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Podcast | On the ground at Sportel and into the metaverse with Peter Moore

An episode that spans the real world of sports industry events and its potential virtual future.

7 October 2021 SportsPro

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As in-person conferences resume in pockets of the sports industry, the latest episode of the SportsPro Podcast sees editor at large Eoin Connolly checks in with staff writer Rory Jones, on the ground this week at Sportel in Monaco.

Jones shares his impressions from the influential sports media and tech event, sizing up the priorities of delegates and understanding how the experience has been adapted for Covid protocols. He also talks through the key themes that have been animating the sports media community this year, and looks ahead to new developments in how Sportel is delivered.

Then former Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore, now the senior vice president and general manager of sports and live entertainment at 3D engine giant Unity Technologies, gives an insight into sport’s future in the metaverse – the shared virtual spaces that will evolve from the internet. He explains how Unity’s Metacast will create unique platforms for sport, and how best to understand the changes that are coming next.

Click here for a brief glimpse of the Metacast technology in action.

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