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Broadcast Sport launches free Virtual Breakfast Club sessions

By 13th January 2021 January 18th, 2021 One Comment

The first Virtual Breakfast Club begins at 10am on 27 January and includes Eurosport president Andrew Georgiou; Eurosport global production and content head Scott Young; Eleven Sports COO Anouk Mertens; and MyCujoo co-founder Pedro Presa.

Broadcast Sport is launching a regular Virtual Breakfast Club, providing thought leadership sessions for the sport production and broadcast sector.

The first Virtual Breakfast Club is being held at 10am on 27 January on the virtual conferencing platform Hopin and focuses on new OTT/D2C sports platforms.

The Breakfast Club, which is free-to-attend, begins with a fireside chat with Eurosport president Andrew Georgiou and Eurosport global production and content head Scott Young. They talk to Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton about the relationship between Eurosport and Discovery+ and the Eurosport content that will be incorporated into the Discovery+ platform.

The second session at the Breakfast Club is with Eleven Sports COO Anouk Mertens and MyCujoo co-founder Pedro Presa. They will discuss the forthcoming launch of Eleven Sports’ global OTT platform, which has come about through Eleven Sports’ acquisition of Mycujoo late last year.

You can register your place at the first Virtual Breakfast Club now at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/broadcast-sport-breakfast-club-27th-january-2021-registration-136264415535

Broadcast Sport will run eight Breakfast Club events this year, with the second Virtual Breakfast Club scheduled for 24 February, and the third event on 24 March. At each Virtual Breakfast Club, there will be an opportunity to ask questions to each of the speakers through the Hopin platform, as well as being able to network directly with other attendees.

Schedule for the Virtual Breakfast Club (27 January)

10.00 Welcome from Jake Bickerton

10:05-10:25 The Future of Sports Streaming, discovery+ and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Speakers

Andrew Georgiou, President, Eurosport

Scott Young, SVP Production and Content, Eurosport

Chair

Jake Bickerton, editor, Broadcast Sport

A fireside chat with Eurosport president Andrew Georgiou and Eurosport global production and content head Scott Young, talking to Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton. Georgiou discusses the relationship between Eurosport and Discovery+ and what the launch of Discovery+ means for Eurosport’s content, and in particular its extensive coverage of major sport events and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. He will outline how Eurosport’s sports offer and content will evolve to take advantage of the extended reach and broad user base of Discovery+. Meanwhile, Young will explain Eurosport’s innovative approach to content for the year ahead and the ongoing pivot to increasingly producing sports content remotely, underpinned by its leading Eurosport Technology Transformation project.

10:40-11:00 Rolling out a global OTT platform with Eleven/Mycujoo

Speakers

Anouk Mertens, COO, Eleven Sports

Pedro Presa, Co-Founder, MyCujoo and Eleven group chief D2C Officer

Chair

Jake Bickerton, editor, Broadcast Sport

Eleven Sports and Mycujoo join Broadcast Sport editor Jake Bickerton to talk about the forthcoming launch of Eleven Sports’ global OTT platform. The service has come about through Eleven Sports’ acquisition of Mycujoo late last year, and promises a range of sports content, broken into the strands, Eleven Next, Eleven Sports and Eleven Women. The strategy behind the launch, the content offered by the platform, and the technology used to enable the launch will all be discussed during this session.

11.30 Closing Remarks

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