agenda

Next TV Summit NYC – Fall

Conference Theme: “Transforming TV”

October 18, 2017 | Sheraton Times Square, NYC


 
8:00-9:00 am   Networking Breakfast 
 
9:00 – 9:05 am  

Welcome

 

Speakers

Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and Next TV

Melissa Grego, Executive Producer, Next TV Summit NYC

Next TV Summit NYC Morning Co-Host

 
9:05 – 9:35 am  

Opening Keynote Q&A

 
9:35 – 10:25 am  

Myths vs. Realities: The Future of TV Distribution

Do consumers really want bundles? Will small- and mid-sized traditional MSOs exist in five years? How many subscriptions can consumers bear? As the TV and video market becomes increasingly flush with a wide array of competing pay TV distributors and technology transforms the way TV is distributed, this panel of experts explores what’s real, what’s not and which approaches to the shifting distribution landscape to bet on.

 

Moderator

TBA

 

Speakers

Jeffrey Weber, CEO, ZoneTV

 

More speakers to be announced.

 
10:25 – 11:00 am  

Networking Break

 
11:00 pm  

Roku Raffle

 
11:05 – 11:55  

Monetizing Content Through Personalization and Discovery

With the multitude of video apps, programming services and outlets available, how content is discovered, personalized and monetized continues to be a crucial business challenge–and a major opportunity–in the OTT and On Demand era. This expert panel identifies the key factors determining the future of how TV and video content will be discovered, personalized and monetized.

 

Moderator

TBA

 

Speakers

Tom Mohler, CEO, Olympusat Holdings

 

More speakers to be announced.

 
11:55 – 12:25 pm  

Case Study TBA: Breakthrough Content

 
12:25 – 1:25 pm  

LUNCH and Over the Top-ics @ Next TV

Next TV dives deeply into the hottest discussion topics around the future

of TV and video with this break-out session in the dedicated networking

space. 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.

 

 
  • Lunch served starting at 12:30
  • Over the Top-ics discussions 12:45-1:25
  • Over the Top-ics: What We Learned 1:30-1:40

 

 

Table Topics/Leaders:

 

1 Content Search and Discovery

Leader:

 

2 New Partners in the OTT / On Demand Era
Leader:

 

3 Engaging Communities Around Content
Leader:

 

4 What Everyone Working in TV Needs to Know About VR / AR / MR
Leader:

 

5  The User Experience for Streaming
Leader:

 

6 Essentials for Launching an OTT Service

Leader: Tom Schaeffer, CEO, Float Left

 

7 The Rise of Digital Subscriptions

Leader:

 

8 How to Measure, Grow and Value Viewer Engagement

Leader:

 

9 Promotion & Audience Development on OTT Platforms

Leader:

 
1:25 pm  

Roku Raffle and Afternoon Kick-Off

Next TV Summit NYC Afternoon Co-Host

Melissa Grego, Executive Producer, Next TV Summit NYC

 
1:30-1:40 pm  

Over the Top-ics: What We Learned (Forum)

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

 

Speakers

Next TV Summit NYC Afternoon Co-Host

Over the Top-ics Leaders

 
1:40-2:10 pm  

Case Study TBA: Stand-Out Launch

 
2:10-3:00 pm  

The Transformation of Storytelling in the OTT / On Demand Era

Building a loyal and engaged following and breaking through the incredible volume of TV content has never been more important or challenging. This panel of expert storytellers, digital influencers and programmers looks at the transformative formats, technologies, trends and tools creators and programmers are using to create TV and video content that stands out.

 

Moderator

Bonnie Pan, Producer and Programming Executive

 

Speakers

Craig Parks, VP, Programming for Comcast’s Watchable

Van Toffler, Cofounder-CEO, Gunpowder & Sky

 

More speakers to be announced.

 
3:00-3:35 pm  

Networking Break

 
3:35 pm   Roku Raffle

 

 
3:35 – 4:25 pm  

The Multi-Platform Transformation of Linear Programming Networks

A high-level discussion of how programmers are shifting business models and programming, distribution and marketing strategies for linear networks to engage with viewers where and when they watch — from the linear feed to VOD, SVOD and TV Everywhere apps to social media and beyond.

 

Moderator

Andy Schuon, Founding Partner, Mediafy Inc.

 

Speakers

Jennifer Mirgorod, Executive VP, Brand Distribution, Turner

Tom Schaeffer, CEO, Float Left

 

More speakers to be announced

 
4:25-4:55 pm  

Closing Keynote Q&A

 
4:55 pm  

Roku Raffle

 
5:00 pm  

Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Next TV Summit NYC Afternoon Co-Host

Melissa Grego, Executive Producer, Next TV Summit NYC

* Agenda Subject to Change