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27 - 28 March 2019

Over the Horizon: Asia’s OTT Future

Dive into the trends that are redefining the dynamic landscape of sports broadcasting and media

SportsPro OTT Summit Asia is the first event of its type in the region. Fuelled by the rapid success and expansion of its international event, the OTT Summit in Madrid, this two day conference will focus on bringing the key stakeholders from the Asian and international markets together to connect on all aspects of the sports OTT revolution.

With a distinct focus on the varying consumption trends and challenges in Asian markets, you’ll also hear insights around rights packaging, delivery and latency, piracy, best practice revenue models and much more.

Key Themes

OTT vs Linear

New ways to package rights for multiple platforms

Esports

How esports is conquering the Asian mass media market

New Technology

How Artificial
Intelligence and
Machine Learning are revolutionising sports video production

Piracy

Asian challenges and
opportunities related
to OTT services and
also piracy and content
protection

Social Media

How social and OTT
platforms are changing
Asian consumption
forever

Consumption

How are shifting
consumption patterns
going to impact Asia sports business in the
near and long term?

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OTT Asia Speakers

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Varun Narang

Chief Product Officer

Varun Narang is the EVP and Head of Product, Design, and Engineering at Hotstar. He is passionate about inventing the future of TV on behalf of millions of Hotstar users around the world. Under his leadership, Hotstar has grown to become the largest OTT platform in India and continues to cross ~100Mn users each month, on the back of building an experience transcending video. Varun has championed the development of immersive experiences like Gaming & Social and the ability to manage world record breaking scale, making Hotstar one of the foremost tech companies of the country. Prior to joining Hotstar, Varun led product teams at Hulu in Los Angles, and Amazon in Seattle. He earned an MBA and bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Applied Math from the University of Rochester in New York

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Aneesh Madani

Head of Sports Partnerships, APAC

Aneesh Madani heads Sports Partnerships for Twitter in Asia Pacific. His mission is to make at least one dream come true for every sports fan on the planet. He leads a multinational team focused on building communities, driving conversations and enabling monetization on Twitter for major sports federations, broadcasters, teams and athletes in the region. He enjoys tennis and routinely hits one handed backhands into the net. You can follow him on Twitter @aneeshmadani.
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Martyn Jones

EVP, Japan

Bio coming soon…

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Joyee Biswas

Head of Sports Partnerships, APAC

Joyee Biswas, a former ESPN South East Asia boss, joined Facebook as it’s Asia Pacific’s sports partnership head. Biswas, in his new role, will oversee Facebook’s partnerships with APAC-based leagues, teams, athletes and sports media and will be based out of Singapore. Prior to this, Biswas held senior roles at Eleven Sports Network and Singtel.

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Dejah Meldem

EVP, Marketing & Digital

DDMC Fortis is set to be Asia’s leading sports marketing agency. In June 2018, the Asian FootballConfederation (AFC) announced its ground breaking decision to appoint DDMC Fortis as its exclusive commercial partner for all of its competitions for the period 2021-2028. The comprehensive mandate covers all rights and services for all AFC National Team and Club competitions, beginning in 2020 with the start of the Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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Andreas Hayden

Chief Executive

Since June 2015, Andreas Heyden is serving as CEO of the DFL digital sports GmbH being responsible for digital platforms & production and distribution of national and international media content. Before Andreas was the Managing Director of maxdome GmbH since July 1st, 2013. Previously, Andreas was COO as part the management of ProSiebenSat.1 Game GmbH from December 2011 on.

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Julian Ogrin

Chief Executive

Before moving to Kayo Sports in July 2018, Julian enjoyed a great period of success with Australian telecommunication company amaysim. Joining amaysim in January 2013, Julian was appointed chief executive in July 2014. At the company he oversaw a rapid rise, growing it from launch in November 2010 to become the leading challenger brand in the Australian mobile sector, capturing nearly five per cent of the consumer market. At amaysim Julian created Australia’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), with more than 1.1 million subscribers, winning an independently voted MVNO of the year award in 2017 and 2018. Lastly, as chief executive Julian led amaysim to the Roy Morgan telco of the year prize in three of the last four years.

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Corin Dimopoulos

Head of Television & Content

Corin Dimopoulos joined Optus in 2015 as the head of brand and communications with the responsibility of developing the company’s brand strategy. In 2016, he also added TV and content to his portfolio. Corin has extensive global experience in media, premium content, digital product development, subscription platforms, consumer marketing and marketing strategy. Before joining Optus, Corin spent a decade at 21st Century Fox and News Corporation as an executive, working across the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Australia.

