Ian Finch is a BAFTA award-winning multi-camera producer/director with over 25 years experience in the broadcasting industry.
He has directed studios and OBs at some of the world's greatest sporting events including the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, Super Bowl and the UEFA European Football Championships. Ian was series producer of the BBC's iconic Match of the Day programme for 6 years, overseeing the show's move from London to Salford, its' 50th anniversary and the transition from traditional hard set to the use of AR and VR technologies.
Ian is a regular director for BT Sport's coverage of the UEFA Champions League, ITV's NFL Show, Crufts, The Boat Race, the Great North Run and major events such as the Paralympics, the Women's and Men's World Cups, Euro 2020, the Tokyo Olympics and 2022's UEFA Women's Euros which won a TV BAFTA for Best Sports Coverage.
Ian has a creative eye for detail, a great ear for music that compliments your output and is a key innovator using the very latest new technologies. In 2011 he successfully introduced augmented-reality to compliment the BBC's football output (both studio and OB) - a UK first and a recipient of a 'Best Broadcast Innovation' award at the Sports Technology Awards.