April 9, 2020
OTT.X on April 9 announced its first two-day Internet-based event — OTT.X ONLINE LIVE.
OTT.X ONLINE LIVE will be held May 12 and 13 and will incorporate conference elements such as panels and presentations as well as interactive virtual roundtables. Conference topics will be presented on May 12 to a broad audience. Many of the same topics will be further discussed in the virtual roundtables on the following day.
The online conference complements the OTT.X Market & Conference and OTT.X @ Pipeline Conference, both scheduled for later this year.
OTT.X ONLINE LIVE focuses on the strategies and business of OTT video delivery, including distribution, search and discovery, international distribution, and strategizing and executing on ad sales. Also included will be updated presentations by Comscore and Whip Media on the impact of COVID-19 on the OTT industry.
The conference is an outgrowth of the popular OTT.X biweekly Wednesday Webinar series, which started in March.
“While virtual conferences don’t include informal networking elements — yet, anyway — they provide an efficient platform for efficient knowledge sharing and even more so to discuss timely topics,” said Mark Fisher, OTT.X president and CEO.
“With people temporarily unable to gather in public forums, OTT.X is maintaining its community through new models like its Webinar series and OTT.X ONLINE LIVE,” added Cameron Douglas, Fandango’s VP of home entertainment and OTT.X Chair. “In this fast-moving, ever-changing industry, collaboration and communication are more important now than ever.”
Participation in OTT.X ONLINE LIVE on May 12 is free to OTT.X members, and to non-members registering before April 24 here. Participation in the virtual roundtables is by invitation only.
Companies interested in sponsoring OTT.X ONLINE LIVE are invited to contact Steve Apple at email@example.com.
OTT.X is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the multi-billion home entertainment industry. OTT.X-member companies operate businesses that engage in or support the commercial OTT distribution of audiovisual entertainment. Membership comprises the full spectrum of the ecosystem, including digital retailers, MVPDs, AVOD and SVOD networks and channels, platforms, companies creating and/or distributing content for these channels of distribution, and companies providing services or technology for the use of others in this community. OTT.X (formerly EMA) was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).