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Next TV San Francisco

June 15, 2016

 

8:00 – 8:45   Networking Breakfast
 
8:40 – 8:50  

Welcome

Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher

Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, Next TV

 
8:50 – 9:15  

Opening Session: The Importance of the Viewer in the Evolution of Television

 

Technology has dramatically transformed TV by opening up the doors to new innovations and – more importantly – more choice for viewers. For an increasing number of viewers, TV doesn’t happen on TV – it happens on mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Not only is there now more premium content than ever, but there are more ways to access that content than ever before. Consumer behavior is changing and the TV industry must change with it. Join Hulu Senior VP of Experience, Ben Smith, for a keynote conversation that will explore how Hulu is leading the re-imagination of television by starting with the viewer.

 

Moderator:

Jeff Baumgartner, Editor, Next TV and Technology Editor, Multichannel News

 

Panelists:

 

Speaker: Ben Smith, Head of Experience, Hulu

 
9:15 – 10:00  

Panel – The Winning OTT Models

 

With more internet video services on offer than ever, and more launching every quarter, the TV and video market now has track records on a wide variety of over-the-top models to examine. As consumer habits and the competitive landscape continue to evolve, this panel of experts explores where the biggest opportunities are as they debate which over-the-top models will ultimately win out.

  

Moderator: Jeff Baumgartner, Editor, Next TV and Technology Editor, Multichannel News

 

Panelists:

Celiena Adcock, Industry Manager, Entertainment at Facebook

Jennifer Dorian, General Manager, Turner Classic Movies

Ed Lee, VP of Content Acquisition, Roku

Michael Tribolet, Chairman, Co-Founder & CEO, YipTV

Martijn van Horssen, Cofounder-CEO, 24i Media

 
10:00– 10:45  

Panel – Essentials to Launching an OTT Service

 

From audience development to determining programming and distribution models to forging important partnerships, this session will identify the key distinguishing factors among the most successful over-the-top video strategies.

 

Moderator: Suzanne Rainey, Senior VP of Content Acquisitions, OWNZONES Media Network

 

Panelists:

Dallas Middaugh, Head of Brand and Community, Crunchyroll

Stefan Van Engen, Senior VP, Content Programming and Acquisitions, Xumo

Christopher Ruddy,  CEO, Newsmax Media, Inc. 

Ted Malone, VP of Planning and Strategy, TV & Media, Ericsson

 
10:45 – 11:10   Networking Break In Exhibit Showcase Area
 
11:10  

Roku Raffle

 
11:15 – 11:40  

Keynote Q&A: Marketing in the OTT Era With Roku CMO Matthew Anderson

 

With the incredible expansion of streaming and over-the-top entertainment comes both great opportunity — and challenges — for connecting with consumers. In this keynote Q&A, Matthew Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer of Roku, shares his vision for pioneering media marketing in the OTT era and the innovative mindset necessary to drive the awareness and adoption that is so crucial to the next stage of growth of TV entertainment.

 

Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director, B&C, Multichannel News and Next TV

 

Speaker: Matthew Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, Roku

 
11:40 – 12:10  

Over the Top-ics @ Next TV: Round I

Next TV dives deeply into the hottest discussion topics around the future of TV and video with this structured, curated networking session inside the ballroom. Every table will have a themed discussion led by an expert on the topic, and every registered attendee will have a chance to request in advance which “Over the Top-ic” discussion they will be assigned to. Attendees will be assigned to a different table/topic in the afternoon.

 

Table Topics/Leaders:

 

OTT Programming Models

Leader: Jennifer Dorian, General Manager, Turner Classic Movies

 

New Distribution Partners in the OTT Era

Leader: Suzanne Rainey, Senior VP of Content Acquisitions, OWNZONES Media Network

 

 

Essentials to Launching an OTT Service

Leader:Michael Tribolet, Chairman, Co-Founder & CEO, YipTV

 

Digital Programming Strategies

Leader: Christopher Ruddy, CEO, Newsmax Media, Inc.

 

Enhancing Storytelling With Technology

Leader: Matthew Chiavelli, Senior VP, Syfy Digital

 

Engaging Communities Around Content

Leader: Daniel Tibbets, President and General Manager, El Rey Network

 

Opportunities in the Cloud

Leader: Ted Malone, VP of Planning and Strategy, TV & Media, Ericsson

 

Metrics and Measurement

Leader: Rob Gabel, CEO, Tubular Labs 

 

Branding and Advertising in the OTT Era

Leader: Zach Blume, Managing Director, Portal A

 

Streaming Technologies

Leader: Noam Geri, VP Business Development, Giraffic

 

 
12:10 – 1:05  

Networking Lunch

 
1:05   Roku Raffle
 
1:05 – 1:50  

Keynote Q&A: The State of Premium, Original Programming

With more high-quality, original television content available to viewers than ever — not to mention more ways than ever to access it — how to break through with financially successful, hit shows is the question of the day. In this candid keynote conversation with two of the most successful programming executives working today — FX Networks’ and FX Prods.’ Nick Grad and Eric Schrier — industry leader and moderator Bruce Rosenblum will discuss with the execs what “premium” means, how to connect with consumers and the value of high-quality content amid the changing landscape.

