ICARUS Sports is one of the leading Sports Media companies, dedicated to Outdoor, Water and Motor Sports, including sailing, kiteboarding, surﬁng, windsurﬁng, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, snowboard- ing, skiing, paragliding, off-road triathlons, off-road racing, drone racing, rally raid events, circuit racing, kart racing, rallies, enduro, power boat racing, aero sports and hill climb events, among others.
Founded in 2008, our media production team is active in sports and, with experience in over 45 countries and every continent, has the ability to work anywhere, anytime under tough conditions; water, deserts, mountains and other demanding terrains. No matter the case, with low temperatures or heavy rain, during single or multi-day events, we deliver quality TV & online video content and highlights, only a few hours after the action. Our distribution team of dedicated media experts ensures worldwide exposure, maximizing the beneﬁts of an extensive media exposure for our events and TV Shows. Our headquarters in Athens are supported by our offices in Shanghai.
We produce inspiring content for more than 100 events and 12 in-house TV shows per year, and broadcast more than 30,000 hours of influential content in over 170 countries, every year. Our proven entertainment coverage and guaranteed exposure worldwide offers brands strategic activation and positioning.
ICARUS Sports’ production and broadcast services deliver compelling and inspirational coverage which is proven to retain existing and attract new audiences, leveraging the value of sports and brands.
We are passionate about Sports. Our Media Team is highly professional, experienced and flexible and all have the benefit of insight as outdoor sports enthusiasts. We value their passion, talent and team work.
ICARUS Sports TV Shows reach more than 170 countries and have been dubbed or subtitled in 16 different languages.
ICARUS Sports TV Shows have been hosted by some of the most highly regared sports media networks worldwide.
We are multi-tasking, goal-oriented and customer service experts. Our enviable team of specialists have experience, contacts, creativity and technical know-how, which is why they are the best at what they do. Combine their excellence with the latest innovative technology and the secrets to our success are clear.
Our multilingual team includes editors, producers, videographers, graphic producers, writers and voice over talent. We demand the best and consequently attract the best in the industry.
Introducing the ICARUS Sports Team
Graduated from NTUA | Greece with an MSc in Management, following a joined BSc and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before joining ICARUS Sports in 2008, Jason was working as a project manager in the Energy Sector. As one of the founding partners at ICARUS Sports, Jason is leading ICARUS Sports as company's C.E.O.
Maria, following her studies in Tourism Business Management in the Athens University of Applied Sciences, continued her education in UK, graduating with an MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management in Bournemouth University. Having gained significant experience in the international luxury hotel and service sectors in various positions, she got involved in Marketing and Advertising, serving brands with international exposure. Maria joined ICARUS Sports as Chief of Staff to support the company's management team.
With Architecture Studies in National Technical University of Athens, Ilias is involved with Sailing and watersports since a very young age. He has competed in various international events in Olympic and Off-shore classes as well as Match Racing and during his involvement with ICARUS Sports, Ilias has managed media production for numerous sailing projects including the America's Cup, The RC44 class, the GC32 Racing Tour, Kitefoil Gold Cup and many more. In addition to his experience in Sailing, Ilias is passionate about Motorsports like Hillclimbs, Dirt Racing, Karting and Drifting and is in charge of ICARUS Sports ``fresh`` and rapidly developing Motorsport Division.
Graduated from Imperial College Business School with an MSc in Management, following a joint BSc and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before joining ICARUS Sports in 2010, Panos was an Associate in London for LEK Consulting, a leading consultancy in the field of Business Strategy. As one of the founding partners at ICARUS Sports, Panos is now managing the Financial Activities and Business Development.
Graduated from University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki), holding an MSc in Sport Management, Alkis is a sports business professional and an outdoor sports enthusiast. He stayed in Manchester for the last 5 years working in big firms like the National Football Museum, Ticketmaster and Manchester United. Within the ICARUS Sports Media, Alkis works as a Sales Manager, responsible for Outdoor Sports.
His 20 years professional career exhibits excellent performance in leading multinational companies in the technology industry, like Sony and Samsung. His experience and philosophy are key elements for ICARUS Sports' sales force and growth opportunities. He is also a sports' enthusiast individual who actively enjoys all challenges related to water and snow. Nick joined ICARUS Sports in Dec 2018 and he states that he now understands what a dream job really is!
Graduated from Panteion University, Greece. Before joining ICARUS Sports in 2011, Panos was working as a logistics supervisor into the family business Pachtas Bros P.C. in the textile industry. Joined ICARUS Sports since its early beginning. Panos as a C.O.O. manages the business line of TV production and day to day ICARUS Sports operations.
Following his studies in Business Administration, he attended the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS). His professional career in multinational and multicultural companies enriched his experience and advanced his skills in sales and customer communication. In 2018, Manos joined ICARUS Sports as Sales & Project Manager. He has a customer-oriented philosophy and a challenge-driven personality, while he values team working as an integral ingredient of his job.
Georgia graduated from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Science at the University of Athens. Her professional experience in multinational companies enhanced her skills in sales and customer service. In 2018, she joined ICARUS Sports as Media Distribution Manager, while in 2019 she was given the opportunity to move to the position of the Media Sales Manager. Hard working, well organized and a results-oriented person, she is aiming to support and grow the company's partners.
Team BORA - ARGON 18 was thrilled to be embarking on our new collaboration. ICARUS Sports has demonstrated their ability to capture innovative footage from sailing events and we are excited about how they will showcase our outstanding team as we aim to stand on the podium during 2016. Road racing is not easy to film, and partnering with ICARUS Sports demonstrates our commitment to delivering the best footage from one of the world's best professional cycling teams. We saw ICARUS Sports as the number one choice for BORA - ARGON 18.Ralph ScherzerHead of PR & Communications of BORA - ARGON 18
The partnership between ICARUS Sports and the Singapore Sailing Federation first began in early 2013. Through the years, this partnership has blossomed into a close friendship; I am delighted that we share a strong, solid bond characterized by mutual understanding and trust.Andrew TamCEO Singapore Sailing Federation
They are passionate, skilled and highly specialized. Always looking to improve their services, the team is agile and quick to take advantage of the latest technology.
ICARUS Sports has over the last years produced TV coverage for several of our top-class events, including world and continental championships.Markus SchwendtnerChief Executive Officer International Kiteboarding Class Association
The team members understand the sport, having a strong sailing background themselves, and have always delivered to target. Working and developing new ideas is easy, and there is always latest technology in use to make the coverage event better. The media distribution network is extensive and has fully satisfied our demands.
We have worked with ICARUS Sports right from their start in 2008 and we continue to do so. We, as a Class, have explored over the years the best way to showcase our sailors and sailing to our fans. Their advice, skills and support have allowed us to scale our own ambitions and each time we produce an event now they are with us at every stage. We find the ICARUS Sports team go beyond just being professional.Marcus SpillanePresident 49er Class
ICARUS Sports leads the way in covering the world's premier sailing events. Inside Sailing is a signature property and its packages of sailing footage are perfectly suited to enhance the experience of the high-net-work individuals who enjoy the convenience of private aviation. It's no longer good enough simply to do what has always been done, and ICARUS Sports are at the forefront of innovation in the business of producing and distributing sailing footage.Mike CroftCEO of ADLUX Group