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Reimagine your sports experience with NeuLion. As consumers continue to embrace new ways to watch sports, NeuLion is leading the way in OTT, creating and delivering the most far-reaching digital experiences in the market; changing how sports are delivered and consumed.

Through its complete end-to-end OTT platform, NeuLion specializes in digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand sports and entertainment content to any connected device. We help our customers, including the NFL, NBA, UFC, Sky Sports, Univision, Rogers and others, build, deliver and grow their digital business with stunning video quality and personalized, interactive experiences enjoyed by their viewers around the globe.

NeuLion’s technology speeds time to market, reduces the costs in comparison to alternative approaches and creates new and meaningful experiences for viewers, all while driving new sources of revenue. Unlock the true value of your digital rights. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com.

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With more than 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, Sports Business Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. Sports Business Daily, the industry’s leading daily online site, summarizes industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets while its Global edition aggregates business news throughout the world by following more than 200 local-language publications and media outlets.

Resource Guide LIVE is the industry’s digital directory with listings on more than 75,000 people and in more than 11,000 companies. The Sports Business Conference and Events Group annually produces 12 industry-leading conferences and events.

More information can be found at: sportsbusinessjournal.com; sportsbusinessdaily.comsportsbusinessdaily.com/global; resourceguidelive.com and sportsbusinessdaily.com/conferences-events.

The Sports Business Group is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises a host of city-specific weekly business journals, BizJournals.com and Hemmings Motor News. ACBJ is part of Advance Publications.

Gold Sponsors

From cutting-edge media rights deals, tech-enabled sponsorships and fan engagement experiences to high-stakes corporate transactions, financing arrangements and intellectual property disputes, Loeb & Loeb’s integrated Sports Practice provides a full range of legal services to help our sports industry clients achieve their business objectives.  Our talented team draws upon its diverse knowledge base and experience in a variety of substantive disciplines to address the myriad legal challenges and opportunities facing the industry today and serves as trusted business advisors to media companies, leagues, franchises, owners, investors and athletes as they continue to shape the dynamic, multibillion-dollar business of sports.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR Xfinity Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit NASCAR.com and IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

Genius Sports is a global leader in sports data technology, distribution and commercialisation services. We provide innovative and data-driven solutions to sports leagues, federations and rights holders. Headquartered in London, Genius Sports is recognised as one of the fastest growing sports technology companies in the world. We are the trusted partner to hundreds of sporting bodies, including the world’s largest leagues and federations such as FIBA and the English Premier League.

Founded by Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian, The Alliance of American Football will take its first snap February 9, 2019 on CBS. Led by real football experts and funded by leading startup investors with an eye toward long-term success, The Alliance of American Football is a dynamic professional football league fueled by an unprecedented Alliance between players, fans and the game. For the ultimate viewing experience, fans will be able to stream Alliance matchups live via the free Alliance app while accessing state-of-the-art integrated fantasy options. The Alliance will provide players with a commitment to safety, a comprehensive bonus system, post-football career planning, financial counseling and scholarships for postsecondary education. 

 

 

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

In its over 100 year history, Vinson & Elkins has grown to approximately 650 lawyers located in 15 offices around the world. Our technology attorneys provide experienced legal counsel and top-tier service to the evolving sports and digital media industries in litigation, technology development, licensing, and acquisition, IP, information security, and data privacy counseling, and other corporate transactions. We serve major sports leagues, media companies, and other technology participants in the industry, including content owners, software developers, and distributors of online content and streaming media. For more information, visit velaw.com.

Luncheon and Badge Sponsor

Proskauer’s Sports Law Group has been recognized by Chambers USA as "first-rate” with clients praising that “Proskauer is pretty much unparalleled.” As part of its "best in class – smart, focused and committed" practice, the firm represents a broad range of clients in antitrust; acquisitions of sports teams; sports-related financings; television, media and distribution agreements; stadium and arena development; key facility contracts, including naming rights, cornerstones and seat licenses; production and distribution of sports content across all platforms; e-Commerce and technology acquisition and licensing; joint ventures between sports entities and media and technology companies; collective bargaining agreements with players, referees, umpires and other game officials; and litigation matters involving the most pressing issues facing sports. For more information, please visit www.proskauer.com.

Research/Analytics Provider

MVPindex is the de facto social media index and valuation platform for sports and entertainment, measuring the market value of influence with real-time analytics on more than 80,000 athletes, entertainers, teams, leagues, and brands ranked across the most popular social platforms.

Badge Provider

ACCESS™ Event Solutions is revolutionizing the live events industry by providing advanced credential systems that solve modern security concerns. ACCESS™ has evolved into the industry leader for RFID integrated credentials, creating endless opportunities for functional enhancements that make event management easier and more secure. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.

Lanyard Provider

Sportradar is the leading global provider of sports data intelligence. The nexus between sports and entertainment, the company serves leagues, news media, consumer platforms and sports betting operators with deep insights and a suite of strategic solutions to help grow their businesses. Sportradar is the trusted partner of more than 1,000 companies in over 80 countries and serves as the official partner of the NBA, NFL, NHL and NASCAR as well as FIFA and UEFA. It is also the only provider entrusted to work with the US sports leagues in an official capacity to distribute sports data (NBA and NHL) and AV rights (MLB) around the world for betting purposes. The company monitors and delivers insights from more than 400,000 matches annually across 60 sports categories, having developed the industry’s most proficient software while setting new standards for speed and accuracy. With deep industry relationships, Sportradar is not just redefining the sports fan experience; it also safeguards the sports themselves through its Integrity Services division and advocacy for an integrity-driven ecosystem that is fair to partners, players and fans.

Official Signage Provider

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