The Business of OTT

September 29 - October 2

The third annual Streaming Video Summit is the professional video industry’s authoritative benchmark for assessing the progress and debating the future of television’s digitally-driven streaming and on-demand transformation.

Streaming Video Summit offers attendees a unique opportunity to hear current thinking from some of the industry’s leading executives – as they discuss the most pressing economic, operational and technological issues facing the “business” of video – while offering valuable insights into how to succeed in today’s dynamic and historically disruptive times.

Topic covered include:

  • Consumer viewing behaviors & household entertainment economics
  • Subscription & transactional video economics
  • Virtual MVPD & direct-to-consumer distribution models
  • Content curation, discovery & recommendation
  • Smart TV & streaming video infrastructure
  • Audience measurement & data analytics


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Opening Keynote Conversation: Roku’s Scott Rosenberg

We kick off the week with a candid conversation with the head of all things media and advertising at one of the leading companies in streaming TV.


2:35 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

Panel Discussion:The Medium Formerly Known As "Television"

We corral some of the most forward-leaning executives from the linear TV world to share how they are reshaping the medium for a new generation (or two) of viewers and transforming their organizations to take advantage.

Moderated by: Dan Frankel - NextTV
Dan Frankel


Wednesday, September 30, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Keynote Conversation: Ad-Supported Streaming TV FTW

The chief visionaries behind the industry’s leading free streaming TV services join us to discuss the long and winding road to ad-supported success – and the challenges still ahead.


2:35 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

Panel Discussion: Battle of the Premiums

King Netflix now has multiple general entertainment streaming challengers nipping at its heels – and the race for paying subscribers, original/exclusive programming, and proprietary content libraries is heating up. Who's winning (and losing)?

Moderated by: Sarah Unger - Civic
Sarah Unger


Thursday, October 1, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Keynote Conversation: CBS All Access’ Marc DeBevoise

A strategic peek behind the curtain of ViacomCBS’ once-and-future streaming powerhouse that is "boldly going where 'TV' has never gone before."


2:35 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

Panel Discussion: The Niche Effect

While Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Peacock & HBO Max duke it out for “main”-streaming supremacy, scores of niche OTT services aim to be the ideal deep dive compliment(s) for just about any content taste imaginable. We discuss content, audience and monetization strategies with some of the most intriguing of the lot.

Moderated by: Jill Rosengard Hill - MAGID
Jill Rosengard Hill


Friday, October 2, 2020
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)

Panel Discussion: The Great Monetization Debate - Subscription vs. Ad-Supported

We dig deep into the issue of how to best monetize TV/video's future formats with entities who are betting on each sides of the equation - as well as hybrids attempting to straddle both.

Moderated by: Peter Fondulas - Hub Entertainment Research
Jon Giegengack


2:35 PM - 3:15 PM (EDT)

Panel Discussion: Strategies From the Front Lines

The ascension of OTT video has brought with it new competitive realities and strategic mandatories when it comes to marketing, distribution, measurement, and monetization.  We survey some of the smartest day-to-day operators in the streaming TV space to hear what works – and what doesn’t.

Moderated by: Alan Wolk - TV[R]EV
Alan Wolk