Tributes paid to talented sports TV producer killed in bike crash

Tributes paid to talented sports TV producer killed in bike crash

Lucy Golding

Tributes paid to talented sports TV producer killed in bike crash

Friends and former colleagues of a talented sports television producer killed in a motorbike crash have been paying tributes to a man described as 'one of the good guys'.

Mark Lowson, from Maidenhead, died at about 8.20pm on Sunday, July 13 in Aldershot when riding his Yamaha bike from Pine Ridge Gold Club in Frimley to an address in Aldershot.

No other vehicles were involved. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The ambitious 36-year-old, who had a company registered from an address in Lower Cookham Road, had only just returned from the World Cup in Brazil where he worked freelance as a co-ordinating producer for broadcasting company HBS, overseeing the production of matches televised on public screens - also known as Big Screens - across several venues.

Neil Oughton, director of Input Media in London where Mark worked full-time from 2005-2011, said: "It was a big thing for Mark to go to Brazil and he loved it.

"Some of our guys who were working at the venues spent some special moments with him."

He added: "He was just a really genuine lovely guy, he learnt his trade with us and he was a well-respected and highly-regarded by all of us at Input Media.

"We will miss him terribly."

Mark worked freelance for Input Media only a couple of months ago.

Tributes have been flooding in for Mark, originally from Hull, on Twitter including from fellow television producer Dominique Cutts who wrote: "One of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure to work with."

Chelsea TV freelance reporter Lee Parker wrote: "A wonderful man, sadly gone too soon. He will be missed by everybody that knew him."

After his time at Input Media, Mark went on to work for UEFA as entertainment manager on Euro 2012 where he was responsible for all content and production on Big Screens within the competition venues in Poland and Ukraine.

He had also previously worked for companies including Chelsea TV, the BBC, ITV and The FA.


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