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Australian OTT TV Summit

Australia’s most prevalent forum for those in the OTT space returns to give key updates on all things over-the-top.

27 – 28 March 2017 | Swissotel Sydney

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Australia’s most prevalent forum for those in the OTT space returns to give key updates on all things over-the-top.

After another resounding success in 2016, Ovum are proud to present the 3rd annual Australian OTT TV Summit 2017.

The summit will hear from senior executives from OTT providers, content producers and telecommunications leaders along with industry experts and associations. It will provide another opportunity to network with global leaders in the industry to discuss major changes in an ever-evolving market.

The relationship between television and news casting will feature prominently, as will the resurgence of the free-to-air provider.

There will be a global comparison with Australia and the OTT TV sector in Asia, hearing from some of the providers that boast some of the highest subscription rates in the world.

These topics, plus many more, will ensure that the Australian OTT TV Summit is the quintessential event for those in the television industry.

agenda

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Stephen Myers, Principal Consultant, Ovum

9:00 am

KEY UPDATES

INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE | Key updates in the OTT realm for 2017 and beyond

Ed Barton, Principal Consultant - TV Ovum, UK

9:45 am

An interviewing focussing on the experiences of Asia’s oldest and extremely popular streaming service TonTon.

Discussing;

  • Challenges and resolutions faced in the Asian market
  • TonTon’s successes and how they can be applied to Australian trends
  • Forecasts for the industry, globally

10:15 am

Networking and refreshment break

10:45 am

OTT TV IN ASIA

– Looking at key trends in Asia and the implications of this on the Australian market
– Discussing the major organisations in Asia and how they compare to similar organisations in Australia
Hearing the success stories of Australian brands in the area.
– Discussing what Australia can learn from one of the fastest growing technological areas of the world

11:30 am

– Hearing the strategies and insights of Malaysia’s highly rated SVOD provider iflix
– How did it create and how does it maintain some of the highest conversion rates of all SE Asia?
– Seeing what’s created the huge increase in subscription since iflix’ inception, in 2014

12:00 pm

Hong Kong based Viu has viewership across Singapore, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Hong Kong. What content and strategies are in place, enforcing the success of the SVOD provider and what does the future have in store?

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:30 pm

EVENT TV AND ITS PLACE ONLINE

A close look on the continued success of The Paralympics since it’s increased popularity in Sydney 2000 and its prevalence in coverage in London 2012 and Rio 2016.

2:00 pm

The rights to the English Premier League gained a lot of high-profile attention after being acquired by Optus, in 2016. This presentation takes a closer look at Optus Sports and how it has approached the challenges and expectations of broadcasting one of the most profitable sporting leagues in the world.

2:30 pm

– Looking at how SVOD players dominate the market, linear TV companies vie for ratings and how sports programmes try to both conform and innovate the trends.
– Hearing how social media giants have begun to break-into the sports coverage sector
– Do sports programmes feel the slowing of linear/PayTV due to OTT TV, or are they stronger than ever?
– Discussing the major changes in sports broadcasting and its relationship with OTT platforms/streaming in the last year
– Q&A

3:15 pm

Networking and refreshment break

3:45 pm

RATINGS, RATINGS, RATINGS

We are currently seeing the biggest merger of two industries in decades. Both Foxtel and Telstra now sell broadband and content. In New Zealand, Vodafone and Sky TV are merging.  And this is happening globally. But what happens when two very different industries merge in to one?

Does it have to be a case of opposites attract; a constantly passionate relationship, very argumentative and quite difficult relationship. Or can it really become when two become one?  And if so, how do you get there?

4:15 pm

Asking whether current niche markets, like food, health, fitness, sport and reality TV, will ever truly challenge the mainstream, in an ever evolving medium.

4:45 pm

– Looking at concepts such as agility, demographics, metrics and analytics – what do they really mean?
– Discussing whether they are all buzzwords or concepts in their own right
– Are they all reincarnations of already-established practices?
– Observing how audience measurement is evolving for online audiences
– How will Data Analytics play a more significant role in generating finance from multi-screen viewing

5:15 pm

Discussing the most ethereal and fluid generation to date. How do you capture the spirit and attention of such a diverse and particular group?

5:45 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

Nigel Pugh, Head of APAC Consulting, Ovum

5:55 pm

Networking drinks

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Nigel Pugh, Head of APAC Consulting, Ovum

9:00 am

THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON OTT PLATFORMS

An address from NBN Executive General Manager, Sarah Palmer on the state of Australia’s broadband infrastructure, its future and how it can help the OTT industry.

9:30 am

– How did a widely used term become the key verb in the strategy of entertainment?
– Discussing exactly what it means to multiscreen.
– Looking at how Australian companies in the OTT market need to understand this growing trend in households.
– Asking whether producers should incorporate and a plethora of devices owned and, if so, how to approach their consumers?

10:15 am

Address from Gold sponsor Akamai

10:45 am

Networking and refreshment break

11:15 am

A look at the risks, challenges and rewards in creating immersive stories for audiences.

11:45 am

Discussing how Snapchat can;
– Understanding who is using Snapchat and their motivations
– How brands and people use Snapchat for authentic storytelling
– The role of Snapchat in the broader media context

12:15 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:15 pm

CONTENT AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OTT PLATFORMS

A spotlight on Foxtel;
– Discussing how they have responded to the challenges of the last year
– Looking at how the largest PayTV provider in Australia has reacted to the prominence of OTT and losing
– major sporting rights
– What is Foxtel Play?
– Asking what we can expect from the PayTV powerhouse in the coming year.

1:45 pm

A spotlight on SVODs;
– Hearing how Netflix and Stan continue to vie for control of the Australian market
– Discussing the theory that SVODs will need to either buy or merge with large studios to progress and continue to grow.
– Looking at how you keep an application/streaming site functional when, at peak hours, it accounts for an enormous amount of all internet bandwidth
– How do the companies that helped revolutionise how we watch television plan to remain at the top of the pile in Australia?

2:15 pm

A keynote address discussing;
– AT&T’s latest acquisition, Direct TV – a US based digital broadcast service.
– Redefining the customer experience on:
    –  Content
    – OTT point of view & strategy
– Looking at the future of mobile video entertainment

2:45 pm

Network and refreshment break

3:15 pm

THE FALL AND RISE OF FREE-TO-AIR TELEVISION

A discussion on how Australia can retain its trailblazing in the resurgence of free-to-air TV. Looking at the three concepts that can continue the growth;
– Speed
– Brand Consolidation
– Unity

3:45 pm

With consumers increasingly looking towards FTA and ‘PayTV Lite’ options, this panel aims to take a deeper look at;
– Success stories of FTA
– Useful strategies and things to avoid when providing set-top box television
– What devices are actually getting eyes on screens?
– Discussing whether competition is driving the success or whether it detracts from the ethereal ‘single user experience’?

4:45 pm

CLOSING | Closing remarks from the Chair

Nigel Pugh, Head of APAC Consulting, Ovum

4:55 pm

End of conference

pricing

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International Speakers

ed-barton

Ed Barton

Principal Consultant – TV Ovum, UK

ben-jern-loh

Ben Jern Lohn

General Manager – TonTon, MediaPrima, Malaysia

regina-gwen

Gwendolyn Regina

Director of Strategy and Business Development Mashable, Singapore

tan-anson

Anson Tan

GM – New Media Viu, Hong Kong

tim-parsons

Tim Parsons

Studio Techn Evangelist, iflix, Malaysia

kavi-maharajh

Kavi Maharajh

Vice-President of Product Marketing – Quickplay, AT&T, USA

speakers

Stephen Myers

Principal Consultant, Ovum

ed-barton

Ed Barton

Principal Consultant - TV Ovum, UK

ben-jern-loh

Ben Jern Loh

General Manager - TonTon, MediaPrima, Malaysia

sushant-sharma

Sushant Sharma

Head of Consulting Services - APAC, Accedo

regina-gwen

Gwendolyn Regina

Director of Strategy and Business Development Mashable, Singapore

tan-anson

Anson Tan

GM - New Media Viu, Hong Kong

tim-parsons

Tim Parsons

Founding CIO, iflix, Malaysia

anderson-lynne

Lynne Anderson

Chief Executive, Australian Paralympics Committee

rybicki-paul

Paul Rybicki

Head of TV & Content, Optus

mark-david

David Mark

National Sports Editor, ABC

loeliger-jeremy

Jeremy Loeliger

CEO, NBL

solly-blake

Blake Solly

CEO, South Sydney Rabbitohs

marne-fechner

Marne Fechner

CEO, Netball Australia

Steve Davis

VP & GM APAC & Japan, Ooyala

kearley-eric

Eric Kearley

Digital Transformation Executive, ERK Consulting

simpson-jonno

Jonno Simpson

Head of Partnerships - Food and Sport, Twitter

sakkas-khali

Khali Sakkas

Chief Executive - Insights and Research, iSentia

Jules Hall

CEO, The Hallway

pugh-nigel

Nigel Pugh

Head of APAC Consulting, Ovum

palmer-sarah

Sarah Palmer

Executive General Manager - Products & Pricing, NBN

Executive Portraits, Network Ten, Sydney.

Liz Baldwin

General Manager - Digital, Network Ten

portrate-kim

Kim Portrate

CEO, Think TV

ulm-ben

Ben Ulm

CEO, ITV

sanders-yasmin

Yasmin Sanders

Senior Director – Programmatic TV, AOL Australia

Kain Tietzel

Co-Founder & CEO, Start VR

smith-sharyn

Sharyn Smith

MD, Social Soup

Rob Farmer

Director – Brand Marketing, Foxtel

kavi-maharajh

Kavi Maharajh

Vice-President of Product Marketing - Quickplay, AT&T, USA

ross-liz

Liz Ross

CEO, Freeview

dickens-clive

Clive Dickens

Chief Digital Officer, Seven West Media

honeine-serkan

Serkan Honeine

Director - Media, Telstra

when & where

27 - 28 Mar 2017

Swissotel Sydney
68 Market St
Sydney NSW 2000

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Conference Producer
Christopher Platt
02 9080 4037
christopher.platt@informa.com.au

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Alex Cook
02 9080 4425
alex.cook@informa.com.au

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