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FIBA Media, Motorsport Network And WWE To Join Broadcast Masterclass Lineup

By Community | March 26, 2019

With just over 1 week to go, iSportconnect is pleased to announce that Paul Stimpson, Managing Director of FIBA MediaOlivier Dufour, CEO France and President of Video & OTT at Motorsport Network, and Tracey Keenan, Vice President and General Manager of WWE UK, will be speaking at our 2019 Broadcast Masterclass on Thursday 4th April. The event will be held at Fieldfisher in the City of London, and will bring together senior level executives in the industry to focus on new ways for media companies, rights owners and technology partners to prosper, thrive and grow as the digital revolution continues to disrupt the sports broadcasting market.

Paul is Managing Director of FIBA Media which is the entity set up as part of the 17-year joint-venture between FIBA and Perform/Dazn Group. FIBA Media is responsible for the sales, distribution, live and post-game production and delivery of broadcast rights linked to the various FIBA events including the Men’s and Women’s World and Continental events plus the World / Continental Cup Qualifier games as well as the FIBA Youth World Cups and the Basketball Champions League project.  

FIBA Media is involved with an average of circa 500 basketball games per year and also has a Digital Marketing team working on the promotion of the events as well as a Broadcast Quality Department that reviews the live production of all games.  Paul has been working with FIBA since 2000 and before that was at ISL.

Olivier is a senior executive in the field of digital sports media, OTT distribution, and marketing. Motorsport Network is a global media company that owns and operates multiple brands, connecting millions of people who love motorsport and cars, across digital, OTT, social media, print, marketplaces and live events.

Previously Chief Digital Officer at beIN Media Group, Olivier transformed beIN’s OTT distribution and digital publishing across all platforms, boosting subscriber base, viewership, ad revenue, and social media reach to record highs. As a founder of OTEK Media Consulting, Olivier launched many successful B2C digital products and focussed on the digital media strategy for industry leaders such as Euromedia, beIN SPORTS, France Television, Arte, Orange, French Ministry of Culture, BNP Paribas to name only a few. Earlier in 2002, Olivier founded SkemA, a pioneering start-up in the User Generated Video market. Solutions developed at SkemA propelled a new generation of TV shows, with users’ videos at their center, for many different broadcasters. He sold his equity to investors in 2007.  Olivier started his career with telco Orange and Sofrecom, where he successfully launched some of the very first digital content distribution platforms.

Tracey is responsible for WWE’s UK&I business, their largest and most successful market outside of the USA. She provides strategic direction and leadership to drive business growth and increase revenue and awareness for all WWE brands and properties, as the company continues to set the standard for global innovation. Her role involves managing business lines including Content Distribution – TV, Digital and WWE’s highly successful OTT platform, the WWE Network; an extensive Live Event touring program, Digital and Sponsorship Sales, Consumer Product Licensing, Marketing, Communications and new Product Development.

Before joining WWE, Tracey has had commercial roles with a number of globally recognised sports, entertainment and media organisations, including the BBC, News Corporation, and Tottenham Hotspur FC, where she has led partnership, sales and business development programs. She has specialised in rights commercialisation and has particular expertise with Stadium and Arena naming and partnerships, having secured the naming partner at Aviva Stadium and venue partnerships at The O2. 

With a maximum of 150 invite-only delegates, iSportconnect provides a media/agency free opportunity to network with influential senior-level sports business executives. We are famous for our intimate and relaxed environment, encouraging ideas exchange and helping to introduce you to the right new connections.

There are now only a few places available so to register your interest in attending the 2019 Broadcast Masterclass, please contact Chloe McCombie at info@isportconnect.com

Invitation Policy: The Broadcast Masterclass is a complimentary event for iSportconnect members who are from governing bodies, sports teams, brands and broadcasters. There is no fee to become an iSportconnect member. No sports agencies, professional service providers & suppliers are allowed.

For limited partnership opportunities, please contact Hugo Millns at info@isportconnect.com

 

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