Agenda

Next TV LA 2015

Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

June 18 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

AGENDA

 

8:10 a.m. Registration Opens

 

8:25-9:25 a.m. Breakfast

 

9:25 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

9:30-9:55 a.m. Opening Keynote Q&A — TV and Venture Capital: Investing in Innovation

 

9:55-10:40 a.m. Case Study Spotlight TBA

 

10:40-11:00 a.m. Keynote Q&A Session

 

11:00-11:15 a.m. Networking Break

 

11:20-11:45 a.m. Keynote Q&A — Nancy Tellem, Executive Chairman and Chief Media Officer, Interlude

 

11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Panel Discussion The New Distribution Deals

This roundtable of top programming network distribution execs discuss the biggest priorities and factors impacting the complicated process of negotiating broadcast, cable and premium network programming rights amid the proliferation of OTT offerings. From data to stacking rights, VOD to mobile and TV Everywhere deals, these execs will identify the key issues and deal points shaping the landscape for years to come.

  • Moderator: Robyn Polashuk, Partner, Communications & Media Practice Group, Covington & Burling
  • BJ Elias, Senior VP, Distribution, Fox Networks

Additional panelists to be announced.

 

12:05-12:35 p.m. Keynote Q&A — Dwayne Benefield, Sony VP and head of PlayStation Vue

 

12:35-1:35 p.m. Lunch

 

1:35-2:00 p.m. Keynote Q&A — Michael Lombardo, President of Programming, HBO

  • Moderated By: Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director, B&C, Multichannel News and Ratings Intelligence

 

2:00-2:45 Panel Discussion — Talent in the Digital Age

The top YouTube and Vine stars measure their followers in the millions. That direct relationship with the audience can be a major asset for partners and brands. But when it comes to working with content producers and agents and managers, this next generation of talent differs dramatically from peers and predecessors brought up in traditional TV.

 

  • Greg Goodfried, Digital Media Agent, UTA
  • Dan Weinstein, President and Founding Partner of Collective Digital Studio

Additional panelists to be announced.

 

2:45-3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion — Digital Programming Strategy

The evolution of digital programming strategies–from major media companies to legacy content brands to digital behemoths and upstarts alike–is far from complete. This roundtable of top execs behind top digital brands charts the next steps ahead for harnessing both the powers of massive online audiences and fan-favorite content to make the most of this multiplatform world.

  • Grant Gibson, Head of Programming at AwesomenessTV
  • Nate Hayden, VP of Originals and Branded Entertainment, AOL
  • Jason Ziemianski, VP of Audience and Business Development, FremantleMedia’s Tiny Riot!

Additional panelists to be announced.

 

3:30-4:15 p.m. Panel Discussion — Connecting Across Connected Devices: Apps and Tech

As apps and enhancements for watching TV anytime and anyplace grow more prevalent, they have the potential to transform both the television experience and TV’s business models — by bringing interactivity, personalization and advanced advertising capabilities from the Internet to the TV set. In Part I of our discussion of the transformation of the television experience, a roundtable of app and tech experts contemplates the potential and power of the latest apps and technology enhancements to grow the overall business.

 

4:15-4:30 p.m. Networking Break

 

4:30-5:15 p.m. Panel Discussion — Connecting Across Connected Devices: Marketing

As apps and enhancements for watching TV anytime and anyplace grow more prevalent, they have the potential to transform both the television experience and TV’s business models — by bringing interactivity, personalization and advanced advertising capabilities from the Internet to the TV set. In Part II of our discussion of the transformation of the television experience, a roundtable of media and tech experts contemplate how important it is to engage audiences with new viewing capabilities and enhancements on a regular, habitual basis rather than view them as novelties.

  • Jeff Pray, Senior VP, Media Director, Starcom USA

Additional panelists to be announced.

 

5:15-5:40 p.m. Closing Keynote: Craig Hunegs, President, Business and Strategy, Warner Bros. Television Group

 

5:45-7 p.m. Networking Cocktail Reception

 

***AGENDA IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE***