Founded in 1999, Host Broadcast Services (HBS) was originally established with the core mandate of being the Host Broadcaster (HB) for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan™; the organisation
has since developed as a
renowned host broadcast expert.
DAN MIODOWNIK, CEO
Dan has been with HBS since 2004, working as Director of Production and project leader on multiple events around the globe, primarily in football and rugby. His career started in news radio in 1991. After, he moved to TV as a documentary producer followed by senior roles at Sky Sports, TEAM Marketing’s Champions League operations in Switzerland and ITV Sport. Dan became CEO of HBS in 2019.
LUC ANTOINE CHARIAL, COO
Luc Antoine graduated from the Paris Dauphine Business School and joined HBS in 2000 from an audit company. He has been Finance Manager, Director of Corporate Affairs, Director of Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer across numerous projects in single and multi-sport events before becoming Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Luc is also CEO of IGBS, HBS’ 50-50 joint venture with IMG.
A Job For Specialists
Consistently, through each successive event, HBS has raised the bar of host broadcasting. As host broadcaster of the 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018 and 2022 editions of the FIFA World Cup™, HBS has been responsible for the most-watched sporting events on the planet.
HBS offers expertise and experience in project managing the delivery of the most prestigious sports events around the world. The company has always pushed to reduce the broadcasting footprint, allowing organisers and broadcasters to optimise both venue resources and media rights with flawless reliability. HBS is based in Switzerland and has its planning headquarters in
HBS also oversees all other FIFA Events – including the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the FIFA U17 and U20 World Cups (both men and women), the FIFA Futsal World Cup and the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – taking its expertise and experience to every corner of the globe.
In addition, HBS has worked on a wide range of other events and sports, either as host broadcaster, in a consultancy role or as a service/facility provider. From running to motor racing, and from Asia to South America, the most recent projects include the French Football League, the Berlin Marathon, the Ironman, the 28th SEA Games in Singapore (2015), the AFC Asian Cup in Australia (2015), the Copa America Centenario in the United States (2016), the 29th SEA Games in Malaysia (2017), the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang (2018), the Rugby World Cup (2019) and the French Open at Roland-Garros (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023).
Constantly and on every continent, HBS delivers the highest possible standard of television and radio coverage in challenging environments, producing independent, innovative and reliable host broadcasting services for event organisers, rights holders and through them, the global viewers. HBS offers expertise and experience in project managing the delivery of the most prestigious sports events around the world.
An Award Winning Company
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