New York City

April 24, 2019

1:30 - 7:00 pm

Helen Mills Theater, New York City 


2019 Schedule

12:30 pm - Registration Opens

1:30 – Welcome

  • Cameron Douglas, VP, Home Entertainment, Fandango & Chair, EMA
  • Mark Fisher, President & CEO, EMA
  • Mitch Mallon, Founder, Stadium Media & Chair, Digital EMA Steering Committee

1:40 – Presentation“The New Frontier: Reporting on the Latest Trends in Global SVOD Market Demand”  2018 was a robust year of growth for subscription video-on-demand platforms. Global audience demand for original content increased in conjunction with the number of new series and streaming platforms now available to audiences. This presentation by Alejandro J. Rojas of Parrot Analytics breaks down the popularity for original titles from major global SVOD platforms including Amazon Prime Video, CBS All Access, Hulu, and Netflix across 100+ markets

  • Alejandro J. Rojas, Regional Director, Parrot Analytics

2:25 – SpotlightVidaPrimo, a GoDigital Media Group company 

  • Jason Peterson, Chairman, GoDigital Media Group
  • Stephen Brooks, EVP and Managing Director, VidaPrimo
  • Moderator: Steve Apple, VP, Industry Sales, EMA

2:45 – Panel Discussion“The Emergence and Growth of AVOD Publishers”  With the sale and merging of several high-profile AVOD channels, AVOD publishing is very much in the spotlight. Five of the top AVOD publishers and Ad Demand suppliers will be discussing why this space has become so hot and what the future will bring for ad supported channels.

  • David Chu, Co-Founder & President, Digital Media Rights
  • Freddie Godfrey, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Newsy
  • Michael Kohn, Head of Business Development – CTV, Samba TV
  • Vikrant Mathur, Co-Founder, Future Today Inc.
  • Moderator: Gary Delfiner, Creator & Owner, WatchFreeFlix

3:30 – Update“Digital Supply Chain” 

  • Eric Hanson, VP, Industry Leadership, EMA

3:45 – Networking Break

4:25 – Presentation: “Generation NEXT: How Youth Will Change the Entertainment Landscape”   Younger people have frequently been the drivers of adoption for entertainment content and modes of distribution. This has led to a few successes (Rock & Roll!) and the occasional failure (rampant piracy). Ipsos and MusicWatch will share a some of the trends among America’s youth and provide insights to help prepare for the future.

  • Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner, MusicWatch
  • Jamie Stenziano, VP, Media Development, Ipsos

5:10 – Presentation"Content is King: What, Why, How Consumers Are Watching TV Content Today”  For nine years, Altman Vilandrie & Company's annual consumer video survey has tackled several key topics within content and media. During this interactive presentation and Q&A, Altman Vilandrie's Matt Rivet will review what customers think about pay TV and its content, how they are substituting online video (and on what devices), their preferences for content (including live news and sports) and others.

  • Matt Rivet, Principal, Altman Vilandrie & Company

6:00 – Networking Cocktail Reception: Sponsored by 3Play Media

*Schedule as of  4/15/19 - More to be announced; subject to change

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