SRG at the FIFA World Cup 2010
As well as the 133 SRG crew members spread out across South Africa, approximately 30 people have been employed from South Africa and other countries as local staff, mainly as drivers and OB van technicians.
One special project undertaken by SRG for this tournament has seen a campervan cruising throughout South Africa. Four female reporters are travelling as part of this team which is producing non-football related features about the host country and its people and landscape. Additionally, three television units and four radio crews (one crew for each official language) are gathering content to be broadcast across eight TV channels and 13 radio programmes.
“We are showing all 64 matches live on TV and streamed on the internet, as well as producing reports for studios back home,” reveals Stefan Wagner, SRG Team Leader. “We have a dedicated studio for each programme, at which hosts and guests discuss different topics and provides analysis. We also produce most reports and stand-ups for all the news bulletins on behalf of the TV and radio stations, covering not only the sports – it’s hard to say how many hours we broadcast... hundreds!”