Take your seat for the Conference Summit in the open space Masterclass, Keynote and Presentations area at Speakers Corner and get the latest industry insights to complement your business meetings at SPORTEL.Pitch Perfect Session See all the speakers
As media rights revenue increases become rarer, sports rights-holders are jostling for position an increasingly competitive attention economy. Creating bespoke content for third-party platforms is a must, but building first-party D2C platforms is back in vogue as a way to engage fans, monetise dark markets and sweat archive assets. This panel will discuss whether D2C is the way to go, or whether YouTube, TikTok and Netflix audiences should be the number-one objective.
Explore the roadmap to captivate fans, capitalize on partnerships, excel in pay-per-view triumph, tailor sport subscriptions, and pioneer content distribution innovation through actual partner case studies, all within the Sportall keynote session. 1. Fan-Centric Free Content: Explore strategies to offer free content to fans while harnessing their engagement to unlock lucrative partnerships. 2. Mastering Pay-Per-View: Dive into the success story of FIA WEC and 24 Hours of Le Mans. Gain insights into implementing a seamless pay-per-view model, transforming premium events into revenue drivers. 3. Tailored Viewing Experience: Break the mold of multi-sport monthly subscriptions. Discover the power of personalized pay-per-sport models that empower fans to select what they truly care about, fostering a stronger sense of connection. 4. Empowering Fans through Innovation: Uncover how innovation enhances fan involvement in content distribution. Learn how cutting-edge approaches create deeper engagement, turning fans into active participants in the content ecosystem.
AI has been one of the true buzz topics of 2023 and some see it as a friend, some see it as a foe. Join us for a lively panel where we will cover AI and what it might mean for your business and operations. How can AI transform the way you understand your audience and deliver them the content they want? Can you use AI for writing contracts and proposals? How about reviewing legal documents? We'll cover all these topics and more.
Save on costs, not quality - sports video production made efficient. Join us for a best practice conversation on next-gen remote productions and fan engagement with Volleyball World's CEO, Finn Taylor, and Blitz Technology's CEO, Claudiu Paraschiv. Moderated by LiveU's Head of Sports, Strategy and BD, Ophir Zardok, this session will include insights from industry experts discussing how you can develop your global reach and find monetization opportunities with dynamic, high-quality live video content, leveraging LiveU's IP remote production workflows. Whether you are delivering to global broadcasters or creating content for social media, this session is for you.
The expanding scope of AI applications is delivering substantial value across various facets of sports technology. This includes the transformation of fan experiences, the creation of new revenue streams, and innovative content generation. Fabio Gallo, a leader with a track record of overseeing significant digital initiatives at LaLiga, FC Barcelona, and Dorna Sports (MotoGP), delves into the potential of AI as the catalyst for achieving overall success in the sports business arena.
Join PIXELLOT live at Speakers Corner to learn more about their latest solutions for the sports media industry. Stay tuned for presentation details coming soon! Taking Control - How federations are using AI automation to serve more fans and create new revenue
The pivot to cloud and IP production workflows is moving at a rapid pace and Spalk is at the forefront of commentary production and distribution using cloud workflows. Our Virtual Commentary Studio is trusted by some of the biggest leagues, federations and broadcasters in sport to produce multilingual and world feed commentary for distribution into linear TV, OTT and radio networks all over the world. In this session Spalk will showcase the benefits of cloud workflows for adding flexibility and cost savings to commentary workflows without sacrificing broadcast quality.
India is now a major global market for sports media and a driver of technological change in our industry. Cricket dominates, but international rights-holders from all sports are keen to maximise their opportunities for growth in the country. The Indian market has been boosted by the emergence of media group Viacom18 as a key sports broadcaster. This panel will examine the challenges of selling sports rights in the country - and how to overcome them to capitalise on the immense opportunities offered by what is the world's most populous country. We will also look at the impact of tech advances and innovations, including mobile adoption and digital penetration, which are set to continue to rise exponentially in India. Companies such as Quidich are changing the fan experience, both inside India and internationally, and we'll take a look at what this means for the sports business now and in the future. So come along to see how India, with its growing economy, sports ecosystem, and global confidence, is set to play an even greater role in our industry over the coming years.
Harmonic's award-winning innovations in content and advertising personalization help sports content providers and organizations leverage the latest AI-based technologies to transform business models, expand the range of possibilities, and streamline operations across several media workflows. Several AI-fueled use cases Harmonic has been working on make use of its market-leading video SaaS platform and its integration with a broad range of partners. Join Harmonic at Sportel Monaco to discover scalable, pay-as-you-go solutions that will drive your revenues and fan engagement, including Targeted ads, FAST, including automated scheduling of channels targeted to specific viewer segments with Spideo; Creation of new inventory through dynamic brand insertion with Mirriad; Flexible access to automated clipping and highlights creation capabilities; Immersive, seamless experience and high video quality with lower bandwidth needs with Harmonic's content aware encoding and more AI-powered use cases !
For both avid sports fans and organisations alike, content is king. It encompasses the thrilling game-time footage, captivating highlights, and unforgettable moments of victory that keep us all captivated. In this presentation, David Candler (Veritone) and An Dang Duy (World Athletics) will illustrate how advancements in AI present numerous opportunities for Sports & Entertainment content owners to unlock innovative pathways to monetisation. Through AI-powered digital asset management, sports & entertainment content owners can effortlessly find, explore, and utilise their content. By doing so, they can uncover new revenue streams from their existing media, streamlining the process of managing, licensing, and selling their content.
In the dynamic landscape of sports and entertainment, the industry is undergoing a transformative renaissance, spearheaded by innovators like Sportian. As a pioneering and influential player, Sportian has emerged as a game changer, catalyzing a paradigm shift in how the fans experience and engage with sports. Get to know the remarkable journey of Sportian, outlining its pivotal role in reshaping fan interactions, data-driven strategies, immersive experiences, and technological advancements. With Sportian at the forefront, the presentation will explore the convergence of sports and technology, showcasing its profound impact on the future of entertainment.
In just five years, Professional Fighters League has skyrocketed into its position as a co-leader in the sport of MMA globally. With its disruptive season format, innovative next-gen viewing experience and the world's best fighters, PFL is primed to take capture the massive growing MMA market, which features the youngest demo of any sport in the world. PFL CEO Peter Murray will discuss the league's global expansion plans, launching regional leagues around the world in key territories to create the "Champions League of MMA," and the company's upward trajectory.
Join a selection of first time SPORTEL exhibitors, who have a creative or innovative solution to showcase in our quick fire pitch session! Each "Pitcher" will have just three minutes presentation time and two minutes Q&A to impress the audience and panel of Judges (Meghna KRISHNA - MAGNIFI, Anna LOCKWOOD - TELSTRA BROADCAST SERVICES & Ken KERSCHBAUMER - SVG). It's going to be fun, it's going to be fast and it's got to be "Pitch Perfect"! Confirmed Pitchers include executives from: AUDAZZIO, CAPTURE, ICAREUS, SPALK, SNAPPERS TV, STAGES, THEO TECHNOLOGIES & WORLD CHESS EVENTS ! Stay tuned for updates...
Join us for drinks at the Telstra Happy Hour Networking Reception at Diaghilev Exhibition Hall at 17:30! Connect with industry peers and find out how our broadcast managed services can take your content global! See you there.
The ceremony will present each of the nominated programmes to the public. The winners will receive their awards on stage from the sporting champions in attendance, and the audience is assured moments rich in sporting emotion. SPORTEL Monaco participants may attend the SPORTEL Awards Ceremony at no additional cost subject to availability. To reserve your place please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio Automated has built the most advanced AI technology for automated, high-quality video production in sports. With our partners, we deliver end-to-end solutions for production companies, broadcasters and leagues around the world. Paul will speak to how you can leverage AI to automate live production while reducing costs and expanding your coverage without compromising on quality. Our approach is to be camera-agnostic which gives the flexibility to find the right camera solution. As a result, our AI is used not only in the long-tail of sports, but also in premium blended productions.
FAST (Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV) continues to be attractive to both fans, rights holders, and federations. How can your organization build out a compelling and financially successful FAST channel? What are some key considerations, both technically and financially, and how can you find fast success in the FAST world?
Today, more than half of industry leaders believe that most or virtually all live sports video consumption will be via streaming within the next two years. Paving the way for this shift of sports on Connected TV (CTV) devices across the globe is FAST: free ad-supported streaming television. In this session, Wurl, in conversation with leading sports broadcasters, will discuss the future of sports streaming, challenges and opportunities for publishers, and FAST's role in driving this evolution.
As technology reshapes the world around us, sports rights holders are embracing new tools like AI and implementing them into their content strategies to reach fans on any platform and device. This session you'll hear how two of the biggest leagues (with some of the biggest fan following) LALIGA and the NBA ,are currently utilizing AI-driven content creation and what's next: how Generative AI will change the game.
New and cost-effective digital evolutions including cloud-based services like OTT and emerging platforms, are enabling dynamic shifts in the market to create, deliver and manage content. This enables all sports, including lower tier and niche sports to become more accessible to wider viewership, whether live, VOD or social content. With viewers expecting a next level quality of experience through D2C or streaming via a third-party platform, new opportunities and win-win scenarios are created for leagues, broadcasters and content owners to turn digital assets into revenues and to maximise the value of their media. Join our panel of industry leaders and innovators to find out where things are headed and how to strategise to monetise!
Unleashing The Full Potential Of Your Rights Through Automation
Join us as we demystify the expanding capabilities of AI-powered production technology and provide insight into how it is enabling rights holders across all tiers of sports to benefit from the limitless possibilities of delivering "everything, everywhere, all at once". This presentation focuses on how the huge advances taking place in automated live sports video production, storytelling and distribution are unlocking the untapped potential of sports competitions through the creation of sustainable commercial models. Not only are cost barriers being substantially lowered for the creation of high quality content, but content can now be delivered at scale through super low-latency cloud production and distribution technology. A revolution in sports content production is being unleashed to power commercialisation possibilities across broadcast OTT, digital publishing, sponsor activation, betting and gaming, as well as helping to elevate the quality of game-play through better insight.
As market factors like cord-cutting, cord-nevers viewing behaviors, and high consumer costs are increasingly limiting fan access to their home team's coverage, sports networks, leagues, and teams are seeking to go direct-to-consumer to reach audiences and own their fan relationships. While the current sports viewing model has turned the act of watching live sporting events into a privilege rather than a common, shared experience, new technologies are arising that will make all games affordable and available to all fans while leveraging multiple sources for revenue generation for the rights holders. In this session we discuss how sports networks, leagues, and teams can adopt a new market model and leverage the latest technology to stay close to their fans and thrive in the new world of media consumption.
During this fireside conversation, we will explore the cutting-edge advancements and emerging trends in the world of sports, and discuss how FIFA is leveraging those innovations to create unique digital products that connect with millions of fans and stay relevant! We would review the improvements in content distribution particularly during WWC23 Australia and start to dig into the new challenges for the coming WC in 2026. Join us as we dive into the exciting intersection of sports and technology, where traditional boundaries are being pushed, and new opportunities are arising.
Italian sports media on a regional and international level, evokes a passion from fans of all ages and nationalities throughout the world from football "calcio" to Ferrari and Formula 1, but not just! The Italian sports broadcast market presents a thriving and competitive landscape, from well established premium sports rights market players to disruptive streaming platforms, offering access to a greater variety of sports for engaging fans, while embracing the move to digital, AI and new technologies. Join our authentic panel of experts to hear more on the challenges and opportunities on the global stage for "il futuro dello sport italiano"
All sports entities are on a journey to leverage their video and photography assets beyond broadcast deals. With an ever growing list of sources and destinations for content, Capture believe the best strategies are based on a centralised media management system. But how do you know the investment is worthwhile? In this session we will talk about the journey and how you can turn a software spend into a powerful contribution to your digital media execution plans, and the bottom line.
