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Spotlight On APAC: The Conference Summit At SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali

February 6, 2024

Regional trends from Indonesia to India, shaping sports broadcast and tech, from tackling piracy, to OTT,  streaming, D2C, social media, content delivery, gaming, the future of football, women’s sports, the impact of sustainability and social awareness on the sports industry  

Tickets are purchased, flights booked and hotel rooms reserved, though still time to jump aboard, for the next big event in Bali. In just a few weeks SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali produced by the world’s leading event organiser for sports media, broadcast and technology, is returning from 22-23 February at the InterContinental Bali Resort,  in collaboration with event partners Transvision and CubMu. A firm favourite at all SPORTEL events, the unique Conference Summit at Speakers Corner, with its easy access within the market for attendees to drop by, will enjoy topical Masterclass and Presentation sessions throughout the two-day event. Featuring a stellar speaker line up of decision makers and technology disruptors, a melting pot of international cultures, spanning Indonesia, SE Asia, Australia, the Indian subcontinent, Europe and beyond, will bring to the table a melting pot of Interntaional culture, experience and vision.  


Day one will dive straight into “Tackling Piracy in Sports in Indonesia & Asia: A Collaboration.” Attendees will gain insight on best practices in the fight to eradicate illegal piracy streaming in the region and internationally, with key local stake holders AVIA (Matt Cheetham) as collaborator and moderator, AVISI /Vidio (Hermawan  Sutanto), plus Lega Serie A (Anna Guarnerio) and TMG (Bastien Casalta) who will discuss the way forward. 

“With piracy still a major issue in Asia Pacific, it is great to see SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali bringing together some  of the top sports leagues and decision makers to discuss the importance of fighting piracy in this age of streaming.  I am delighted to be moderating a panel that will showcase the efforts to fight against piracy in the region, and in  particular in Indonesia, and the successes they have had.” Matt Cheetham, General Manager, CAP, Asia Video  Industry Association  

Next up LiveU (Chris Dredge) will share a case study: “Delivering Unforgettable Live Broadcasts from the Pacific  Games 2023: A Case for Efficient IP-based Distribution” explaining how they helped engage a larger audience for  the games and made more live content available with a cost effective, reliable and shortened producWon workflow. 

Crossing regionally to the “The Indian Subcontinent: A Major Market for Sports Media & Tech”, the panel will  look at how the region including Pakistan and Bangladesh, is now a major global market for sports media and a driver of technology change in the industry. In collaboration with and led by SportBusiness (Imran Yusuf), the session welcomes regional visionaries, robotic camera expert, Quidich (Gaurav Mehta), Pakistan broadcaster and digital platform Pi Pakistan/Tapmad (Layon Ivan Patrick Lobo) and proving it’s not all about cricket, Baseball United  (Kash Shaikh), on bringing the US sport to a niche, but passionate fan base. 

With the free to air model disappearing across the region, “OTT, Streaming & Content Delivery”, will explore with key stakeholders from SE Asia, how digital disruption adapts to local markets enabling a dynamic sports media  landscape, with Indonesia’s premium streaming platform Vision+ (Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo), major broadcaster and digital platform beIN Sports Asia (Shahid Sen), Cambodian Broadcasting Service David Ulmer and FAST and content delivery provider OTTera (Stephen Hodge). 

“This is my first time attending SPORTEL and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences and exploring the  tremendous changes happening in broadcasting & OTT streaming across SE Asia on this panel. It looks to be a great event for networking with the entire international broadcasting & content community.” David Ulmer, CEO, Cambodian Broadcasting Service


First time SPORTEL presenters i3D.Net (Deniz Arslan) will take the stage for: “Gaming & Sports, the Competition is Online and in Real Time” expanding on keeping fans hooked through online experiences, whether it be a goal, a finish, or a home run and how to leverage infrastructure to interact, produce and distribute live and on-demand  content across the globe.  

Football always scores a big goal at SPORTEL and “Raising the Game: The Future of Football in Indonesia” will  be no exception. This highly anticipated discussion will explore what is potentially a massive future media market  for football, with a hugely engaged local audience in a vibrant, growing economy, providing commercial potential for international properties alongside the domestic league. This power panel includes three key Indonesian  industry stake holders SCM & VIDIO (Sutanto Hartono), Bali United (Yabes Tanuri), RCTI (Dini Putri), plus German  powerhouse Bundesliga International GmbH (Kevin Sim), with the session moderated by and in collaboration with  SportBusiness (Imran Yusuf). 

“It is an honor to be part of a panel in SPORTEL Bali 2024. Indonesian football is now gathering an uprising positive  momentum and with SPORTEL choosing Indonesia as the place for their Asia event, it will make Indonesian football  more known or acknowledged in the football world.” Yabes Tanuri, CEO, Bali United. 

To close day one on an innovative and entertaining note, a selection of SPORTEL newcomers will join the “Pitch Perfect” quick fire session to present their solutions or creative business models in front of the international jury and participants to see who will be crowned the Perfect Pitcher! 


Kicking off day two, the spotlight will shine on the “Boom in Women’s Sports: From Viewership to Commercial  Properties” exploring how Asia stands in comparison with the West’s opportunities for growth. The engaging and  passionate female line-up features Fox Sports Australia (Marissa Banu-Lawrence), Asian Football Confederation  (Connie Heng), Indonesia Multisair Sportama Imsporim (Linea Wahyudi) and moderator Global Sports InnovaWon  Center (Iris Cordoba Mondejar). These leading ladies will share their insights and vision for the future of growing  girl power around the region. 

OpportuniWes for smaller properWes throughout the region and wider afield for “It’s a Niche – Riding High on DTC,  OTT, Streaming & Social Media” will discuss how digital is making content such as “freemium” more accessible to  smaller groups of, but no less passionate fans or talented athletes. Run in collaboraWon with Australian Sports  Television Network (Cam Vale) with key experts in their fields, Fight NaWon (Laurent Puons), Cloudmix (Tim Kelly)  Transvision/Avisi (Fachrul Prasodjo) and IMG Media. 

“SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali and this panel will be a perfect moment to share how OTT, social media and freemium  models have offered a platform for niche and smaller properUes to grow. Fight NaUon is now established as the leading combat sports digital platform in France and OTT has opened the door to expansion on a European and  moving forward worldwide level including Asia”, Laurent Puons, Co-Founder & CEO, Fight Nation. 

A hot topic around “Monetising Sustainability & Championing Social Awareness Through Sports” will delve into the vibrant intersection of sports, finance, and sustainability, while highlighting positive social awareness through the power of sport. This esteemed panel features Transvision (Peter F. Gontha), Extreme E (David Gille_), Nusa  Gatronomi (Muamar Vebry) and will be moderated by SPORTEL’s Joanna Merchie. 

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