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Tuesday, May 14 • 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Programming the Future

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From livestreaming services, to video on demand, to ad-supported content , the sky seems to be the limit for video programming. At the end of the day, though, content providers and distributors must find new ways to fill the funnel with new subscribers and keep existing ones. What are the types of programming that are going to drive subscriptions? How can content most effectively be bundled together in a way that creates maximum value for consumers while still complying with contractual obligations? And how can distributors be less reliant on tentpole sporting events, and creatively use content so there’s even distribution of subscriber growth throughout the year?

Moderators
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Toby Berlin

Founder and President, School of Toby, Inc.
Toby Berlin is the Founder and President of The School of Toby, a media consultancy that supports MVPDs (virtual and linear), cable networks, content creators, as well as countless institutional investors. In her role at School of Toby, she provides advice on digital media partnerships... Read More →

Speakers
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Mark Gathen

Vice President, Content Acquisition, Cox
Mark Gathen is Vice President of Content Acquisition at Cox Communications. With 24 years of experience in the cable television and advanced video product industries, he has seen first-hand how consumer demand for video products has evolved. In his current role, Mark leads content... Read More →
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Mike Keyserling

Chief Operating Officer, Philo
As COO of Philo, Mike is involved in all operations for the company, ensuring synergy across all departments and maximizing operational efficiency. Among his responsibilities at Philo, Mike directly oversees business development, content partnerships, sales, marketing and communications. Mike... Read More →
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Judy Meyka

Executive Vice President of Programming, National Cable Television Cooperative
Judy Meyka, Executive Vice President of Programming for the National Cable Television Cooperative, has spent more than 24 years in the cable television industry. In her current role with the NCTC, she leads the negotiation of video content acquisition agreements across multiple formats... Read More →
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Monty Sarhan

EVP and General Manager, EPIX
Monty Sarhan is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of EPIX where he is responsible for the day-to-day management and overall revenue, distribution, and growth strategy for the network. He oversees all key functions of the business including affiliate sales & distribution... Read More →
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Roger Seiken

Senior Vice President – Video Programming, WOW!
Roger joined WOW! in March 2017 and is based in WOW!’s Denver headquarters. Roger is responsible for WOW!’s video programming strategy, manages relationships with WOW!’s programming partners, and oversees all programming negotiations with cable networks and broadcasters.Prior... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Westminster Ballroom