Space4Sports Webinar Series




📆24 May 2024


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The Tokyo Olympics of 1964 were the first in history to be broadcast directly via satellite. The Telstar1 was the world’s first active communications satellite and the world’s first commercial payload in space. For the first time, pictures of world events could be transmitted globally within minutes.

Satellites play an important role in sport entertainment and live broadcast. They enable the seamless transmission of live sports events to audiences worldwide, ensuring global reach and accessibility bringing the excitement of sports to fans everywhere. Enabling a reliable signal transmission, ensuring uninterrupted broadcasts, satellites also facilitate the real-time delivery of data and statistics, enhancing viewer engagement. In this first webinar episode, the discussions will revolve around the role of space application for the livestream and broadcast of space events, as well as in the role of space data for digitalization and gamification activities related to sports.

The iconic design was celebrated with the Telstar 18, the official match ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Did you know that there is a technology, based on internet and satellite, that allows even a small football club to live stream their games and target a new audience?

1st Episode Space4Sports Webinar Series: ENTERTAINMENT



14:30-14:35 European Platform for Sport Innovation INTRODUCTION, (EPSI Executive Director, Alberto Bichi)


14:35-14:40 EURISY INTRODUCTION (Eurisy Secretary General, Annalisa Donati)


14:40-14:45 Historical introduction on the connection between Space and Sport: Tokyo Olympics of 1964 and the Telstart1 satellite. (Eurisy Secretary General, Annalisa Donati)


14:45-14:55  Presentation of Able Active (CEO-Founder of Surpass Sport System, Adrian Geissel)


14:55-15:05 Presentation of GeoRacing App ( Department Manager Geo Racing App, David Barbosa)


15:05-15:15 Presentation ESA Call “Space for Olympic Games” (ESA, Antonio Rodenas Bosque)


15:15-15:30 Final Remarks and Q&A