2019 Agenda

Future of Television

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

SPEAKER: 
Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital; Founder, Digital Media Wire

11:15 am - 11:45 am

NETWORKING BREAK

THE MELTING POT OF OTT, CABLE, AND LINEAR TELEVISION

The lines between linear television and OTT services are blurred more than ever with digital services offering network/cable streams with DVR capabilities. Alternately, traditional linear services have their own apps and are buying into OTT services and content. What does this say about the viewing habits of today’s consumers? Are broadcasters and distribution companies responding effectively? Where do advertisers fit in?

AI FOR MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Voice-activated artificial intelligence (AI) is going beyond telling you the weather and turning on your lights – it’s now helping you navigate media and entertainment experiences. What is possible when media and entertainment companies begin to tap the power of voice-activated devices? How are consumers reacting to the new technologies, including Amazon Echo, Google Home and voice-based set-top boxes, consoles and smartphones? What does the future hold for this exciting area of innovation?

12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

VIP & SPEAKER LUNCHEON

VIEW FROM THE TOP: TV & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY DEAL-MAKERS ROUNDTABLE

This panel of leading television and entertainment executives will discuss the future of the video business as it continues to grow and reach new heights. What kind of deals are being done today?  How is the business evolving? What does media consolidation mean for the business? What does the future hold?

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

THE RISE OF ESPORTS

Competitive gaming tournaments have been packing stadiums and drawing record viewers online for some time, and are increasingly becoming part of the network and cable television mix. What do the next few years look like for the growth of eSports leagues in television broadcast, live event, and online settings? Does eSports need linear broadcasting? Do the television networks need eSports?

THE FUTURE OF VIDEO TRANSPORT

The future of live is here. This panel will discuss how low-latency video transport leaders are shaping the landscape for the interactivity of tomorrow.

ESPORTS: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR BRANDS, AGENCIES, AND MARKETERS

The panel will discuss the best of brand activations of esports teams, leagues, competitive gamers and streamers and the rapidly growing and evolving market for eSports.

VIEW FROM THE TOP: ORIGINAL VIDEO CONTENT LEADERS ROUNDTABLE

Quality video content is in demand with digital, television and cable networks competing to capture and retain viewers. This panel of industry experts will discuss the formats, genres and storytelling techniques that are in most demand, how competition is driving innovation and creativity and the winning formulas for success.

VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE FUTURE OF STREAMING ROUNDTABLE

This panel of industry leaders will discuss how video content will be made, distributed, marketed, consumed and monetized in the future. What are the key factors contributing to the continued growth of revenue? What developments are expected in the value-chain for content monetization? What areas are poised for the greatest growth? What innovations and business models will fuel growth in the marketplace?

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

CLOSING RECEPTION