Next SPORTEL+ eTALKS on 8 April

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eSports & traditional sports Crossover

Following the success of the first in the eTALKS series which focused on sports media rights and broadcast strategies, join us for esports, the next up in the exciting new FREE to attend online panels, to be held on 8 April!

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SESSION 1 : Esport & Traditional Sports – Cultivating the Crossover

April 8, 2021 - 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

The first in the esports eTALKS series, will shine the spotlight on the ‘crossover’ trend for consolidations between communities from parallel and emerging ecosystems, such as esports with traditional sports. Hear from our expert panelists how this shift unlocks exciting new mutually beneficial partnerships for content owners, broadcasters, brands, digital platforms, agencies and data and technology providers, opening up new audiences and opportunities as the lines blur between tradition and innovation.

Moderator : Sam Cooke, Co-Founder & Managing Director, ESPORTS INSIDER

Speakers :

  • Romain Bigeard, Business Development Manager, RIOT GAMES
  • Hannah Brown, Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer, FORMULA E
  • Magnus Leppäniemi, President of Esport, EEG
  • Nicolas Maurer, CEO & Co-Founder, TEAM VITALITY
Speakers for the 1st Etalks session the 8 april 2021

SESSION 2 : Opportunities in Esports for Broadcast & Production

April 8, 2021 - 15:00 - 16:00 CET

New collaborations and cross industry knowledge best practices are powering creative new channels for the production and distribution of (e)sports media content which accelerated during the early months of the COVID-19 crisis. Esports was catapulted ahead of its traditional sports ‘big brother’ as a medium for entertaining sports fans, not only across streaming platforms, but also emerging via linear channels hungry for content throughout the live sport hiatus, to keep fans entertained and on board. Learn more on how the seeds have been sown for fruitful partnerships moving forward.

Moderator : Kirsty Endfield, Founder & Director, SWIPE RIGHT PR

Speakers :

  • Ethan Cooper, CEO & Co-Founder, SKYBOX
  • Nigel Crow, Business Development & Sports Rights Executive, BBC
  • Alexander Lewin, VP Distribution & Programming, BLAST
  • Remer Rietkerk, Head of Esports, NEWZOO
Speakers for the 2nd Etalks
 session the 8 april 2021

Save the dates and stay tuned for more info on the up-and-coming eTALKS series
May 6, 2021 - Sports Business Opportunities in the US
July 8, 2021– The Future of Sports Tech in collaboration with SVG

More information on SPORTEL+ website