Chair

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Richard Broughton

Research Director, Ampere Analysis

Profile

SESSION ONE: NEW VIEWER RELATIONSHIPS AND FRESH REVENUES FOR CONTENT PROVIDERS & BROADCASTERS

The opening session is about what happens when SVOD giants get serious about kids, comedy, reality and documentaries; how  broadcasters ‘nail-down’ show formats and content rights they need to compete, how broadcasters can monetize content in more ways; how mid-tier channels get noticed between high-end producers and super-niche curators.

WOLFSON THEATRE
Tuesday 20 March 2018
09:00 – 11:00

09:00

Why you should consider SLIN, not SVOD services

  • Overview of the high-profile SLIN (Subscription Linear – Online) services streaming live and linear premium TV that have launched in the past 18 months
  • Sign-ups to many new pay-TV OTT services is already outpacing SVOD
  • SLIN services will enable pay-TV operators to compete with Netflix while also future-proof market shares for tomorrows’ world of online TV
  • OTT Video will be fought out between on-demand services and live and linear services

Tony Gunarsson, Principal Analyst – TV & OTT Video, Ovum

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Tony Gunarsson

Principal Analyst - TV & OTT Video, Ovum

09:15

Addressing the needs of future subscribers: filling the gap with SVOD services

  • Finding creative solutions – innovating to stay competitive and address viewing trends
  • Maintaining the premium character of our linear channels onto our new SVoD service
  • Starting with content from Paramount + and Comedy Central and building it out with additional content from Viacom
  • Why we have no current plans for direct-to-consumer services

Andrea Sahlgren, SVP General Manager Nordics, Viacom International Media Networks

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Andrea Sahlgren

SVP General Manager Nordics, Viacom International Media Networks

09:35

Content production and distribution models catering for new revenue streams

  • The broadcasters’ role in the era of on-demand – OTT video outpacing linear TV
  • Exploring new content production and distribution models – how to be relevant for young digitally savvy binge watchers
  • Innovating on top of mobility – immediate time-to-market

Jette Nygaard-Andersen, EVP – CEO of MTG’s Central European operations, Modern Times Group – MTG

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Jette Nygaard-Andersen

Jette Nygaard-Andersen, EVP – CEO of MTG’s Central European operations, Modern Times Group – MTG

9:55

How Sky Q helps deliver the premium Pay TV experience

  • How we evolved the next generation Sky STB and ensured it offers the complete premium experience for customers
  • How we decide which bundles and subscription offerings will create additional revenue streams
  • Opportunities in UHD/HDR, audio and beyond
  • What is the additional equipment that could cement your brand and physical position in high-end homes?
  • Looking at OTT / IP environments for premium TV services

Nick Herm, Strategy Director, Sky

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Nick Herm

Strategy Director, Sky

10:15

Panel discussion: The virtual Pay TV operator – where does it lead?

  • The rise of the virtual Pay TV operator and the skinny content bundle
  • The impact on channels that are left out of the bouquet if more viewers migrate
  • The potential for multi-territory virtual operators and the impact in local markets
  • Differentiating full-fat and skinny Pay TV when they are both all-IP
  • Upselling new services to existing subscribers including “skinny” packages with targeted content focusing on youth audiences or thematic channels
Jette Nygaard-Andersen

Jette Nygaard-Andersen

EVP – CEO of MTG’s Central European Operations

Modern Times Group - MTG

Nick Herm

Nick Herm

Director of Strategy

Sky