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Wednesday, May 16 • 8:40am - 9:30am
Plenary Panel: The vMVPD Roundtable: Exploring the Future of Pay TV Over the Internet

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The number of virtual MVPDs is growing by leaps and bounds – but the details shaping these virtual MVPDs’ strategies vary greatly. This discussion will explore and evaluate OTT strategies that go beyond traditional SVOD models to deliver live as well as on-demand TV programming, and how both established and upcoming vMVPDs might break out from the pack.


Moderators
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Jon Steinberg

Founder and CEO, Cheddar
Jon Steinberg is the founder and CEO of Cheddar. Before Cheddar, he was President and COO of BuzzFeed. He was responsible for business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed became a global and profitable social advertising... Read More →

Speakers
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Dwayne Benefield

Vice President, Head of PlayStation Vue, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Dwayne Benefield is vice president and head of PlayStation Vue, Sony Interactive Entertainment, with responsibility for the cloud-based TV service, as well as oversight for strategy, programming and content acquisition, service operations and product management.    Prior to his... Read More →
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JeanDavid Blanc

CEO, Molotov
JeanDavid Blanc started his first company at the age of 16. He founded one of France's most famous internet success stories, AlloCiné, as early as 1993. AlloCiné immediately became #1 service for movies and entertainment, and still is today. JeanDavid left AlloCiné in 2000, and... Read More →
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Tim Connolly

Senior Vice President, Head of Distribution and Partnerships, Hulu
Tim Connolly is the Senior Vice President, Head of Distribution and Partnerships for Hulu, where he is responsible for driving subscriber and audience growth by working with partners. His team manages relationships with device manufacturers like Apple, Roku, and Google, multichannel... Read More →
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Andrew McCollum

CEO, Philo
In 2014, Andrew McCollum became CEO at Philo, an entertainment-focused OTT streaming service that launched nationwide in November 2017. Before assuming the role of CEO, Andrew served on Philo’s board, mentored Philo’s co-founders, and was one of the company’s first investors... Read More →
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Jeff Shultz

Chief Business Officer, Pluto TV
Jeff Shultz is the Chief Business Officer at Pluto TV, the leading free Internet television service in America. Jeff is responsible for growing and managing Pluto TV's portfolio of partnerships, strategically positioning the company to achieve its audience and revenue objectives... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:40am - 9:30am PDT
Grand Mesa ABC (2nd Floor), Hyatt Regency Denver Tech