27 - 28 March 2019

Over the Horizon: Asia’s OTT Future

Key Stats

SportsPro OTT Asia
SportsPro OTT Asia
Director level or above
SportsPro OTT Asia
SportsPro OTT Asia
SportsPro OTT Asia

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


How esports is conquering the Asian mass media market

New Technology

How Artificial
Intelligence and
Machine Learning are revolutionising sports video production


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

Social Media

How social and OTT
platforms are changing
Asian consumption


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


Advisory Board

Victor Cui

Chief Executive

Victor is one of the few people that have been fortunate enough to put several notches of international sporting experience and marketing communications on his belt. He is thrilled and proud to have played a part in the commonwealth Games in Malaysia, World Championships in Spain and Edmonton the Sydney Olympics, PGA Tour Bell Canadian Open Championship etc. and created a series of 12 Martial Combat MMA events.

Unmish Parthasarathi

Global Head of Digital Sales

Unmish is highly experienced at strategically combining content with commerce, across diverse cultures, ethnicities, behaviors, languages, devices, time and locations, using digital media technologies. He is currently the Global Head of Digital Sales for the International Cricket Council as well as a Founding Partner of Picture Board Pte Ltd. With over 15 years of digital experience, Unmish has a deep understanding of the production, distribution and licensing of sport and news content genres, having worked for large organizations such as News Corp, Fox Sports Asia and ESPN STAR Sports to name a few. Unmish is active in the startup & incubation space in Singapore & India via Picture Board, his private vehicle that advises & invests founders and principal investors in early stage businesses. A thought leader in his space, Unmish also regularly presents and speaks at conferences on a wide variety of topics.

Simon Trudelle

Senior Product Marketing Director

Simon drives various market development and product marketing activities for NAGRA, the world’s leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions designed to connect people to the content they love. His areas of focus include next generation cloud, IP, data and analytics driven TV solutions.

In addition, Simon spearheads the Pay-TV Innovation Forum, a global industry research program developed by NAGRA for senior pay-TV executives which explores the innovations and strategies that will drive the next phases of growth for pay-TV service providers.

Simon has more than 20 years of international software industry experience in strategic and corporate marketing, product management, consulting and new product launches. He holds an MBA in Marketing from McGill University and is a Canadian professional engineer. A seasoned industry speaker, Simon has spent most of his career in Europe, working for international large organizations as well as startups.

Sheila Rasu

Vice President, Marketing & Communications

As Vice President, Marketing & Communications, NBA Asia, Sheila Rasu is responsible for the overall marketing, public relations and social media efforts for the NBA across Asia-Pacific.

Rasu has more than 15 years of experience in public relations and marketing.

Prior to joining NBA Asia in May 2011, Rasu served as Senior Vice President of Fleishman-Hillard in Singapore, where she oversaw its consumer and healthcare practice and spearheaded various large-scale regional campaigns. Prior to that, Rasu held positions with Fulford PR and Mission Hills Group.

Throughout her career, Rasu has received a variety of professional distinctions including being named to Marketing Magazine’s ‘Rising Personalities under 35’ list, Top 50 Asia Women Leadersand earning Marketing Magazine’s ‘2010 Digital Campaign of the year award’.

Rasu earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Southern California. She resides in Hong Kong with her husband Kenny.

Sam Li

Head of International Business Strategy

Sam Li is the Head of Content Acquisition and Strategic Partnerships for Sina Sports where he is responsible for domestic and international sports rights acquisition; strategic partnerships with rights holders, teams and individual athletes; and international sponsorships and marketing.  He was previously an Associate Vice President with the National Basketball Association.  Sam has a Juris Doctor degree from University of Michigan Law School and dual bachelor degrees from University of California, Los Angeles.

Melody Han

Vice President, Content Distribution, APAC

Max Boigon

General Manager, International Digital Products

Bio coming soon…

Maurizio Barbieri

Head of Sports Partnerships, SEA & China

As Twitter’s Head of Sports Partnerships for SEA and Greater China, Maurizio grows conversations, communities, and revenue opportunities for Twitter’s sports partners by creating a lineup of programs to satisfy content-hungry audiences in South East Asia.

A successful entrepreneur with a lifelong interest in tech, sport and media, Maurizio has previously held senior roles at the Mediapartners Group with Infront Italy, and Samsung Asia.


OTT Summit Speakers

Tim Martin

Chief Executive

Tim is the founder and CEO of RugbyPass, the largest digital rugby network inTim is the founder and CEO of RugbyPass, the largest digital rugby network in the world. Tim has been involved in OTT sports streaming since 2013 with Coliseum and Premier League Pass in New Zealand. the world. Tim has been involved in OTT sports streaming since 2013 with Coliseum and Premier League Pass in New Zealand.

Sebastien Wasels

Managing Director, APAC

Sébastien Wasels is currently the Managing Director of Paris Saint-Germain Asia Pacific. He joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2009 as the head of International Development. Over the past nine years, Sébastien has managed the Club’s international development, growing the brand’s share of voice as well as revenue in Paris Saint-Germain’s key markets including North America, Brazil, North Africa, Middle East and Asia. In May 2018, Paris Saint-Germain opened its first international office in Singapore and appointed Sébastien as the managing director of this office overseeing Paris Saint-Germain’s key markets in the region: Southeast Asia, Japan, South Korea, China and Australia.

Julian Ogrin

Chief Executive

Julian was with amaysim since January 2013 and was appointed as CEO since July 2014. Julian has overseen the rapid rise of amaysim, which launched in November 2010, to become the leading challenger brand in the Australian mobile sector capturing nearly 5% of the consumer mobile market. Key achievements during his role at amaysim were creating the largest Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in Australia with over 1.1 million subscribers, and was independently voted MVNO of the year 2017 & 2018. Lastly as CEO Julian saw Julian lead Amaysim Roy to Telco of the  year in 3 of the last 4 years. Julian moved to Streamotion in July 2018.

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.

John Chan

Vice President, Sports Content Development

John Chan is the VP of Sports Content Development at PCCW Media Group, where he is responsible for sports development and content strategy for PCCW’s pay TV, free TV and OTT platforms which includes now TV, Viu TV, and now E. Prior to joining PCCW, John was the Commercial Director at Yes Television.

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.

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.

Anurag Dahiya

Head of Content & Ad Sales

Anurag Dahiya is Singtel TV’s head of cntent and advertising sales. Anurag is responsible for video content strategy and operations at Singtel for its IPTV and OTT platforms which include Singtel TV, Singtel TV Go and the OTT video marketplace, Cast. Singtel TV content operations encompass acquisitions, content aggregation, original productions and co-productions. Amongst the channels Singtel produces, its Hokkien-Mandarin general entertainment channel, Jia Le is the top rated Singaporean pay TV channel.

Dahiya also runs Singtel Media, Singtel’s integrated Advertising Sales business that represents all Singtel media assets in Singapore, including Singtel TV, mobile messaging, Singtel’s digital mobile offerings such as HungryGoWhere, NewsLoop, AMPed and inSing as well as traditional media such as bill inserts, envelopes and OOH media.

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