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More content is produced today than any other time in the history of TV.

Change is roiling the content creation and distribution business. Cable networks and distributors, once the disruptors in TV, are themselves now being disrupted by powerful new streaming players, big and small.

Tomorrow’s winners and losers are being determined today, through timing, technology, consolidation and the biggest competition in content ever seen.

At the OTT and Video Distribution Summit, you’ll hear directly from those driving these seismic changes in content creation and distribution. In this intimate setting, you’ll learn firsthand the strategies, technologies, business models and the players who are reshaping how entertainment is consumed on a global scale.

You’ll walk away with new insight, new connections and ideas for how your enterprise can thrive in this new world.

Brought to you by Multichannel News.

Speakers

Kelly Abcarian

Kelly Abcarian

SVP, Product Leadership
Nielsen

Simon Adams

Simon Adams

General Manager, Video and Sports
Gracenote

Byron Allen

Byron Allen

CEO
Entertainment Studios

Mickey Alpert

Mickey Alpert

CEO
Merisco Solutions

Darcy Antonellis

Darcy Antonellis

CEO
Vubiquity

Jeff Binder

Jeff Binder

EVP, Home & Entertainment
T-Mobile

JP Bommel

JP Bommel

CEO
NATPE

Bobby Bond

Bobby Bond

Senior Vice President, Product Engineering
Encompass Digital Media

John Canning

John Canning

VP New Media & Chairman, New Media Council
Producers Guild of America

Will Felcon

Will Felcon

Head of Product & Technology
TEGNA

Bob Gold

Bob Gold

CEO
Bob Gold & Associates

Robert L. Johnson

Robert L. Johnson

Founder
The RLJ Companies & BET
Chairman, RLJ Entertainment

Chris LaHaise

Chris LaHaise

Director, TV Solutions
dataxu

Will Law

Will Law

Chief Architect, Media Engineering
Akamai

Will Marks

Will Marks

VP
Ovation

Andrew McCollum

Andrew McCollum

CEO
Philo

Kathy Payne

Kathy Payne

Head of Content Acquisition Management
Amazon Prime Video Channels

Brett Sappington

Brett Sappington

Senior Director of Research
Parks & Associates

Ted Schilowitz

Ted Schilowitz

Futurist
Paramount Pictures

Daniel Schneider

Daniel Schneider

VP, Business Development
Cheddar

Seth Walters

Seth Walters

VP, Demand Partnerships
Roku

Jeff Weber

Jeff Weber

CEO
Zone.TV

Trent Wheeler

Trent Wheeler

VP, Product
Gracenote

Konstantin Wilms

Konstantin Wilms

SVP Cloud and Media Architecture
Deluxe

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Who Attends

Each year top companies participate including:

Top titles will be represented including: CEO, COO, CTO, President, VP, GM, Senior VP, Executive VP, Head of Originals and Programming, Heads of Partnerships, Head of Strategy, Senior Director and all other executives in the C-Suite.

  • AE Attends
  • Al Roker Attends
  • Amazon Attends
  • AMEX Attends
  • at&t Attends
  • Bank of America Attends
  • Business Insider Attends
  • CBS Attends
  • Comcast Attends
  • Discovery Attends
  • ESPN Attends
  • Fox Networks Attends
  • Google Attends
  • IBM Attends
  • Johnson & johnson Attends
  • L'Oreal Attends
  • Mars Wrigley Attends
  • MasterCard Attends
  • Metlife Attends
  • Nick Attends
  • PepsiCo Attends
  • PFizer Attends
  • Prudential Attends
  • Ralph Lauren Attends
  • Samsung Attends
  • The Weather Channel Attends
  • Twitter Attends
  • Verizon Attends
  • Viacom Attends
  • Weight Watchers Attends

Agenda

Thursday, August 2, 2018


8:00-10:00 AM

Registration

8:00-9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10 AM

Host Welcome & Introductions

Charlie Weiss, VP / Broadcast, Cable, & Broadband Television Group
Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News

9:10-9:50 AM

Keynote Presentation

Jeff Binder, Executive Vice President, Home & Entertainment - T-Mobile U.S. Inc.

10:00-10:40 AM

Fireside Chat – Going Direct

Following this year’s mega mergers, some are predicting that ALL the biggest TV networks will introduce OTT-powered, direct-to-consumer services by 2022, adding to several already launched, such as HBO Now, Starz, Showtime and CBS All Access. Direct-to-consumer services like Prime Video Channels are playing an increasing role in this evolution. What are the best strategies behind a la carte programming services?

