SVG DSports Conference draws 170 new media execs to discuss broadband, mobile sports

More than 160 industry professionals attended the SVG DSports Conference on Wednesday in New York City. The day-long event was focused squarely on broadband and mobile delivery of sports content, offering an in-depth overview of everything from how to properly produce an event for small-screen distribution to how to cut costs of distribution through peer-to-peer and user-generated content technology.

The event, sponsored by Adobe, Bexel, CloseVu, IBM, NY:MIEG, and Tekserve, featured more than 35 speakers and presenters, offering attendees an information-packed overview of the market.

“This was our first event foray into the ‘new media space’ and we were overwhelmed with the support from the community,” says Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG editorial director. “Bringing cohesion to this market segment, which is moving ahead at a rapidly accelerating pace, was a challenge but our program, developed by SVG DSports Conference Chairman David Catzel, lived up to the billing. We’re already looking forward to DSports 2008.”

The all-day conference was followed by a networking reception designed to allow attendees to build new relationships and say hello to old friends.

Complete coverage of the DSports panels and discussions will be available next week in two special DSports Update newsletters sponsored by Akamai. They will be distributed on Monday and Thursday.