London, UK, 29 August 2017 - Sports business media and events company SportsPro announce summit dedicated to the Over The Top (OTT) industry to be hosted by the Olympic Channel in Madrid, Spain.
The inaugural SportsPro OTT Summit will unite 200 senior executives from key players and first movers across the OTT value chain, including broadcasters, rights holders, content distributors, social platforms and technology providers.
Hosted at the Olympic Channel’s global headquarters in Madrid on 29-30 November, the event will invite attendees to meet, network and share ideas on the latest industry developments and their implications for their sports business.
The advisory board shaping the event includes high-level representatives from Twitter, ESPN, NBC, PGA Tour, BBC, Sina Sports, ICC, Sky, NBA, Eurosport, Discovery, BT Sport.
SportsPro managing director Nick Meacham says: “With the OTT market expected to reach $32 billion in revenue in 2019*, up from $8 billion in 2014, broadcast media is going through dramatic change that the sector needs to embrace to be able to cater for shifting consumer demands.
“We’re really excited to launch this event, dedicated to what is the most important subject shaping the sports industry today. The intimate format will ensure true relationships are made and real insights gained directly from the people leading our industry into the future. Being able to host the event in conjunction with the one of the primary innovators in the sector in the Olympic Channel, will only add to the value for attendees.”
The programme will feature discussions of best-practice business models for rights holders aiming to maximise their audiences and rights value, data-led presentations into successful OTT platforms and delivery, social media’s role in influencing audience consumption, and interviews with the industry’s leading executives and disruptors.
Mark Parkman, general manager of the IOC’s global Olympic Channel said: “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. We look forward to welcoming our colleagues from around the world to Madrid for what is sure to be a productive and useful event.”
To confirm your attendance to the OTT Summit taking place in Madrid on 29-30 November 2017, book your place now at the official event website.
About the SportsPro OTT Summit: The inaugural OTT summit will take place in Madrid from 29-30 November 2017, and will be hosted at the Olympic Channel’s global headquarters, as well as at a nearby hotel conference venue. The event will take place over two days with over 200 top level delegates in attendance, all committed to tackling the implications for the sports industry of rapid change and disruptive new models in broadcasting.
About SportsPro: SportsPro is the leading sports business media company in print, digital and events. They produce unrivalled content around the business of sport, and their services are accessed by over 200,000 executives every month. To find out about how to register your interest in the 2017 OTT summit in Madrid, visit the website www.sportspro-ott.com
*According to a recent Juniper Research study
Contact: Nick Meacham
Telephone: 020 7549 3250