Colin Dixon

Founder and Chief Analyst, nScreen Media


OTTtv, Smart TV and Born Online aggregation: Heralding an all IP Future

This session will present the innovative digital curation and aggregation models and show who they appeal to, it will demonstrate what more broadcasters can do with their player services to make them unique destinations,  reveal also new digital advertising opportunities while elevating Smart TV services as a vision of the all-IP widescreen future.

Wednesday 21 March 2018
09:30 – 11:05


Is an all IP future for TV becoming more prevalent due to the influence of large tech giants?

  • How global platform companies such as Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google are positioning consumer services and investing in content to enter the video market
  • The impact of OTT on the business case for TV delivery, investment in infrastructure and the potential long-term repositioning of broadcasters and pay TV service providers
  • What happens to TV advertising in a world of consumer analytics and data-driven, programmatic and targeted advertising

Tom Morrod, Vice President – Consumer, Displays, Media, Security & Telecoms, IHS Markit  


Tom Morrod

Vice President - Consumer, Displays, Media, Security & Telecoms, IHS Markit


Serving audiences with innovative distribution strategies as a born-online OTT platform

  • Evolving digital distribution strategies, from own standalone online services to partnership with YouTube Red
  • How we monetize content, including millennial-reach advertising and branded formats
  • Redefining the studio system while enabling the best stories to reach global audiences

Randel Bryan, Managing Director International, Gunpowder & Sky


Randel Bryan

Managing Director International, Gunpowder & Sky


Heralding a delivery-agnostic future by putting PVR in the cloud

  • Going beyond IP delivery and streaming – storing live-streamed content in the cloud
  • Giving the viewers the ability to generate their own library of catch up content by recording simultaneously across multiple channels
  • Strategies for expanding this feature beyond pay channels, and including more broadcasters
  • Making the service available across different devices and platforms
  • Why major channels like BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Channel 5 partner with us and how do we make it work

Robert Hodgkinson, COO, TVPlayer



Robert Hodgkinson

COO, TVPlayer


How 7TV is becoming the leading all-IP broadcaster in Germany

  • How the latest entry of Facebook and Google in the entertainment space changed the playing field and inspired broadcasters to re-think their own broadcast strategy and connect to their customers digitally
  • Overview of 7TV content strategy: creating a compelling 360 degree content offering for future audiences
  • Broadening the content library to appeal to different viewing preferences and include a mix of premium, user generated content and sports packages
  • The benefits of adding multiple content and delivery partners like Discovery and Maxdome
  • How 7TV’s AVoD services will offer a new way for media companies and advertisers to reach fans across all screens
  • Future expansion strategies and the launch of SVOD services for premium content

Alexander von Woikowsky, Managing Director, 7TV Joint Venture



Alexander von Woikowsky

Managing Director, 7TV Joint Venture


Panel: Post OTT Era – Smart TV as a vision of the future

  • What we can learn from Smart TVs about an all-IP future, from data gathering to interactivity and unique advertising opportunities
  • The role of TV in driving connectivity amongst audiences – how do we go about making online viewing the ‘new normal’?
  • What will be the ad-funded TV models in an all IP Future
  • How online services can help boost the health of the entire TV business
  • Apps development and lifecycle management that could make connected TV easier
  • Would content owners ever trade their self-contained content universes (apps) for a streaming video EPG slot?
Cindy Varga

Cindy Varga

Managing Director - Strategy

Liberty Global

Nicole Agudo Berbel

Nicole Agudo Berbel

Chief Distribution Officer & EVP Digital Publishing

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

Jonathan Thompson

Jonathan Thompson


Digital UK

Bill Gash

Bill Gash

Director of Sales, EMEA