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Wednesday, May 16 • 11:10am - 12:10pm
Plenary Panel: The Outlook for Smarter Bundling in the “Skinny” Era

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New approaches to cable network and content acquisition deals are advancing incumbent and virtual MVPDs’ flexibility to shape packages to consumers’ preferences, but are we where we need to be? Hear distributors discuss the challenges and opportunities for optimizing programming packages for consumers’ consolidated taste. What is the sweet spot for number of channels? What can’t customers live without? And are consumers ready for a pure a la carte world?

Moderators
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Toby Berlin

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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Mike Keyserling

Head of Content Acquisition and Distribution Partnerships, Philo
As Head of Content Acquisition and Distribution Partnerships of Philo, Mike oversees Philo’s relationships with top programmers in the industry leading all content acquisition with Philo’s key programming partners, as well as oversees Philo’s sales and marketing teams for the... Read More →
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Kathy Payne

Head, Content Acquisition Management, Amazon
Kathy Payne joined Amazon in March 2017 to lead the content acquisition team for Amazon Channels. Over the course of her career, Kathy has been at the forefront of transforming the consumer television experience negotiating video content rights from major media companies. Before... Read More →
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Roger Seiken

Senior Vice President - Video Programming, WOW! Cable & Internet
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 →
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Steven Sklar

Vice President of Video Strategy, CenturyLink
Steve Sklar has worked in the media and telecommunications industry since 1988 and is currently Vice President of Video Strategy for CenturyLink. In this role, he oversees product development, programming and business development for CenturyLink’s video products. His team’s accomplishments... Read More →


Wednesday May 16, 2018 11:10am - 12:10pm PDT
Grand Mesa ABC (2nd Floor), Hyatt Regency Denver Tech