Over the Horizon: Sport's Digital Future

Madrid, Spain

29th-30th November 2017

Welcome to the OTT Summit


The SportsPro OTT Summit will bring together 250 senior executives from key players within the OTT value chain, including broadcasters, rights holders, content distributors, social platforms and technology providers, to meet, network and share ideas on the latest developments and what they mean for their business.

 

The summit will be organised with the support of the Olympic Channel in beautiful Madrid, and hosted at the Meliã Castilla with the closing session at the Olympic channel, providing the ideal setting to curate relationships and learn about the trends shaping our industry today.

 

Event organised with the support of the

250

Senior Executives

Engage with senior figures involved in the OTT space, with 75% of attendee’s director level or above

 

30

Influential Speakers

Insider knowledge and know-how from leading international OTT experts

 

8

Valuable Networking Hours

Establish valued connections with over 8 hours of structured, strategic networking opportunities

 

2

Days

SP-OTT will cover all the bases over two content driven days

 

Agenda


Over the Horizon: Sports Digital Future 

Format

The event will be held over two days, with non-stop content throughout and opportunities to meet and network with peers. The programme will provide a mix of interactive opportunities which include an Olympic Channel site visit, seminars, lunches, dinners, networking drinks and more, alongside headline interviews, presentations and panels answering the questions and addressing the issues the broadcasting industry faces today.

Key Exploration Areas Include: 

The Future of Sports Media in a Multiplatform TV Market
Creating Your Own OTT Network
Why OTT and Social is a Winning Combination for Millennials
 Driving Fan Engagement in the Digital Age: What OTT Should Really Mean for Viewers
 Protecting the Value of your Sports Rights from Pirates 
 The Proliferation of Direct-to-Consumer Sports Content 
Established Sports Channels vs New Pure OTT players 
Unlocking the Value of Sports Content with Data

 

Make sure to check regularly for additions and changes

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Speakers


  • Dana Dar

    Director of Product Marketing, Sports and Events

    MX1

    Oliver Ciesla

    Managing Director

    WRC Promoter GmbH

    Warren Palk

    Chief Operating Officer

    DAZN

    Sam Jones

    CEO

    NFL Game Pass

    Danny Menken

    Group Managing Director

    ELEVEN SPORTS

    Miheer Walavalkar

    Co-Founder & Chief Business Officer

    LiveLike

    Bill Martens

    Managing Director, Europe

    BAMTECH Media

    Cameron Andrews

    Anti-Piracy Counsel

    beIN MEDIA GROUP

    Will Lock

    Senior Vice President, Strategy and Planning

    Eurosport

    Rebecca Charlton

    Journalist, Host & Presenter

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    Bhavesh Patel

    Global Digital Director

    beIN MEDIA GROUP

    Mark Parkman

    General Manager

    Olympic Channel

Advisory Board


SportsPro has developed a comprehensive Advisory Board balancing international rights holders, broadcasters and technology leaders to shape the format and strategic direction of the event. The support and participation of these industry innovators ensures that we create the content, environment and ultimate value for each and every attendee.

  • Jamie Hindhaugh

    Jamie Hindhaugh

    Chief Operating Officer

    BT Sport

    Jo Binding

    Jo Binding

    VP, International Digital, Corporate Development

    Discovery Communications

    Thierry Pascal

    Thierry Pascal

    Senior Vice President, International Media

    PGA Tour

    Amar Melwani

    Amar Melwani

    Commercial Director - EMEA

    ESPN

    Philip Bernie

    Philip Bernie

    Head of TV Sport

    BBC

    Bill Martens

    Bill Martens

    Managing Director, Europe

    BAMTECH Media

  • Allen Dickson

    Allen Dickson

    Vice President, Media EMEA

    Brightcove

    Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner

    Executive Vice President

    NeuLion

    Aarti Singh Dabas

    Aarti Singh Dabas

    Head of Media Rights & Digital

    ICC

    Marcus Luer

    Marcus Luer

    Founder & Executive Chairman

    Sportsfix

    Else Memmi

    Else Memmi

    Vice President, Global Media Distribution

    NBA

    Zach Leonsis

    Zach Leonsis

    Senior Vice President & General Manager

    Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Who Attends?


Perform
ICC
Curling Canada
Premier League
Eurosport
ESPN
Eleven Sports
EFL
Infront Sports & Media
MP & Silva
DAZN
BBC Sport
Formula One
NBC
UEFA
NBA
ATP
NFL
La Liga
PGA Tour
Red Bull
SINA Sports
Sky
FIBA
Twitter
Dutch Olympic Committee
Amazon
WTA
WWE
Lagardère Sports

Why Attend?


  • All content owners, from Sports leagues to media companies and even athletes are increasingly focused on building a direct relationship with the consumer. This requires an innovative approach to help navigate the uncertainty ahead. The SportsPro OTT conference will help bring leading OTT figures together to examine and discuss this important and evolving part of the industry.


    Commercial Director

    ESPN

  • This initiative spearheaded by SportsPro provides a fantastic platform for leaders within the media industry to come together and discuss the opportunities and challenges facing our industry’s ever-changing landscape.

    General Manager

    Olympic Channel

  • The media landscape and technology environment changes rapidly, especially in China.  This conference will help all of us gain insights into these industry changes and discuss ways for content publishers and platforms to stay on top of industry trends.


    Head of Content Acquisition Strategic Partnerships

    Sina Sports

  • “In today’s changing content consumption landscape, gaining fan insight directly rather than via a third party and developing one-to-one relationships with fans is becoming increasingly important and OTT platforms offer just that. This insight in critical to safeguard the future revenues for any business, be it a federation, media owner or digital publisher.”


    Head of Media Rights, Broadcast & Digital

    ICC

  • OTT has become a daily talking point in today’s media news, especially in relation to sports. There is great debate amongst rights holders, sports leagues, operators, broadcasters and media companies as to the pros and cons of launching or proving content to an OTT product.  An event such as the OTT Summit will bring industry leaders and experts together to help discuss these critical business decisions.


    Vice President, International Media

    PGA Tour

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Partners


Sportradar

Official Partner

NeuLion

Official Partner

ELEVEN SPORTS

Official Partner

BAMTECH Media

Official Partner

Brightcove

Official Partner

Event Supporters


MX1

Networking Partner

Livewire Sport

Technology Partner

Tellyo

Technology Partner

Want To Be Involved?


SportsPro OTT will offer an unrivalled platform for organisations wanting to speak directly to industry leaders and experts seeking to formulate an effective OTT strategy. 

 

SportsPro are the only media organisation that can offer genuine engagement with the industry’s leading figures 365 days a year – in print, digital and events.

 

 

 

Demonstrate your expertise and thought leadership via our Panel and Case Study sessions

 

Be personally introduced to the exact individuals you want to do business with

 

Grow your profile in front of the wider SportsPro audience before and after the event

 

 

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.

 

For more informaton on the hotel including directions from the International Airport please CLICK HERE.

About SportsPro


SportsPro is the leading sports business media company in print, digital and events.

We are a sports media company that specialises in the commercial, strategic, and operational aspects of the global industry. Our highly respected coverage brings exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge to the sports industry through a combination of print, digital media and live events. This provides sponsors, investors, rights holders, broadcasters, teams, leagues and agencies with the cutting-edge insights they need to drive growth in the reforming frontiers of the industry.

 

SportsPro Events maintains the highest standards of quality in research and market analysis, finding the most pressing issues and then producing content-driven conferences. We accelerate development across industries and throughout the globe by bringing together world leading experts who provide the most telling information to sporting organisations.

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