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New Opportunities for the Next Frontier of Audience Engagement.

2022 OTT.X XFRONTS


OTT.X will hold the first ever X-FRONTS on May 24 and 25, 2022 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles California. The X-FRONTS will be a two-day exchange consisting of pitches and presentations by prominent and up-and-coming AVOD and FAST platforms, networks and channels (sellers) to an audience of brands, advertisers and ad agencies (buyers). Presentations will include details about lineups, content promotion and other plans for the coming year.

In addition to the presentations, meeting spaces, both private and semi-private, will be available for planned or ad-hoc meetings between “buyers” and “sellers”.


2022 ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Srinivasan KA

Co-Founder
Amagi

Erick Opeka

Chief Strategy Officer
Cinedigm

Stuart McLean

CEO
FAST Studios

John Mongiardo

President
Here Media

Fred Godfrey

Co-Founder & CEO
Origin

Mike Woods

Founder & CEO
OrkaTV

Andrew Rosenman

Global Product Marketing Lead - CTV/Video
Smart AdServer

Richard Hull

TelevisaUnivision

Katherine Pond

Vice President of Business Development
VIZIO

Anthony Layser

Vice President, Content Partnerships & Programming
XUMO


SPEAKERS

Zachary Alter

Head of West Coast Sales
Trusted Media Brands

Thomas Ashley

CEO
Galxy TV

Paula Baldwin

Director of Brand Partnerships
Canela Media

Andrew Baritz

VP: Advertising Sales & Operations
OTTera

Jesse Baritz

Vice President, Content Acquisition & Development
Multicom Entertainment Group

Sam Berenato

EVP, Strategy and Operations
Column6

Adam Bergman

Vice President, National Ad Sales
VIZIO

Jennifer D'Alessandro

Head of Ad Sales & Marketing
Future Today

Wil Danielson

SVP Digital Sales
Nexstar Digital

Cameron Douglas

OTT.X Chairman
VP, Home Entertainment
Fandango

Matt Dugan

President
Frudy

Michele Fino

Head of Branded Entertainment
Crackle Plus

Mark Fisher

President & CEO
OTT.X

Field Garthwaite

Co-Founder & CEO
IRIS.TV

Colin Goheen

Executive Producer, Streaming TV
Trusted Media Brands

Philippe Guelton

President
Crackle Plus

Daisy Hamilton Risher

Head of Content
Dark Matter TV & TriCoast TV

Samuel Harowitz

Vice President, Content Acquisition and Partnerships
Tubi

Richard Hull

Head of Global Distribution
Univision

Srinivasan KA

Co-Founder
Amagi

Chris Kelly

CEO
Upwave

Anthony Layser

Vice President, Content Partnerships & Programming
XUMO

Ben Lister

Senior Director, Content
Sinclair Broadcast Group

Alex Loza

Manager, Digital Sales
ViX, TelevisaUnivision

Laura Martin

Managing Director
Needham & Company

Stuart McLean

CEO
FAST Studios

Michael S. Maponga

CEO
AfroLandTV

Harold Morgenstern

Chief Revenue Officer
PLEX

Matt Montemayor

SVP of Sales, West & Central
Canela Media

Darren Olive

EVP, National Advertising Sales & Strategy
Crackle Plus

Erick Opeka

Chief Strategy Officer
Cinedigm

Alex Pakla

CTV Brand Partnerships
Future Today

Damian Pelliccione

Co-Founder & CEO
Revry TV

Katherine Pond

Vice President of Business Development
VIZIO

David Purdy

Chief Revenue Officer
Stingray

Nyma Quidwai

Senior Director of Client Services
VIZIO

Isabel Rafferty Zavala

Founder & CEO
Canela Media

Andrew Rosenman

Global Product Marketing Lead - CTV/Video
Smart AdServer

Steve Saltman

Head of Domestic Distribution
Electric Now

Jesse Shemen

Co-Founder & CEO
Papercup

Jonathan Skogmo

Founder at Jukin Media
Chief Innovation Officer
Trusted Media Brands

James Smith

EVP & GM, Amagi Ads Plus
Amagi

Mike Woods

Founder & CEO
OrkaTV

Jordan Warkol

Senior Director: Business Development
OTTera

Michael VanZetta

Creator & CEO
PiZetta Media





SCHEDULE


DAY 1
MAY 24 2022

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Opening Remarks10:15 - 10:35 AM PST

Fireside Chat | How Does the Business Work? Fitting the Pieces Together10:35 - 11:05 AM PST

Smart AdServer | Smart Premium CTV Inventory: Quality At Scale11:05 - 11:15 AM PST

Panel Discussion | Is FAST Programming Moving in the Direction of Cable TV11:15 - 12:00 PM PST

Networking Lunch12:00 - 1:00 PM PST

DAY 2
MAY 25 2022

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Opening Remarks10:15 - 10:20 AM PST

Panel Discussion | How Does Anyone Make Money in This Business?10:20 - 11:00 AM PST

Amagi | Closest to the Stream, Advantages of First Party CTV Ad Platforms11:00 - 11:10 AM PST

Keynote Presentation | The Streaming Industry – What’s New and What’s Next11:10 - 11:40 AM PST

