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17may10:00 AM11:00 AMHold FAST – Exploring Best Practices in FAST Channel ProgrammingWed Webinar | MAY 17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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Hold FAST – Exploring Best Practices in FAST Channel Programming

In a world often considered the “Wild West”, how can we begin to establish best practices for programming FAST channels? As competition for partnership and placement grows, programmers are challenged to creatively surface content for fans and partners alike, while navigating pitfalls. How do we best utilize the tools at our disposal to inform overall FAST program strategy?


From the studio that brought you 24/7 Carol Burnett, Johnny Carson, ALF, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and more. Join Paige Sherman, Director of Digital Video Programming for Shout! Factory TV for a conversation about streams, themes, and all the in-betweens!

Paige Sherman, Director, Digital Video Programming, Shout! Factory TV

22mar10:00 AM11:00 AMSports in OTT: Insights from Omdia & A Conversation with FAST StudiosWed Webinar | MAR 22 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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Sports in OTT: Insights from Omdia & A Conversation with FAST Studios

The world of sports broadcasting is experiencing a seismic shift as streaming platforms increasingly spend billions of dollars on live sports rights to attract and retain subscribers, with Amazon’s acquisition of NFL Thursday Night Football and Apple TV+’s MLS deal as prime examples.

This coincides with another fundamental development in the industry: the rapid growth of women’s sport, which is finally getting exposure from broadcasters after years of being underserved.

Join Omdia’s Senior Data Analyst, Ed Ludlow for an overview the progress of women’s sport in this unpredictable media landscape and what needs to be done to capitalize on the opportunities this presents.

In addition, Ed will interview Stuart McLean, CEO of FAST Studios, a pioneer in providing sports related content via OTT. FAST Studios is the home for OTT channels including Spartan TV, Racing America, and most notably the Women’s Sports Network with support from 12 professional women’s sports leagues and federations including the WNBA, the LPGA, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, and Athletes Unlimited, the Women’s Sports Network is the single point of access for the very best of women’s sports.

Learn the latest insights on sports in OTT and first-hand experiences from a company actively participating in this new landscape.

Ed Ludlow, Senior Data Analyst | Media & Entertainment, Omdia
Stuart McLean, CEO, FAST Studios

08mar10:00 AM11:00 AMThe Economics of Launching a Foreign Language FAST ChannelWed Webinar | MAR 8 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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Launching a new FAST channel can be daunting. Data on the economics are scarce, which makes it challenging to forecast revenue and returns at home, and even more so abroad.

However, with great risk comes great reward! As audiences increasingly shift to streaming on connected devices, those who are first movers in markets where FAST is in relative infancy will reap the rewards as FAST takes off.

Join Papercup’s VP of Sales, Garrett Goodman to learn how media owners can distribute and monetize their content in multiple regions in a matter of days, rather than weeks at the next OTT.X Wednesday Webinar.

Explore the economics of launching a FAST channel abroad and how you can forecast and ultimately generate more profit from your existing content.

Garrett Goodman, VP of Sales, Papercu


22feb10:00 AM11:00 AMSEO For DTC OTT BrandsWed Webinar | FEB 22 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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SEO is one of the most important strategies for DTC OTT brands who want to drive viewership and subscription growth.

With the increase in the demand for accessible and quality content online, OTT platforms have turned to SEO to attract more viewership via creative strategies that help in propelling their content to the top of search results and gaining an edge over their competitors.

There are many crucial steps that are involved in devising the perfect SEO strategy for OTT brands. including intent-driven keyword research and optimization, technical SEO, and more.

Join Kirby Grines and Daniel Lofaso of 43Twenty to learn how to match viewer search intent with SEO for killer subscriber growth.

Kirby Grines, Founder & CEO, 43Twenty
Daniel Lofaso, Vice President, Marketing, 43Twenty


08feb10:00 AM11:00 AMCapitalizing on Convergence: How AVOD & FAST Services Win TV Ad DollarsWed Webinar | FEB 8 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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The TV ad market is undergoing seismic and lasting changes, with broadcast, cable, and streaming television all set on a collision course. As media buyers and advertisers begin shifting spend from traditional TV to CTV and streaming, there are untapped revenue opportunities abound for today’s ad-supported streaming platforms.

How can AVOD and FAST services best take advantage of these opportunities to win a greater share of TV ad dollars, while delivering exceptional viewer ad experiences? Tune into this OTT.x Wednesday Webinar — featuring Beachfront’s VP of Product, Amit Nigam — to find out. During the webinar, Nigam will cover:

  • An overview of the TV and CTV advertising market

  • The latest CTV ad tech advancements that AVOD services and FASTs need to know about

  • Best practices for ad monetization in CTV


Amit Nigam, VP, Product, Beachfront Media

18jan10:00 AM11:00 AMMonetizing Content for Greater Global ImpactWed Webinar | JAN 18 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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FAST channels offer consumers subscription-free access to a diverse array of content that is easy to access over CTV and connected devices.

While beneficial for the consumer, this model creates a potential risk for media companies by moving from a licensing fee structure to a revenue-sharing model that invites unlimited opportunity but a less predictable ROI.

