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Day One, December 4th:
9:30-10:00. Keynote presentation: Building on a successful strategy.
Deutsche Telekom has enjoyed considerable success in its home market via its Entertain brand. How has the telco achieved this? Is it possible to replicate this success with its overseas subsidiaries.
- Gerry O’Sullivan, SVP Global TV & Entertainment, Deutsche Telekom
10:00-10:30. Keynote presentation: Why is Russia Europe’s most dynamic pay TV market?
Who are the major players? How will consolidation change the landscape? What is the government’s attitude to this fast-moving sector? Find out how Tricolor has become the largest operator.
- Alexander Makarov, CEO, Tricolor TV
10:30-11:00. Keynote presentation: Is it possible to future proof pay TV channels in the international market place?
Session A: Maintaining growth in mature markets
11:30-12:00. Presentation: Maintaining growth in a highly competitive market.
As countries implement analogue switch-off, how can operators continue their growth momentum? Poland has Europe’s most competitive pay TV market. How can companies thrive in such an environment?
- Marcel Nijhoff, Chief Commercial Officer, Ziggo
12:00-1:00. The CEOs’ Panel: Growing revenues in established markets
With competition for subscribers at its most intense, what are operators doing to retain subs, raise APRU and attract new customers? Is broadband speed now more important than channel offers? How essential is bundling to the mix? Is cord-cutting a reality in Europe? How has the recession impacted growth plans? Will we see more consolidation?
- Mathias Berg, SVP, YouSee
- Peter Percosan, Managing Director, Cable Europe Labs
- Jan Vorstermans, COO, Telenet
- Pascal Dormal, CEO, Homer Media
Session B: Cross-platform and multi-screen opportunities
2:00-2:30. Presentation: The benefits of forming distribution partnerships with other operators and on other screens.
There has been much talk of the multiscreen environment, so how does this roll out in practice? Why do pay TV operators sign distribution deals with their rivals?
- Christine Mitchell, Head of Video Content, Vodafone Group
2:30-3:15. Panel: Using multiscreen and distribution partnerships to ensure growth
As subscriber growth slows, operators are looking for new ways to expand their businesses. Network and geographic restrictions have resulted in some operators forming partnerships with other platforms. Does this enhance their brands or does it confuse prospective customers? How do hybrid networks work? When will TV everywhere/anywhere reach mass market take-up?
- Patrice Slupowski, VP Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange
- Tauno Aijala, CEO, Tmi TVConsulting
- Myles McBean, Founder, Chattan Digital
- Alberto Horta, Director New Media Distribution, Discovery Networks International, EMEA
- Marc Westermann, Principal Development, SFR
Session C: The future of content
3:45-4:45. Presentation: The importance of content for Europe’s pay TV operators.
As viewing habits shift, what content remains the most valuable? How are content owners adapting to the changes? Does the “millennium” generation have significantly different demands than their predecessors?
- Peter Schulz, VP On-Demand Programming, Sky Deutschland
- Catherine Powell, SVP/General Manager Media Distribution, Walt Disney Company EMEA
4:45-5:30. Content Panel: The power of content exclusivity
How much value do pay TV operators place on content exclusivity? What will the future bring for premium channels? How much should they pay for football rights? Is there a viable model for on-demand TV? How important are HD, 3D, and Ultra HD?
- Gary Woolf, VP of Business Development and Digital, Sales & Distribution, BBC Worldwide
- Carlos Navia, Content Director, Ono
- Benny Salaets, VP Content Management, Telenet
- Susan Elkington, EVP, Chellomedia
Day Two, December 5th
9:30-10:00. Keynote presentation: Youview and the future of UK pay TV.
What impact has YouView’s recent launch had on the UK pay TV market and how will it change the sector in the future? Given the strength and presence of YouView’s backers, is the UK viewing experience about to change forever?
- Sarah Milton, Head of VOD at 4oD, Channel 4
10:00-10:30. Keynote presentation: Twitter and TV
How broadcasters are using the platform to interact with, and attract, viewers.
- Dan Biddle, Head of Broadcast Partnerships, Twitter UK
10:30-11:00. Keynote presentation: OTT: Where’s the money?
- Giles Cottle, Senior Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media
Session D: Social TV
11:30-12:00. Presentation: The inexorable rise of social TV
Everyone is talking about it and some people are actually doing something about it. So what are the benefits of social TV for an established operator?
- Nicolas Bry, SVP Innovation and Marketing Group, Orange
12:00-12:10. comScore’s analysis of social TV adoption.
Although social TV has been much discussed, few companies have been able to back up the trend with data. comScore is in a great position to provide insights.
- Greg Dale, EVP International, comScore
12:10-1:00. Panel: Why social TV is the next big thing?
How can companies monetise social TV? How can traditional TV companies benefit from social TV? Does social TV lead to more piracy? How important is the companion screen for social TV?
- Antonio Gioia, Project Manager, Content & Product Innovation, Mediaset
- Fabienne Fourquet, Director of Digital Content, Canal Plus
- Greg Dale, EVP International, comScore
- James Norris, Owner, Social Media Strategist
Session E: Embracing online TV & video/OTT TV
2:00-2:30. Presentation: The opportunity of OTT for pay TV operators.
Established pay TV operators are now eagerly embracing online TV and video. How will they monetise these viewers? How can they retain traditional subscribers while promoting their OTT services?
- Gareth Capon, Product Development Director, BSkyB
2:3-3:30. Panel: How can OTT create an advantage for pay TV operators and broadcasters?
As subscription OTT services establish a foothold in Europe, how does online content differ from pay TV offers?
- Oliver Lewis, VP Strategy, Sky Deutschland
- Marc Eychenne, Daily Motion
- Sonya Joo, Sony Pictures Entertainment
- Paul Robinson, President of International for A Squared Elxsi and Principal Of PR Media Consulting
- Jacinto Roca, Founder & CEO, Wuaki.TV
Session F: Connected TV and Connected Home
4:00-4:30. Presentation: Industry analysis: Strategies for taking DTT into the connected era
Bringing connected DTT to market – key deployments and enabling technology. Leveraging connected DTT to explore new pay-TV distribution and bundling opportunities. Setting the benchmark in the connected-TV landscape – competing with rivals big and small.Innovating beyond online-video-the-the-TV provision – incorporating companion-device functionality for DTT.
- Ted Hall, Senior Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media
4:30-5:30. Panel: How viewers will adapt to connected TV sets and the second screen.
Most TV sets now on sale have the ability to provide an internet connection. How have consumers reacted to this? Are second screens (such as tablets) more popular than accessing the Internet via the main set? Is the issue more about the connected home than the connected TV set?
- Clive Hudson, VP & General Manager Europe, Roku
- Ian Kegel, Head of Future Content Research Group, BT Research & Technology
- Darren Vogel, Marketing Director, Open IPTV Forum
- Jeremy Olivier, Head of Internet Policy, Ofcom