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2024 OTT.X XFRONTS


OTT.X will hold its third annual X-FRONTS on May 21 and 22, 2024 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles California. The X-FRONTS is where the CTV/OTT community gathers to pitch, learn, collaborate, and do business. The event is the largest industry gathering on the west coast.

CTV buys have become critical components of any effective media plan. While CTV was once a “nice to have,” it’s now a must-buy to achieve campaign reach. Within the CTV realm, AVOD and FAST have emerged as major players, not to be ignored.

Core to 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 to an audience of brands, advertisers and ad agencies.

The conference programming will educate media buyers on the ins and outs of the AVOD & FAST landscapes via a series of panels, presentations, research findings, and interactive roundtable discussions focused on the growth of FAST and how it’s being utilized to get the most out of advertising spends, as well as revenue opportunities, operational issues, and projections for the future.

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. Participation is free for all qualified media buyers.





PRESENTATIONS FROM PREVIOUS X-FRONTS




2023 SPEAKERS

Adam Bergman

Group Vice President, Advertising & Data Sales
VIZIO

Joe Bernard

Chief Revenue Officer
nglmitu

David Bloom

Senior Contributor
Forbes

Sean Booker

Senior Director of Sales, Media & Entertainment
VIZIO

Stephen Brooks

nglmitu

Juliet Corsinita

Head of Convergent Video Investment
Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media

Patrick Courtney

SVP, Head of Digital & Business Development
Fuse Media

Alia J. Daniels

Co-Founder & COO
Revry TV

Josh da Silva

VP | Acquisitions & Distribution
GoTraveler

Colin Dixon

Founder & Chief Analyst
nScreenMedia

Max Einhorn

SVP, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
FilmRise

Laura Florence

SVP, GM Digital
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment

Jennifer Gale

VP, Ad Sales & Brand Partnerships
Crackle Connex

Tomas Gennari

CEO
BB Media

Fred Godfrey

Co-Founder & CEO
Origin

Jill Goldfarb

Senior Vice President, Streaming
Trusted Media Brands

Garrett Goodman

VP, Sales
Papercup

Daisy Hamilton Risher

Content Acquistions & Curation
Tricoast TV

Richard Hull

Univision

Michael S. Maponga

CEO
AfroLand TV

Marija Masalskis

Senior Principal Analyst, TV, Video and Advertising
Omdia

Nik Mehta

Vice President, Business Development & Operations, FAST Channels & VOD Sales
BBC Studios

Olivia Morley

Senior Reporter
Adweek

James Muldrow

Vice President, Product Management
Comscore

Siva Natarajan

Head of New Product Initiatives & Business Development
Amagi

Scott Olechowski

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer
Plex

Darren Olive

President, National Ad Sales and Strategy
Crackle Connex

Erick Opeka

Chief Strategy Officer
Cinedigm

Oscar Padilla

Senior VP of Commercial Operations
Canela Media

Gene Pao

EVP, Strategy and Digital
Shout! Factory

Dave Paul

Vice President & Board Member
Golden Media Group

Katherine Pond

Group Vice President, Platform Content and Partnerships
VIZIO

Nyma Quidwai

VP, Client Services & Inventory Partnerships
VIZIO

Marc Rashba

Executive Vice President, Partnerships
Cinedigm

Kent Rees

GM and CMO
FAST Studios

Andrew Rosenman

VP - Head of Advanced TV Partnerships & Strategy
Equativ

Steve Saltman

Head of Domestic Sales
Electric Entertainment

Russell Schneider

SVP, Ad Monetization
Cinedigm

Larry Schwartz

Chief Revenue Officer
OTTera

Tejas Shah

SVP, Commercial Strategy & Analytic
Filmrise

Michael Sid

Chief Strategy Officer
Whip Media

Sara Sinclair

VP of Operations
DangerTV

Greg Smith

GM, North America
Aniview

Yael Tygiel

Host/Producer
ElectricNow

Brielle Urssery

Head of Programming
Mansa

Jordan Warkol

VP, Business Development
OTTera





2023 SCHEDULE

TIME &
LOCATION

CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING

PITCHES & PRESENTATIONS

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

DAY 1 | MAY 23, 2023

23 XFRONTS Agenda Women Breakfast

8:30 AM

Women in OTT Breakfast Meeting



23 XFRONTS Agenda - FAST

9:00 AM

Pre-Opening Workshop | Understanding FAST



Opening Remarks (2)

