Programme - Wednesday 16 September

all timings shown in London, British Summer Time (BST) and Central Europe Time (CET)

10.00 - 11.00 (BST)/11.00 - 12.00 (CET) 
Innovations in Sports Streaming

Moderator: Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media, US. 
Panellists: Damien Cullen, Senior Content Innovations Manager, The Football Association, UK. Matthew Quinn, VP Media Technology & Delivery, Liverpool Football Club, UK. Natxo Imaz Erdoiza, Digital Projects CTO, Grupo MediaPro, Spain.
From Formula 1 to UEFA, nothing inspires more passion from viewers than sports. OTT delivery gives leagues, clubs, and athletes unprecedented opportunities to deliver the most immersive, interactive, and innovative experiences possible, beating broadcast at its own game. And OTT is radically changing everything about how live sports are delivered and viewed, from rights management, distribution, and lightning-fast clip sharing, to groundbreaking workflows utilising AI, 3D graphics, and interactive features that put control into the viewers' hands. Join this panel of experts for insights and advice on how to up your sports streaming game.  

12.00 - 13.00 (BST)/13.00 - 14.00 (CET) 
Live Streaming in the "New Normal"

Moderator: Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen, VP & Editor-in-Chief, Streaming Media, US. 
Panellists: Chris Dabbs, Independent Exec Producer, UK. Larry Gale, Broadcast Producer & Director, UK.
Theatres and concert halls have been dark for months, but the hunger for shared cultural experience is stronger than ever. Live streaming has stepped in to fill the void with quarantine concerts, socially distanced dance parties, and all kinds of unforeseen ways to bring people together in the safety of their own homes. All of that has meant that "at home production" has, in many cases, literally become at-home production, creating both new opportunities and challenges for the teams tasked with delivering flawless live events to viewers across the world. On this panel, we'll talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly of live streaming productions, both large and small in 2020 and beyond.

14.00 - 15.00 (BST)/15.00 - 16.00 (CET) 
How to Compete in an Overcrowded OTT Field
Ben Keen, Independent Analyst, UK.

As people stayed at home over the last few months, OTT video moved into the spotlight like never before. Global giants like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, as well as local services, have reported skyrocketing usage, while new entrant Disney+ shook up the market with its launch in March. Are these viewing numbers sustainable, or will we see an increase in subscriber churn as countries return to business as usual and consumers come to grips with the fact that, while their choices are endless, their pocketbooks aren't bottomless? And, with the growing number of OTT services available, how can smaller, niche services win customers and compete against the more established incumbents? Industry analyst Ben Keen talks about the state of the market and assesses how to plan for the future in a way that optimises workflows and maximises monetisation potential.