United Kingdom

Talksport (1053, 1089 kHz and other distribution platforms) has acquired funds from the Audio Content Fund (https://www.audiocontentfund.org.uk/) for two interesting productions due for broadcast in June/July 2021:
Everything You Didn’t Know About…
Audio Always, for talkSPORT, 24x 2min, from June 2021
A series of two-minute comedy features, with each episode focused on a different country taking part in Euro 2020. talkSPORT’s coverage of Europe’s biggest football tournament will be enhanced by comedy content that will bring the UK’s international communities together like never before. Each short piece will be scripted by a group of comedy writers and delivered by a diverse and regionally varied collection of voices, as talkSPORT passes the mic to the many pockets of Europe across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Lost Ones
Unedited, for talkSPORT Network, 3x 1hr, from July 2021
A three-part documentary series narrated by Troy Townsend, culminating in a 2-hour live show, examining the mental and emotional impacts on the young men and women who are rejected by the industrialised football Academy system.  It’s perhaps one of sport’s most overlooked and biggest issues – rarely talked about, but widely accepted. Often starting out as young as 8 years old, both boys and girls are fed a professional dream from a young age – but, some experts estimate that only 5-10% of all Academy players will go on to sign professional contracts.
In October 2018 the Government announced its plans for a three year ‘contestable fund’ pilot scheme of up to £60million that will support the provision and plurality of public service content in genres and networks where it is currently (Covid 19) financially difficult to fund production.
Dr Hansjoerg Biener (2021-04-15))