Kürten Joins Panel for Sports Media Rights Conference
Kürten, who is Director of Operations at the European Broadcasting Union, joins a strong list of panelists that include:
Philip Cordes - CEO - SportFive
Phil Lines - Head of International Broadcasting and Media Operations - FA Premier League
Jan Menneken - Executive Director Commercial - International Tennis Federation (ITF)
Steven Morris - Marketing Manager - International Hockey Federation (FIH)
Michael Payne - Special Advisor to Bernie Ecclestone, F1 Management
Arne Rees - Head of Strategy & Partnerships - UEFA
Bill Sinrich - CEO - TWI
Oliver Slipper - Commercial Director - Premium TV
Matt Smith - Executive Director - International Rowing Federation (FISA)
Steve Wallage - Sports Rights Manager - Orange
Further announcements will be made in the lead-up to the conference.
Sports Media Rights - The New Market Conference is a one-day conference that will explore recent developments in the sports rights market through a series of debates and discussions.
The conference will consist of four main panel sessions that will discuss recent changes in the sports media rights landscape and how they affect sports federations/rights-holders, television, new media and sports agencies.
Ample time for networking will be made available during the day as well as early-evening networking drinks at the end of the conference.
Key issues to be discussed will include:
- Should a sports body sell its own rights in-house or use a sports agency?
- What is the value of free-to-air television coverage of a sports event versus pay-television?
- Should sports bodies hold out for a rights fee for television coverage of their events or offer them to
broadcasters free and seek to pay for them through sponsorship?
- What is the value of traditional television coverage versus new media such as broadband and mobile?
- What are the risks and benefits of unbundling new media rights from television rights?
- How are owners packaging rights to maximise income and comply with regulatory obligations?
- What are the trends in major soccer league values? Does the recent French Ligue 1 deal give any
encouragement to other leagues, such as the Bundesliga?
- What are the implications of the decisions of the IOC and Fifa to agree new deals with the EBU?
- How far have separate markets for wireless/broadband rights developed?
- Why can’t rights-owners demand the same premium for wireless rights exclusivity as with TV rights?
- What are the new options for sports federations to get exposure for their events (and sponsors)?
A strong line-up of leading executives from different sectors of the sports industry will be speaking, including representatives from international federations, continental federations, national federations, marketing agencies, broadcasters, mobile operators and broadband providers. These include:
Sports Media Rights - The New Market Conference will attract a wide variety of executives from broadcasters, sports agencies, sports federations, sponsors and sponsorship agencies, law firms, telecoms companies, advertising and marketing agencies.
Book before January 1st 2006 and save £100 on your registration.
Space is limited so book early to ensure your place at the first major conference of the year. Discounts are available for Sportcal subscribers and sports federations.
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