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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
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Why Attend:

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Next-level networking opportunities

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Unique insights into the impact of newest devices

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Get the latest strategies on OTT

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Participate in interactive industry discussions

SPEAKERS

Eric Anderson

Senior Vice President & Chief Partnership Officer
Verance

Rian Bester

CEO
Insight TV

David Bloom

Journalist
Forbes/TVRev/Tubefilter

Jason Bolles

Managing Director, Video Personalization
Gracenote

John Brody

EVP, Global Sales & Head of International
WWE

Paul Cabana

EVP, History & Biography Digital
A&E Networks

Sahne Cannon

CEO
Vidgo

Steve Charlier

CEO & President
ZMG / Ruckus Factory

Peter Chave

Principal Architect
Akamai Technologies

Peter Dolchin

Head of Telco & Video Distributor Partnerships
Google

Scott Ehrlich

Vice President - Emerging Platform Content
Sinclair Broadcast Group

Michael Farrell

Senior Content Producer -- Finance
Multichannel News

Will Felcon

Head of Product Technology
Premion, A Tegna Company

Daniel Frankel

Technology Editor
Multichannel News

Scott Goldman

Principal Product Manager
Verizon Digital Media Services

Mary Ann Halford

Global Media & Entertainment Strategist
OC&C Strategy Consultants

Kenneth Haren

Marketing Director
Telestream

John Hendricks

Founder & Chairman
CuriosityStream

Peter Katsingris

SVP Audience Insights
Nielsen

Jon Klein

President
Vilynx

Jennifer Koester

Lead director of Telco and Video Distribution Partnerships
Google

Andrew McCollum

CEO
Philo

Michael K. Powell

President & CEO
NCTA

Dan Robbins

Head of Ad & Programming Research
Roku

Sean Robertson

General Manager of Programmatic & Addressable Advertising
Dish Media Sales

Brett Sappington

Senior Director of Research
Parks Associates

Bunker Sessions

VP, Sell-Side Solutions
Extreme Reach

Clint Stinchcomb

President and CEO
CuriosityStream

Court Stroud

CEO
The Cledor Group

Bruce Tuchman

Media Investor & fmr President
AMC and Sundance Channel Global

Jason Williams

Director of Product & Growth
PLEX


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PROGRAM

November 1, 2018


8:30 am

Registration Opens & Morning Coffee

9:15 am

Welcoming Remarks

9:30 am

Opening Keynote Conversation: The New Competitive Environment King Kong vs. Godzilla

The cable TV industry’s key spokesperson sits down for a candid conversation about competition in the future of the television and video industry. He’ll discuss how cable TV is adjusting to the competitive challenges presented by the introduction of new technologies and OTT services, and how traditional subscription providers and programmers are leveraging the opportunities presented by growing behemoths such as Netflix, Amazon, and others?

Interviewer
Mark Robichaux
Managing Director, Content, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News
Future U.S.

Keynote Guest:
Michael K. Powell
President & CEO
NCTA – the Internet and Television Association

10:00 am

Panel Discussion: Funding New Programming Services Exploring Revenue Options

What income sources are required to sustain direct-to-consumer services? This session focuses on income from investment, subscription fees and advertising sales that TV networks and providers need for introducing direct-to-consumer services. Panelists take a close look at programmers who have already launched and discuss other soon-to-launch networks with similar plans.

Moderator:
Michael Farrell
Senior Content Producer -- Finance
Multichannel News

Participants:
Steve Charlier
CEO & President
ZMG / Ruckus Factory

MaryAnn Halford
Global Media & Entertainment Strategist
OC&C Strategy Consultants

Bruce Tuchman
Investor & Advisor to Digital Entertainment & Technology Services
Former President, AMC and Sundance Channel Global

10:30 am

Mid-morning Keynote Conversations: New Business Innovations

Now is the time when industry leaders are reinventing their career. They want to be better positioned to adapt to changes in the business and ultimately, to make a valued contribution to the future of the industry. This session features two “fireside” chats, each with a cable TV executive who is forging a new path.

Conversation One: Discovering the Future Once Again
The future is ripe for innovation. Hear from this innovative and Emmy award-winning programming visionary about his view of new discoveries and new beginnings. The founder of Discovery Channel shares his perspective on the industry’s future and discusses the impact of his latest venture in direct-to-consumer media, CuriosityStream.

Interviewer:
Mark Robichaux
Managing Director, Content, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News
Future U.S.

Keynote Guest:
John Hendricks
Founder & Chairman
CuriosityStream

Conversation Two: How AI Is Creating The Future of Television
AI is no longer the exclusive domain of FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Goggle). This former CNN president speaks about his new role. He’ll also reveal new approaches for “machine learning” that are unlocking hidden insights about content that media companies use to identify new audiences, engage users, and drive revenue.

Interviewer:
Mark Robichaux
Managing Director, Content, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News
Future U.S.

Keynote Guest:
Jon Klein
President
Vilynx

11:00 am

Mid-morning Networking Coffee Break

11:15 am

Panel Discussion – New Production & Programming Choosing Talent and Content for A New Digital Age

More content than ever is being “greenlit” for production, and content creators are seeking new paths of differentiation. This has led to unprecedented experimentation in storytelling and the use of talent. In this discussion, the focus is on the projects that programmers are green-lighting for production, what's “working” for show-runners, and what best practices are emerging in this fast-moving area where the stakes are getting higher every day.

