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 is the home video industry 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 - £89 per ticket

SPEAKERS

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

New speakers will be announced soon.


Selection of Previous Speakers


George Barrios, Chief Strategy & Financial Officer - WWE

Mr. Barrios joined the company in 2008 and is responsible for the company's strategy, financial planning and management, corporate and media technology and travel operations. From 2002 to 2008 Mr. Barrios worked at The New York Times Company and beginning in 2007 served as Vice President and Treasurer of the company. In this role he was responsible for managing the company's capital structure, liquidity, risk, investments, and corporate financial analysis. Prior to his role as Treasurer, Mr. Barrios served as Chief Financial Officer for the New England Media Group, a $700MM division of the company. From 2000 to 2001 Mr. Barrios served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Netsilicon, a publicly traded semiconductor company. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Barrios served in several financial and general management roles at Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer. In his last role at Praxair he had dual responsibilities as the financial leader for the global semiconductor materials business unit as well as serving as General Manager for the North American operations of that business. Prior to 1994, Mr. Barrios worked at Time Warner, Inc. where he served in several financial management roles for HBO, Inc. and CHI Energy.


Vincent Marcais, EVP Marketing - 20th Century Fox

Vincent Marcais, oversees two business functions for 20th Century Fox Home Ent. One as head of Brand marketing where he drives release campaigns for all transactional businesses on all Fox movies, Franchises, TV series and distributed labels.

Second, as head of Customer Marketing, Marcais manages joint efforts with global digital retailers, US operators and international key players to recruit new consumers and maximize title performance. Marcais has been a key driver of TCFHE's transformation from video distributor into digital new media company, and is actively involved in driving new product innovations (4K-UltraHD) and business innovations to improve the consumer experience and the studio bottom line / growth trajectory.


Andy Swanson, VP of Esports & Events - Twitch

Andy Swanson is a 17-year veteran of the video game industry. His career began in 1998 in advertising sales at Future US where he eventually became the publisher of PC Gamer, OXM and PSM in Future's Games Group. In 2007, he joined Ubisoft as Senior Director of Strategic Sales and Partnerships. Later in 2010 he joined GameFly as VP of Digital Business Development. In 2013, Andy was hired by Twitch with his current focus on planning, evangelizing and executing the strategy around brand sponsorships and integrations within Twitch's esports ecosystem. He also manages sponsorship opportunities around Twitch's Events Group, including TwitchCon, E3 and PAX.


Aaron Luber, Content Partnerships, Google Cardboard - Google

Aaron leads content partnerships for Google Cardboard. The most impressive surprise in Cardboard's short lived success is in the incredible brand engagement and eagerness for companies from all over the world to work with Cardboard. Aaron has been the business lead for some of the most successful partnerships over the past 12 months including Mattel, Legendary Pictures, Lowe's, ATT and the New York Times. Previously, Aaron was on the YouTube New Business Development team and led the 20% efforts to bring 360-degree video to YouTube for unique storytelling and new immersive ad formats.

SPONSORS

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Title Sponsor

  • Tabletop Demo Space in a Prime Location

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  • Logo on the Front of the Conference Brochure

  • Company Executive in the Conference Programme

  • Logo on Stage and on all Conference Collaterals

  • Company Executive in the Conference Programme

  • Full-Page Ad in the Conference Brochure

  • Company Mention in the Post-Event Press Release

Demonstration Space - With Speaker

  • Panel or Speaker Slot - Decided by Futuresource

  • Tabletop Demo Space

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  • Logo in the Conference Brochure

  • Company Executive in the Conference Programme

Demonstration Space - Without Speaker

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Event Brochure Advertising

  • Double Page Spread

  • Outside Rear Cover

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Lanyard Sponsor

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

leon.morris@futuresource-hq.com

ASSOCIATIONS

Partner Associations can provide their members with a discount on the ticket price. 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