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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, creating and delivering the most far-reaching digital experiences in the market; changing the way sports are delivered and consumed. 

Through its complete end-to-end video 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.

With 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, SportsBusiness Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. SportsBusiness Daily summarizes industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets. SportsBusiness Global covers sports business news stories throughout the world by following more than 200 local language publications and media outlets. Resource Guide LIVE is a digital sports industry marketplace directory with listings on more than 75,000 people and 11,000 companies. The Sports Business Conference and Events Group annually presents 11 leading sports industry conferences and events. Please visit all of our websites –www.sportsbusinessjournal.comwww.sportsbusinessdaily.comwww.sportsbusinessdaily.com/global,www.resourceguidelive.com and www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/conferences-events. The Sports Business Group is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises weekly business journals, BizJournals.com and Hemmings Motor News. ACBJ is part of Advance Publications.

Loeb & Loeb’s integrated Sports Practice draws upon the knowledge base and diverse experience of attorneys in a variety of substantive disciplines to address the myriad legal challenges and opportunities facing the industry today and serve 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. From cutting-edge media rights deals, tech-enabled sponsorships and fan engagement experiences to high-stakes corporate transactions, financing arrangements and intellectual property disputes, our team provides a full range of legal services to help our sports industry clients achieve their business objectives.

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, TwitterInstagram, 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.

About MVPindex

Founded in 2014, MVPindex was the first social media intelligence platform to analyze athletes’ social media portfolios and calculate their brand value. Today, MVPindex is a comprehensive social media index and valuation platform for the sports and entertainment industries, offering real-time analytics on more than 60,000 athletes, entertainers, teams, leagues, and brands ranked across the most popular social platforms. The MVPindex Engagement Value Assessment™ (EVA) has become the de facto industry standard for calculating the monetary value of social media campaigns and properties. MVPindex clients rely on this data and consumer insights to make strategic decisions about brand ambassadors; evaluate their partnerships; maximize sponsorship investments; and improve fan engagement. For more information or to request a demonstration, visit www.mvpindex.com.

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.

Sportradar is changing the way the world experiences sport with innovative digital products and sports data of the highest quality that covers more than 40 sports and 400,000 live events. Since its inception in 2001, the company has grown to over 1,900 employees spread across 30 locations around the world and is today partnered with the likes of the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR. Sportradar’s U.S. Advisory Board includes Ted Leonsis, Mark Cuban and Michael Jordan. Learn more at www.sportradar.us

OMNIGON is a team of global digital strategists, technologists and artists. With offices and professional relationships all over the globe, some of the world’s most visible brands look to us for our unique perspective on the way digital technology is changing their businesses, and the lives of the customers they serve. OMNIGON, headquartered in New York, and with teams in Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Kiev and St. Petersburg, works with some of the world’s most celebrated brands including PGA TOUR, NASCAR, AS Roma, Bayern Munich, the United States Golf Association (USGA), CONCACAF, the German Football Association and Verizon, among others.

For information on how OMNIGON can support your digital efforts, visit OMNIGON.com.

In its 100 year history, Vinson & Elkins has grown to approximately 650 lawyers located in 16 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.

Plush is laser-focused on offering world-class services — creative, strategy, analytics, and performance media buying — with the specific needs of event driven OTT marketers in mind.

WE ARE BLUEMEDIA — For nearly 20 years the biggest brands, agencies, teams and venues in the world have trusted us with the signage, décor, and experiential elements of their events and campaigns. From concept to completion, we create engaging, memorable, and shareable experiences that wow clients and sponsors and leave consumers talking for days.

At ACCESS™ Event Solutions, we design and manufacture top-quality event credentials (backstage passes, conference badges, sports media credentials, and more) and develop innovative event management software and solutions for the world’s most image-conscious events, brands, sports teams and entertainers. As pioneers in the industry we specialize in RFID-enabled "Integrated Credentials" that connect your event with the digital world. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.

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