Moderator:
Tom Umstead
Multimedia and Programming Specialist
Multichannel News

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

Laura Wendt
Executive Vice President, Content Strategy
NRG, National Research Group

11:45 am

Late-morning Keynote Conversations: New Distribution Technology The Affordable Perspective

As the TV industry strives to offer greater diversity in how consumers access content free from the restraints of traditional subscription models, consumers have more choices and pricing options than ever. So, what does it take to build an affordable, world-class streaming TV service in a crowded market?

Interviewer:
Daniel Frankel
Technology Editor, Multichannel News
Senior Content Producer, Broadcasting & Cable

Keynote Guest:
Andrew McCollum
CEO
Philo

12:15 pm

Networking Lunch Break

1:00 pm

Early-afternoon Keynote Conversation Delivering A Premium Viewership Experience

TV audiences are no longer bound to their couches or set-top boxes. Viewers demand to watch programming they want, any way they prefer. In this era of changing viewing habits, legacy distributors and newcomers are reinventing the distribution model to meet viewer demand. Join Google’s Jennifer Koester and her special guest as they explore these new models and discuss what it will take to ensure premium experiences to audiences, everywhere they are watching.

Interviewer:
Mark Robichaux
Managing Director, Content, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News
Future U.S.

Keynote Guest:
Jennifer Koester
Lead Director of Telco and Video Distribution Partnerships
Google

1:30 pm

Super-Session Discussion – Technology and OTT Understanding Possibilities For The Future

This super-session addresses the Big (and Small) Picture spanning important tech areas where the future of OTT video is heading. The session begins with Part One, a discussion related to the latest available options for content and its providers, followed by Part Two, a segment about the products and services designed to offer content providers with convenience, quality, and stability for enhancing performance and revenues. Both groups of panelists will participate in the third and final segment.

Moderator:
David Bloom
Journalist
Forbes / TVRev / Tubefilter

Segment One Participants:
Rian Bester
CEO
Insight TV

Scott H. Ehrlich
Vice President - Emerging Platform Content
Sinclair Broadcast Group

Will Felcon
Head of Product Technology
Premion, A Tegna Company

Segment Two Participants:
Peter Chave
Principal Architect
Akamai Technologies

Scott Goldman
Principal Product Manager
Verizon Digital Media services

Kenneth Haren
Marketing Director
Telestream

Bunker Sessions
VP, Sell-Side Solutions
Extreme Reach

Jason Williams
Director of Product & Growth
PLEX

2:30 pm

Networking Coffee Break

2:45 pm

Panel Discussion - Distribution
Getting Video To The Viewer

Driving distribution of content to viewers, either through a traditional provider or directly to the consumer, is still the core of the television business. After all, the business relies on the viewer being able to access the content. These leading content executives share perspectives of the challenges and opportunities available in the shifting landscape of video content distribution including the latest formats, platforms like OTT, mobile, smart TVs, TV-connected devices, VR, AR; and Navigation

Moderator:
MaryAnn Halford
Global Media & Entertainment Strategist
OC&C Strategy Consultants

Participants:
Clint Stinchcomb
President and CEO
CuriosityStream

Shane Cannon
CEO
Vidgo

3:15 pm

Super-Session Discussion – Marketing & Advertising

Viewers and the advertisers have more choices than ever when it comes to video programming and platforms. In Part One of this super-session we'll discuss trends and challenges for driving video consumption with traditional broadcast TV, linear cable, OTT and streaming services as well as digital and mobile players. In Part Two, we’ll look at the market from the advertisers’ perspective and their demand for granular targeting and ROI attribution. In the concluding segment of the session, all participants join for a final round of questions.

Moderator:
Court Stroud
Managing Director
The Cledor Group

Part 1 - Trends in Video Consumption

Participants:
Eric Anderson
Senior Vice President & Chief Partnership Officer
Verance

Jason Bolles
Managing Director, Video Personalization
Gracenote

Part 2 - Trends in Video Advertising

Participants:
John Brody
EVP, Global Sales & Head of International
WWE

Peter Dolchin
Head of Telco & Video Distributor Partnerships
Google

Sean Robertson
General Manager of Programmatic & Addressable Advertising
Dish Media Sales

Dan Robbins
Ad Research Manager
Roku

4:15 pm

Closing Keynote Presentation – Audience Measurement & Data Who’s Watching Now?

This is a presentation on the latest audience trends is presented by one of the television and video industry’s leading thought leaders. Get the latest data and research about viewership and ad metrics, as well as the best opportunities to use data to drive business in the OTT, On-Demand Era.

Interviewer:
Daniel Frankel
Technology Editor, Multichannel News
Senior Content Producer, Broadcasting & Cable

Keynote Guest:
Peter Katsingris
SVP of Audience Insights
Nielsen

4:45 pm

Closing Remarks, followed by Next TV’s Closing Reception

Charlie Weiss
Vice President - Broadcast, Cable, and Broadband Television Group
Future U.S.

6:30 pm

Event Concludes


*Agenda Subject to Change

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SPONSORS & PARTNERS

PRESENTING

  • Google

GOLD

  • Akamai
  • ExtremeReach
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group
  • Telestream

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  • Centurylink
  • Dish
  • Nielsen Gracenote
  • Plex
  • Premion, a div. of Tegna
  • Samba TV
  • Verizon Digital Media Services

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  • Comcast Technology Solutions

BRAND

  • Tavant

VIP DINNER

  • Akamai

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