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Less Than A Week To Go For SPORTEL Monaco

October 16, 2023

With just one week to go, SPORTEL Monaco (23-25 October), the world’s leading event for sports media, broadcast and technology, is on full throttle to host a content packed International Conference Summit, presented by a melting pot of sports industry decision makers and technology innovators. During the 3-day event, alongside a thriving market floor with over 2000 executive participants – a series of exciting masterclasses, visionary keynotes, innovative presentations and successful partner case studies around the latest trends revolutionizing the sports media and broadcast industry, will be announced firmly under the spotlight at Speakers Corner.

Keynotes come in the form of SPORTEL favourite, the legendary LALIGA President Javier Tebas who will share the latest insight into the iconic Spanish league’s hottest developments. Professional Fighters League CEOPeter Murray will exchange in a fireside chat about PFL’s global growth and how they are creating the champions league of MMA.

A series of eight thought provoking Masterclasses, will set the stage for discussions between sports business executives with a goal to provide the SPORTEL community with vital insights on how the future of the industry is shaping and important details to reflect upon when decision making. From  media rights, content and business tech perspectives, in collaboration with SportBusiness (Callum McCarthy and Imran Yusuf), two panels: “Sport as Entertainment : Creating Content, Building Platforms” will address whether D2C is the way to go to engage fans, monetize dark markets and sweat archive assets,  featuring Endeavor Streaming (Peter Bellamy), SailGP (Melissa Lawton) and Meg Yodfat (Infront Labs). Then a panel with a focus on: “India: A Major Global Market for Sports Media & A Tech Driver In  Our Industry”, will deliver an authentic discussion highlighting how  the region is now a major global market for sports media and driver of technology set to play an even greater role in the industry over the coming years. Panelists include Formula E (Arti Dabas), ICC (Sunil Manoharan) and Quidich (Gaurev Mehta).

A deeper look at tech from a business perspective, will reveal three Masterclasses in collaboration with Sports Video Group (Ken Kerschbaumer), including: “Sport Making Sense of AI: Limits & Possibilities”, debating whether AI is friend or foe and if it can transform the way the sports media industry understands audiences and can deliver them the content they want. Joining the debate will be, Magnifi (Meghna Krishna), Extreme E (Ali Russell)Spiideo (Ian Wray) and Sunset + Vine (Raj Mannick).  A hot topic the industry can’t be slow to embrace, is the surge in FAST and during “A FAST Track to FAST Channels“, expert panelists  including first time attendee Samsung TV Plus (Chris Gregory), along with ATP Media (Alan Bruno), Telstra Broadcast Services (Anna Lockwood) and SoFast (Sandrine Durand), will provide key considerations, both technically and financially, on how rights owners, broadcasters, platforms and aggregators can find fast success in the FAST world.

Diving deeper, a tech talk around: “Making the Most of Automated Productions” with Magnifi (Ashwin Limaye), Kiswe (TK Gore), and Veritone (Gary Warech), will highlight how to make the most of AI tools like cameras, content publishing systems, commentary systems and more, to enhance production and provide great fan moments.

SPORTEL will host two masterclasses, one continuing the business tech theme with: “Digital Evolutions for Content Delivery & Monetization”, to further explore how OTT, streaming and cloud-based services enable dynamic shifts to distribute and manage content whether live, VOD or social, with Arqiva (Greg Burns), EverPass Media (Alex Kaplan), Stages (Tiago Maranhão) and Capture (Peter Shackleton).

The second of the SPORTEL led panels: “A Country Focus: Italia”, highlights Italian sports media on a domestic and international level which evokes a passion from fans of all ages and nationalities throughout the world. An authentic panel of experts from Deltatre (Andrea Marini), FIBA (Frank Leenders), Lega Serie A (Anna Guarnerio) and special guest, the legendary Italian footballer Lega Serie A Ambassador – Fabio Cannavaro, will take participants on this tour of Italy on a domestic and international level.

New partner, Unofficial Partner, will round off with: “Sports Napster Moment” with series producer, (Richard Gillis) hosting a conversation with industry experts, asking what are the lessons of the sports industry’s battle with illegal streaming services.

Throughout the programme, eighteen presentation sessions delivered  by Sportall, LiveU, VIewLift, Pixellot, Spalk, Harmonic, Veritone, Laliga Tech, Studio Automated, Wurl, WSC  Sports, Spiideo, Kiswe, Globant, Capture, Sword Venue and Altman Solon, including a number of new participating companies, will engage the audience with diverse solution based topics and customer shared sessions. Topics will cover AI’s impact on the sports industry including: content montetization, video innovations for use in live productions to broadcast more content and reduce costs, driving fan engagement, managing sporting assets, AI automations and more. Also gain meaningful insight into how the cloud can produce world feed and multilingual virtual commentary studio, the latest in D2C, media management of assets, event planning tools, more on FAST and the future of sports streaming, plus an exclusive global sports survey. A special presentation from SPORTEL CEOLaurent Puons and Argentinian partner, Jorge StrikaCEO, J & S Entertainment Group LLC  will introduce participants to Buenos Aires in Argentina, as a new destination for SPORTEL Rendez-vous from 14-15 May 2024.

Key figures :

  • +2 000 participants
  • 13% newcomers
  • 24% Rights Holder / Sport Federation / League / Club
  • 20% Broadcast / Network
  • 10% Distributor
  • 12% New Technology Services / Hardware / Software
  • 66 % Europe, 17% Americas, 9% Asia, 8% others

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Full Programme & Speakers :

Meet iSportConnect’s team members Ray James and Jay Stuart there.

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