Corin has lived and worked extensively in Europe, the US, Latin America and Asia Pacific. He holds a bachelor of commerce degree, majoring in international business and minoring in political science.

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Advisory Board

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Bhavesh Patel

Chief Digital Officer

Bhavesh Patel is currently the Chief Digital Officer at beIN Media Group based in Paris. He is working on building their next generation global OTT platform and driving innovation across the group. Prior, Bhavesh was an OTT strategy advisor for CBS Studios International and Verizon Go90, headed up Betfair’s US horserace wagering business, and led the launch of FOX Soccer 2 Go and NBA International League Pass.

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Alex Beckman

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Alex Beckman is a media technology professional who lives in Silicon Valley. In 2014, Alex co-founded GameOn Technology, a chat bot network platform focused on building highly engaging fan experiences for companies like Sports Illustrated and Sky Sports. He was the founding CEO of EVNTLIVE, a video streaming platform that was acquired by Yahoo! in late 2013.

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Brian Lee

Head of Digital Distribution & Partnerships

As Inverleigh Media’s Head of Digital Distribution & Partnerships, Brian is avidly passionate in digital media and its transformation on the sports industry. Under his strategic focus on distributing the company’s sports programming to global streaming services, Inverleigh has built partnerships around the world with DAZN, Amazon, Huawei, Tencent, iflix, FloSports and Pluto TV. Prior to his current role, he worked with major Hollywood studios such as Walt Disney and Warner Bros. to launch one of the first premium SVOD services in Taiwan.

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Fernando Garcia Calvo

Director, Huawei Video Business

Fernando is a passionate person around TV evolution. Being a Telecommunications Engineer, joined Telefonica R&D Labs in 1995. As the Manager for the innovation in the Video and Smart Home, in 2008 he created the first OTT VoD product that was launched in Spain, Argentina and Brazil. In 2009, he joined the Global Video Unit becoming the global responsible of Product definition and Strategy for OTT Video. Until 2017, he has been covering the entire value chain as Head of Marketing for Latam region (for IPTV, DTH, CATV and OTT services), Video Business Intelligence, Business Development (partnerships with OTT players, content partners…) and finally Head of TV Products for Latam. In that role, he applied designed the next generation TV UX, aggregating different content and Video services. In May 2017 he has joined Huawei as Director for Video Business in Europe working for strategic projects and consumer division.

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Frank Sliwka

Chief Operating Officer

Having been within the Games and Esports Industry since 1997 and recognized with the German Game Developer Award as well as winner of the European Games Award, Frank has a verifiable history of commitment to growth and expansion of businesses in both mature and emerging markets across the Asia Pacific Region, the US, and Europe. 24+ years of corporate leadership and entrepreneurship in the media, gaming and exhibition industries comes with certain expertise: Frank adepts at achieving maximum operational output with minimal resource expenditure. Frank has also consistently exceeded performance goals. Through strategy and his expertise in exhibitions and conferences (B2B, B2C), he established GDC Europe as one of the most important game industry conferences in the world and Games Convention Asia (GC Asia) as one of the main industry events in Asia.

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Ged Mahony

Head of Broadcast & Content

Ged is the Head of Broadcast and Content for New Zealand Rugby where he leads the content and digital teams, including the negotiation and sale of the broadcast distribution rights.

He was an Executive Producer on the recent Amazon Prime series All of Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks, telling the story of the All Blacks rugby team to a global audience.

Prior to his current role at NZ Rugby, Ged has held leadership positions with Viacom in the UK and Mediaworks NZ.

Ged lives in Auckland with his wife and two children.

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Jeff Latch

Head of Sport

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Joe Carr

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of International

World Surf League (WSL) announced the appointment of Joseph Carr as the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of International for the organisation in 2017. In partnership with the senior management team, he will be responsible for overseeing the League’s strategy, corporate development, and the execution of international operations, sales, events, and athlete development.

Carr joins the WSL from UFC where he served as a Senior Vice President and Head of International and Content where he managed the organization’s global strategy, operations and media business. In his new role at the WSL, Carr will lead the strategy and execution of the League’s international business and spearhead further integration with the Kelly Slater Wave Co.

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