Broadcast Sport Awards
Neil Smythe

Neil Smythe

Hashtag United

Media Director

Neil is a senior sports content producer and strategist with over 20 years worth of experience from broadcast to digital and social, live and VOD, short and long form content.  Since 2018 he has run media/operations at Hashtag United, the innovative non-league football club founded by YouTube creator Spencer Owen.  Previously he spent 8 years on the production team at Soccer AM (Sky Sports), launched Copa90, managed the digital video and social content strategy for Formula E at Little Dot Studios, and was Head of Sport at Fremantle/Shotglass Media, where he launched and grew their football fan channel network. 

He also co-developed and produced children’s football show GoalMouth for Sassy/Disney XD and David Beckham’s Soccer USA for 19/Channel 5, and has produced for rights owners/holders, publishers, brands and athletes from The Football Association to EA Sports, UEFA, Jaguar and Sky.  He is also now branching out into drone production and analysis with his new venture, HoverSquad. 


  • "It’s absolutely fantastic for us to be sponsoring the Broadcast Sport Awards. What we get back from this is great exposure for the brand and ability to network with the broadcast community."
    Nev Appleton
    Co-Founder, MOOV Ltd
  • “An incredible first ever Broadcast Sports Awards! The awards reunited the sports production and sports broadcast industries, to celebrate the fact that despite its many challenges, it had produced such outstanding broadcast sports moments. It was also an opportunity to bring together clients, colleagues, and talent to be a part of these celebrations.”
    Marie Ellis
    Head of Marketing, NEP UK
  • ‘’It is rare to get such a good mix of sport industry professionals in the room from all corners of the market. The opportunity to share in the successes of the year and look forward to year ahead with old faces and new friends was fantastic and we’re looking forward to going again in 2022’’
    Edward Fleet
    Sales Manager UK & Northern Europe, Stats Perform