MTM is delighted to be participating at and arranging a wide range of industry leading events and conferences during the course of 2018. To arrange a meeting with a member of MTM’s team at any of the events below or to find out more, please email info@mtmlondon.com

Events we are hosting

Around the world, TV markets are being disrupted by the growth of premium OTT offerings and multi-platform TV services, with incumbent broadcasters facing growing competition for audiences, subscribers, ad spending, talent and rights. TV markets are becoming increasingly crowded, as OTT providers make their way onto TV screens and leverage their international scale to invest heavily in content, technology, distribution and marketing. National and international broadcasters are responding by launching their own services, in many cases with considerable success, and shifting investment towards more premium, global content, but many industry participants believe that the market is facing a long period of change – viewing behaviours and audience preferences are shifting rapidly, traditional channel brands and industry revenues are under pressure, and broadcasters are racing for scale, through co-productions, partnerships, alliances and acquisitions.

How will the growth and development of OTT services disrupt the TV market during the next 5-10 years – and what does this mean for incumbent broadcasters, nationally and internationally? Will OTT continue to stimulate investment in premium content – or will the bubble burst? Will viewing continue to shift away from traditional broadcast services – apart from news and sport? What steps do broadcasters need to take to reinvent and re-position their brands, service portfolios and operating models to compete in a fast-changing market? How will the growth of OTT impact the UK and international TV production sectors? Will investment in UK content inevitably suffer? Can national broadcasters compete with Netflix and Amazon – and do they need to? Can broadcasters successfully grow their own large-scale subscription OTT offerings – or will they become content providers for the big international OTT providers?

MTM would like to invite you to a special Forum event, exploring OTT and the disruption of the TV market. Our panel for the event will include: Justin Gupta, Head of Broadcast & Entertainment, Strategic Partnerships, UK & Ireland at Google, Carrie Ferman, SVP, Strategy & Business Development at Sony Pictures Television; Martin Goswami, Director of Pay and Distribution at ITV; Humphrey Black, Vice President, Media Distribution, EMEA at Turner; Sarah Milton, All 4 Head of Product at Channel 4; and Kiaran Saunders, VP, EMEA leading Channel Distribution, Business Development & Corporate Finance at A+E Networks. The panel discussion will start promptly at 6:00pm, running to 7:30pm, followed by drinks and networking at the Google Cafe.

To request a complimentary ticket to the event, please RSVP through our Eventbrite page. Please note that places will be confirmed by email and cannot be guaranteed. Any questions should be directed to mtmforum@mtmlondon.com.

We are excited to announce our first Technology Pathfinders (a networking group for broadcast executives interested in exploring innovations and future trends in operations and technology) event of the year!

From production studios to boardrooms, media executives are asking questions about a range of new technologies with the potential to “revolutionise” the industry.  But which new technologies need to be front of mind for decision makers in 2018?

How will the use of voice change how audiences search for and discover content? How big is the potential for AI and machine learning to revolutionise the broadcast value chain? Will VR justify the hype or does the opportunity lie in AR instead? Is the shift to the cloud the biggest story going on behind the scenes?

Which new technologies need to be part of every media company’s product roadmap – and which can be parked for now? Join fellow executives this January to discover which trends will really matter for the UK media industry in the next three years.

We would like to invite you to an exclusive forum, exploring the key technology developments set to shape the UK media and broadcasting landscape with a panel of senior industry experts, including:

  • Susie Buckridge – Director of Product and Business Development – YouView
  • Sinead Greenaway – Chief Technology and Operations Officer – UKTV
  • Sylvain Thevenot – Managing Director – Netgem
  • Tom Griffiths – Director of Broadcast and Distribution Technology – ITV

To confirm your attendance at this Technology Pathfinders event, please RSVP to pathfinders@mtmlondon.com or register on our Eventbrite page. The event will commence at 5:00pm, running through to 6:30pm, followed by drinks and networking at the bar. This event is free, but invite-only and limited to 80 executives from the broadcasting and media industries.

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Events we are attending

Developing the digital capability of the UK cultural sector: investment, skills and IP

This timely seminar will examine the next steps for supporting the use of digital technology in the UK cultural sector and the opportunities it brings for developing audiences, partnerships and revenue streams.

It is bringing together stakeholders with key policymakers as the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport analyses responses to its Culture is Digital project which – following on from the Culture White Paper – is supporting cultural and technology organisations in working together around creativity, engagement and capability.

Delegates will discuss the development of digitally-driven business models – particularly around monetisation, marketing and distribution – and consider how to build closer partnerships with the tech and other sectors in order to find new ways of accessing funding and tap into the creative and commercial potential of technology, as well as opportunities for developing international content and expertise.

http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/conference/digital-capability-UK-18