Richard Broughton

Research Director, Ampere Analysis



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.

20 March 2018
09:00 – 11:00


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


Tony Gunarsson

Principal Analyst - TV & OTT Video, Ovum


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


Andrea Sahlgren

SVP General Manager Nordics, Viacom International Media Networks


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


Jette Nygaard-Andersen

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


The different faces of TV

  • Making channels and television services more appealing to millennials
  • Exploring opportunities in diversity, from LGBT to expat
  • Enders Analysis says ‘Black Market’ and ‘Gaycation’ are unlike anything on the UK linear schedule, so what need do we fulfil in a crowded TV marketplace?
  • Turning Vice into a leading cross-over brand thanks to ‘Vice News Tonight’ with HBO, a TV news partnership with the Guardian, and the Viceland broadcast channel
  • How Viceland provides another reason for teenagers and younger adults to subscribe to Pay TV worldwide

David Purdy, Chief International Growth Officer, Vice Media


David Purdy

Chief International Growth Officer, Vice Media


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


Nick Herm

Strategy Director, Sky


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
Philippe Steinmetz

Philippe Steinmetz

Marketing Director for TV and SVOD

Orange France

Jette Nygaard-Andersen

Jette Nygaard-Andersen

EVP – CEO of MTG’s Central European Operations

Modern Times Group - MTG