Westminster Media Forum

Sports broadcasting - innovation in commercial models and service delivery, rights and Listed Events, and the future for UK policy

Morning, Tuesday, 11th February 2020

St Martin-in-the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference examines current and future developments in UK sports broadcasting.


Speakers and chairs

Keynote contributions from:

  • Alastair Jones, Head of UK Television Policy, DCMS;
  • William Bush, Executive Director, Premier League;
  • Rufus Hack, Chief Content Officer, PGA European Tour and Ryder Cup;
  • John Gleasure, Chief Business Development Officer, DAZN Group; and
  • Jamie Hindhaugh, Chief Operating Officer, BT Sport.

Further speakers include: Pete Andrews, Channel 4; Pete Burns, Deltatre; Alex Kelham, Lewis Silkin; Alan Gilpin, World Rugby; Steve Smith, Sky and Ed Warner, former Chair, UK Athletics.


The chairs are Rt Hon the Baroness Taylor of Bolton, Vice-Chair, Football All-Party Parliamentary Group and Lord Addington, Vice President, UK Sports Association.


The agenda in summary

  • The changing sports broadcasting landscape - emerging trends and key issues for rights holders;
  • Innovation in partnerships and marketing, and the impact of new entrants;
  • Developing the viewer experience - connectivity, AI, and video-on-demand services in the future creation and distribution of sports content;
  • Policy on diversity and the Listed Events regime; and
  • Assessing strategic approaches to pay-to-view and free-to-air sports coverage - balancing exposure and revenue generation, impact on audience engagement and commercial investment, and the future of Listed Events.

Engagement with policy officials at this conference

Westminster Media Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have already reserved places representing: DCMS; Ofcom; BEIS; Cabinet Office; Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation; HM Treasury; The Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.



Keynote Speaker

William Bush

Executive Director, Premier League

Keynote Speakers

William Bush

Executive Director, Premier League

Rufus Hack

Chief Content Officer, PGA European Tour and Ryder Cup

Alastair Jones

Head of UK Television Policy, DCMS

Jamie Hindhaugh

Chief Operating Officer, BT Sport

John Gleasure

Chief Business Development Officer, DAZN Group

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

Alan Gilpin

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Rugby World Cup, World Rugby

Pete Andrews

Head of Sport, Channel 4

Alex Kelham

Partner, Sports Business Group, Lewis Silkin