Seema Jaswal

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Seema Jaswal
Seema Jaswal during FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017
Seema Jaswal during FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017
Born
Seema Pathan

(1985-01-28) 28 January 1985 (age 33)
Richmond, Surrey, England
ResidenceLondon, England
NationalityBritish
EducationGrey Court School Richmond College
Alma materRoyal Holloway, University of London
OccupationTV Presenter & Radio Presenter
Years active2008 - present
EmployerIMG - Premier League Global Content
BBC
Channel 4
Eurosport
Gfinity
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
TelevisionBBC CBBC Sports Round (2009 - 11)
Channel 5 The Wright Stuff (2011 - 15)
Star Sports Indian Super League (2015)
Star Sports Lets Talk Football (2015 - 16)
PLP Kick Off (2016 - Present)
PLP Fanzone (2016 - Present)
Channel 4 BDO Darts (2017 - Present)
Channel 4 Mini Challenge (2017 - Present)
BBC World Snooker Championships (2017 - Present)
Eurosport UK Championships Snooker (2017)
Sony Six FIFA U17 World Cup (2017)
Gfinity Elite Series FIFA 18 (2018)

Seema Jaswal (nee Pathan; born 28 January 1985)[citation needed] is a British television and radio presenter from West London.[1]

Jaswal hosts the Premier League’s worldwide coverage for Premier League Productions which includes flagship shows Kick Off and Fanzone. When the Premier League season ends, she presents Motorsport for Channel 4.[citation needed] Jaswal also reports on the BBC’s coverage of the World Snooker Championships and Channel 4’s BDO Darts.[2] She is also the eSports host of Gfinity Elite Series FIFA18.[3]

Jaswal was part of ITV's World Cup 2018 coverage, presenting pre-game reports and outside-broadcast interviews from locations around Russia. Previously she presented the FIFA U17 World Cup draw and Tournament for Sony Six in October 2017.[4] In 2017, Jaswal won a Media Award at the Asian Football Awards.

Television & Radio[edit]

Premier League Productions[edit]

Kick Off[edit]

Kick Off is her first point of call on a Saturday morning for all of the build up to the weekend of Premier League action. The top stories are discussed with focus on the latest headlines in the Media, the team news for the early kick off is announced live on the show and the key matches are discussed in detail from all angles. Regular guests on this show are Ian Wright, Phil Neville, Michael Owen & Ryan Giggs, amongst many other former Premier League players and managers.[5] Seema presents this live 90 minute show every Saturday morning alongside Johnathan Joseph, with pundits Don Hutchison and Leroy Rosenior.[6]

Fanzone[edit]

Seema hosts this live show twice a week taking live calls and Skype calls from football fans wanting to discuss their team’s recent performances and any major news.

The Premier League live in Bengaluru, India[edit]

The Premier League took their shows on the road for one weekend in India and Seema was involved in presenting Kick Off, Fanzone and Premier League Today.[7] The shows were all filmed in a fan park in Bengaluru[8] 20,000 fans assembled to watch live Premier League matches shown on big screens around the park.[9][10] This included one of the biggest fixtures of the season, Liverpool v Manchester United![11][12]

Gfinity[edit]

Elite series 3; FIFA 18[edit]

Seema's role for eSports Elite series 3; FIFA 18 is to co-host the live worldwide coverage alongside Tom Deacon presenting some match analysis at the touch screen and conducting live interviews with the gamers.[13][14] This is all in front of a live audience within the venue as well as the audience watching online mainly via Twitch.[15][16]

Sony Six[edit]

FIFA U17 World Cup 2017[edit]

In the month of October 2017, 505 Footballers from 24 teams around the world travelled to India to take part in the FIFA U-17 World Cup. The matches were played across 6 host cities in India from October 6 with the final on the 28th October in Kolkata.[17][18] Seema’s role as presenter involved hosting all of the live matches from the studio in Mumbai for Sony Pictures Network India[19] throughout the course of the tournament.

