntv she works within the commercial team, helping to manage renewals and new business leads, as well as trials of the sntv service. On a day to day basis, Lizzie acts as the liaison between our partner sales forces, taking particular interest in the Asian market.

Working across both broadcast and digital, she has had a direct involvement in promoting some of sntv’s major events including the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Lizzie comes from a statistical background, holding a Mathematics degree from Edinburgh University and she also speaks French.

“What I love about the sntv service is it’s unique ability to lend itself to any market around the world. I feel very privileged to work with such a fantastic team who help drive the premium service that sntv is.  Football’s not really my thing – I’m more of a tennis player.”

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Declan McHale

Editor
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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

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Max Paterson

Digital Editor
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Max Paterson

Max Paterson

Digital Editor

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Tarek Boussaha

Producer / Video Journalist
sntv Middle East, Dubai
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Tarek Boussaha

Tarek Boussaha

Producer / Video Journalist

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Filipe de Almeida

Producer, South America
sntv Brazil
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Filipe de Almeida

Filipe de Almeida

Producer, South America

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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John Gills

Sales Finance Manager
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John Gills

John Gills

Sales Finance Manager

John started his career at sntv in 1999 after completing a degree in Applied Statistics at the University of Northumbria. Having worked in various roles across the business in the last 16 years, John’s role has developed into sntv’s Sales Finance Manager. Away from work, sport is also a passion and he is a season ticket holder at Middlesbrough FC.

sntv’s success and popularity leads me to dealing with clients from every corner of the globe.  It’s a huge challenge but one I relish.”

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Rebecca Hart

Marketing Manager
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Rebecca Hart

Rebecca Hart

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Nami Urata

Sales Operations Coordinator
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Nami Urata

Sales Operations Coordinator

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Nathaniel Cope

Producer
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Nathaniel Cope

Nathaniel Cope

Producer

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Charles Edinger

Senior Producer
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Charles Edinger

Senior Producer

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Azim El-Hassan

Producer
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Azim El-Hassan

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Mustafa El-Salahi

Producer
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Mustafa El-Salahi

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Wasim Al Gabril Ahmad

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Wasim Al Gabril Ahmad

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Jez Saul

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Jez Saul

Jez Saul

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Rick Haas

North America Editor
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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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Ralph Jackman

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Ralph Jackman

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Tom Crotty

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Gary Napoli

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Gary Napoli

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Scott Olivenbaum

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Mark Shepherd

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Chris Whitmore

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Stuart Hellyer

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David Gerges

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Jo Johnston

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Marketing Coordinator
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Natalie King

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Zhaobin Li

China Operations Manager
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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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Hamish Macintyre

Sales Coordinator, sntv
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Hamish Macintyre

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Steve Moore

Senior Asia Editor
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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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Raj Mohan Viswanathan

South Asia Editor
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Raj Mohan Viswanathan

South Asia Editor

Raj started his broadcast career in India where he worked for Trans World International (TWI), a former IMG company, in New Delhi. At TWI, Raj breathed cricket day in, day out, while producing sports news bulletins for various broadcasters. Later, in 2000 Raj joined sntv at its Asia headquarters in Singapore.

During his time with sntv, Raj has grown to become the point-man for cricket coverage in Asia as well as following the success of the Indian Kabaddi team at various Asian Games. 

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Nicky Zhu Pei

Producer / Video Journalist
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Nicky Zhu Pei

Producer / Video Journalist

Following his graduation from University of Westminster, Nicky joined sntv in 2007 to provide extensive and high quality coverage ahead of, and during, the Beijing Olympics. He has also covered other key sports events including Vancouver 2010, London 2012, Sochi 2014 and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Nicky’s role also includes developing and maintaining relationships with new media clients in China. Nicky is also a PhD candidate in Journalism Studies at Wuhan University, China.

“East Asia is going to be the center stage of world sport with three Olympic Games coming up in a row - Pyeongchang 2018, Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022. Our in-depth knowledge of sports and the region guarantees sntv’s coverage here is second to none.”

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Planning Coordinator, SNTV
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Ali Lewis

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