MORE than 100 Scottish graduates will receive broadcast training from Glasgow's Commonwealth Games.
The contract to broadcast the 2014 Games around the world has been awarded to Global Television, which provides sets for the Australian soap, Neighbours, and London- based independent sports programming supplier Sunset+Vine.
The contract is expected to create up to 1000 jobs.
The joint venture, (SVGTV) will also train 120 Scotland-based s tudents in live broadcast, creative and technology skills.
The footage will be distributed to more than a billion people around the world.
First Minister Alex Salmond said: "It will make an enormous contribution towards the delivery of the Games, and give a huge boost to our creative industries. At least 120 graduates from Scotland will create a talent pool that will be highly sought-after when Scotland hosts other events."
Glasgow 2014 Chairman Lord Smith said: "This is the contract that takes the Games to the world."
SVGTV will be responsible for the delivery of comprehensive, high-definition, multi-camera coverage.
The design, installation and operation of the International Broadcast Centre – outside the SECC –will also be managed by SVGTV.