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About


Sports Business and Innovation at CES®

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Venetian, Level 2, Hall D

Las Vegas, NV

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About


Sports Business and Innovation at CES®

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Venetian, Level 2, Hall D

Las Vegas, NV

About

Welcome to Sports Business and Innovation at CES, a day dedicated to both showcasing evolving technologies and hearing from industry leaders about where and how they expect to see the greatest return for their businesses.  The morning's conference track, the Sports Business Forum, will focus on the attendee experience, the investment landscape, venues’ use of technology, and the future of sports content distribution.  Following the panel discussions, Turner Sports will debut its newly formed ELEAGUE partnership with WME | IMG.  The day will conclude with the broadcast of TNT’s Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA led by host Ernie Johnson and analysts Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal. 
 

9am – 12:15pm

Sports Business Forum

12:45 – 3:45pm

eSports Showcase

4 – 5pm

Inside the NBA


Register

Register for a CES Exhibits Plus pass, which provides access to the Sports Business Forum, eSports Showcase and Inside the NBA

 

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Sports Business Forum


Sports Business Forum

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Sports Business Forum


Sports Business Forum

Schedule & Panels

 

8:30AM: Breakfast and Virtual Reality Experiences, provided by NextVR

Experience the thrill of virtual reality firsthand through an immersive experience with NextVR executives. Light breakfast will be provided as attendees have the opportunity to view NextVR’s broadcast-quality VR content. 

9 – 9:40AM: The Commissioners’ Panel on Sports and Technology

Adam Silver, commissioner of the NBA, and Rob Manfred, commissioner of Major League Baseball, will discuss ways that technology is driving an ever-changing landscape of sport and how the respective leagues are taking advantage of the inherent brand and business-building opportunities.

Panelists: Adam Silver (Commissioner, NBA) & Rob Manfred (Commissioner, MLB)

Moderator: Ernie Johnson (Studio Host, Turner Sports)

9:50 – 10:30AM: Updating the In-Venue Experience

No longer are fans limited to the action they see on the court or field. Team owners and leading industry executives will discuss how multi device connectivity is driving unprecedented access to dynamic data, enabling faster / deeper insights and offering greater possibilities for personalized consumer engagement. 

Panelists: Alejandro Agag (CEO, Formula E), Paul Jacobs (Executive Chairman, Qualcomm)

Moderator: Dana Jacobson (CBS Sports)

10:40 - 11:20AM: The Future of Sports Content

With the continued growth of rights fees for live sports programming, league and media industry executives will discuss the evolution of television viewing and future of digital and mobile video platforms. 

Panelists: Brad Allen (Executive Chairman, NextVR), Brian Angiolet (SVP Consumer Products, Verizon), Vivek Ranadive (Owner, Sacramento Kings), Maverick Carter (President, Uninterrupted)

Moderator: Steve Stoute (CEO, Translation)

11:30AM - 12:10PM: Tech Investing in Sports

From virtual reality to daily fantasy sites, sports-technology platforms continue to enjoy significant growth. Leading innovators and entrepreneurs, including Mark Cuban and Shaquille O’Neal, will highlight the technology that is shaping our future sports engagement experiences, as well as where they expect to see the greatest returns

Panelists: Shaquille O'Neal (Studio Analyst, Turner Sports), Mark Cuban (Owner, Dallas Mavericks), Brian Krzanich (CEO, Intel), Joe Ravitch (Co-Founder, The Raine Group)

Moderator: Nischelle Turner (Entertainment Tonight/CNN)

Speakers
 

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eSports


eSports Showcase
 

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eSports Showcase
 

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Turner Sports will present an eSports showcase with live event coverage of the ELEAGUE Road to Vegas Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Championship from CES in Las Vegas.  This live event will mark the first foray into eSports through the recently announced partnership between Turner Sports and WME | IMG.  Two of the best CS:GO teams in the world will square off, competing in a best-of-three championship round. The winner will receive a prize pool and an invitation to participate in the newly formed “ELEAGUE,” the Turner Sports and WME | IMG competitive gaming league set to debut later in 2016.  

ELEAGUE Road to Vegas CS:GO is a $50,000 tournament, with qualifying taking place from 15-19 December and the Finals live from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, USA, on January, 7 2016. Six invite teams and two qualified teams in both Europe and North America will go head to head in an online best-of-three playoff stage, with the winner of each region claiming the spot at the Finals in Las Vegas.  Turner Sports and WME | IMG have partnered with FACEIT to host the qualifier rounds, more details here.

In addition to the on-site event experience at CES, fans will be able to watch live streaming coverage of the CS:GO Championship via the FACEIT Twitch Channel.

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Inside the NBA


Inside the NBA

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Inside the NBA


Inside the NBA

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TNT’s award-winning Inside the NBA studio team of host Johnson and analysts Barkley, Smith and O’Neal will be on site at CES.  The popular NBA studio show will be televised live from the Hall D show floor with pre-game coverage beginning at 4 p.m. local time, leading into TNT’s NBA doubleheader of Celtics vs. Bulls and Lakers vs. Kings.  The iconic team of Johnson, Barkley, Smith and O’Neal will continue with halftime updates and full post-game coverage throughout the evening.

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Sponsors


Sponsors
 

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Sponsors


Sponsors
 

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NextVR enables the transmission of live, long-form virtual reality content in broadcast quality – leading the way for live and on-demand VR to become a mainstream experience for sporting events, concerts, cinematic productions and more. NextVR's platform allows the fully immersive content to be streamed with pristine quality using current home and mobile Internet connections.  For more information, go to www.nextvr.com.  

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, connecting people everywhere to the people, news and information, and things that matter most. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s websiteOnQ blogTwitter and Facebook pages.