EVS Connected Sports Summit set for 26 January in Liege HQ

The concept of a connected sports fan may be relatively new but there is little doubt that the ever-increasing power of smartphones and tablets mean that being connected is going to become the norm. There are a number of questions facing those involved in sports production and distribution: How will it change the way content is created? How can it be monetised? And what, ultimately, does it mean to the relationship with fans and viewers? Those questions and more will be discussed at the EVS Connected Sports Summit, to be held at the company’s headquarters in Liege, Belgium, on 26 January, 2016.

EVS headquarters will abuzz with conversation on 26 January during the company's inaugural Connected Sports Summit.

EVS headquarters will abuzz with conversation on 26 January during the company’s inaugural Connected Sports Summi

The sessions will look at the new connected sports fan, the latest trends in mobile content and proven strategies that engage fans and create new revenue opportunities for clubs, leagues and content providers. Confirmed speakers include Logan Meier, senior director, facilities presentation at Barclays Center; Olivier Gaches, program manager at UEFA; Mike Ruddell, head of technology at Sky Sports; François-Charles Bideaux, director of sports production at Canal Plus; and Andy Beale, chief engineer at BT Sport.

In addition, James Stellpflug, EVS, VP of Product Marketing, will present findings of the EVS Global Fan Survey. The survey, conducted earlier this year, provides key insights into what fans want out of an in-venue and mobile sports experience.

The event begins at 12:30 and includes a lunch as well as a closing reception following a brief closing presentation from Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG’s Editorial Director.

Space is limited and registration is subject to approval but if you are interested in attending please fill out the registration form located here.

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