Regional trends from Indonesia to India, shaping sports broadcast and tech, from tackling piracy, to OTT,
streaming, D2C, social media, content delivery, gaming, the future of football, women’s sports, the impact
of sustainability and social awareness on the sports industry
Tickets are purchased, flights booked and hotel rooms reserved, though still time to jump aboard, for the next big
event in Bali. In just a few weeks SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali, produced by the world’s leading event organiser for
sports media, broadcast and technology, is returning from 22-23 February at the InterContinental Bali Resort,
in collaboration with event partners Transvision and CubMu.
A firm favourite at all SPORTEL events, the unique Conference Summit at Speakers Corner, with its easy access within the market for attendees to drop by, will enjoy topical Masterclass and Presentation sessions throughout the two-day event. Featuring a stellar speaker line up of decision makers and technology disruptors, a melting pot of international cultures, spanning Indonesia, SE Asia, Australia, the Indian subcontinent, Europe and beyond, will bring to the table a melting pot of international culture, experience and vision.
THURSDAY 22 FEBRUARY
Day one will dive straight into “Tackling Piracy in Sports in Indonesia & Asia: A Collaboration.” Attendees will
gain insight on best practices in the fight to eradicate illegal piracy streaming in the region and internationally,
with key local stakeholders AVIA (Matt Cheetham) as collaborator and moderator, AVISI/Vidio (Hermawan
Sutanto), plus Lega Serie A (Anna Guarnerio) and TMG (Bastien Casalta) who will discuss the way forward.
“With piracy still a major issue in Asia Pacific, it is great to see SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali bringing together some
of the top sports leagues and decision-makers to discuss the importance of fighting piracy in this age of streaming.
I am delighted to be moderating a panel that will showcase the efforts to fight against piracy in the region, and in
particular in Indonesia, and the successes they have had.” Matt Cheetham, General Manager, CAP, Asia Video
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Next up LiveU (Chris Dredge) will share a case study: “Delivering Unforgettable Live Broadcasts from the Pacific
Games 2023: A Case for Efficient IP-based Distribution” explaining how they helped engage a larger audience for
the games and made more live content available with a cost-effective, reliable, and shortened production workflow.
Crossing regionally to the “The Indian Subcontinent: A Major Market for Sports Media & Tech”, the panel will
look at how the region including Pakistan and Bangladesh, is now a major global market for sports media and a
driver of technology change in the industry. In collaboration with and led by SportBusiness (Imran Yusuf), the
session welcomes regional visionaries, robotic camera expert, Quidich (Gaurav Mehta), Pakistan broadcaster and
digital platform Pi Pakistan/Tapmad (Layon Ivan Patrick Lobo) and proving it’s not all about cricket, Baseball United
(Kash Shaikh), on bringing the US sport to a niche, but passionate fan base.
With the free-to-air model disappearing across the region, “OTT, Streaming & Content Delivery”, will explore with
key stakeholders from SE Asia, how digital disruption adapts to local markets enabling a dynamic sports media
landscape, with Indonesia’s premium streaming platform Vision+ (Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo), major broadcaster and
digital platform beIN Sports Asia (Shahid Sen), Cambodian Broadcasting Service David Ulmer, and FAST and content
delivery provider OTTera (Stephen Hodge).
“This is my first time attending SPORTEL and I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences and exploring the
tremendous changes happening in broadcasting & OTT streaming across SE Asia on this panel. It looks to be a great
event for networking with the entire international broadcasting & content community.” David Ulmer, CEO,
Cambodian Broadcasting Service
First-time SPORTEL presenters i3D.Net (Deniz Arslan) will take the stage for: “Gaming & Sports, the Competition
is Online and in Real Time” expanding on keeping fans hooked through online experiences, whether it be a goal,
a finish, or a home run and how to leverage infrastructure to interact, produce, and distribute live and on-demand
content across the globe.
Football always scores a big goal at SPORTEL and “Raising the Game: The Future of Football in Indonesia” will
be no exception. This highly anticipated discussion will explore what is potentially a massive future media market
for football, with a hugely engaged local audience in a vibrant, growing economy, providing commercial potential
for international properties alongside the domestic league. This power panel includes three key Indonesian
industry stakeholders SCM & VIDIO (Sutanto Hartono), Bali United (Yabes Tanuri), RCTI (Dini Putri), plus German
powerhouse Bundesliga International GmbH (Kevin Sim), with the session moderated by and in collaboration with
SportBusiness (Imran Yusuf).
“It is an honor to be part of a panel in SPORTEL Bali 2024. Indonesian football is now gathering an uprising positive
momentum and with SPORTEL choosing Indonesia as the place for their Asia event, it will make Indonesian football
more known or acknowledged in the football world.” Yabes Tanuri, CEO, Bali United.
To close day one on an innovative and entertaining note, a selection of SPORTEL newcomers will join the “Pitch
Perfect” quick-fire session to present their solutions or creative business models in front of the international jury
and participants to see who will be crowned the Perfect Pitcher!
FRIDAY 23 FEBRUARY
Kicking off day two, the spotlight will shine on the “Boom in Women’s Sports: From Viewership to Commercial
Properties” exploring how Asia stands in comparison with the West’s opportunities for growth. The engaging and
passionate female line-up features Fox Sports Australia (Marissa Banu-Lawrence), Asian Football Confederation
(Connie Heng), Indonesia Multisair Sportama Imsporim (Linea Wahyudi) and moderator Global Sports Innovatioon
Center (Iris Cordoba Mondejar). These leading ladies will share their insights and vision for the future of growing
girl power around the region.
Opportunities for smaller properties throughout the region and wider afield for “It’s a Niche – Riding High on DTC,
OTT, Streaming & Social Media” will discuss how digital is making content such as “freemium” more accessible to
smaller groups of, but no less passionate fans or talented athletes. Run in collaboration with Australian Sports
Television Network (Cam Vale) with key experts in their fields, Fight Nation (Laurent Puons), Cloudmix (Tim Kelly)
Transvision/Avisi (Fachrul Prasodjo) and IMG Media.
“SPORTEL Rendez-vous Bali and this panel will be a perfect moment to share how OTT, social media, and freemium
models have offered a platform for niche and smaller properties to grow. Fight Nation is now established as the
leading combat sports digital platform in France and OTT has opened the door to expansion on a European and
moving forward worldwide level including Asia”, Laurent Puons, Co-Founder & CEO, Fight Nation.
A hot topic around “Monetising Sustainability & Championing Social Awareness Through Sports” will delve into
the vibrant intersection of sports, finance, and sustainability, while highlighting positive social awareness through
the power of sport. This esteemed panel features Transvision (Peter F. Gontha), Extreme E (David Gillett), and Nusa
Gatronomi (Muamar Vebry) and will be moderated by SPORTEL’s Joanna Merchie.
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