The business of Streaming Video


Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News’s NYC TV Week Spring kicks into high gear on March 25 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.

A concentrated half-day experience in the heart of the nation’s media industry capital, the NextTV Summit 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.

Convening on the eve of the TV industry’s annual Upfront showcases, the NextTV Summit affords presenting sponsors an unparalleled environment to reach and connect with high-level decision-makers across the television and video ecosystems as they seek applied knowledge and tangible solutions in key areas such as: 

  • Subscription & transactional video economics

  • Direct-to-consumer & virtual MVPD models 

  • Advertising

  • Content discovery & recommendation

  • Consumer viewing behaviors

  • Audience measurement & analytics


Wednesday, March 25, 2020
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Welcome Networking Hour & Lunch

12:25 PM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Opening Keynote Presentation

Interviewed By: Tim Hanlon - The Vertere Group, LLC

1:05 PM - 1:35 PM

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.

Moderated By: Paige Albiniak - Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News


1:40 PM - 2:10 PM

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: Howard Horowitz - Horowitz Research


2:10 PM - 2:20 PM

Networking Break

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM

Keynote Conversation

Interviewer: Tim Hanlon - The Vertere Group

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

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 - TV[R]EV 


3:15 PM - 3:25 PM

Networking Break

3:25 PM - 3:45 PM

Keynote Conversation


Keynote: Paige Bilins - Telaria              Interviewee:  Reed Barker - Philo

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

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 - OC&C Strategy Consultants


4:25 PM - 5:00 PM

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.


5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
5:10 PM - 6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception