37 minutes | Oct 7, 2021

On the ground at Sportel and into the metaverse with Peter Moore

As in-person conferences resume in pockets of the sports industry, SportsPro editor at large Eoin Connolly checks in with staff writer Rory Jones, on the ground this week at Sportel in Monaco. Rory shares his impressions from the influential sports media and tech event, sizing up the priorities of delegates and understanding how the experience has been adapted with Covid protocols. He also talks through the key themes that have been animating the sports media community this year, and looks ahead to new developments in how Sportel is delivered. Then former Liverpool FC chief executive Peter Moore, now the senior vice president and general manager of sports and live entertainment at 3D engine giant Unity Technologies, gives an insight into sport’s future in the metaverse – the shared virtual spaces that will evolve from the internet. He explains how Unity’s Metacast will create unique platforms for sport, and how best to understand the changes that are coming next.  Click here for a brief glimpse of the Metacast technology in action.
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