OTT Channels Conf 1

 

July 17, 2018

10:30 am - 3:30 pm


Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) presents its inaugural Over-The-Top (OTT) Channels conference, a day of research presentations, sessions with Industry thought leaders, and an exploration of the opportunities in subscription and ad-supported video on demand.

Conference Chairman Erick Opeka, Executive Vice President of Digital Networks at Cinedigm Corp., is assembling an expert lineup of speakers and panelists who will be addressing such issues as:

 

10:30 am   WELCOME

  • Mark Fisher, President & CEO, EMA
  • Erick Opeka, EVP of Digital Networks, Cinedigm

10:40 am   KEYNOTE PANEL: OTT 2022: PROGNOSTICATING THE FUTURE

With massive media consolidation, emergent business models, and rapidly shifting behavior, the future of the digital entertainment landscape is difficult to forecast. We’ve assembled a panel of divergent viewpoints from varying corners of the Industry to share their insights and predictions on the effects of consolidation, cord-cutting, rising new business models and more.

Moderator:

  • David Bloom, Columnist, Consultant, Teacher – Host/Producer, Bloom in Tech podcast

Panelists:

  • Randy Ahn, Director of Programming, Roku
  • Neil Davis, Chief Business Officer, Qello Media
  • Katherine Pond, Sr. Director of Business Development & Advertising, Vizio

11:20 am   SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION: VEN.UE/Sony New Media Solutions Fireside Chat

Moderator:

  • Jason Peterson, CEO, GoDigital Media Group

With:

  • Tricia Lee, SVP, Product & Development, Sony New Media Solutions
  • Mike Rokosa, National Hot Rod Association

11:30 am   RESEARCH PRESENTATIONIHS Markit

11:45 am   BIG NICHE: ENTHUSIAST NETWORKS AND BIG MEDIA 

With consumers rapidly adopting OTT channels that cater to their unique passions, it has never been a rosier time for enthusiast-centered OTT services. In this panel, we will gather top executives from studios and networks to discuss their portfolio of brands and approach to the market.

Moderator:

  • Bruce Eisen, Founder, DigAdvisors.com

Panelists:

  • Paul Colichman, CEO, Here Media
  • Sean Doherty, CEO, Wurl
  • Will Marks, VP of Business Development & Digital, Ovation

12:25 pm   NETWORKING LUNCH

1:30 pm   ONE-ON-ONE: WITH ADAM LEWINSON, CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER, TUBI

In this one-on-one conversation, Conference Chair Erick Opeka will sit down with Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi, to discuss the philosophies for success in a ruthlessly competitive marketplace, and the prospects for the ad-supported premium content sector, among other topics. 

Session Introduction: Rich Marty, New Business Development, Strategic Marketing, Dolby Laboratories

1:50 pm   LINEAR IS DEAD: LONG LIVE DIGITAL LINEAR

From Amagi, to Cheddar, TYT Network, and XUMO, digital first linear networks are one of the hottest new business models in the OTT sector. In this panel, we take a close look at this fascinating and quickly evolving arena and its effect on the traditional networks businesses, monetization and audience challenges, opportunities, and more.

Moderator:

Panelists:

2:30 pm   RESEARCH PRESENTATIONNielsen

  • Lauren Kobel, Head of Home Entertainment and Film, Nielsen Entertainment
  • Presentation Slides: contact Lauren Kobel

2:45 pm   THE NUMBERS: CRITICAL OTT BUSINESS METRICS FOR GROWTH 

Launching a service has never been easier, but growing and scaling one requires deft attention to critical KPIs in customer acquisition, engagement, monetization, content, and more. Our diverse panel of experts share their insights about the key metrics OTT operators need to measure and interpret in order to gain a competitive edge.

Moderator:

  • Josh Boaz, Managing Director & Co-Founder, Digital Agents

Panelists:

3:25 pm   CLOSE



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Registration is now open!


EMA’s OTT Channels, which includes lunch, is free for EMA members and just $395 for nonmembers.



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