Join SPORTEL CEO and the Kick-off Party co-sponsor, Florida Sports Foundation's President & CEO, Angela Suggs, for some delicious sips and bites in an amusing and cheerful setting. Meet up with SPORTEL attendees in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Dress code: Casual Colourful Caribbean Chic.
Join Xavier Asensi for a fireside chat around his move from international powerhouse FC Barcelona to Major League Soccer and Inter Miami CF and gain insight into his experience as Chief Business Officer working with the remarkable trio, Miami businessmen Jorge and Jose Mas and global icon, David Beckham.
Learn more around the revolutionary partnership for MLS and Inter Miami with Apple TV, plus plans for the Miami Freedom Park project and what fans of the Club can look forward to as this project nears closer to completion. Finally looking forward to 2026, the World Cup will be coming to Miami, how will this change the landscape of futbol in South Florida?
Conference Director SPORTEL MONACO MEDIAX Moderator
Why is sport so attractive for PE organizations and in the current economic climate could owning franchises and other assets be a surer bet as opposed to owning shares of media rights? On the other hand, why are PE organizations so attractive for sports leagues and governing bodies - beyond just the large amount of short-term cash? What are the potential conflicts? Certain US leagues restrict the amount of institutional investment in franchises so how should they mitigate against potential issues arising from PE investment?
Also we'll take a look at how broadcasters view the entry of PE into sport and what might change with regard to broadcasting and relationships with fans following PE involvement in sport.
OTT content distribution is constantly evolving and this panel will explore how personalized content is the key to increased engagement and success for any platform and how technology enables it. We'll dive into FAST TV channels (free ad supported streaming TV) and how they offer the sports industry new opportunities to reach fans and deliver engaging content with a linear type of experience through OTT streaming. Learn more about how FAST is fitting into the ecosystem and benefits for sports content owners and broadcasters setting up FAST channels in relation to platform subscription-based packages. How attractive to fans will FAST be and will it disrupt the subscription model or are they complementary?
Content-hopping, social media, and personalized AI are dramatically changing the landscape -- and broadcasters, leagues, teams, and athletes are taking notice. Snipitz and the Legends of the LPGA will talk about how data and AI supports women's sports and beyond.
RSN Meltdown and the Impact on Sports Distribution
Tuesday 09 May 11:55 - 12:15
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The sports world has seen the first of two expected bankruptcies that threatens a key tier of funding for professional leagues and teams: the regional sports networks. If traditional RSNs are on the ropes, will fans, players and others take the punch? In this session, I will examine the current situation, its impacts on the overall sports landscape and how this disruption can be the beginning of greater things for all the stakeholders.
The balance between leagues and clubs/teams/ franchises is becoming increasingly fragmented as the global expansion of major sporting leagues and teams look beyond the "live event" as the next source of revenue and growth. With the increased demand in the US for access to both European Football, Rugby and emerging high participation sports, we examine the critical role of harnessing the passion of sport in conjunction with content and data.
Cracking the States: The changing face of motorsport in the US
Tuesday 09 May 14:00 - 14:45
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Motorsport is experiencing a renaissance among younger demographics in the US, spearheaded by the success of Formula One's Drive To Survive, new race formats and the proliferation of events across the US.
The panel will discuss the rapid growth and success of Grand Prix events from Miami to Austin; the building blocks of a good docuseries; broadcaster, sponsor and fan response to sprint race formats; and how the next generation of motorsport fans are different to any that have gone previously.
Director of Media Rights and Content Creation FORMULA ONE
Jean will share insights on key success factors for live sports streaming, like how to deliver live and on-demand sports at mass scale; drive new revenues with targeted advertising and content and strengthen viewer engagement with seamless quality of experience. Examples from real-life deployments will be discussed during the session.
Evolutions In Production & Content Delivery (OTT, AI & The Cloud)
Tuesday 09 May 15:40 - 16:25
New and cost effective cloud based services like OTT and AI are enabling technology led shifts in the market for remote and automated publishing, content creation and content delivery, making all sports, including lower tier and niche sports available for wider viewership. This creates a win win scenario for both leagues, broadcasters and fans alike. Join the debate with our panel of experts as to where things are headed.
The growth of women's sports on a broadcast, viewership, sponsorship and attendance level has surged over recent years with many of the world's leading sports organisations pushing the goal higher for the representation of value in women's sports when it comes to negociating with broadcasters and expanding commercial opportunities across the board.
Will women's sport be soon to be seen more on a par with their equivalent men's sport regarding coverage and exposure? Are certain able to attain higher and more consistent levels of viewership than others? Hear from our panel of experts championing both women and men's sports who will share insights and their vision for the future.
Head of Media Rights & Broadcast INTERNATIONAL EQUESTRIAN FEDERATION
President & CEO FLORIDA SPORTS FOUNDATION Moderator
Vice President Business Development Growth Initiatives FOX DEPORTES STUDIOS
Head of Sales, Sports North America & LATAM ENDEAVOR STREAMING