How can the new generation of event design & planning solutions help organisers to deliver great events? Rethink how you can use digital-twin technologies, AI and much more through SWORD VENUE to reduce risks, gain time and efficiency.
LALIGA, one of the most-watched sports leagues within the global entertainment industry, has been experiencing a continuous process of updating and improvement to enhance the audiovisual experience. This achievement has been possible thanks to the alliance with a unique partner: EA Sports. Come join this engaging and enlightening keynote presentation by LALIGA President, Javier Tebas, and find out the keys to LALIGA's all-new audiovisual production strategy.
The sports media industry is experiencing unprecedented changes. At a time when the cultural impact of sport is stronger than ever while being on the brink of disruption, we believe it is crucial for the sector to establish a collective viewpoint and push the boundaries of thinking about its near and distant future. With a newly introduced report format, we aim to encourage genuine dialogue among all market participants - fans, rights owners, media companies, and investors - all affected by changing market conditions. Our 2023 Global Sports Survey includes insights from a hand-picked group of influential C-level executives, whose opinions are both highly respected and influential within the sports media industry, as well as proprietary consumer research and market analysis. Although the report will be officially launched on November 1st, we will be presenting our findings exclusively to SPORTEL attendees on October 24th
Join SPORTEL CEO Laurent Puons and J&S EG's Jorge Strika, to hear more about SPORTEL Rendez-vous Buenos Aires, to be held from 14 - 15 May 2024. This Argentinian gateway to the Americas and an exciting new destination moving South, is an inspiring relocation of the Americas spring event traditionally held in Miami. To bring this inaugural Rendez-vous in Argentina to life, SPORTEL is joining forces with valuable partners with impressive backgrounds in the sports industry and in event production: J & S EG, represented by Jorge Strika and Sebastián Ibarrondo, along with Lions Sports & Media, represented by Daniel Tamborini and Martín Rey as well as ProEnter, represented by Javier Schmidt and Diego Avila. Bamboo Business, represented by Marta Ortega with a great track record in the commercialization of such events, will also be part of the team. For more information visit us on Booth A24 in the Ravel Exhibition at SPORTEL Monaco or www.sportelamerica.com
Kick off the evening at our Wurl-hosted Happy Hour on Day 2 of the event to grab a drink and connect with your fellow SPORTEL Monaco attendees!
Join the SPORTEL team and run with fellow attendees during a discovery tour of Monaco. Departure from the Grimaldi Forum on Wednesday 25 October at 7:45AM ! We will be expecting you!
Tech Talk in collaboration with SVG EUROPE
Sports production technology providers are beginning to leverage AI and automated production tools in new and exciting ways. Technology providers take to the stage to discuss how they are making the most of AI and automated production tools like cameras, content publishing systems, commentary systems, and more.
Twenty-five years ago illegal file-sharing platform Napster transformed the music industry. Though it was short-lived in its initial iteration, it showed there was a new model for music, and was the precursor for legal platforms that offered cheap, accessible music for the masses - the likes of Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. However, it also triggered a cataclysmic decline in music industry revenues, bottoming out at $7bn in 2014 from $21bn in 1999. Are we about to see history repeating itself for sport? In September 2023, Unofficial Partner Productions released The Pirates vs The Premier League, a six episode podcast series that reached Spotify's top ten sports podcasts in the UK. The series producer Richard Gillis hosts a conversation with industry experts, asking what are the lessons of sports battle with illegal streaming services?
All attendees are invited to join this farewell to SPORTEL Monaco Networking Lunch "La Comida" sponsored by SPORTEL Rendez-vous Buenos Aires and to discover more about the new venue for SPORTEL in the Americas in 2024. "Buen provecho!"
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