Guilhem Caumel, Strategy Director Digital Entertainment at Orange France, and Spencer Charters, VP of Strategy and Product Development at Corus Entertainment, one of Canada’s most innovative media companies, will talk about ‘The business of streaming – achieving rapid, sustainable growth’ at Videoscape Europe, the thought-leadership conference for premium streamed television that plays out on March 25. Rahul Yadav, Chief Technology & Digital Officer, Digital Products & Experience at TV 2 Denmark (the commercial broadcaster that operates the TV 2 Play streaming service), will share his insights during a discussion about next-generation content discovery and engagement. These are among the latest speakers to be announced, with just over two weeks to the event.
The main theme for Videoscape Europe this year is ‘Life at the tipping point’ as progress towards an all-streaming future accelerates. NLziet, the VOD platform that helped pioneer the model for broadcaster collaboration (between the public broadcaster NPO and the two largest commercial broadcasters in the Netherlands – RTL and Talpa), is speaking. So too are Discovery, Roku, AMC Networks International Southern Europe, and Cinedigm (a leading independent film/TV/digital studio that also operates its own streaming services including The Lone Star Channel and CONtv).
Lydia Fairfax, SVP, Head of Commercial Partnerships, EMEA, will reveal the latest thinking at Discovery following the launch of discovery+. Erick Opeka, President & Chief Strategy Officer at Cinedigm Corp. discusses ‘Digital transformation – the challenges and the opportunities’, together with Niels Baas, Managing Director at NLziet. Marion Ranchet, Director Content Distribution EMEA, Roku, and Manuel Balsera, EVP/MD, AMC Networks International Southern Europe, join a panel about ‘The business of streaming – achieving rapid, sustainable growth’.
One of the key themes at Videoscape Europe 2021 is ‘digital all the way’ and how Media & Entertainment companies become their new selves, ready for streaming to take centre stage. There is also a focus on go-to-market strategies that will underpin rapid but sustainable growth for streaming services.
Patrick Kelly, Head of Digital at ITV Commercial, will discuss the role of digital as an engine for growth at ITV. Krishan Bhatia, President & Chief Business Officer at NBCUniversal and Jennifer Prince, Global VP and Head of Content Partnerships at Twitter, will outline how their companies are driving global digital conversations around premium content, following the expanded advertising partnership they announced recently.
Kelly Day, President of Streaming & COO at ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) will discuss how her company is seizing the global streaming opportunity, a discussion that includes a look at the roll-out of Paramount+.
There is an early opportunity to hear from one of the most interesting new streaming services anywhere – an SVOD that intends to curate content from most of the SVOD services in a market that are not Netflix, Amazon or Disney in a kind of ‘Best of the Rest’ offering that launches in the U.S. this spring ahead of a global roll-out. Paul Pastor, Chief Business Officer & Co-Founder at Struum, will explain the concept and the business model, among other things.
Other themes at Videoscape Europe 2021 include ‘Next-generation content engagement’ – focusing on how media companies can lead both wary and adventurous consumers to the content they want – and how the free-to-view model that has served the broadcast industry so well can be successfully replicated in the streaming space.
This conference is a digital-only event that will be streamed, free, on March 25. You can register to see it here.
You can hear some of the latest thinking from leading analysts. Guy Bisson, Research Director at Ampere Analysis, will discuss ‘Three nascent streaming business models and their implications for all stakeholders’. Maria Rua Aguete, Executive Director at Omdia, will be ‘Taking stock of the streaming market after the 2020 boom, and predicting what happens next’.
Other confirmed speakers include Chris Edwards, Director, Business Development for EMEA at Rakuten Advertising, and Mehmet Eroglu, Chief Commercial Officer at Foxxum. They both join the panel discussion about ‘Making the ‘free-to-view’ model work in premium streaming’. Ronny Lutzi, CEO at rlaxx TV discusses how you create a linear channel experience in an AVOD app, and Damian Pelliccione, CEO & Co-Founder at Revry, will talk about the opportunity to build special-interest multichannel linear TV groups that are streaming-only.