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Register November 1, 2018 | Westin NY at Times Square
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NextTV Summit

This is the “Golden Age of Television.” The thing is, it’s not television anymore. It’s the creation and sharing of video content experiences. With that comes tremendous challenge and tremendous opportunity.

You can be part of the high level, future-focused conversation at the Next TV Summit.

This conference will provide you with insights into the impact of new video devices, technologies, viewing experiences, business models and consumer expectations as we move into the OTT and On Demand era.

Topics covered include:

  • OTT and On Demand Growth and Business Models
  • Transformative TV Technologies
  • Video Consumption Trends and Advertising
  • Talent and Content in the Digital Age
  • New Viewing Experiences
  • Valuation Drivers for Online and Offline Video Content Companies

Why Attend:


Next-level networking opportunities


Unique insights into the impact of newest devices


Get the latest strategies on OTT


Participate in interactive industry discussions


Jason Bolles

Managing Director, Video Personalization

John Brody

EVP, Global Sales & Head of International

Paul Cabana

EVP, History & Biography Digital
A&E Networks

Steve Charlier

CEO & President
ZMG / Ruckus Factory

Peter Chave

Principal Architect
Akamai Technologies

Sarah Lyons

Vice President Next Generation Product Management
AT&T Services

Andrew McCollum


Dan Robbins

Head of Ad Research

Bruce Tuchman

Media Investor & fmr President
AMC and Sundance Channel Global

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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.

Each year top companies participate including:

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November 1, 2018

8:00 - 10:00 am


8:00 - 9:00 am

Welcome Coffee

9:00 - 9:10 am

Host Welcome & Introductions

9:10 - 9:50 am

Keynote Presentation – King Kong vs. Godzilla

How are the scores of new OTT services preparing for battle against behemoths such as Netflix, Amazon, Disney-Fox and possibly Comcast Sky?

10:00 - 10:40 am

Panel discussion – New Viewing Experiences

Following the Disney-Fox deal, 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. What are the pros and cons of these direct-to-consumer moves?

Bruce Tuchman, Media Investor & fmr President, AMC and Sundance Channel Global
Steve Charlier, CEO & President, ZMG / Ruckus Factory

10:40 - 11:00 am

Networking & Mental Processing Break

11:00 - 11:40 am

Panel discussion – Video’s New Free-for-All

Though subscription OTT services capture a lot of headlines, an array of free, ad-supported OTT video services have been successfully drawing in content deals and viewers. Here, you can meet some of the top players in this AVOD sector and what they are doing to differentiate and lock in big audiences

11:40 - 12:15 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.

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

12:15 - 1:00 pm

LUNCH and Over the Top-ics @ Next TV

Next TV dives deep into the most timely discussion topics around the future of TV and video with this interactive break-out session. Every table will have a themed discussion led by an expert on the topic. Table seating is first-come, first-served, assigned on-site. Each table leader will share key insights with the larger group at the end of the session.

  • Grab ‘n go lunch served starting at 12:00
  • Over the Top-ics discussions 12:15-12:45
  • Networking and mental processing break 12:45-1:00
Over the Top-ics Leaders

1 - Winning through content differentiation
2 - Creating communities around brands and content
3 - Building new revenue streams through OTT services
4 - Data-driven advertising solutions
5 - Trending OTT technology best practices
6 - Measuring and winning through user experience

1:00 - 1:20 pm

Over the Top-ics: What We Learned

Key questions and insights uncovered during each Over the Top-ics roundtable conversation will be shared with the larger group.

Over the Top-ics Leaders

1:20 - 2:00 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?
Jason Bolles, Managing Director, Video Personalization, Gracenote
Peter Chave, Principal Architect, Akamai Technologies
Sarah Lyons, VP, Next Generation Product Management, AT&T Services

2:00 - 2:40 pm

Panel Discussion - Video Consumption Trends & Advertising

Consumers and the advertisers who want to reach them have more choices than ever when it comes to video programming and platforms. In this panel, we'll discuss trends and challenges with traditional broadcast TV, linear cable, OTT and streaming services as well as digital and mobile players. As advertisers demand granular targeting and ROI attribution, video content creators evolve to meet that challenge.

John Brody, EVP, Global Sales & Head of International, WWE
Dan Robbins, Ad Research Manager, Roku

2:40 - 3:00 pm

Networking & Mental Processing Break

3:00 - 3:40 pm

Panel Discussion – Talent and Content in the Digital Age

More content than ever is being produced, and content creators are seeking new paths to differentiation. This has led to unprecedented experimentation in terms of storytelling and the selection and use of talent. In this discussion, we will talk about the big gambles being made, what's working and what best practices are emerging in this fast-moving area where the stakes are only everything.

Paul Cabana, EVP, Biography & History Digital, A&E Networks

3:40 - 4:15 pm

Panel Discussion - How’s Business Strategy

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 cable folks responding?

4:15 - 4:55 pm

Keynote Presentation – 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.

4:55 - 5:00 pm

Host closing remarks

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Cocktail reception

*Agenda Subject to Change


More than 5 people interested in attending?

Contact Lauren Sullivan
for group rates.





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  • Akamai


  • Nielsen Gracenote
  • Samba TV
  • Verizon Digital Media Services


  • Akamai

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