65th ABU Sports Group Conference, Tokyo
Date : 17 & 18 November 2019
Venue : Hyatt Regency Tokyo, Japan
Here are some of the highlights for this year Sports Meeting in Tokyo:-
- The E-Sport Forum and in-depth introduction to the new sports trend.
- The NHK ‘Showcase 1 & 2’
- The MoU Signing with Host Broadcast Service (HBS)
- The presentation from Tokyo 2020 Olympics Organising Committee
- Sports co-production scheme in practical discussion
63rd ABU Sports Group Conference, Ashgabat
The 63rd Sports Group Conference and Associated Meetings took place on Sept 30 and Oct 1, 2019 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
The conference started with the two committee meetings, where matters related to Broadcast Rights and Finance were discussed. The Sports Group commended the work and initiatives of the ABU Sports, and the reports and proposals submitted were endorsed.
The opening ceremony was graced by the Minister of Sports and Youth Policy of Turkmenistan, Mr. Dayanch Gulgeldiyev, the Acting President of ABU, Ms Supriya Sahu and the ABU Secretary-General, Dr Javad Mottaghi.
Delegates described the two-day conference as a success not because of the overwhelming attendance, but because it agreed to tackle concerns and issues unanimously. And more important, the Ashgabat Conference identified targets and practical strategies.
It was underscored that media rights management and negotiation for premium sporting events continue to remain a challenge. It was pointed out the license fee keeps on snow-balling with every successive event.
The Sports Group further recognised the importance unifying under the ABU banner for right acquisitions. Besides acquiring multi-platform rights, the group also need to engage members as a pool for negotiation.
Date : 30 Sept-1 Oct 2018
Venue : Yyldyz Hotel, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
62rd ABU Sports Group Conference, Jakarta
The 62nd ABU Sports Group Conference and Associated Meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia ended on a high note. The conference (May 7 – 9, 2018) was described by members and delegates as not only fruitful and informative, but timely and relevant, with the 18th Asian Games only a few months away.
The conference saw over fifty delegates, majority of them sports broadcasters and relevant partners representing the industry. Delegates heard renewed calls for engagement and involvement with the ABU Sports. It was revealed that acquiring rights to premium sports and sporting events, such as the Asian Games still remain a major challenge.
The conference featured a comprehensive presentation on the up-coming Asian Games by the Broadcast Director of the up-coming Asian Games Organising Committee, INASGOC. The 18th Asian Games Jakarta Palembang 2018, the largest and most prestigious multi-sporting event in Asia will take place from August 18 – September 2, 2018
Date : 7-9 May 2018
Venue : Sultan Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia