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OTT Blitz Week 

  July 27-31        Free Virtual Event

 

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ABOUT OTT BLITZ WEEK

Streaming television is accelerating faster than ever. Not only are consumers being inundated with a variety of new services from incumbent and upstart players alike, but they're also watching more TV than ever before as COVID-19 is forcing them to stay indoors. Amidst this current market, how are media and entertainment companies innovating to capture new users, and perhaps more importantly, how are they turning them into long term, loyal customers? What can be done to accelerate the adoption of advertising over OTT? And what does the future hold for Live TV? During OTT Blitz Week, the team behind the StreamTV Show will bring together leaders from across the OTT ecosystem to answer these questions and more.

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Monday July 27

MONDAY, JULY 27

11:00AM-12:10PM ET:
The Future of Bundling Over OTT

2:00PM-3:30PM ET:
Distribution Evolution: Strategies for the New World of Streaming

Tuesday, July 28

TUESDAY, JULY 28

11:00AM-12:05PM ET:
Driving OTT Growth: Data, Engagement, and Monetization Strategies

2:00PM-3:05PM ET:
Delivering the Ultimate UX

Wednesday, July 29

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

11:00AM-12:05PM ET:
OTT Ad Innovations: Improving the Experience

2:00PM-3:20PM ET:
Accelerating OTT Advertising Adoption: What Do Buyers Want?

Thursday, July 30

THURSDAY, JULY 30

11:00AM-12:00PM ET:
Next Gen Video Architectures

2:00PM-3:00PM ET:
The Road to Low Latency Streaming

Friday, July 31

FRIDAY, JULY 31

11:00AM-12:30PM ET:
OTT Leaders Day

AGENDA
MONDAY, JULY 27

 

11:00AM-12:10PM ET:
THE FUTURE OF BUNDLING OVER OTT

As consumers are forced to stay in due to COVID-19, streaming services are experiencing an unprecedented boom in demand. But as the amount of services continues to explode, many consumers are faced with the growing problem of navigating (and paying for) them all. How can all of these services best be bundled together for more value, and a simplified experience?

11:00AM-11:20AM ET - Fireside Chat
11:20AM-12:10PM ET - Panel

Speakers

Warren Schlichting

FIRESIDE CHAT

Warren Schlichting

Former EVP and President
Sling TV

Dade Hayes

FIRESIDE CHAT MODERATOR

Dade Hayes

New York Business Editor
Deadline Hollywood

Randy Ahn

PANELIST

Randy Ahn

Director, The Roku Channel Premium Subscriptions
Roku

Bob Leighton

PANELIST

Bob Leighton

SVP, Programming
Liberty Global

Stefanie Meyers

PANELIST

Stefanie Meyers

Senior Vice President, Distribution
Starz

Jim O'Neill

PANELIST

Jim O'Neill

Principal Industry Analyst
Brightcove

Greg Riker

PANELIST

Greg Riker

Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas
Metrological

Jon Watts

MODERATOR

Jon Watts

Senior Editorial Advisor
Beet.TV

2:00PM-3:30PM ET:
DISTRIBUTION EVOLUTION: STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW WORLD OF STREAMING

In a world with a variety of aggregators, be it MVPD’s, vMVPD’s, or FASTS, content owners have to balance all of their agreements, while simultaneously building up their own direct to consumer businesses.  How is this effectively being done? What distribution strategies are assisting content owners in building up their DTC services? And what does the future hold for PVOD releases?

2:00PM-2:30PM ET - Research Keynote
2:30PM-2:45PM ET - Fireside Chat
2:45PM-3:30PM ET - Panel

Speakers

Mark Orne

RESEARCH KEYNOTE

Mark Orne
Executive Vice President, Cross Platform Group
ScreenEngine ASI

Gabriel Sauerhoff

FIRESIDE CHAT

Gabriel Sauerhoff
SVP, Digital Distribution
Discovery

Gary Schanman

FIRESIDE CHAT & PANEL MODERATOR

Gary Schanman
President/Founder
GB Monday, LLC - Media, Tech & Telecom Advisors

Alden Budill

PANELIST

Alden Budill
Head of Global Partnerships and Content Strategy
Crunchyroll

Jeremy Strauss

PANELIST

Jeremy Strauss
Global Head of Business Development
Tastemade

Jeremy Teres

PANELIST

Jeremy Teres
Head of Business Development
PBS Digital

Andrew Thompson

PANELIST

Andrew Thompson
Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development
Symphony AI

AGENDA
TUESDAY, JULY 28

 

11:00AM-12:05PM ET:
DRIVING OTT GROWTH: DATA, ENGAGEMENT, AND MONETIZATION STRATEGIES

With more people than ever at home in front of their TV’s, many OTT services are experiencing a surge in new users. Offering free, premium content, as well as free trials, has been a popular user acquisition choice for many.  How else are companies experimenting to grow their user bases and engagement levels? How are various forms of aggregators and distributors working with content providers to help with sustained growth and discovery? And what are some of the ways that data and analytics are assisting with acquisition and retention?

11:00AM-11:15AM ET - Sponsor Interview
11:15AM-12:05PM ET - Panel

Speakers

Thomas Schaeffer

SPONSOR KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Thomas Schaeffer

CEO
Float Left Interactive

Kevin Gray

SPONSOR KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Kevin Gray

Vice President
Fierce Video

Devin Emery

PANELIST

Devin Emery
Head of Growth
CuriosityStream

Harry Lang

PANELIST

Harry Lang
VP of Product
Hallmark Labs

Ashley Podoll

PANELIST

Ashley Podoll
CMO
Intelivideo

Marty Roberts

PANELIST

Marty Roberts
CEO & Co-Founder
Wicket Labs

Jason Schaeffer

PANELIST

Jason Schaeffer
SVP, Growth
CRACKLE PLUS

Kirby Grines

MODERATOR

Kirby Grines
Founder
43Twenty

2:00PM-3:05PM ET:
DELIVERING THE ULTIMATE UX

Maintaining a consistent, simplified user experience across dozens of devices and platforms is no easy task. Moreover, for many services…the UX/UI is increasingly relied upon as a differentiator to help boost their subscriber numbers and engagement rates.  What types of User experiences are working best with consumers?  How are content recommendations leading to additional engagement (and revenue opportunities)? How can Live and On Demand offerings best work together under the same app?

2:00PM-2:20PM ET - Fireside Chat
2:20PM-3:05PM ET - Panel

Speakers

Shampa Banerjee

FIRESIDE CHAT

Shampa Banerjee

Chief Product Officer
Pluto TV

Colin Dixon

FIRESIDE CHAT MODERATOR

Colin Dixon

Founder and Chief Analyst
nScreenMedia LLC

Esther Ahn

PANELIST

Esther Ahn

Head of User Experience
YouTube TV

Chris Hall

PANELIST

Chris Hall

SVP Product
Xumo

Liesel Kipp

PANELIST

Liesel Kipp

SVP Product
Discovery

Simon Leadlay

PANELIST

Simon Leadlay
Head of Product Management
You.i TV

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PANELIST

Devra Prywes

Chief Product Officer
Applicaster

Ben Munson

MODERATOR

Ben Munson

Editor
Fierce Video

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29

 

11:00AM-12:05PM ET:
OTT AD INNOVATIONS: IMPROVING THE EXPERIENCE

Current market conditions aside, there’s never been a time as ripe for innovation in the world of Connected TV Advertising.  The transition to streaming is allowing for previously unthinkable forms of targeting, interactivity, and ad unit innovations, all having the potential to deliver a significantly improved experience for global audiences. How will addressable advertising scale? What new ad units, and interactive experiences hold the most promise? 

11:00AM-11:20AM ET - Fireside Chat
11:20AM-12:05PM ET - Panel

Speakers

Denise Colella

FIRESIDE CHAT ON ADDRESSABLE ADVERTISING

Denise Colella

Senior Vice President, Advanced Advertising Products & Strategy, Advertising Sales
NBCUniversal

Alan Wolk

FIRESIDE CHAT & PANEL MODERATOR

Alan Wolk

Co-Founder/Lead Analyst
TV[R]EV

Reed Barker

PANELIST

Reed Barker

Head of Advertising
Philo

Ed Knudson

PANELIST

Ed Knudson

VP, Product & Strategy
Canoe Ventures

Steve Silvestri

PANELIST

Steve Silvestri
VP Advanced Advertising
Discovery

Frank Sinton

PANELIST

Frank Sinton

President and Founder
Beachfront

2:00PM-3:20PM ET:
ACCELERATING OTT ADVERTISING ADOPTION: WHAT DO BUYERS WANT?

While OTT advertising is undoubtedly growing at a significant rate, there still remains a large gap between the overall usage of AVOD services, and their respective share of the pie. What can be done to accelerate the adoption of OTT advertising? What is being done to improve measurement and attribution to better showcase the value? How is the industry pivoting to enable more effective regional campaigns during COVID-19?  

