James Battersby



After seven years of working with Televideo in a staff position, James made the leap into the freelance world. During his time with Televideo he worked as a sound assistant & progressed to sound supervisor/guarantee over the last few years.

He has supervised a range of jobs including weekly Championship Rugby League live on Premier Sports, BBL Basketball & Netball for Sky as well as Premiership Rugby Union coverage for ITV 4. In most of the above situations he was on his own in the truck serving as sound supervisor/guarantee & comms engineer all in one. He also mixed the British Superbikes on Eurosport for the last few years.

James has thousands of man hours working in arenas, stadiums & race circuits around the world as a sound assistant. He has set up commentary positions, press areas, pitch mics, PA feeds & worked in busy pit-lanes. Used to working to tight schedules & fault finding when installing the relevant kit required for these positions, he believes that the key to being a good sound assistant is providing the highest level of customer service to the client.

Being asked back to work for the same companies over & over again already speaks volumes about James’ experience as well as his ability to throw himself into new situations.


I'm A Celebrity...... Get Me Out Of Here 2020

Twentieth series filmed at Gwrych Castle in Abergele, Wales

Rugby World Cup 2019
HBSSportSound Assistant
US Open 2020
Gravity MediaSportTOC Sound
Champions League final 2017,18,19

Commentary Supervisor

SkySportCommentary Supervisor

Including Hamburg

NEP VisionsSportSound
Summer Bash

Organised by the Rugby Football League

F1 Gallery
Timeline TV
for BT Sport
SportSound Supervisor
Sport Relief at the Velodrome
for BBC
Wimbledon: The Championships
NEP VisionsSportSound
Rugby World Cup
NBA London
NEP VisionsSportSound

Including: Hull, Everton, Spurs, Aston Villa, West Ham & Newcastle

NEP Visions
& Telegenic
Tour Of Britain
EurosportSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee
BBC Newsnight
Scottish Referendum
BBCEventsSound Supervisor / Guarantee
BBC Radio 1Xtra Tour
BBCMusicSound Supervisor / Guarantee
British Super Bikes
British EurosportSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee HD
Fina World Series Diving Championships
TelevideoSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee
Box NationSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee
Rugby League World Cup
TelevideoSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee
Championship Rugby League
TelevideoSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee
National League Football
TelevideoSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee
Formula 2
TelevideoSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee
Aviva Rugby Union Premiership


TelevideoSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee
TelevideoSportSound Supervisor / Guarantee
Rugby Superleague
for Sky Sports
SportSound Assistant
Six Nations Rugby

Add On

TelevideoSportSound Assistant
Julian Clary Lord of the Mince
TelevideoDVDSound Assistant
FA Cup Football
TelevideoSportSound Assistant
Radio 1 Christmas Party
TelevideoMusicSound Assistant
Andrew Marr Show: Live In Edinburgh
TelevideoCurrent AffairsSound Assistant
Hollyoaks Music Show
TelevideoMusicSound Assistant
Northwest 200

Motorcycle racing

BBCSportSound Assistant
Match of the Day
TelevideoSportSound Assistant
Britain's Strongest Man
BBCSportSound Assistant

For all bookings please call (+44) 020 7287 6110 or email hello@tovs.co.uk


BSc (Hons) Creative Music and Sound Technology


Calrec Sigma, Zeta, M-series & S-series Desks, Studer, Yamaha & Amek.
Riedel, Telex & Clearcom talkback systems.

EXPERIENCE: Employment
1997 -
Sound Engineer & Supervisor
Televideo Ltd