Companies must balance the expansion of their global footprint when there is no certainty that localized content will resonate with their subscribers.

Join Josh Pine, Chief Revenue Officer for to learn how AI-powered machine translation reduces this risk by providing high-quality, cost-effective translations that support multiple dialects, formalities, and colloquial phrases for diverse audiences and can be a real game changer for your bottom line.

Josh Pine, Chief Revenue Officer,

07dec10:00 AM11:00 AMGlobal OTT Consumption: What do Viewers Want in Each Region?Dec 7 |10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

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Take a deep dive into regional and global OTT viewing habits and preferences at the next OTT.X Wednesday Webinar.

Learn about content trends, viewing preferences and similarities and differences between USA & Canada (UCAN), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific (APAC); and Latin America (LATAM).

Join Luciano Zarlenga, Chief Analytics Officer for BB Media to uncover the trends and preferences of these regions so that you may align your strategy accordingly.


Laura Ghisiglieri, Global Development & Marketing Director, BB Media


26oct10:00 AM11:00 AMSEO for OTT Solutions Providers10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

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Join Kirby Grines and Daniel Lofaso of 43Twenty as they discuss how to create SEO campaigns that align marketing to the buyer’s journey.

Learn how to make your website your best selling tool for today’s new age buyer who uses web searches to learn about solutions well before engaging with sales teams.

Kirby Grines, Founder & CEO, 43Twenty
Daniel Lofaso, Vice President, Marketing, 43Twenty


12oct10:00 AM11:00 AMGlobal vs Local OTTs. Uncovering their Strategies10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

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Join Laura Ghisiglieri, Global Development & Marketing Director of BB Media, and take a deep dive into the streaming services and their competitive strategies.

While year by year more players offer VOD content, only a few provide an interesting commercial offer that adapts both globally and locally in each market. We are going to uncover different pricing strategies, promos per market.

In this challenging world, strategic partnerships between platforms and other companies make a difference when launching a new bundle. We are going to understand who is generating more bundles all over the world.

All in all, content still plays a key role in this dynamic landscape. We are going to understand which companies have the biggest library, localized catalogues and the value assigned to the users to take a comprehensive view of how much each household pays for each title.

Laura Ghisiglieri, Global Development & Marketing Director, BB Media


27jul10:00 AM11:00 AMOTT's Path to Fend off Linear TV's Mistakes Presented by | July 27th 2022 | 10:00 AM PST

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The viewership shift that the OTT ecosystem is experiencing, from SVOD to free ad-supported CTV apps, has been recognized and supported by analysts who reported a 170% YOY uplift in viewership.

Consumers are enjoying the free ad-supported streaming alternatives with access to brand new libraries of content, at absolutely zero cost, leading advertisers to now pay even greater attention to connected TV.

In this webinar we will discuss the question – Are we as an industry ready to avoid the same mistakes that linear TV continues to make?

Join Gal Turjeman, CEO of to learn about the potential CTV applications and FAST channels provide for the future of advertising, monetization, content creation, and content distribution.

This exciting shift is ushering in a new era of creativity and OTT experiences. While some may be wary of what CTV applications have to offer, we plan to share the potential it provides for the future of advertising, monetization, content creation, and content distribution. During this shift, it is vital for the entire industry as a team to support each other, sharing insightful knowledge and proficiency to ensure that the mistakes of Linear Tv are avoided.


Gal Turjeman, CEO,


06jul10:00 AM11:00 AMAnnual Streaming Survey: How do Subscribers Feel About Their PlatformsWhip Media | July 6th 2022 | 10:00 AM PST

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The saturated streaming service market is more competitive than ever, making the winning and keeping of subscribers even more important.

Consumers’ satisfaction and perception of these services is key to understanding their strengths and weaknesses.

Whip Media surveyed almost 2,500 of our US TV Time app users to uncover which elements of these services are resonating with their subscribers.

Join Eric Steinberg, Whip Media’s Media Research & Insights Lead for an overview of the results learn why users are, or are not, churning and how platforms can improve their competitive position.

Eric Steinberg, Media Research & Insights Lead, Whip Media

29jun10:00 AM11:00 AMStreaming's Agile Approach to Win Over CustomersComscore | June 29th 2022 | 10:00 AM PST

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From original vs. syndicated content lineups to more affordable price points to ad-supported vs. non-ad-supported models, streaming services are experimenting with new approaches to win over customers while remaining profitable.

​As consumers have more low barrier choices than ever before, streaming services are evolving their content, business models, branding and more to remain necessary in the end customer’s daily schedule across screens.​

Join James Muldrow, Vice President, Product Management, as he gives a comprehensive overview of how streaming models are changing, what’s driving this shift, and the role social media has in winning over customers in this new media landscape.

James Muldrow, Vice President, Product Management, Comscore

22jun10:00 AM11:00 AMEverything you Need to Know to Run a Successful YouTube ChannelVA Media | June 22nd 2022 | 10:00 AM PST

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Learn the ins and outs necessary to run a successful channel YouTube channel and how to monetize it at the next OTT.X Wednesday Webinar.

