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AVIA kicks off 2021 with the OTT Summit

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) is kicking off its conference calendar for the year with the OTT Summit – The Future of Video Streaming as global streaming subscriptions surpass 1 billion.

The OTT Summit will cover all angles of Asia’s OTT industry across four key themes:

The Changing Face of Business Models: With a year of COVID lockdowns behind us, will 2021 be a seminal year for the industry? 

Content and Monetisation: Do different content propositions lend themselves to different monetisation models? What can we learn from the world of gaming?

Premium Video Advertising: Will the recovery be in 2021? And as budgets continue to be moved from linear to digital, do advertisers understand the opportunity of premium video in the streaming era?

Investing in Technology: How can we pull together all the necessary pieces required to deliver a world class experience for consumers, harnessing technology rather than letting it hinder us?

Opening the Summit this year is Matthew Ball, the Managing Partner of Epyllion Industries. Ball will be providing a global perspective of the video industry, its impact on Asian markets and how streamers can position themselves for greater success. Other key speakers joining the OTT Summit this year include:

Euan Smith, Group COO and CEO, TV, Astro

Gulshan Verma, SVP & Head, Advertising, Disney+ Hotstar

Sutanto Hartono, MD, PT Elang Mahkota Teknologi (EMTEK)

Quark Henares, Head, Globe Studios

Rohit Jain, MD, Lionsgate South Asia and Networks – Emerging Markets Asia, Lionsgate o Anil Nihalani, Head of Digital Products & Technology, Mediacorp

Anita Munro, Chief Investment Officer, Mindshare APAC

Tony Zameczkowski, VP, Business Development, Asia, Netflix

Manish Verma, Head of Technology, SonyLIV

Emily Wee, VP of Content & Operations, TM Net

Helen Sou, Chief Business Officer – Asia, Viu

Lesley Simpson, Country Manager, WeTV and iflix Indonesia

Gold Sponsors for OTT Summit include Brightcove, Google, Irdeto, TV5MONDE, Xandr, while Alibaba Cloud, Encoding.com, iWedia, Kaltura, Lionsgate, Mediacorp, MediaKind, NETFLIX, PubMatic, SmartLabs, Synamedia, Vindicia, WarnerMedia, and Zixi are Silver Sponsors.

Alongside the OTT Summit, AVIA will be hosting Piracy Over the Top, a companion event focused on streaming pirated services. According to AVIA, streaming piracy is now the biggest competitive threat to the video industry.

The OTT Summit will be held virtually from 29 March to 1 April, 9:30 – 12:30pm SGT, while Piracy Over the Top will take place on 29 March, 3 – 6pm SGT.

For full event details, visit www.ottsummit.asia.

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