9:45 AM

Opening Remarks




10:00 AM

Keynote Panel | Key FAST Executives

Introduced By

Castify.ai

MODERATOR
David Bloom

Senior Contributor



Laura Florence

SVP, GM Digital



Nik Mehta

Vice President, Business Development & Operations, FAST Channels & VOD Sales


Scott Olechowski

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer


Erick Opeka

Chief Strategy Officer



Katherine Pond

Group Vice President, Platform Content and Partnerships


Papercup Presentation

10:45 AM

Keys to FAST success at home and abroad. Fuse TV’s use of AI dubbing with Papercup

Presented By

Papercup

23 XFRONTS Agenda ViX Case Study

10:55 AM

Roundtable Discussion | Maximizing Value of Advertising via FAST



11:50 AM

Pitches & Presentations

FilmRise Agenda

11:50 AM

FilmRise

Max Einhorn, SVP, Acquisitions & Co-Productions
Tejas Shah, SVP, Commercial Strategy & Analytics

Electric Now Agenda

12:20 PM

Electric Now

Steve Saltman, Head of Domestic Sales
Yael Tygiel, Host/Producer



12:30 PM

Networking Luncheon

Opening | Dave Paul, Vice President & Board Member

Presented By

Golden Media Group


1:30 PM

Pitches & Presentations

Presenter - Cinedigm

1:30 PM

Cinedigm

Russell Schneider, SVP, Ad Monetization

VIZIO (2)

2:00 PM

VIZIO

Adam Bergman, Group Vice President, Advertising & Data Sales
Sean Booker, Senior Director of Sales, Media & Entertainment
Katherine Pond, Group Vice President, Platform Content & Partnerships
Nyma Quidwai, VP, Client Services & Inventory Partnerships


23 XFRONTS Agenda (1)

2:30 PM

Presentation

Presented By

NGL | Mitu

23 XFRONTS Agenda BB Media

2:50 PM

Looking for FAST Solutions in an Accelerated World


23 XFRONTS Agenda ViX Case Study

3:00 PM

Keynote Case Study | The Story of ViX


23 XFRONTS Agenda

3:25 PM

Powering Up Your Performance Reporting for FAST

Presented By

Whip Media

23 XFRONTS Agenda Amagi

3:40 PM

FAST 2.0: Providing Streaming-like Choices to Cable-like Experiences

Presented By

Amagi

23 XFRONTS Agenda Comscore

3:55 PM

Research Insights | Targeted Audiences



4:05 PM

Panel Discussion | Targeted Audiences

MODERATOR
Olivia Morley

Senior Reporter


Stephen Brooks

President


Alia J. Daniels

Co-Founder & COO


Kent Rees

GM & CMO


Oscar Padilla

Senior VP of Commercial Operations


Brielle Urssery

Head of Programming



4:50 PM

Pitches & Presentations


Presenter Tricoast TV

5:30 PM

Tricoast TV

Daisy Hamilton Risher, Content Acquistions & Curation

Danger TV Presenter

5:35 PM

DangerTV

Sara Sinclair, VP of Operations

Golden Media Group Agenda

5:45 PM

Golden Media Group

Dave Paul, Vice President & Board Member

Afroland TV

5:50 PM

AfroLand TV

Michael S. Maponga, CEO



6:00 PM

Networking Cocktail Party

Opening | Jordan Warkol, VP, Business Development

Presented By

OTTera

TIME &
LOCATION

CONFERENCE PROGRAMMING

PITCHES & PRESENTATIONS

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

DAY 2 | MAY 24, 2023

OTTera AM Workshop

9:00 AM

Pre-Opening Workshop | The Economics of FAST Advertising



23 XFRONTS Agenda Opening Remarks

9:45 AM

Opening Remarks




10:00 AM

Keynote Fireside Chat | Juliet Corsinita | Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media



Juliet Corsinita

Head of Convergent Video Investment

MODERATOR
Fred Godfrey

Co-Founder & CEO



23 XFRONTS Agenda OMDIA

10:50 AM

Consumer and industry trends driving the growth of CTV and FAST


23 XFRONTS Agenda nscreenmedia

11:00 AM

Research Insights



11:10 AM

Panel Discussion | Enthusiast Programming

Introduced By

Aniview

MODERATOR
Colin Dixon

Founder & Chief Analyst


Jill Goldfarb

Senior Vice President, Streaming


Gene Pao

EVP, Strategy and Digital


Marc Rashba

Executive Vice President, Partnerships


Tejas Shah

SVP, Commercial Strategy & Analytic



12:00 PM

Pitches & Presentations

Golden Media Group Agenda

12:00 PM

Golden Media Group

Dave Paul, Vice President & Board Member

Presenter TBN

12:05 PM

TBN

Shayna Smith, Vice President of Content Distribution


ROundtable (2)

12:10 PM

Roundtable Discussion | The Writers Strike



1:00 PM

Networking Luncheon

Opening | Brian Cullinane, Chief Revenue Officer

Presented By

VideoElephant


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