The OTT industry is exploding, with the “streaming wars” of 2019-2020, a quaint expression of pre-pandemic big media company positioning for the future of television as we once knew it. Fast-forwarding - or skipping - to 2021, all the big players are well-positioned (save for the short-lived short-content firm Quibi). Hordes of smaller players are either relaunching (Fandor), developing new audiences (Passionflix) or developing new audience experiences altogether. Niche content is not just for YouTube or Facebook any more; sports, film, cultural and library content abounds at wildly differentiated subscription tiers. In short, OTT services have expanded during the pandemic, and now threaten to overtake the traditional Pay TV model altogether. This panel explores how major players package and distribute their content for on-demand and smart TV services, how they are signing deals and exploiting their own content libraries and the technology foundation necessary to make it happen.
Mid-senior level executives in TV broadcast industry, OTT and streaming TV industry, and content studios overseeing distribution, revenue generation, digital operations, professionals, analysts and journalists covering cloud, media and entertainment, and advertising verticals.