The business of Streaming Video


Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News’s NYC TV Week Spring kicks into high gear with the NextTV Summit – the professional video industry’s authoritative benchmark for assessing the progress and debating the future of television’s digitally-driven streaming transformation.

The virtual conference offers attendees a unique opportunity to hear current thinking from some of the industry’s leading executives – as they discuss the most pressing economic, operational and technological issues facing the “business” of video – while offering valuable insights into how to succeed in today’s dynamic and historically disruptive times.

Key topic include: 

  • Subscription & transactional video economics

  • Direct-to-consumer & virtual MVPD models 

  • Advertising

  • Content discovery & recommendation

  • Consumer viewing behaviors

  • Audience measurement & analytics


Monday, April 27, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynote Conversation: “Streaming TV’s Ad-Supported Future”

Keynote: Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi
Interviewer: Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, The Vertere Group

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: Linear TV Legacy in the Era of Streaming
We corral some of the most forward-leaning executives from linear TV’s leading cable networks, broadcasters and legacy MVPDs to share how they are reshaping the medium for a new generation (or two) of viewers and transforming their organizations to take advantage. 

Moderator: Paige Albiniak, Contributing Editor, Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News
Marion Hargett, SVP Agency Strategy, Ampersand
Emily Powers SVP, Commercial Head, BritBox
Jonathan Barzilay, COO, PBS
Tom O’Brien, President, Weather Group

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2:00pm - 2:30pm 
Keynote Conversation: “TV’s Streaming (R)evolution”

Speakers: Matt Milne, CRO, TiVo
Interviewed by: Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, The Vertere Group

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: Streaming Services & The New “Networks”
Improved streaming video technology and ubiquitous OTT/CTV platforms are enabling a host of upstart entrants to craft completely new "network" streaming alternatives to legacy TV channels; we hear from some of the next-gen pioneers in the space, and their take on what might come next. 

Moderated By: Adriana Waterston, SVP, Insights and Strategy, Horowitz Research
Brendon Thomas, VP, Distribution, PlutoTV
Rachel Brill, SVP & General Manager of Studio, Bleacher Report
Craig Engler, General Manager, Shudder
William Sager, Chairman & CEO, The Preview Channel 

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynote Conversation: “Broadcast TV in a Streaming World”

Speaker: David Goodfriend, Founder & Chairman, ​
Interviewed by: Tim Hanlon, Founder & CEO, The Vertere Group

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: You Can Never Be Too "Niche"
While Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Peacock, and HBO Max duke it out for mainstream streaming supremacy, dozens of niche OTT services aim to be the ideal deep dive compliment(s) for just about any content taste imaginable. We discuss content, audience and subscription strategies with some of the most intriguing of the lot. 

Moderated By: Alan Wolk, Co-Founder/Lead Analyst, TV[R]EV

Marc Kirschner, Co-Founder & Head of Product and Innovation, Marquee TV
David Chu, Co-Founder & President, Digital Media Rights
J.R. McCabe, Chief Business Officer, Poker Central/PokerGO & Estars Studios

Thursday, April 30, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Keynote Conversation: “Relevance in the Golden Age of Streaming TV”
We explore some of the innovative ways ad-supported streaming TV services are creating viewing experiences consumers keep coming back to, as well as how content providers are using rich first-party viewing data to offer truly addressable TV buys to advertisers.

Speaker: Paige Bilins, VP, Product Management, Video, Telaria
Speaker: Reed Barker, Head of Advertising, Philo  

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: The Great Monetization Debate - Subscription vs. Ad-Supported
We dig deep into the issue of how to best monetize TV/video's future formats with entities who are betting on each sides of the equation - as well as hybrids attempting to straddle both. 

Moderated By: Mary Ann Halford, Senior Advisor, OC&C Strategy Consultants

Ben Antier, Co-Founder, Publica  
Mark Rotblat, CRO, Tubi
Mike O’Donnell, SVP, Platform Business/Vizio Ads
Rick Haskins, President, Streaming & Chief Branding Officer, The CW

Friday, May 1, 2020

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Discussion: Strategies From the Front Lines
The ascension of OTT video has brought with it new competitive realities and strategic mandatories when it comes to marketing, distribution, measurement, and monetization. We survey some of the smartest day-to-day operators in the streaming TV space to hear what works – and what doesn’t. 

Moderator: Michael Collette, CEO, Dativa

Alejandro Rojas, Director, Applied Analytics, Parrot Analytics
Devin Emery, Head of Growth, Curiosity Stream
Stefan Van Engen, SVP, Content Programming & Partnerships, Xumo
Andre Swanston, Founder & CEO, TruOptik