Westminster Media Forum

The future of UK sports broadcasting - priorities for broadcasters and sports bodies, Listed Events, and developing the viewer experience

Morning, Tuesday, 11th February 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will consider current and future developments in UK sports broadcasting, including:


  • competition in the market for sports rights - looking at the impact of new entrants, streaming and video-on-demand services;
  • the role of emerging technology and OTT services in enhancing the viewer experience and adapting to changing consumption patterns; and
  • the future of the Listed Events regime and the pay-to-view/free-to-air sports mix.

Speakers:


  • Alastair Jones, Head of UK Television Policy, DCMS;
  • Pete Andrews, Head of Sport, Channel 4;
  • Pete Burns, Vice President, OTT, Deltatre;
  • William Bush, Executive Director, Premier League;
  • John Gleasure, Chief Business Development Officer, DAZN Group;
  • Jamie Hindhaugh, Chief Operating Officer, BT Sport;
  • Alex Kelham, Partner, Sports Business Group, Lewis Silkin;
  • Steve Smith, Director of Content, Production and Operations, Sky; and
  • Ed Warner, former Chair, UK Athletics and Author, Sport Inc;

Chairs:


  • Rt Hon the Baroness Taylor of Bolton, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group, Football; and
  • Lord Addington, Vice President, UK Sports Association

The agenda


  • The changing sports broadcasting landscape - the growth of streaming, changing consumption patterns, and issues for rights holders;
  • Innovation in commercial broadcasting - partnerships, marketing and the impact of new entrants;
  • Developing the viewer experience - the role of connectivity, AI, and video-on-demand services in the future creation and distribution of sports content;
  • Increasing diversity in sports broadcasting coverage and providing a level playing field for women’s and Paralympic sport; and
  • The future of Listed Events and the role of policy in safeguarding nationally significant sporting events - balancing exposure and revenue generation and the impact on funding and commercial investment.


Keynote Speaker

William Bush

Executive Director, Premier League

Keynote Speaker

William Bush

Executive Director, Premier League

Chairs

Lord Addington

Vice President, UK Sports Association

Rt Hon the Baroness Taylor of Bolton

Vice-Chair, Football All-Party Parliamentary Group

Speakers

Pete Burns

Vice President, OTT, Deltatre

Ed Warner

former Chair, UK Athletics and Author, Sport Inc.: Why money is the winner in the business of sport

Steve Smith

Director of Content, Production and Operations, Sky

Pete Andrews

Head of Sport, Channel 4

Alastair Jones

Head of UK Television Policy, DCMS

Jamie Hindhaugh

Chief Operating Officer, BT Sport

John Gleasure

Chief Business Development Officer, DAZN Group

Alex Kelham

Partner, Sports Business Group, Lewis Silkin