BT Sport CEO sees rights opportunities at Leaders in Football


Gavin Patterson, the recently appointed Chief Executive of BT is the latest top industry speaker to join the roster for the 6th Annual Leaders in Football conference, taking place over 9th and 10th October, 2013 at Chelsea FC.

Speaking on day 2, Patterson, who joined BT in 2004 as Managing Director of the consumer division, was one of a handful of key figures who planned the £738m move to acquire 38 of the 154 Barclays Premier League matches, including 18 ‘first pick’ matches, to establish BT Sport. In this exclusive session, Patterson will share his vision for the future growth of BT, and how he sees sport as a game changer for the business.

He joins a number of the world’s leading influencers in football including Greg Dyke, Chairman, The Football Association; Andrea Agnelli, President, Juventus FC; Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and Tourism, UK Government; Decio De Maria Serrano, President, Liga MX; Unal Aysal, Chairman, Galatasaray S.K.; Sunil Gulati, FIFA Executive Committee Member and President, US Soccer Federation; Luis Álvaro, President, Santos FC and Peter Siemsen, President, Fluminense FC. 1,000 senior decision-makers linked to Clubs, Leagues, Associations, Federations and Brands will be in attendance over the two days making it a unique and high level networking environment.

About BT Sport

BT Sport launched in July this year with three television channels – BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2 and ESPN following the acquisition of ESPN’s UK and Ireland TV channels business.

The channels also show live football action from Scotland, the UEFA Europa League and top tier football from Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Australia and the USA. In addition there is action from the FA Women’s Super League and 30 live matches from the Football Conference.

Rugby and tennis also feature prominently with BT Sport showing up to 69 live rugby union games a season from the Aviva Premiership as well as up to 800 hours of live women’s tennis, including the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships.

Other sporting action includes coverage from the Ultimate Fighting Championship and – from 2014 – exclusive live coverage of all the Moto GP qualifiers and races. Finally, the channels will show more than 100 hours of Red Bull Sports and Lifestyle programming.

If you would like to apply for a pass, please email or call one of the team on +44 (0)207 042 8666 as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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