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SPORTELMonaco take place in the Grimaldi Forum


FIFA Press Event
FIFA TV media rights and production - from Brazil to the future
10:00 - 10:45

"FIFA's award-winning TV division is responsible for the distribution, media rights and production of the FIFA World CupTM - delivering the biggest single-sport event to fans all over the planet [...]

PANEL in partnership with PLAZAMEDIA
How much TV does the brand need? How much brand does TV need?
11:15 - 12:00

In the quest for direct contact with the viewer and consumer, media and brands use digital innovations. Representatives of classic sports-media and representatives of brand manufacturers will outline and discuss their ideas of a technical requirements profile for the content creation and production of the future. [...]

  • ALBRECHT Bernhard - Chief operating officer - ProSiebenSat.1 PULS 4
  • BUSH David - Marketing Director - Sony Professional Solutions Europe
  • WILDT Joachim - CEO - PLAZAMEDIA GmbH TV- und Film-Produktion

SPORTEL & TV Sports Markets Expert PANEL I
Sport Online: What works, what doesn't
14:00 - 14:45

In December 2012, when TV Sports Markets asked a cross section of the industry's top executives what had been the biggest change or development in the previous 15 years, the most common reply was the growth of the internet. [...]

PANEL in partnership with SONY
Feel the beauty of 4K Sports Content Creation
15:15 - 16:45

As part of the FIFA TV broadcast production of the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament, Sony partnered with select firms to deliver three matches in 4K, including the quarter final match and the final itself, which were also streamed live to digital cinema screens for the first time ever in Ultra High Definition. [...]

  • KERSCHBAUMER Ken - Editorial Director - Sports Video Group
  • HAFENSCHER Bernhard - Head of Commercial Distribution - Red Bull Media House
  • MOTOHASHI Keiya - Head, Executive Office, and Senior Strategist, UHDTV & Smart TV Services - NexTV Forum
  • PAQUET Norbert - European Product Marketing Manager - Live Production, Sony Europe
  • LOTH Georgina - Media deputy Director - French Tennis Federation

INTERVIEW in partnership with TV Sports Markets
with Jean-Briac Perrette, President of Discovery Networks International
17:15 - 18:00

Discovery Communications has long been known as one of the world’s biggest distributors of television channels. Its flagship Discovery Channel is just one of 47 channel brands distributed in 220 countries around the world. [...]


10:30 - 12:00

To celebrate SPORTEL's 25th anniversary, this year's International Symposium looks back at two and a half decades of rapid development and asks what the sports media landscape will look like in the years ahead. [...]

  • ROBERTS Kevin - Founding Editor - SportBusiness Group
  • LUMME Timo - Managing Director - IOC Television & Marketing Services
  • SCHMIDT Carsten - Chief Officer Sports, Ad Sales & Internet - Sky Deutschland AG
  • NEAL David - Executive Producer - FOX Sports International
  • SILVA Riccardo - Co-founder & President - MP & Silva
  • CHUPIN Vincent - Vice President Television & Marketing Services - International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • LINETTE Cyril - Managing Sports Director - CANAL +

SPORTEL & SVG Business & Technology Panel
"Agency & Federation Perspectives on Next-Generation Technology"
14:00 - 15:00

Sports content creation and distribution technologies continue to evolve at a quickening pace, offering new ways to not only more cost-effectively produce content but also deliver it around the globe. [...]

  • KERSCHBAUMER Ken - Editorial Director - Sports Video Group
  • PABARI Sameer - Head of Production & Digital - MP & Silva
  • RICE Alex - Director of Business Development - PERFORM Group
  • MELDEM Dejah - Director Digital Media - Marketing & Content - Infront Sports & Media
  • HORNE Guy - Director Global Partnerships - IEC in Sports

SPORTEL & TV Sports Markets Expert PANEL II
European Football: Winning Media Strategies - The media rights strategies of Europe's top leagues
15:30 - 16:15

Europes top five football leagues generate over €5bn per season from the sale of their media rights. And as a bloc, the big five are enjoying the kinds of increases in revenue from cycle to cycle that most other industries can only dream of. [...]

  • DUNNE Franck - Editor - TV Sports Markets
  • TEBAS Javier - President - Liga Nacional de Fùtbol Profesional, Spain
  • DAUBITZER Jörg - Managing Director - DFL Sports Enterprises, Germany
  • FICOT Mathieu - Chief Commercial Officer - Ligue de Football Professionnel, France
  • RUTTEN Frank - Chief executive - FOX Netherlands - Eredivisie

SPORTEL & SVG Business & Technology Panel
"Monetizing the Second Screen Experience"
16:45 - 17:45

More than ever sports fans are consuming content related to their favorite sports, teams, and athletes via smartphones, tablets, and computers. But despite all the interest and usage it is very hard for rights holders, federations, and agencies to turn meaningful usage into meaningful revenues. [...]


SPORTEL & Deltatre Startup Competition 11:00 - 11:45

As the global sports media industry continues to evolve at a fast pace, innovation and technology are at the forefront driving the market. A crucial contributor to this driving force are startup companies with the mission to turn their ideas from concept to reality and earn their place within the industry's elite trend setters. [...]

  • Cleeng - (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) with an idea on sport enhancement
    Gilles Domartini - CEO
    Nicolas LeGall - Head of Sales
  • GoalShouter Ltd. - (Milan, Italy) for fan engagement
    Daniele Galiffa - CEO
  • Grabyo - (London, UK) specialising in real-time video
    James Heneghan - Commercial Manager
  • Inc. - (Palo Alto, USA) in the sector of fan engagement
    Emanuela Zaccone - Co-Founder and Social Media Strategist


Golden Foot Press Conference
in presence of Football Stars
10:00 - 10:30

Le Golden Foot Award is a prestigious international prize awarded to footballers: in the Football Legends category it goes to the greatest players for their outstanding careers, while football fans vote for the Best Player of the Year on the official Golden Foot website. [...]

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