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.



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

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.



Creating an OTT Strategy to Connect Your Content with Consumers  – presented by Scott Blomquist, Vice President, Consumer Engineering & Architecture, Sony New Media Solutions and Karan Singh, Director, Director of Product & Development, Sony New Media Solutions

For content partners looking to keep pace with rapidly evolving consumer demand, understanding the OTT landscape and your options for connecting your audience with your content are more important than ever. In this session, Sony New Media Solutions will discuss how to create distribution and monetization opportunities in OTT while building personalized streaming experiences for your consumers.


August 19, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Will Skipped-Theatricals Be the New Norm for Independent Moviemakers – presented by Jim Riley, CRO, Bitmax

The pandemic and the resulting lockdowns have changed the world as we knew it, including the movie distribution world. In this session, Bitmax executives, including CRO Jim Riley will be exploring the increasing trend for movie producers to optimize digital avenues to reach audiences, by premiering their films via premium video on demand (PVOD), skipping theatrical debuts altogether. Join Jim and a panel of producers and industry experts as they discuss this trend and the implications on the movie distribution industry


December 2, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (link will be live shortly)

Rights Awareness and Avail Strategy – presented by Steve Rippin, Director of Available and Avails Ops, Rightsline

Let existing deals and rights do the heavy lifting when it comes to generating OTT avails. Rightsline + Available is a single integrated platform that leverages all contractual rights data for the lifetime of a title (including acquisitions, sales, holdbacks, and sales plan windowing) to seamlessly inform OTT release planning ito greatly simplify the process of generating—and maintaining—OTT.X-compliant avails.

  • What are the best practices around organizing and strategizing the efficient release of hundreds or thousands of titles?
  • How can you automate the process of mitigating the impact to published avails when new deals are struck that impact retail partner windows and pricing?
  • How is this communicated to partners and most importantly, how is the granular data tracked for anyone in-house to see and act upon?

Rightsline, as an market-leading solution provider for Rights & Avails Management, is working to evolve with the industry and provide creative, technology-driven, and forward-thinking answers to these and many other questions facing modern studios and VOD retailers.