Wednesday Webinar Series

The roster is complete and the inaugural OTT.X Wednesday Webinar Series will launch on March 18, 2020.  Our members have stepped up with a slate of valuable presentations, to be offered biweekly at 10AM Pacific on Wednesdays leading up to the July OTT.X Market and Conference.

There is no cost to join a webinar, but participants need to register for each here to get its call-in number.

 

March 18, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Are You Award Season Ready?  Why Today’s Filmmakers Need to Step It Up With OTT – presented by Kristie Fung, VP Product Management/Deluxe Entertainment and Erol Kalafat, Sr Technical Product Manager/Amazon Studios.

In the past, studios and content creators leveraged physical media if they wanted award show judges and critics to consider their content. However, with the influx of new categories and even more awards infiltrating the media and entertainment industry, DVD screeners are no longer a practical format for award season. In this webinar, Deluxe Entertainment, will discuss why the media and entertainment industry is moving towards personalized and customized OTT platforms for showcasing their content to the industry. In addition, Deluxe will speak to innovative ways to bridge the world between Hollywood insiders and viewers through OTT – enabling a branded experience for franchises to immerse all stakeholders, engage with content at the highest quality, and encourage discovery.

 

April 1, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Channels in an OTT Universe – presented by Steve Rosenberg, Chief Commercial Officer/Premiere Digital

The CHANNEL world is becoming a much bigger part of the OTT landscape. Whether it’s free to the customer, an optional add-on subscription or part of an ad supported package, creating, optimizing and promoting these channels is both an art and a science. We’re seeing channels pop up and on every service in every country.  Today, Premiere Digital creates and delivers to channels for a multitude of partners and will be sharing with you stats and future trends plus their predictions for this NEW CHANNEL world.

 

April 15, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Global Regulatory Landscape – presented by Teresa Phillips, CEO/Spherex Inc.

For anyone seeking to distribute content globally, understanding the regulatory landscape in each country is required to avoid brand and legal jeopardy. Regulators hold both content owners and distributors responsible for assigning proper maturity ratings to content. Come learn about cultural sensitivity, content classification, and how to succeed in local markets from Spherex’s CEO, Teresa Phillips – a veteran in the media and entertainment industry

 

May 6, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Local Maturity Ratings and Global OTT Platforms – presented by Teresa Phillips, CEO/Spherex Inc.

For anyone seeking to distribute content across global digital platforms, understanding how maturity ratings affect the consumer discovery experiences of digital OTT platforms is critical to balancing audience reach with legal risk. Come learn how to succeed on global OTT platforms from Spherex’s CEO, Teresa Phillips – a veteran in the media and entertainment industry.

 

May 20, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Evolving Role of QC in an OTT World – presented by Josh Erkman, EVP of Strategic Operations and Raphael Morozov, CTO/Eurofins Digital Media Services

This session will include a discussion of:

  • Why is QC different in an OTT world?
  • How are QC bottlenecks addressed with dynamic solutions?
  • What efficiencies in file deliveries and QC can be recognized as you work to get over the finish line?

 

June 3, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

What is Ad-Supported Linear OTT-TV (aka “Linear AVOD”) and How Does It Fit Into My Distribution Strategy?  – presented by George Rausch, VP Product & Distribution/Blu

Join Blu Digital Group (“BDG”) with VP of Product & Distribution, George Rausch, leading the webinar to learn more about the burgeoning ad-supported linear 24×7 OTT-TV opportunity in the market today. In this session, BDG will briefly discuss what is Linear OTT-TV, the resources needed to create a channel, and the distribution and monetization opportunities.

 

June 17, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The Streaming Wars…Engaging the Connected Consumerpresented by Carol Hanley, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer, WHIP Media

Recognizing the power of bringing their own content directly to consumers, media companies are creating their own distribution platforms. We know that consumers are cutting the cord at an ever-increasing rate, but what remains unclear is how they feel about the wealth of OTT choices that will soon be available. In this session, we will look at key markets and case studies to better understand:

  • Consumer sentiment and intent toward the crowded streaming market
  • Opinions on volume of choices, type of content and payment models
  • How data can help you understand what content is likely to succeed and the importance of evaluating platform fit

 

July 1, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Rights Management in Today’s Age – presented by Jason Kassin, CEO/FilmTrack

New digital distribution models are no longer disrupting the media and entertainment industry but consuming it.  Being able to unite rights and availabilities with royalties and participations is more crucial than ever before. Businesses operating out of legacy systems should consider adopting an intelligent solution that enables organizations to automate complex financial calculations in order to evolve with the industry.

The current approach to royalty management is not adaptable or scalable enough to support the always changing media & entertainment industry. Today’s deals structures are multi-layered, payment can be broken down per price, per unit, per hour, or even per percent of an hour. Not to mention, current deals are also dynamic –– the amount isn’t known; the set of titles isn’t known ––which has changed the way money flows in and the way that you have to report out. As more content is being created and more and more digital distribution channels are introduced and becoming the primary means of distribution, businesses are being forced (whether they like it or not) to migrate to a modern solution. A solution that can manage hundreds of titles, terms, and commitments at once, increase efficiency and productivity, all while handling the complexities of recording, tracking, and calculating royalty payments.