 

Moderator: Bruce Rosenblum, Chairman-CEO, TV Academy

 

Speakers:

Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Prods.

Eric Schrier, President, Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Prods.

 
1:50 – 2:35  

Panel: Transforming TV: Reshaping Business Models 

From interactivity, personalization, customized promotion and advanced advertising capabilities, new enhancements are constantly being added to the video equation. Panelists in this session will offer data and insight and discuss some of the latest innovations and their potential to transform TV’s business models. They’ll contemplate how quickly consumers are adopting new habits, the value of premium content as the landscape changes and how to grow the business no matter how, where and what viewers are watching.

 

Moderator: Bridget Baker, President, Baker Media

 

Panelists:

Rob Gabel, CEO, Tubular Labs

Ann Sarnoff, President, BBC Worldwide North America

Brent Smith, President, CTO, Co-Founder, Evolution Digital

Jeff Snow, Head of Video Distributor Partnerships, Google

 
 
2:35 – 3:20  

Panel: Transforming TV: The New Viewing Experience

From Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and 360-degree production tech to new ways of personalizing and customizing the viewing experience, new enhancements are constantly being added to the video equation. Panelists in this session will offer data, insight and demos as they discuss hype versus reality for some of the latest innovations and their potential to transform the TV and video landscape.

 

Moderator: Jeff Baumgartner, Editor, Next TV and Technology Editor, Multichannel News

 

Panelists:

Matthew Chiavelli, Senior VP, Syfy Digital

Howard Cooperstein, Principal Lead Product Manager, Consumer TV Experiences, Ericsson

Joshua Danovitz, VP, Innovation, TiVo

Jenny Ramaswamy, Head of Operations, Vrse

Steve Reynolds, Chief Technology Officer, Imagine Communications

 

 
3:20 – 3:35   Networking Break In Exhibit Showcase Area
 
3:35    Raffle
 
3:40 – 4:25  

Talent and Content in the Digital Age

With today’s wave of digitally-delivered TV and video series comes valuable insight and data about who is watching what and how (think how many ½ hour comedy episodes viewers binge on per sitting) and newfound creative freedoms (flexible episode lengths, for example), all of which adds up to a treasure trove for creators, producers and programmers to inform their content decisions. This high-level panel examines how creators, programmers and talent reps are incorporating data and insight into their strategies for creating the most compelling TV and video of the future.

 

Moderator: Chris Tribbey, Contributing Editor, Technology, Broadcasting & Cable

 

Panelists:

Bill Bost, VP of Television, Skydance Media

Michael Gaston, CEO, Cut.com

Bonnie Pan, President, Endemol Shine Beyond USA

Daniel Tibbets, President and General Manager, El Rey Network

 
4:25 – 4:55  

What’s Next in OTT and Streaming: A Wrap-Up with the Editors                                              

Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editorial Director, B&C, Multichannel News and Next TV

 

Speakers:

Jeff Baumgartner, Editor, Next TV and Technology Editor, Multichannel News

Chris Tribbey, Contributing Editor, Technology, Broadcasting & Cable

 
4:55 – 5:25  

Over the Top-ics @ Next TV: Round II

Next TV dives deeply into the hottest discussion topics around the future of TV and video with this structured, curated networking session inside the ballroom. Every table will have a themed discussion led by an expert on the topic, and every registered attendee will have a chance to request in advance which “Over the Top-ic” discussion they will be assigned to. Attendees will be assigned to a different table/topic than they were in the morning.

 

Afternoon Table Topics/Leaders:

 

OTT Programming Models

Leader: Daniel Punt, Managing Director, FTI Consulting | Telecommunications, Media and Technology

 

New Distribution Partners in the OTT Era

Leader: Ann Sarnoff, President, BBC Worldwide North America

 

Essentials to Launching an OTT Service

Leader: Dan Kessler, GM and Senior VP of Operations, Feeln

 

Digital Programming Strategies

Leader: Stefan Van Engen, Senior VP, Content Programming and Acquisitions, Xumo

 

Engaging Communities Around Content

Leader: Celiena Adcock, Industry Manager-Entertainment, Facebook

 

Enhancing Storytelling With Technology

Leader: Chris Tribbey, Contributing Editor, Technology, Broadcasting & Cable

 

Opportunities in the Cloud

Leader: Joshua Danovitz, VP, Innovation, TiVo

 

Metrics and Measurement

Leader: Jeff Snow, Head of Video Distributor Partnerships, Google

 

Streaming Technologies

Leader: Brent Smith, President, CTO, Co-Founder, Evolution Digital

 

5:25 – 6:30    Networking Cocktail Reception
 

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