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.

 

September 16, 2020 –  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

High Dynamic Range, UHD, and Immersive Audio in the OTT Age – presented by Tom White, Digital Operations Director, 3rd i Digital, and Ramón Bretón, Chief Technology Officer, 3rd i Digital

Join 3rd i Digital for a look at how providing home consumers with picture and sound that rivals theatrical exhibitions helps drive the OTT and digital market. We’ll also dig into what’s needed from a technical perspective to deliver these feature-rich files to distribution platforms including the important role QC plays in a successful presentation to the end user.

 

October 7, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

What Are We Watching Tonight? – presented by Russ Crupnick, Managing Partner, MusicWatch

Media habits have been turned upside down during the COVID-19 pandemic. To compensate for the near total shutdown of  live music performances many music artists have pivoted to live streaming. Virtual performances  keep artists connected with fans and tip jars keep dollars coming in until live touring returns. Over 100M consumers live streamed a music performance in Q2 of 2020. Yet it’s not clear who will win this new “streaming war”. Will music live streams be the domain of the music services such as Spotify, Apple Music or Pandora? Will TikTok or Facebook dominate? What space is there for SVOD platforms? What are the dimensions that make for a successful live stream experience? And, is there an opportunity to monetize music live streaming? MusicWatch will present the results of several recent studies that answer these questions and show that we’re watching more than The Umbrella Academy.

 

October 21, 2020

presented by Blu

 

November 4, 2020

presented by WHIP Media Group

 

November 18, 2020

presented by Deluxe

 

December 2, 2020 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.

 

December 16, 2020

presented by Vubiquity

 

TBD

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.