Brazilian football legend Ronaldo "the Phenomenon" to address MIPTV

21 Mar 2016

Ronaldo Nazario, Football World Champion and Brazil’s Globo Sports Commentator, will take to the stage at MIPTV to keynote a spotlight showcase on Globo’s extensive sports broadcasting capabilities in lead up to world coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil.

Presented in partnership with Globo, Ronaldo, aka "the Phenomenon", will address MIPTV on Tuesday 5 April from 9.30 to 10.00 in the Esterel conference room of the Palais des Festivals.

The global entertainment content tradeshow, MIPTV takes place in Cannes, France from 4-7 April 2016.

Globo is the largest broadcast network in Latin America. The spotlight session BIG SHOWS FOR PASSIONATE FANS is for everyone at MIPTV involved in sports coverage and the growing Sportainment genre, and will include a Q&A with Ronaldo led by João Pedro Paes Leme, Executive Director of Globo.

Together Ronaldo and João Pedro will give rights holders and non-rights holders a behind-the-scenes look at Globo’s world-class management of international sports coverage and discuss the great use of in-house technologies to engage fans during the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil. Ronaldo will take questions from the audience and share moments from his legendary football career.

A sports commentator with Globo since 2013, Ronaldo is two-time FIFA World Cup Champion with Brazil (2002 and 1994); three-time FIFA Best Player of the Year (2002, 1997, 1996), UEFA Cup Champion with Interazionale (1998) and Top Scorer at the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

For more information visit the MIPTV website.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Jane Garton
jane.garton@reedmidem.com

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