Moderator:
Will Marks, VP, Business Development & Digital, Ovation

Panelists:
Kathy Payne, Head of Content Acquisition Management, Amazon Channels
Daniel Schneider, VP of Business Development, Cheddar
Mickey Alpert, President & CEO, Merisco Solutions LLC, former EVP, Office of the Chairman, Cablevision

10:40-11:00 AM

Networking & Mental Processing Break

11:00-11:35 AM

Keynote Conversation: Tech Disruptor’s Perspective

As the TV industry strives to offer greater diversity in how consumers access content and work to break free from the restraints of traditional subscription models, consumers have more choices than ever. So, what does it take to build an affordable, world-class streaming TV service in a crowded market? We talk 1:1 with Andrew McCollum CEO of Philo, the world's first entertainment-focused streaming TV service.

11:40-NOON

Keynote Conversation: Pioneer’s Perspective

BET founder Bob Johnson was one of the first movers in cable TV and is now deeply involved in the OTT revolution. He's now working toward growing the Urban Movie Channel, a VOD service targeted to African-Americans.. Mr. Johnson will share his reflections on the transition from Cable to OTT and his predictions for the evolution of business models.

Moderator: Tom Umstead, Programming Editor, Multichannel News

NOON-12:55 PM

Networking Lunch

Grab a box lunch and do some serious networking.

1:00-1:20 PM

Keynote Conversation: Delegating Distribution

Vubiquity CEO Darcy Antonellis oversees the largest global provider of end-to-end premium content managed services and technical solutions servicing clients in 121 Countries in 80 languages. Ms. Antonellis shares her perspective on the future of content distribution.

1:25-2:05 PM

Panel Discussion - Content & Distribution

How are the hundreds of new OTT services now taking advantage of the cord cutting trend? Hear first-hand how leaders in the space are revamping creation and distribution models.

Moderator:
Bob Gold, Bob Gold PR

Panelists:
Ted Schilowitz, Futurist, Paramount Studios
Jeff Weber, CEO, Zone.TV
John Canning, VP and New Media Chairman, Producers Guild of America

2:10-2:50 PM

Panel Discussion - OTT & Technology

The Big (and Small) Picture spanning important areas that represent where the future of TV and video is heading:

  • Formats (4K, Ultra HD, High Dynamic Range, ATSC 3.0)
  • Platforms (OTT, mobile, smart TVs, TV-connected devices, VR, AR)
  • Navigation (cloud-powered guides, A.I.-assisted recommendations and aggregation, voice search)
  • Scale – What inventions and new products are here or in development that will enable online video start to approach the quality, stability and performance of traditional TV?
Panelists:
Will Law, Chief Architect, Media Engineering, Akamai
Trent Wheeler, VP, Product, Gracenote
Konstanin Wilms, SVP, Media & Cloud Architect, Deluxe TechnologiesBobby Bond, SVP, Product Engineering, Encompass Digital Media

2:50-3:15 PM

Networking & Mental Processing Break

3:20-4:00 PM

Fireside Chat - OTT & Measurement - Who’s Watching?

Thought leaders from data and research present the most important viewership and ad metrics, as well as the best opportunities to use data to drive business in the OTT, On-Demand Era.

Moderator:
Tom Umstead, Programming Editor, Multichannel News

Panelists:
Kelly Abcarian, SVP, Product Leadership, Nielsen
Chris LaHaise, Director of TV Solutions, dataxu
Will Felcon, Head of Product & Technology, TEGNA
Seth Walters, VP, Demand Partnership, Roku

4:05-4:35 PM

Keynote Presentation - Evolving Business Models

Change is roiling the TV business, especially for entrenched traditional cable networks and cable operators. As stocks gyrate, Wall Street is wondering which incumbents will fall. What do the new business models look like, and how are industry players responding?

Speaker:
Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks & Associates

4:35-5:10 PM

Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News in partnership with NATPE present 'Content is the New Industrial Revolution'

Business, technology, viewers and content - changes are only beginning. This is the new, powerful Internet 2.0. Byron Allen, Founder and CEO of Entertainment Studios recently purchased The Weather Channel and runs eight 24-hour HD cable networks and produces, distributes, and sells advertising for 41 broadcast and cable television programs. This makes Entertainment Studios one of the largest independent producers/distributors of television programming.

Introduction:
JP Bommel, CEO, NATPE

Interviewer:
Mark Robichaux, Editor in Chief, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News

Featured Guest:
Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios

5:10-5:20 PM

Host Closing Remarks

Charlie Weiss, VP / Broadcast, Cable, & Broadband Television Group
Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News

5:20-6:45

Cocktails are served


*Agenda Subject to Change

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OTT & Content Video Distribution Summit
August 2, 2018 | Los Angeles, CA


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