Toast EMP headed up by Lester Holcombe are an independent TV production company and a specialist live event company. The market leaders in creating and producing live TV celebrity legends football matches both in the UK and internationally. Having produced the first match of its kind for TV in 2004. Two years before SoccerAid was conceived.
Toast EMP produce all aspects of both the live match and pre/post programming as part of the live show and the build up documentaries that tx usually in the build up to the live OB. Toast uniquely, also produce all of the event aspects of the tv matches in addition to logistics, booking the talent, overseeing the PR, commercial, sponsorship and ticketing.
Toast have created and produced such matches as:
*Manchester United v Celtic – East Africa Famine Appeal Match & doc – ITV
*Sir Bobby Robson Trophy – live match and doc – ITV
*Match of the Heart – and doc- Rai UNO
*England V Germany – 40 years of hurt match & doc – Red Cross and Cancer Research UK – Ch5 (infamous because of the Boris Johnson tackle…(we blame ourselves for his election to mayor!!)
*Help 4 Heroes Trophy match & doc – ITV
*Alan Ball Trophy match & doc – British Heart Foundation – Sky One
*Italy v England – Malta Trophy for International Red Cross – Rai Uno
These matches often outperform in their broadcast slots, deliver strong broadcast & stadium audiences and they have raised hundreds of thousands for various charitable causes.
Toast EMP produce all aspects of the live OB presentation and our matches are distributed globally by LCTV both via live feed of the match and as delayed and highlights offerings. Toast also produce a variety of documentaries mainly around sport, celebrity, outdoor pursuits and Nat Hist. Non TV events include live music events & festivals, sports and comedy shows.