Discover how to meaningfully engage with the YouTube audience by exploring topics including:

• Content Strategy: How to develop content formats that drive engagement, views and revenue.
• Content Optimization: How to optimize your content & make it stand out on the platform.
• Community Management: How to build an engaged audience of super fans around your channel.
• Channel Monetization: How to monetize your audience to drive ad-funded and non-ad funded revenue on the YouTube platform.

Join VA Media’s Head of Strategy, Pieter van Schalkwyk and dive into the exciting opportunities presented by YouTube.

Pieter Van Schalkwyk, Head of Strategy, VA Media

13apr10:00 AM11:00 AMAccelerating Content Planning and Licensing with the Industry's Best New Tool

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Imagine being able to predict titles that would best perform in certain territories for particular audiences. Imagine being able to identify titles that align with top-performing content on certain platforms.

Media and entertainment organizations are feeling the pressure to supply viewers with content that will engage, captivate and most importantly, attract and keep audiences.

Content sellers and buyers need highly connected workflows and deep audience insights to tackle the exponential growth of today’s streaming era.

Join the next OTT.X Wednesday webinar to learn how to connect with buyers and sellers around the globe, simplify those interactions and enable data-driven licensing decisions accelerating the deal-making process.

Join Whip Media’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Whip Media Exchange, Sherry Brennan as she shares how the right consumer insights and tools, combined with connected workflows, are changing the way movies and TV can be evaluated, licensed and delivered.

Sherry Brenanna, EVP/GM, Whip Media Exchange

Sherry Brennan

06apr10:00 AM11:00 AMEfficiently Communicating Content Rights for Ad-Supported Video10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

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Communication of content rights between licensors and licensees is vital for businesses in the streaming industry. The accuracy, completeness and timing of rights can mean the difference between success and failure for a title. Yet many content owners and distributors struggle with efficiently and effectively delivering and processing one of the most crucial components of metadata.

Craig Seidel of Pixelogic Media and Eric Hanson of OTT.X have each spent over a decade working with organizations to reduce friction, improve accuracy and increase scale in managing and communicating rights information.

They will discuss common pitfalls and opportunities for today’s ad-supported services to dramatically improve their operations through industry standards and best practices for communicating and managing rights data.

Eric Hanson, Executive Vice President, OTT.X
Craig Seidel, CTO, Pixelogic

09feb10:00 AM11:00 AMWhy you Need to Consider YouTube as Part of Your AVOD StrategyVA Media | February 9, 2022

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Explore the opportunity that is YouTube at this OTT.X Wednesday Webinar.

With access to over 2 billion platform users, AVOD channels on YouTube have become an important piece of the landscape and a growing source of revenue and audience engagement for content owners, broadcasters, and other streaming platforms.

Join VA Media’s Mark Ashbridge and Pieter Van Schalkwyk to learn about the latest business models, monetization opportunities, audience growth tactics and content strategies to succeed on YouTube.

Mark Ashbridge, CEO, VA Media
Pieter Van Schalkwyk, Head of Strategy, VA Media

26jan10:00 AM11:00 AMUniversal Search Five Years On: Is it Still a “Distant Dream?”USAND & nScreenMedia | January 26, 2022

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Join OTTX, Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia, and Steve Harnsberger, Founder/CEO of Universal Search and Discovery LLC as they revive the distant dream of universal search.

Get the latest updates on the progress of the technology, with market deployment examples and a Roku search case study data.

Explore the growing marketing power that universal search has gained and how it drives organic user acquisition at the lowest possible cost.

Steve Harnsberger, Founder & CEO, Universal Search & Discovery
Colin Dixon, Founder & Chief Analyst, nScreenMedia

19jan10:00 AM11:00 AMLeveraging Creativity in Advertising To Minimize Churn and Maximize AttentionOrigin | January 19, 2022

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With an array of streaming TV options at viewers’ fingertips, viewer churn and ad fatigue have quickly become some of the biggest challenges facing the industry today. But, another industry issue, unsold ad inventory, might be the solution.

To keep viewers watching before, during and after commercial breaks channel owners and brands have to deliver an entertaining experience. Unallocated ad supply presents a unique opportunity for industry leaders to embrace an outside-the-box approach to advertising and content creation and delivery that captures, engages and holds viewers’ attention.

In this webinar, Fred Godfrey, Co-Founder & CEO of Origin will talk about solutions for filling unsold ad inventory with highly engaging, custom-branded native content to unlock limitless possibilities for channel owners, brands and viewers.

Explore the key challenges facing the industry and learn key insight on how innovation, creativity and customization can solve them.

Fred Godfrey, Co-Founder & CEO, Origin

12jan10:00 AM11:00 AMStreaming Fatigue: The Rising Popularity of AVODWhip Media | January 12, 2022

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AVOD and FAST channels are rapidly gaining momentum but come with their own set of unique operational, tracking and reporting headaches.

Join Whip Media’s VP of Sales, Vince Muscarella to learn what’s driving the rise of these free streaming services and the subsequent impact to back office workflows, visibility into the status of any title at any time, and studio-compliant royalty processing.

Vince Muscarella, VP, Sales, Whip Media

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