Top Sessions


This year’s summit is bringing together over 100 experts in the industry across 30+ sessions. From keynote discussions to fireside chats and panel debates and tech showcases explore the array of content on offer across the two days.

Insights into Amazon

Deep dive into Amazon’s approach to rights acquisition including details of the Autumn Nations Cup deal.

Marie Donoghue,
VP, Global Sports Video,
Amazon

Forecasting the future of Broadcast & OTT

Predicting where the industry will be in 5 years and the opportunities that will arise.

Jon Miller,
President, Programming, NBC Sports Group

Richard Verow,
Chief Sport Officer,
beIN Media Group

State of the industry

Fireside chat with Barney Francis discussing where the industry sits as a result of the pandemic, and what he expects to see in 2021.

Barney Francis,
Former Managing Director,
Sky Sports

WWE wrestling with technology

Having created their own D2C platform, we catch up with WWE’s CTO Rajan Mehta to get the inside scoop on the tech behind the screen

Rajan Mehta,
EVP & CTO,
WWE

DAZN: Going global

What was the strategy behind DAZN’s global launch? How does the global strategy relate to local approaches?

Joe Markowski,
EVP, Global Platform & Revenue Innovation,
DAZN

The business of data

Exploring how data is influencing strategic business decisions within the broadcast and OTT industry. Attend this session to learn how to transform data into intelligence

Renata Policicio,
VP, Research and Insights,
ESPN

Bastian Zuber,
Chief Operating Officer,
DFL Digital Sport

Olivia Archanco,
Head of Consumer Strategy,
LaLiga

Mariano Miculitzki,
Director of Sales, EMEA,
AppsFlyer

Building a soccer OTT platform

Breaking down the vital steps to building a successful OTT platform from monetisation strategies to leveraging existing data. 

Jean Jiminez,
VP Content, Digital & Broadcast, Inter Miami CF

Panagiotis Aroniadis,
New Media Director,
PAOK FC

Matt Brown,
Broadcast Product Manager,
The FA

Innovating live media rights with blockchain

An introduction to the use of blockchain to underpin successful media rights monetisation and protection.

Richard Craig-McFeely,
EMEA Business Development Lead, Media & Entertainment,
AWS

Shane Warden,
Chief Technology Officer,
ATP Media

Innovative approaches to driving the value of soccer rights

Discover how three leagues maximise their profits through innovative partnerships and leveraging their content outside of traditional broadcasting.

Malgorzata Borkowska,
Media Rights Consultant and Board Advisor, Ekstraklasa

Leander Monbaliu,
Chief Business Officer & Head of Legal, Belgian Pro League

Nuno Moura,
Chief Marketing & Growth Officer, Portuguese Football Federation

The art of storytelling

Until recently sports have undervalued long-form content. Explore how it can develop interactive and engaged communities within your audience. 

Susan Levison,
Head of WWE Studios, WWE

Mallory Rubin,
Editor-in-Chief, The Ringer

Lawrence Duffy,
Managing Director, Aurora Media

Taking back ownership of engagement and community on your platform

Gaining and maintaining engagement on your platform is key to success. Explore the strategies driving valuable and prolonged engagement.

Miheer Walavalkar,
Co-Founder and CEO, LiveLike

Justin Hoyman,
Product Director, Apps, FloSports

Sebastian Audoux,
Head of Sports Digital Content, Canal+

Closing the deal

How does the moment of purchase impact the consumer experience?
How are microtransactions changing the user experience?

Lu Bolden,
Chief Revenue Officer.
Verimatrix

Dave Zur,
SVP, Operations & Engineering,
Altitude Sports

Melissa Kandrach,
Director of Operations,
Buzzer

Optimising regional sports broadcasting

Experts from four different regions will explore the nuances within sports broadcasting and how the different markets carn learn from each other. 

Declan McBennet,
Group Head of Sport,
RTE

Guillaume Collard,
Managing Director, Belgium & Luxemburg,
Eleven Sports

Andrej Miklanek,
TV Content Expert,
T-Mobile

The truth about piracy

What are the unforeseen consequences of not properly addressing content protection? How can the industry work together to in combatting piracy?

Pascal Métral,
VP Legal Affairs, Head of Anti-Piracy Intelligence, Investigations & Litigation, NAGRA

Dr Steffen Merkel,
EVP, Audiovisual Rights,
DFL

Ian Munford,
Director, Media Services, EMEA, 
Akamai

Juan José Rotger, 
Global Content Protection Manager, 
LaLiga

5G and impact on OTT & Broadcast

From improved user experience, thanks to low latency, to enabling remote production – explore the benefits 5G is having for both broadcasters and the production process.  

Matt Stagg,
Director of Mobile Strategy,
BT Sport

Eric Bolten,
VP, Business Development,
Zixi

Darren Lepke 
Head of Video Project Management, Verizon Media

The opportunity for women's sports in broadcast

Exploring what the trends are telling us about the growing demand for coverage of women’s sports.

Esmeralda Negron,
Co-Founder & General Manager,
Atalanta Media

Lindsay Barenz,
VP, Business Development,
NWSL

How to launch an OTT platform

Thinking about developing your own OTT offering? Gain advice on key decisions and the technology required to launch your vision.

Philipp Maenner,
Sales Director DACH,
Red Bee Media

Frank Bowe,
CEO & Founder, SportsTribal TV

François Vergnol,
Marketing & Commercial Director,
EPCR

Embracing remote production

Explore how cloud technology facilitates production across the workflow from live broadcast through to post-production.

Brad Cheney,
VP, Field Operations & Engineering,
Fox Sports

Brad Boim,
Senior Director, Post Production & Asset Management, NFL

Platform Playbook

Highlighting the essential features you need to set up an OTT platform and debating whether consumption trends should impact overall design. 

Eric Hanson,
Senior Director, Digital Product Development, PGA Tour

Hugo Sharman,
Chief Executive Officer, StreamAMG

Bottom line of piracy

Outlining the impact piracy is having on the value of sports rights and how rights holders and broadcasters can work together to combat this.

Eva Norroy,
Broadcaster Servicing Manager,
FIFA

Simon Brydon,
Senior Director, Sports Rights Anti-Piracy, Synamedia

The opportunity for underserved sports in OTT

Exploring how sports and leagues of all sizes can leverage OTT to help drive awareness

Rhys Beer, 
Global Sports Programming Lead,
Facebook

Joe Carr,
Chief Executive,
Thrill One Sports & Entertainment

Marcel Mohaupt,
Managing Director, 
DTM

The role of non-live sports content

Will the growing consumption trend of original and archival footage continue into 2021?

Anouk Mertens,
Managing Director,
NEO Studios

Dave Shaw,
SVP, International & Content 
UFC

Victoria Cotton,
Executive Producer, Live Streaming 
BBC Sport