YSTV Sport

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YSTV Sport was a regular round-up of the latest sporting action, both on and off campus, transmitted in the academic year 2005-6. The show was presented from the YSTV Week/Bona Dicta standard set.

2018/19 - Revival of the Brand

In 2018, YSTV Sport was revived by Edwin Barnes as his pet project as new Station Director. It included several and regular livestreams of sport events across York's campus. These included badminton, water polo, a trip to the varsity and two fight nights (plus other events). The goal was to train YSTV members for the upcoming Roses 2019. With each stream, new elements like GoPros, studio shows, live highlights and live replay were added, and the overall quality improved and adapted to the varying setting and crew situation. The Sports streams (specifically the 2018 MMA / Boxing fight night) proved very useful for the new intake of freshers to cut their teeth on studio roles in the YSTV setting. Zoë Dickinson got her first chance to produce the show during that event, shadowing Edwin Barnes and has gone on from there to manage many other productions.

Graphics and special branding were created by Edwin Barnes, later adapted by Ben Allen for the 2019 / 20 streams with the addition of a graphical client, allowing for on the fly handling of graphics.


Following the successes of the 2018/19 run of YSTV sport and the Roses 2019 shows, the regular show was set to come back for the academic year 2019. It didn't go to plan, only coming back for 2 streams during the autumn term (not including the MMA / Boxing fight-night in November 2019). Additionally, there were 2 further videos made in a short form for the sake of inability of a live stream. These were for the volleyball and American football teams, in the late Autumn term and the late spring term.

The final sports stream before the COVID-19 outbreak was MMA Fight Night March 2020.

The Covid - 19 outbreak in early 2020 put a dampener on both Roses 2020 and further YSTV sport streams that year.

A new role Head of Sport was created at 2020's AGM in order to try and produce more sports coverage in the coming academic year 2020/21. Unfortunately COVID-19 restricted the ability for any coverage to happen

2020/21 - YSTV eSports

Some E-Sports streams were produced in this academic year, however by no means professionally. These streams more took the form of YSTV members playing a game of Jackbox or Rocket League for fun and streaming it because we could.

In March 2021, it was announced that Roses would still be taking place in the form of Roses Unlocked. See that page for more details.

2021/22 - Return to Activity

Following the plethora of issues at 2021's Roses Unlocked, Joe Radford was determined for YSTV to be better prepared for Roses. The best way to do that was to cover more sport throughout the year in the lead-up to Roses 2022 in order to give training to members and figure out where improvement was needed.

After the 2021 YSTV elections the Head of Sport position had been left vacant and so Joe sought to find someone to fill that role. That person turned out to be head of York Vision, Matt Ward-Perkins, who filled the vacant role from June 2021.

A wide range of sports were covered in the academic year 2020/21 - these included:

  • Women's Rugby - York v Glasgow
  • Women's Football - York v Sheffield
  • Men's Football - York v Huddersfield
  • American Football - never broadcast
  • Boxing Fight Night 2021
  • Yindoors 2022 - a collaboration between YSTV Sport and Commercial
  • Volleyball
  • Boxing Fight Night Spring 2022
  • College Varsity
    • Studio show
    • Darts
    • Rugby
  • MMA Fight Night Spring 2022
  • Netball College Cup
  • Football College Cup

After a year of prep, jpg|thumb|righ turned out to be YSTV's most successful coverage of the event in recent years.

2022/23 - YSTV Sport Presents Game Day

In September 2022 a new brand of YSTV Sport known as 'Game Day' was born under new Head of Sport, Tom Morrison.

Game Day is essentially a subtitle for most, but not all, sports matches covered by YSTV. Boxing and MMA Fight Nights, for instance, remained branded solely as YSTV Sport.

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