Fireside Chat | Brand Integration11:40 - 12:00 PM PST

Networking Lunch12:00 - 1:00 PM PST

PITCHES & PRESENTATIONS

FAST Studios1:00 - 1:30 PM PST

Cinedigm1:30 - 2:00 PM PST

PLEX2:00 - 2:15 PM PST

Future Today2:15 - 2:35 PM PST

AfroLandTV2:35 - 2:45 PM PST

Papercup2:45 - 2:50 PM PST

Frudy2:50 - 3:00 PM PST

OTTera3:00 - 3:20 PM PST

TriCoast Worldwide - Dark Matter TV3:20 - 3:25 PM PST

Electric Now3:25 - 3:40 PM PST

The Hill3:40 - 3:50 PM PST

Galxy TV (by Invincible Entertainment)3:50 - 4:10 PM PST

Canela Media4:10 - 4:25 PM PST

Latido Networks4:25 - 4:45 PM PST

Networking Cocktail Reception4:45 - 6:45 PM PST

PITCHES & PRESENTATIONS

Revry TV1:00 - 1:15 PM PST

Trusted Media Brands (TMB)1:15 - 1:45 PM PST

Crackle Plus1:45 - 2:10 PM PST

IRIS TV2:10 - 2:20 PM PST

VIZIO2:20 - 2:50 PM PST

ViX2:50 - 3:10 PM PST

PiZetta Media3:10 - 3:15 PM PST

Stingray3:15 - 3:25 PM PST

Multicom Entertainment Group3:25 - 3:30 PM PST

Column63:30 -3:40 PM PST




PARTICIPATING COMPANIES

*Subject to Change



To add your company to this list, either click here or email Mark Fisher at mfisher@ottx.org.





SPONSORS




Sponsorship opportunities include ten-minute presentation slots during the main forum, as well as opportunities to sponsor meals and the networking cocktail party, starting at $4,000.

Tabletops will be available as a $500 option.

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s X-FRONTS, click here or email Steve Apple at sapple@ottx.org.

Opportunities are limited.




MEDIA PARTNERS


REGISTER NOW




FAQ




What Else is Taking Place at the X-FRONTS?


This event is presented from the perspective of the “sellers”. It will educate and advocate for promotion using AVOD and FAST platforms. We’ll celebrate the “new normal” in consumer consumption of media, as well as the meteoric growth of these platforms.

To enhance the mission of the X-FRONTS, each day will include speakers and panels, and networking will be encouraged during meal functions and the grand cocktail party.

Sponsors will have an opportunity to introduce themselves during the main program, and at tabletops present throughout the event.


What Does the Schedule Look Like?


Each day’s formal agenda will start at 10:15 with a brief conference program, followed by a networking lunch. Pitches and presentations commence immediately following lunch.

Sessions and meetings wrap in the late afternoon each day, and a cocktail party will be held on the evening of May 24.


How are the X-FRONTS Different from the Up-Fronts or the New-Fronts?


The X-FRONTS are intended for “the pioneers” of our OTT AVOD/FAST community. While all “sellers” are encouraged to participate, we are focusing on OTT.X member companies and others like them. Focus won’t be concentrated on two or three companies a day – but rather on ten to twenty. The “buyers” (brands, advertisers, ad agencies) will be directly exposed to a plethora of options for their media budget spends – in total representing the collective eyeballs of a burgeoning market.

Unlike the NYC-based Up-Fronts and New-Fronts, the X-FRONTS will be held in Los Angeles – at or near home-base for much of this new community. Not only will NYC-based ad firms likely send representation, but many companies or individuals headquartered on the West Coast will find it easier to attend.

The X-FRONTS are produced by OTT.X and will serve to advocate for and promote the value of OTT AVOD and FAST platforms. And, since the event is produced by the Industry’s not-for-profit trade association, the participation and sponsorship costs have been kept to a minimum – and whatever funds are, in fact, earned from the event go right back into the trade association’s support for your businesses!


Who's Participating? (Subject to Change)


It is anticipated that the six hours of presentation time will sell out.

In addition to the “buyers” and “sellers”, we will be inviting the rest of our community and the industry-at-large to attend the keynotes, presentations, and the networking sessions. Press and the investment community will be encouraged to attend as well.


What Will it Cost to Participate?

Brands, advertisers, and ad agencies will be invited to attend this event at no charge, to encourage participation.

Presentation rates for platforms, networks and channels for this charter year are at an introductory level, and range from $6,000 for a 30-minute presentation down to $1,000 for a 5-minute presentation.

Optional meeting spaces will be available at $2,500 for a private room and $1,500 for a semi-private “pipe-and-drape” meeting room.

Employees of OTT.X member companies can attend the presentation and networking sessions at no charge, and non-members can attend for $300 each ($150 Early Bird Rate).


How Do I Register to Participate?

To sign up as a presenter, either click here or email Mark Fisher at mfisher@ottx.org

If you are a brand, advertiser, or ad agency, click here or email Mark Fisher at mfisher@ottx.org for unlimited complimentary registration.

All others should click here to register.

NOTES:
- Employees of member companies are free
- Non Member Early Bird Rate $150.00 | Expires April 15th 2022
- Non Member General Admission Rate $300.00


How Do I Sign Up as a Sponsor?

Sponsorship opportunities include ten-minute presentation slots during the main forum, as well as opportunities to sponsor meals and the networking cocktail party, starting at $4,000.

Tabletops will be available as a $500 option.

If you are interested in sponsoring this year’s X-FRONTS, click here or email Steve Apple at sapple@ottx.org.

Opportunities are limited.

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