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SPORTSCASTING CONFERENCE & EXPO: Melbourne – October 7-8 2014 – Ethiad Stadium

sportsbannerSport has been a central part of Australian broadcasting since television was first introduced in time for the Melbourne Olympics in 1956. Since that time Australian sports broadcasters have been world leaders in innovation and technology.

The first Australian Sportscasting Conference & Expo will bring the future of sports broadcasting to Melbourne for a two-day conference and expo on October 7 – 8, 2014. Given the air time committed to sports broadcasting across free to air, subscription and online networks, this segment plays a pivotal role in the future of broadcasting. While drama, documentaries and general viewing undergo ups and downs, the investment in this area of coverage and transmission has continued to grow. New technology and production drives the segment to new levels, both locally and internationally.

With innovations in technology comes expanding markets. Professional sporting clubs and associations are looking to the future and a big part of their vision is improving and upgrading the recording and streaming of their own content. The Sportscasting Conference & Expo will be the platform for sharing information and ideas between broadcasters, technology providers and sporting clubs and associations.



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Sportscasting Conference + Expo REGISTRATION LINK: http://sportscasting.com.au/Melbourne/registration/

WHEN:             Tuesday and Wednesday, October 7 – 8, 2014

WHERE:           Etihad Stadium
740 Bourke St,
Docklands VIC


Located in the heart of Melbourne, a stone’s throw from the casino and countless hotels and restaurants, the Sportscasting Conference & Expo is perfectly located for convenience and to maximise networking opportunities for visitors and exhibitors.
Visit the website www.visitmelbourne.com to find out more.

Public Transport

For public transport info call Metlink on 131 638 or visit www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au.

Trams run to Etihad Stadium from La Trobe Street and Harbour Esplanade.
Trams also stop in the CBD on Spencer Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street and all are a short walk to Etihad Stadium.

The bus terminus is at Southern Cross Train Station and services airport transfers as well as routes across country Victoria. Etihad Stadium is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge from the bus terminus.

Southern Cross is the nearest train station to Etihad Stadium. It is approximately a four-minute walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge.
Train timetable information is available from Metro Trains Melbourne on 1800 MY METRO (1800 69 63876) or on the website Metro Trains Melbourne.

The nearest taxi rank to Etihad Stadium is located outside Car Parks A and B, adjacent to the NAB building on the Bourke Street extension.
Please note taxis are not permitted to enter any of Etihad Stadium’s Car Park entries as these are non-stopping areas. Taxis with mobility impaired patrons can access Etihad Stadium’s Car Parks.


Event day parking at Etihad Stadium is available via the Bourke Street Extension (Car Parks A & B) or Wurundjeri Way (Car Parks D & E).Visit the venue website for full details.
Pre Paid Parking Passes: To purchase a pre paid parking pass to an event scheduled at Etihad Stadium, please contact Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit their website.

Disabled Access

Etihad Stadium is fully accessible for mobility impaired and wheelchair bound patrons.
Visitors should check prices and details prior to travelling.

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