Global Media & Entertainment Day 2020
Starts: July 2, 2020 7:30 am EST / Ends: July 2, 2020 11:30 am EST
Global M&E Day is a gathering of technology innovators and SMEs who are transforming the worldwide media & entertainment supply chain.
Defining the New Normal for Theatrical Releases: Opportunities for Studios and Platforms
Starts: July 8, 2020 9:00 am PST / Ends: July 8, 2020 10:00 am PST
While COVID-19 has impacted the entertainment industry in ways never before imagined, the hardest hit segment is theaters. The use of ‘straight-to-home’ distribution strategies during the worldwide pandemic has changed the well-established theatrical release window. TV viewership is up exponentially and, with theaters closed, studios have pivoted to PVOD opportunities. When theaters do re-open, will consumers return and feel comfortable in a theatrical group setting with social distancing guidelines in place? This session will present first-party research results, from a robust survey of approximately 6,800 US respondents, detailing under what conditions audiences will return to theaters and motivations driving those decisions. We will also explore early consumer sentiment and behavior around the PVOD experience, including how genre, household make-up and the price-to-value equation differ based on generation, family status and frequency of movie-going. The new normal in a post COVID-19 world is likely to look very different and have far reaching implications for distribution, pricing and marketing.
OTTx 2nd Annual Market and Conference
Skirball Cultural Center
Starts: September 1, 2020 8:00 am PST / Ends: September 2, 2020 11:59 pm PST
ABOUT THE EVENT
This is an invitation-only event for companies engaged in the distribution of entertainment content to the consumer through TVOD, SVOD, and AVOD. Leaders of OTT channels and networks, digital retailers, MVPDs, platforms, content providers, and service and technology providers will gather for both a buyer-seller market and for an exchange of knowledge and thought leadership.
Activities will include two days of conference programming and workshops/breakouts, exhibitor booths and tabletops, one-on-one pre-scheduled business meetings, networking breakfasts and lunches, and the annual Industry Cocktail Party on Tuesday night.
Last year we hosted over 400 attendees, and we anticipate this year to be even bigger!
Hollywood IT Society
Starts: October 7, 2020 8:00 am PST / Ends: October 7, 2020 11:00 pm PST