Panel: The future of content distribution

Wednesday 21 October 2020
09:20 – 10:00

  • How many content owners will be willing to give up Pay TV operator STB distribution in order to go direct-to-consumer, now or in the future?
  • For major content owners, will apps onboarding/STB integration deals eventually replace channel carriage deals, giving them more control over the UX, and maybe data?
  • Does piracy represent an unavoidable but sustainable ‘cost-of-business’ for the content industry, or could it break the content business model?
  • What are the potential business and marketing win-wins if a streaming content owner is willing to be ‘re-aggregated’ by a super-aggregator?
  • How much content are studios going to sell to their own D2C services, or repatriate from existing SVOD/AVOD partners, and what are the implications for other channels?
  • What is the trajectory for distributor/studio vertical integration; What is the evidence that studio/platform groups are benefiting from their fusion, and are there any downsides?
  • What can we do to counter live sports piracy, how effective are individual anti-piracy initiatives, and is industry-wide anti-piracy collaboration essential or a nice-to-have?
  • Is there any serious consideration in the Pay TV industry (like among smaller operators) to becoming OTT aggregators whilst ditching traditional channel curation, retail and carriage?

Moderator: Jack Davison, Executive Vice President , 3Vision

Jack Davison

Jack Davison

Executive Vice President
3Vision

Simon Brydon

Simon Brydon

Senior Director, Sports Rights Anti-Piracy
Synamedia

Kasia Jablonska

Kasia Jablonska

Former Head of Digital and Monetisation
Endemol Shine Group

Gary Woolf

Gary Woolf

EVP Strategic Development
all3media International

Simon Hunt

Simon Hunt

Strategy and Business Development Director
Digital UK