NEW CONTENT HORIZONS 2017

STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS AND SURVIVAL IN THE EVER CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE

Following its highly successful Los Angeles event, Futuresource is hosting its third New Content Horizons conference in London. Industry leaders and Futuresource analysts will be addressing a number of key topics such as:

  • ORIGINAL CONTENT - Investment in original content production is accelerating, becoming a key differentiator for networks and service providers – What content is key, what keeps customers "sticky" and who among the traditional players and new social media platforms will have the war chest to compete?

  • EMBRACING THE STUDIO CHALLENGE - How are the studios adapting to the growth in digital video, and how are market methods and digital products evolving?

  • LIVE SPORTS - In the next five years, will the sports industry engage more deeply with OTT, mobile and social media platforms for premium content distribution to maintain relevance for the younger audience and how will this impact rights?

  • THE ESPORTS PHENOMENON - Premium sports of a different kind - major investments have been made by leading brands and broadcasters in this space but what will be the shelf life of League of Legends compared to traditional sports? Short term fad or here for the long haul?

  • VIRTUAL REALITY, AUGMENTED REALITY AND MIXED REALITY - Where do the real opportunities lie for the entertainment industry and are consumers embracing these exciting technologies - what's next for the world of "adjusted reality"?

  • CONNECTING WITH KIDS - Linear TV viewing is still the most popular way of viewing TV and Video content in many countries. However consumption of on demand entertainment services is growing coupled with increased consumption of short form content. What are the implications of these trends on rights holders, broadcasters, service providers and kids brands?

  • PROGRAMMATIC TV - Big data and machine learning - how can it enhance tailored viewing experiences and drive revenues for the broadcasters and service providers?

  • FUTURE OF SMART TV AND TV AS AN APP - Is the death of the set-top-box nigh?

Packed full of energising keynotes, best-in-class presentations and panels, New Content Horizons also includes Futuresource market insight presentations, providing you with strategic analysis of the current landscape and the key challenges and opportunities for the years ahead. Join us and meet, connect with and learn from industry leaders, entrepreneurs and those driving innovation within video entertainment and broadcast.

  • WHERE - The Ham Yard Hotel, London, UK

  • WHEN - Afternoon of Thursday 15th June 2017

  • HOW MUCH? - £89 per ticket (excl. VAT) - Price includes complimentary drinks and canapés at the post event networking session.

SPEAKERS

If you are interested in speaking at this prestigious event, please get in touch Sarah Carroll via sarah.carroll@futuresource-hq.com


Speaker Line-up


Matt Boak, Head of Media & Entertainment - Twitter

Matt is the Head of Media and Entertainment at Twitter UK. He has worked across different marketing disciplines for the last 16 years, covering time at public relations and full-service creative agencies, as well as commercial roles in both the publisher and network spaces. Matt has worked at Twitter for 5 years. Prior to this, he was Head of UK and International Sales at Vibrant Media. In his current role, Matt's focus lies with helping entertainment brands, in particular film studios, drive conversation about their titles across Twitter to maximise buzz and ultimately box office sales.


Greg Ivanov, Head of Daydream Business Development - Google

Greg Ivanov leads rollout of Daydream across EMEA. Prior to this, Greg was a Strategic Partner Lead for Mobile Partnerships EMEA at Google. Before joining Google, Greg was the Head of Digital for Project Syndicate where he worked on international content partnerships and proprietary digital products.


Steve Green, EVP, Director ITV Studios, Kids Division - ITV

Stephen Green has built businesses based on Entertainment brands for the last 15 years. He has worked across all genres and entertainment formats. At Hasbro he held roles in both the acquisition of 3rd party brand rights and the extension of Hasbro's brands through strategic partnerships. He was responsible for Global brand operations at Chorion plc where he managed Noddy, Enid Blyton, Mr Men and Agatha Christie. Following this he was CEO of Galleon Holdings PLC launching a digital publishing business in online and mobile in China and creating multi platform brand funded formats such as Super Soccer Star with Chelsea Football Club. He has provided strategic planning to brand owners like Ford, BBC Worldwide, Egmont and Spurs through Corinthian Entertainment. Currently he is EVP Kids at ITV Studios responsible for all aspects of the kids business including development production distribution and 360 licensing and exploitation of all kids and family brands such as Thunderbirds Are Go and Robozuna.


Sarah Muller, Head of Children's - Channel 5

Sarah Muller is Head of Children's at Channel 5 in the UK. Responsible for the commissioning and acquisition of children's programming for Channel 5's digital and linear platforms, Sarah oversees the channel's popular programming strand, Milkshake! Previously, she was Creative Director - Scripted, Animation and Co-Productions for CBBC Productions, and was, prior to that, Head of CBBC Acquisitions, Animation and Drama Development for CBBC. Passionate about all Kids' content, her commissioned projects include Danger Mouse, Strange Hill High, The Worst Witch, Harriet's Army, Wolfblood, The Dumping Ground, Tracy Beaker Returns, Dr Who – Dreamland, Muddle Earth and Just William. Prior to joining BBC Children's, she was Managing Director/Executive Producer of UK Prod Co - Elephant Productions whose credits include the multi-award winning Grizzly Tales For Gruesome Kids (CITV), New Willo The Wisp (Disney) and the BAFTA-winning drama series The Revenge Files of Alastair Fury (BBC1).


Estelle Lloyd, Founder - Azoomee

Estelle Lloyd is the founder of Azoomee, the safe, fun and creative SVOD app where kids can access the best TV shows, games, tutorial videos, audiobooks - in one safe place. Designed for kids 4 to 11, it offers tailored, age-appropriate content that changes and develops as the child grows. Search It Up, Azoomee's first original animated series about digital literacy received a BAFTA nomination and has won several awards. The NSPCC is the company's Strategic Partner and advisor on best-in-class technical safety and parental controls. Azoomee is available on tablets and smartphones in the AppStore and GooglePlay Store.


Roy Taylor, Corporate VP, Content Alliances, VR - AMD
(Chairman, BAFTA VR Advisory Group)

Bio coming soon.


Chester King, CEO - British Esports Association

Chester founded the 'British Esports Association' in 2016 – the national body for esports in the UK, whose main aims are to help develop the UK's grassroots esports scene and provide an infrastructure to nurture future British talent. (www.britishesports.org). Chester King is a co-owner of the International Group of companies, which was founded in 1964. International Group has worked in 52 countries and completed 500 healthcare, leisure, sporting and esports projects. International Group owns and operates International Hospitals Group (www.ihg.co.uk), Stoke Park, the UK's leading country club and 5 star hotel (www.stokepark.com) and operates The eGames (www.egames.org).


Jean-Philippe Randisi, CEO - Zodiak Kids

Jean-Philippe Randisi is CEO of Zodiak Kids, a Banijay Group company, a global independent leader in kids entertainment, combining dedicated kids production companies in France and the UK, consumer products and sales division. Prior to joining Zodiak Kids he was EVP & Director of Consumer Products at ITV Studios Global Entertainment. He was responsible for the division's reboot of Thunderbirds Are Go!, its consumer products and digital strategy, and the exploitation of its in-house and third party intellectual property portfolio across DVD, publishing and licensed products. Previous roles include; Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International at Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products, a division of MTV Networks International, working on properties such as SpongeBob Square Pants, Dora the Explorer and South Park and Prior to Viacom, heading up Saban consumer products Europe.


Steven Hancock - MelodyVR

Steven is the Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder of MelodyVR. Prior to this, Steven gained over 15 years' experience at senior management level, within events management where he worked with music artists around the globe and also numerous FTSE 100 companies, managing more than 150 staff on a daily basis. More recently, Steven was the Commercial Manager at Ibiza Rocks, one of the fastest growing youth lifestyle brands in Europe, where he oversaw sales and marketing. In early 2015, Steven joined forces with Anthony Matchett to create MelodyVR.


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If you would like to sponsor this event, please contact Leon Morris via:

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MEDIA PARTNERS & ASSOCIATIONS

Media Partners & Associations can provide their members with a discount on the ticket price. Partners and Associations will also be promoted on conference collaterals and on various signage at the event, as well as receiving a free delegate pass for a director of the association. If you work for an industry association and would like to partner with Futuresource for a future event, please contact Nicola Finn via:

nicola.finn@futuresource-hq.com


MEDIA PARTNERS


DIGITAL TV EUROPE

Digital TV Europe is the leading source for news and analysis on the digital media and pay TV industry in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. They cover all aspects of digital and pay TV in EMEA, including the growth of OTT TV, multiscreen and multiplay offerings, and the IP-based convergence of video and data services.


ADVANCED TELEVISION

Advanced Television launched in 2001 as the primary news source for all broadband TV developments. The website provides a Daily News email bulletin, as well as the Friday File e.Digest and the Research Monitor each week. The company also produces several magazine titles including Euromedia and TV Everywhere.