Event Preview: SPORTELRio

From 11-13 March 2013 the SPORTEL organisation will once again welcome the global sports media industry leaders to SPORTELRio in Brazil.

The first ever SPORTEL in South America held in March 2012 was a sensation in the sports media industry. Nearly 600 attendees from all over the world came to do business in Brazil and with Brazilian companies. In fact, the market was the most successful SPORTEL ever to have been hosted outside Monaco due to an overwhelming buzz around the upcoming international sporting events to be hosted in Brazil.

SPORTEL aims to raise the bar when it once again welcomes the sports media elite for face-to-face meetings and networking in a vibrant business venue at the luxurious Hotel Sofitel Copacabana.

SPORTEL is the only executive business market for the global media industry in the world. For 24 years, SPORTEL has been globally accepted as the one ‘must-attend’ business market for any sports media company such as broadcasters, sport organisations or content rights holders, media technology or new media.

Panel Discussions and Presentations include the following:

Monday 11 March

15:00 - 16:00  Panel

Second Screen: the Big Game

Moderator: Lou Ferrara, The Associated Press


Juan Delgado, Perform

Carlo De Marchis, Deltatre

Trevor Doerksen, Mobovivo

Stefan Wildemann, FIFA TV Division

Flamengo room (level E)


16:00 - 16:30  Presentation

RIA Novosti, the Host National Agency of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

Speaker: Dmitry Tugarin, Executive Director, RIA Novosti

Flamengo room (level E)


Tuesday 12 March

11:00 - 11:45  Panel

TV Anywhere: Trends, Tips, and Technologies to Offer the Best Experience Possible

Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, Sports Video Group


Richard Craig-McFeely, Tata Communications

Werner Michels, Terra

Jonathan Wilner, Ooyala

Keith Wymbs, Elemental

Flamengo room (level E)


16:00 - 16:45  Panel

The Brazilian Sports TV Market: Beyond the World Cup and Olympics

Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, Sports Video Group


Raul Costa Junior, Rede Globo

German Hartenstein, ESPN Brazil

Alex Pimentel, Casablanca Online

Flamengo room (level E)

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