Globo, Sky Deutschland and ITV sign up for Global Convention
21 Sep 2012
Soccerex has announced that Brazilian media group Globo, German pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland and UK commercial broadcaster ITV will all participate in the ‘Future of Sports Rights’ panel at the Soccerex Global Convention, which will be staged in Rio de Janeiro from November 24-28.
Globo’s executive director Marcelo Campos Pinto, Sky Deutschland’s chief officer of sports Carsten Schmidt and ITV’s controller of sport Niall Sloane will address the digital advancements that are reshaping the way media rights are packaged and delivered. The panel will bring together rights holders, broadcasters, service providers and other media stakeholders for an exclusive session looking at the potential challenges faced and the benefits to be gained for everyone involved.
Campos Pinto said: “I am very excited to be speaking once again at the Soccerex Global Convention, unquestionably the world’s leading football business event. With the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics coming to Brazil, this event is an important step in determining the future for sports rights in the Brazilian market.”
The Soccerex Global Convention is a five day business event consisting of a comprehensive seminar line-up, a number of networking opportunities, a two-day football festival and a packed exhibition which is already close to selling out. Held in a purpose-built venue within the Forte de Copacabana, with panoramic views of both the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the exhibition is a hub for business activity. As one of the main components of the convention it provides a platform for leading suppliers from around the world to showcase the latest industry products and services to delegates. For further information about this event please call +44 (0)208 742 7100 or visit www.soccerex.com/global.