Sportel Rendez-vous Bali 2024 confirmed its agenda

The International Sports Market and Summit focusing on the APAC Market will go back to Indonesia from February 22-23 to discuss relevant subjects to the global sports industry.

13 FEB 2024

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On February 22 and 23, Sportel Rendez-vous Bali will take place at the InterContinental Bali Resort in collaboration with event partners Transvision and CubMu. The event will feature a speaker line-up that will discuss 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.

The first day (February 22) will start with “Tackling Piracy in Sports in Indonesia & Asia: A CollaboraWon.” Participants will discuss the best practices in the fight to eradicate illegal piracy streaming in the region and internationally, with 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,” explained Matt Cheetham, General Manager, CAP, Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA).

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 DistribuWon,” 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 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 will welcome regional visionaries, robotic camera expert, Quidich (Gaurav Mehta), Pakistan broadcaster and digital platform Pi Pakistan/Tapmad (Layon Ivan Patrick Lobo) and prove it’s not all about cricket, Baseball United (Kash Shaikh), on bringing the U.S. sport to a niche, but passionate fan base.

Moving forward, the “OTT, Streaming & Content Delivery” panel will explore how digital disruption adapts to local markets, enabling a dynamic sports media landscape, with Indonesia’s streaming platform Vision+ (Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo), 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 South East Asia on this panel. It looks to be a great event for networking with the entire international broadcasting & content community,” mentioned David Ulmer, CEO of 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.

The “Raising the Game: The Future of Football in Indonesia” panel 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 Indonesian industry stakeholders, SCM & VIDIO (Sutanto Hartono), Bali United F.C. (Yabes Tanuri),   (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 te 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,” stated Yabes Tanuri, CEO of Bali United.

To close day one, 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.

To kick off day two, the “Boom in Women’s Sports: From Viewership to Commercial Properties” panel will explore how Asia stands in comparison with the West’s opportunities for growth. The line-up features Fox Sports Australia (Marissa Banu-Lawrence), Asian Football Confederation (Connie Heng), Indonesia Multisair Sportama (Linea Wahyudi), and moderator Global Sports Innovation Center (Iris Cordoba Mondejar). These leading women will share their insights and vision for the future of growing girl power around the region.

The “It’s a Niche – Riding High on DTC, OTT, Streaming & Social Media” panel will discuss how digital is making content such as “freemium” more accessible to smaller groups of, but no less passionate, fans or talented athletes. The panel will be conformed by Australian Sports Technologies Network (Cam Vale), 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”, said Laurent Puons, Co-Founder & CEO of Fight Nation. 

A hot topic around “Monetising Sustainability & Championing Social Awareness Through Sports” will delve into the intersection of sports, finance, and sustainability while highlighting positive social awareness through the power of sport. This panel features Transvision (Peter F. Gontha), Extreme E (David Gillett), and Nusa Gatronomi (Muamar Vebry) and will be moderated by Sportel’s Joanna Merchie.