Future of Television 2021 Agenda

*Speakers, descriptions and times are subject to change

All times listed are Pacific Time
Day 1
08 Nov 2021

THE FUTURE OF THE POST-PANDEMIC TELEVISION BUSINESS

This panel of industry leaders will discuss the impact that COVID-19 restrictions and subsequent reopenings have had on the television business. How did the pandemic change the business and impact...
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Miles Perkins
Ira Rubenstein
Iván Markman
Jon Steinlauf
Dawn Chmielewski

KEYNOTE CONVERSATION

Keynote presentation featuring Kevin Mayer, Chairman of DAZN and Mike Vorhaus, CEO of Vorhaus Advisors. Speakers:  Kevin Mayer, Chairman, DAZN
Kevin Mayer
Mike Vorhaus

TODAY’S VIDEO MIX: OTT + CABLE + LINEAR

The television and video industry is undergoing fundamental change with traditional lines being blurred with streaming services offering network/cable streams with DVR capabilities. Alternately, traditional linear services have their own...
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE TELEVISION INDUSTRY

An analysis by researchers at UCLA found that women hold only 32% of studio chair and CEO jobs; minorities just 8%. (Source: UCLA Newsroom). This panel will discuss the current...
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Hrishi Desai

Keynote Conversation

Keynote presentation with Tom Ryan, CEO & President of ViacomCBS Streaming and Co-Founder and CEO of Pluto TV, along with Andrew Wallenstein Chief Media Analyst and President of Variety Intelligence...
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Andrew Wallenstein
Tom Ryan
Day 2
09 Nov 2021

VIEW FROM THE TOP: STATE OF THE STREAMING INDUSTRY

This panel of industry leaders will discuss the plethora of new services and rapid growth of consumer adoption of SVOD and AVOD streaming services offering episodic shows and movies since...
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THE FUTURE OF LIVESTREAMING

The COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns drove more people than ever to use live streaming platforms. Audiences turned to platforms like Twitch, Facebook and YouTube to watch live streamed programming including concerts,...
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THE FUTURE OF SPORTS PROGRAMMING: WHAT’S NEXT IN STREAMING & DIGITAL INNOVATION?

The effects of COVID-19 continue to be felt throughout the sports broadcasting ecosystem from suspensions and cancellations of play to new safety regulations and requirements for live events. While owners,...
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Andrew Wallenstein
Shannon Snow
Day 3
10 Nov 2021

THE POWER OF DIRECT AND DIGITAL

This panel of industry leaders will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the massive shift that was already underway in the media landscape as consumers are empowered by...
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THE RISE OF NFTS: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GLOBAL BRANDS & TELEVISION BUSINESSES

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) shot into the public eye earlier this year, in part, due to the enormous success of NBA Top Shot, a blockchain-based trading card system that has generated...
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THE CREATOR ECONOMY: DEVELOPMENTS IN INFLUENCER MARKETING

This panel of platform executives, brands, creators, influencers and their representatives will discuss the strategies and campaigns taking shape during the current climate on different platforms. What are the most...
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Day 4
11 Nov 2021

THE STATE OF ESPORTS: CURRENT TRENDS & FUTURE EXPECTATIONS

Our opening presentation covers the latest research on the developing market for collegiate esports and the esports ecosystem in general. What are the biggest trends and opportunities driving the market...
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THE EXPLODING NEW MARKET FOR NAME IMAGE & LIKENESS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLEGE ESPORTS ATHLETES AND BRAND MARKETERS

The NCAA’s new name, image and likeness (NIL) rules and state laws allow college athletes to profit from legitimate brand partnerships, opening opportunities for brands to engage fresh influencer talent...
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THE FUTURE OF COLLEGE ESPORTS PRODUCTIONS: STREAMERS, INFLUENCERS AND SHOUTCASTERS

This panel discusses the role that collegiate esports competitions can play in incubating talent for professional careers as streamers, influencers, and casters and the important role that talent plays in...
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THE MAKING OF A COLLEGIATE ESPORTS PROGRAM

This panel provides an inside look at how a collegiate multi-media organization helps administrators drive student engagement with esports by organizing live and online tournaments. Participants will learn how gaming...
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GAMES & ESPORTS CULTURE & LIFESTYLE CONTENT: THE OPPORTUNITY FOR BRANDS, AGENCIES, AND MARKETERS

This panel will discuss the role of teams, games-focused brands, competitive gamers, streamers and influencers and the rapidly growing market for esports and gaming culture and lifestyle content. What content...
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Damon Lau
Jaci Hays

THE U.S. ARMED FORCES & ESPORTS: A BLUEPRINT FOR ENGAGEMENT & RECRUITMENT

Over the past ten years, American culture has been impacted by games and esports, and no area has been untouched, including the U.S. Armed Forces. In this panel, we will...
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Oliver Parsons