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European Multichannel Summit

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Competitive challenges are eroding the conditions that propelled the Western Europe multichannel market past the 100 million subscriber mark, leading to slowing growth as the battle for video subs intensifies.

Join us for our inaugural European Multichannel Summit in London November 16 to discuss how changing consumer video habits and fast-evolving new technologies have forced a strategic shift in how providers offer video via home entertainment platforms, multiscreen access, and over-the-top delivery.

Operators are investing in content-driven advanced platforms as well as technologies to broaden distribution and serve specific demographic segments, complementing growth on high-margin broadband as part of bundled propositions. All strategies that we predict will maintain healthy multichannel video subscription revenues, for which we forecast growth of 20.8% from 2016 to 2025. Western Europe's hyper-competitive and highly connected environment provides compelling insight into dealing with future change and innovation via strategic partnerships, diversification and M&A.

Our Summit will explore:

  • Operator strategies amid intensifying over-the-top competition.
  • The impact of new distribution: OTT, VSPs, and skinny bundles.
  • Emerging business models from retransmission fees to e-sports.
  • Key trends in M&A markets and long term viability.
  • Adaptation to changing viewing patterns: content distribution and production in a digital and demographically segmented age.

European Multichannel Summit Agenda

THURSDAY, November 16th
Agenda is tentative. Please check back for updates.
8:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 am
Welcome and Introductions
9:15 am
Industry Overview

Mohammed Hamza, Senior Research Analyst, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Europe's multichannel services from fragmentation to new service strategies

  • • The state of pay TV in Europe:
    • o What is driving growth on key platforms?
    • o Do OTT and DTT platforms still pose a significant threat?
  • • How are key M&A ventures reshaping the media and communications industry?
  • • How competitors are now partnering for scale and aggregation.
9:40 am
Executive Q&A
10:10 am
Networking Break
10:35 am
Operator strategies in a Hyper-Competitive world
  • • How are traditional offers evolving to take advantage of new revenue streams?
  • • Can operators maintain bundle value and ROI in highly competitive environments?
  • • Is FTTH a necessary expense in the face of waning cable and satellite subscriber growth?
  • • Advances in technology: what are the most promising market opportunities? Leaner TV packages (VSP and OTT), Cloud, Content ownership, Mobile video, IoT and Commercial services?
  • • Should operators invest in emerging technologies to speed up the pace of service innovation?
  • • Are operators and the Cloud ready for full TV/video service delivery?
  • • Is the burden of physical infrastructure Capex simply shifting to service-based technologies and Opex?
11:35 am
M&A outlook – Financing Future Consolidation and Diversification

Moderator: Taron Wade, Director, S&P Global Market Intelligence, Leveraged Commentary & Data
  • • What is the current state of the financing markets?
  • • What can we learn and what can we expect?
  • • Has Brexit materially impacted the M&A markets?
  • • What are the experts' views on the recent spate of consolidation and asset diversification?
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Media Cyber-Security in the cloud
2:10 pm
OTT and Changing Consumer Demand: Can Over-the-Top Distribution and Packaging Succeed Where Pay TV Struggles?
  • • How effective are new packaging strategies: OTT, Skinny bundles and virtual service offers?
  • • What's happened to a la carte – proof of value of pay TV?
  • • How do you establish solid revenue models in a low-cost, high churn rate environment?
  • • Security, quality and viability: full pay TV service over broadband delivery a technology or a mindset issue?
3:05 pm
Networking Break
3:30 pm
TV Network Strategies – An Examination of Content, Distribution and Retrans

Moderator: John Paul O’Sullivan, Research Analyst, S&P Global Market Intelligence

Reviewing the revenue: TV growth prospects from vertical Integration and technological change.

  • • Is it inevitable that broadcast will shrink in size and what role will retransmission fees play?
  • • Will the scramble for TV and video production assets and new distribution strategies across platforms satisfy new consumption habits?
  • • Can new advertising tools alleviate traditional ad market pressures?
  • • Do commissioning decisions now need to be more scientific?
  • • With transitioning to a fragmented digital measurement world – Has cross-screen analytics tools/measurement currencies moved us further away from the Holy Grail of single metric cross-screen measurement?
4:30 pm
Cocktail reception

Ticket Info

Early Bird Rate: £295
(Expires Thursday 7th Nov. 2017)

Regular Price: £495


Event location

ETC. Venues - Fenchurch St.
8 Fenchurch Place,
London, EC3M 4PB
United Kingdom

ETC. VenueETC. Cafeteria


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