Live, direct and digital: The new broadcast reality

Meliá Castilla, Madrid, Spain

28-29 November 2018 

A Destination Event to Ignite Conversation, Relationships and Action


Sports broadcasting strategists and thinkers, trailblazers and practitioners will converge for two full days of data led presentations, inspiration, interactivity and insight.

Centered around two key themes, Technology and Strategy. The Strategy track hones in on direct-to-consumer services whilst the Technology track puts a spotlight on digital broadcasting solutions and how they can enhance fan experience and drive engagement.

Event organised with the support of the

Key Stats


500+
ATTENDEES

74%
DIRECTOR LEVEL OR ABOVE

40
INFLUENTIAL SPEAKERS

27
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

Key Themes


Live, direct and digital: The new broadcast reality

The OTT Summit offers 40 sessions designed for you to hear first-hand from those who are embracing and getting the most from OTT technology.

How social and OTT platforms are changing sports consumption forever

Protecting premium live sports from streaming piracy

How to protect your OTT platform from live broadcast issues

Planning the platform journey: from concept to development to profit

Esports - the blueprint for sports OTT platforms?

Automation: How Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are revolutionising sports video production and distribution

OTT vs Linear: New ways to package rights for multiple platforms

Reach vs revenue: rethinking broadcast partnership

How to run a cost-effective production and distribution strategy

Speakers


  • Alfredo Bermejo

    Digital Strategy Director

    LaLiga

    Barney Francis

    Managing Director

    Sky Sports

    Eric Black

    Chief Technology Officer

    NBC Sports Group

    Matthew Hong

    Chief Operating Officer

    Turner Sports

    Alex Kaplan

    President and General Manager, Discovery Golf

    Discovery

    Louisa Clark

    Head of Business Development and Broadcast Partnering

    BT Sport

    Michael Cole

    Chief Technology Officer

    European Tour

    Tom Thirlwall

    Chief Executive

    COPA90

Why Attend?


  • Understand the different trends in consumption across social and direct 2 consumer platforms
  • Learn how to create an OTT platform suitable for your target audience
  • Learn how to generate and grow new income streams
  • Find new strategies to maximize your broadcasting rights
  • Have the opportunity to meet the key OTT players in sports under one roof
  • Learn how to protect the value of sports rights and tackle the issue of piracy
  • Hear intricate case study presentations to ensure you get the “how to” as well as the strategy

Who Attends?


Designed for C-level executives, senior vice presidents, vice presidents, directors, heads of departments, digital executives from international rights holders, broadcasters and service providers.

BBC Sport
Dutch Olympic Committee
Lagardère Sports
NBA
Eurosport
NBC
Twitter
Red Bull
Formula One
Sky
Curling Canada
PGA Tour

Advisory Board


Venue


The Meliá Castilla is considered one of the most emblematic hotels in Madrid, with an appealing blend of perfectly balanced classic and contemporary styles, where peace and urban life are accomplices to delight our guests.

 

The excellent location, a few minutes from Paseo de la Castellana, 15 minutes from Barajas airport, near Chamartín train station and the Real Madrid Santiago Bernabéu football stadium, makes the Meliá Castilla the perfect choice for your visit to Madrid.

Partners


Discovery

Official Partner

Sportradar

Official Partner

La Liga

Official Partner

Deltatre

Official Partner

Eurovision

Official Partner

Disney Streaming Service

Official Partner

NeuLion

Official Partner

Babcock

Official Partner

Nagra

Official Partner

Event Supporters


Livewire Sport

Tellyo

Getty Images

Digital TV Europe

Advanced Television

Ampere Analysis

IHS Markit

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Contact


Address

3rd Floor, America House
Two America Square
London, EC3N 2LU, United Kingdom

Phone

+44 (0) 20 7549 3250