February 7, 2024 9:48 am Published by

Tickets are purchased, flights booked and hotel rooms reserved, though still time to jump aboard, for the next big event in Bali. 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.

This edition is a unique opportunity for the SPORTEL community from Europe and the Americas to meet the most consequential C-level decision makers (42%) within the APAC sports business industry. The 2024 rendez-vous is already attracting 58% of attendees from Asian territories and 32% of Content Buyers.

“Renewing SPORTEL in Bali is strategic considering the development of new technologies, digital engagement, innovation and esport sectors in the region. In addition, as the fourth largest population and one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, the Indonesian population
has a massive interest in sports and there is a huge development potential for sports broadcasting in the country”, explains Laurent Puons, CEO of Monaco Mediax.

Many key rights holders and broadcasters as well as new and creative sports industry players from Asia and Oceania as well as the rest of the World (Asia Football Marketing, Asian Football Confederation, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, BeIN Sports Asia, BIGG, Bundesliga International, China Sports Media, Coupang Play, FIFA, Fox Sports Australia , IMG, INFRONT, Lega Serie A, LFP Media, Premier League, NBA Asia, SPORTFIVE Asia, Starhub Cable Vision,, Vision Plus, WSC Sports, etc.) have already confirmed their participation.

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.


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 stake holders 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 Industry Association.

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).

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 stake holders 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).

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!


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 Innovation 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.

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 GilleX), Nusa Gatronomi (Muamar Vebry) and will be moderated by SPORTEL’s Joanna Merchie.


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