2:00PM-2:20PM ET - Keynote
2:20PM-2:35PM ET - Keynote
2:35PM-3:20PM ET - Panel

SPEAKERS

Tim Natividad

KEYNOTE

Tim Natividad

Head of Advertising Sales, Performance Marketing
Roku

Chris Bodkin

KEYNOTE

Chris Bodkin

Head of US OTT and Audio Advertising
Amazon Advertising

Dave Antonelli

PANELIST

Dave Antonelli

Director of Ad Strategy and Revenue at Sling
DISH Network

Duryea Ruffins

PANELIST

Duryea Ruffins

President, Engagement Planning & Investments
Quigley Simpson

Aman Sareen

PANELIST

Aman Sareen

CEO
ZypTV

 

Sonya Svaty

PANELIST

Sonya Svaty

SVP Media Strategy Director and TV Investment
Klick Health

Jon Watts

MODERATOR

Jon Watts

Senior Editorial Advisor
Beet.TV

AGENDA
THURSDAY, JULY 30

 

11:00AM-12:00PM ET:
NEXT GEN VIDEO ARCHITECTURES

Global IP traffic is expected to explode over the next few years and most that traffic will be streaming video. Current top-tier content delivery networks may not be able to keep up, creating a capacity gap that could affect video streaming performance and experience for consumers. How will video delivery architectures need to evolve to meet the increasing demand? How can content owners, cloud service providers, and ISPs work together to meet the challenges? Is the network edge being fully utilized in handling the rising tide of streaming video?

11:00AM-11:15AM ET - Sponsor Keynote
11:15AM-12:00PM ET - Panel

Speakers

Peter Guglielmino

SPONSOR KEYNOTE

Peter Guglielmino

CTO
IBM Global M&E Industry Solutions

Dave Andrews

PANELIST

Dave Andrews

Chief Architect
Verizon Media

Michael Dale

PANELIST

Michael Dale

Vice President of Engineering
Crunchyroll

Tom Kuppinen

PANELIST

Tom Kuppinen

Senior Sales Engineer
Bitmovin

Tom Williams

PANELIST

Tom Williams

CTO
Schurz Communications

Brian Ring

MODERATOR

Brian Ring

Principal Analyst
Ring Digital LLC

2:00PM-3:00PM ET:
THE ROAD TO LOW LATENCY STREAMING

Low latency streaming has always been crucial for live sports and now it’s becoming increasingly important for other applications like cloud gaming. As CBS Sports’ Jeff Gerttula put it, “Latency is about just finding the most efficient path from the raw feed to the consumer.” How can streaming architectures and workflows still improve latency levels, especially at scale? How can 5G be fully utilized in reducing latency for next-gen applications and video services?

2:00PM-2:15PM ET - Sponsor Keynote
2:15PM-3:00PM ET - Panel

Speakers

Xavier Leclercq

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Xavier Leclercq

VP Business Development
Broadpeak

Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak

PANELIST

Mahmoud J. Al-Daccak

EVP Product Development and CTO
Haivision

Andrew Crowe

PANELIST

Andrew Crowe

Video Architect
Limelight Networks

Chris Xiques

PANELIST

Chris Xiques

Vice President, Video Technology Group
CBS Interactive

Jason Thibeault

MODERATOR

Jason Thibeault

Executive Director
Streaming Video Alliance

AGENDA
FRIDAY, JULY 31

 

11:00AM-12:30PM ET:
OTT LEADERS DAY

The streaming revolution has led to a foray in new services and business models, from companies both large and small. In today's session, we highlight some of the services and executives that have found success through OTT's early days, while honoring the future generation by announcing the winners from our under Under 35 competition.

View the 2020 OTT Leaders here

Speakers

David Gandler

KEYNOTE

David Gandler

CEO
FuboTV

Alan Wolk

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Alan Wolk

Co-Founder and Lead Analyst
TV[R]EV

Colin Petrie-Norris

KEYNOTE

Colin Petrie-Norris

Chief Executive Officer
Xumo

Ben Munson

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Ben Munson
Editor
Fierce Video

Andrew McCollum

KEYNOTE

Andrew McCollum

CEO
Philo

Joan Solsman

KEYNOTE INTERVIEW

Joan Solsman

Senior Writer, Tech and Media
CNET

SPONSORS

Applicaster
Beachfront
Bitmovin
Brightcove
Broadpeak
Canoe
Float Left
Haivision
IBM
Intelivideo
Limelight Networks
Metrological
Symphony MediaAI
Verizon Media
Wicket Labs
You.I Media
ZypTV

Supporting Partners

Streaming Video Alliance
Parks Associates