Seema was accompanied by managers and players including David Moyes,[20] Stuart Pearce and Luis García, as well as players past and present including Baichung Bhutia and Renedy Singh.[21] Seema also presented the FIFA U17 World Cup live draw for the tournament in July 2017[22][23]

BBC[edit]

World Snooker Championship[edit]

Seema is a Reporter for the World Snooker Championship at The Crucible Theatre.[24] This role focuses on all of the action going on in and around the event as well as post match Interviews with Mark Selby, Ding Jun Hui, Shaun Murphy, and Judd Trump. Seema also worked alongside Hazel Irvine, Jason Mohammad, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, Ken Doherty and John Parrott.[25] Seema also visited the Becton Centre with the WPBSA and John Parrot to provide them with a Snooker table and further encourage more people with disabilities to play cue sports.[26][27]

Channel 4[edit]

BDO World Darts Championship[edit]

Seema starts the year at the BDO World Darts Championship Lakeside with her role as reporter involving pre and post match interviews with the players, interviews with the player’s friends and family, live hits into the studio with Rob Walker and Paul Nicholson as well as live interviews with the fans.[28][29]

Motor Sport[edit]

Seema hosted her first full season of the Mini Challenge on Channel 4 which entailed travelling to racing circuits.[30]

Eurosport[edit]

UK Snooker Championship[edit]

Seema worked as a reporter for the UK Snooker Championship with Eurosport capturing all of the live action from the tournament in York. From pre and post match interviews, to Snooker skills challenges to live hits into the studio with Colin Murray the role was varied.[citation needed]

Star Sports India[edit]

Hero Indian Super League (ISL) / Let’s Football / Let’s Talk Football[edit]

Seema hosted for Star Sports India[31] the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) Season 2 presenting both the live Player Draft Auction[32] and the live matches from the studio over a 3 month period with experts Paul Masefield, Ashley Westwood and Gary O'Reilly.[33] The live broadcast featured a pre and post show with a half time analysis with global viewing figures reaching over 207 million.[34] The review show Let’s Football also hosted by Seema covered the main talking points of this tournament.[35] In addition, Seema presented a live show Let’s Talk Football reviewing all of the weekend’s Premier League action.[36]

Channel 5[edit]

The Wright Stuff[edit]

Seema spent the best part of 3 years co presenting The Wright Stuff[37][38] alongside Matthew Wright[39] introducing the show, engaging with the audience, reading out viewers social media responses whilst also sharing her own opinions on this daily live debate show.[40]

Radio[edit]

As a producer and presenter at Westside radio, Seema hosted the Entertainment show every Sunday from 10am - 1pm. She wrote the show content and featured a weekly event update, entertainment news bulletins and interviews with artists performing at the local Beck Theatre.[41]

Year Programme Channel Role
2009 - 2011 CBBC Sports Round CBBC BBC Presenter
2011 - 2015 The Wright Stuff Channel 5 (UK) Co-host
2015 Olympic Table Tennis Test Event at London 2012 Olympics BBC Presenter
Indian Super League Star Sports Anchor
2015 - 2016 Lets Talk Football Anchor
2016–Present Kick Off IMG - Premier League Global Content Presenter
Fanzone IMG - Premier League Global Content
2017–Present BDO Darts Channel 4 Reporter
Mini Challenge Presenter
World Snooker Championships BBC Reporter
2017 UK Championships Snooker Eurosport Reporter
Goose Live Event Silverstone Classic Channel 4 Presenter
FIFA U-17 World Cup Draw FIFA TV & Sony Pictures Networks India Host
FIFA U17 World Cup FIFA TV & Sony Pictures Networks India Anchor
The Premier League live in Bengaluru, India IMG - Premier League Global Content Presenter
2018 Gfinity Elite Series FIFA 18 Gfinity - YouTube - Facebook Co-host
Football Focus BBC Presenter

Awards and Recognition[edit]

Jaswal won the Media Award at the Asian Football Awards 2017.[42][43]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inspirational Woman: Seema Jaswal | Television, radio and live events presenter". WeAreTheCity.com. 14 November 2017.
  2. ^ "HOME | BEYOUROWN | Leading Women With A Vision". beyourown.org.
  3. ^ "Gfinity hires Seema Jaswal as FIFA 18 Elite Series host".
  4. ^ "SPN's sporty bonanza for footy fans ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India". Bestmediaifo.com.
  5. ^ "Gfinity hires broadcaster Seema Jaswal as FIFA 18 Elite Series host". Mail Online.
  6. ^ "Top EPL clubs confirm participation".
  7. ^ "Man City legends join Barnes and Shearer at PL Live".
  8. ^ "Confirmed | Hornets In India". WatfordFC.
  9. ^ "Chelsea, Arsenal among big Premier League clubs participating in Bangalore event". The Indian Express. 21 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Confirmed | Hornets In India". WatfordFC.
  11. ^ "Top EPL clubs confirm participation in Premier League Live Bengaluru - Times of India". The Times of India.
  12. ^ "Meet the Premier League legends, grab your trophy!". Mykhel.com. 4 October 2017.
  13. ^ eSports, Gfinity - Generation. "Introducing Our New FIFA 18 Host: Seema Jaswal :: News :: Gfinity". Gfinity.
  14. ^ "Gfinity hires broadcaster Seema Jaswal as FIFA 18 Elite Series host". Mail Online.
  15. ^ "Gfinity sign footballer and FIFA icon Akinfenwa to head up new Game On show - Esports News UK". Esports News UK. 10 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Seema Jaswal to host FIFA 18 Gfinity Elite Series Show | Gfinity Plc". www.gfinityplc.com.
  17. ^ Hawkes, Rebecca. "SPN India unveils broadcast plans for FIFA U-17 World Cup | Programming | News | Rapid TV News". Rapidtvnews.com.
  18. ^ Desk, India.com Sports (4 October 2017). "FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sony Pictures Announces Programming Details". India.com.
  19. ^ "FIFA U-17 WC: SPN India to telecast in three languages - English, Hindi, Bengali". Indian Television Dot Com. 4 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes to feature in international panel for FIFA U17 World Cup 2017". 3 October 2017.
  21. ^ "Sony Pictures Networks India announces FIFA U-17 World Cup programming". mid-day. 4 October 2017.
  22. ^ "FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Draw". FIFA.com. 7 July 2017.
  23. ^ Maitra, Sayantan. "Seema Jaswal: Rare photos, videos of India's pretty FIFA U-17 World Cup show host". International Business Times, India Edition.
  24. ^ Team, The42. "Mark Selby lands world snooker championship with thrilling win over John Higgins". The42.
  25. ^ "How Higgins outplayed Selby in Crucible final". BBC Sport. 29 April 2017.
  26. ^ "Snooker Champ Parrott Visits Sheffield's Becton Centre - WPBSA". Wpbsa.com.
  27. ^ "Ex-Crucible champion Parrott brings smiles to Sheffield's Becton Centre".
  28. ^ "By George, Four darts is way forward". BelfastTelegraph.co.uk.
  29. ^ "Darts: BDO Lakeside World Professional Championships - 2017 Day One". Radio Times.
  30. ^ "Amazon.com: Mini Challenge Season 2017". amazon.com.
  31. ^ "#AskSJ". Youtube.
  32. ^ "Star Sports to broadcast the Hero Indian Super League 2015 domestic player auction and draft live". 9 July 2015.
  33. ^ "Hero ISL - Team of the Week". YouTube.
  34. ^ "Upward trend in ISL viewership, 9 million more than last year - Times of India". The Times of India.
  35. ^ "Let's Football: Ashley Westwood on Florent Malouda!".
  36. ^ "Lets Talk Football: Ashley Westwood's Rapid Fire".
  37. ^ "Presenting the Wright Stuff for Seema". 11 July 2014.
  38. ^ "Presenting wright Stuff for Seema". connection.ebscohost.com.
  39. ^ "Welcome to my new website | Matthew Wright Official". Matthewwrightofficial.com.
  40. ^ "Powerful play from slums of Mumbai". Lancashire Telegraph.
  41. ^ "Seema Jaswal Interview". Celebrity Radio By Alex Belfield. 11 November 2017.
  42. ^ "Winners of the Asian Football Awards 2017 | DESIblitz". DESIblitz. 23 November 2017.
  43. ^ "2017 Asian Football Awards held successful in London". The Blog » CPD Football by Chris Punnakkattu Daniel (in German). 16 November 2017.

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