Videoscape Europe

Driving engagement, growth & profit in premium digital video

Thursday 13 June 2019

Videoscape Europe explores the growth opportunities that streaming gives producers, rights holders, curators, distributors and aggregators of quality video entertainment in Europe. This thought-leadership event confronts the challenges facing established media companies in an ‘OTT’ market where the media value-chain is being redrawn. It explores the strategies for success across direct-to-consumer, broadcaster streaming, SVOD, Pay Lite and OTT aggregator services. There is an emphasis throughout on new market opportunities, evolving distribution relationships and the strategies that achieve growth and profit.

Event Partners

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  • Limelight
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Speakers

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    Nicole Agudo Berbel

    Chief Distribution Officer, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE

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    Nick Herm

    Director of Strategy, Sky

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    Alexander von Woikowsky

    Managing Director, 7TV

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    John Armah

    Chief Operating Officer, Marquee.TV

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    Heather Killen

    CEO, Horse and Country

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    Ben Lavender

    Chief Product Officer, DAZN

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    Miranda Conroy

    Nordic Head of AVOD Monetization and Business Development, Nordic Entertainment Group

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    CJ Fahey

    General Manager - VICE TV and Studios EMEA, VICE Media

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    Scott Kewley

    COO, TV Player

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    Sarah Aspinall

    Kids and Music Editor, Virgin Media UK

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    Jon Watts

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MTM

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    Dan Fahy

    Vice President - Commercial and Content Distribution, Viacom International Media Networks

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    Adam Cunningham

    Chief Digital Office, Allied Global Marketing

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    Nathalie Lethbridge

    Founder and Principal, Atonik Digital

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    Arlen Marmel

    General Manager of VRV, Ellation

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    David Bailey

    Senior Digital Research Manager, Formula 1

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    Colin Dixon

    Chief Analyst & Founder, nScreenMedia

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    Benjamin Woods

    Director Strategy and Insight, Eurosport

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    Kristan Bullett

    Co-Managing Director, Piksel

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    Alex DeGroote

    Owner, DeGroote Consulting

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    Matt Graham

    Senior Vice President and GM, Acorn TV

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    Ben Keen

    Independent Analyst and Advisor, Technology, Media and Telecoms

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    Bill Gash

    Sales Director, EMEA, CSG Ascendon

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    Miles Weaver

    Marketing Director, Airbeem

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Nicole Agudo Berbel

Chief Distribution Officer, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE


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Nick Herm

Director of Strategy, Sky

Nick has been at Sky for 18 years in a wide range of roles. He is currently Director of Strategy, responsible for the team who focus on strategic planning and decision making. Before this, Nick spent three years as Chief Operating Officer at Sky News where his role covered all aspects of running Sky News – including commercial deals, strategy and people management. Prior to this, Nick was Deputy Head of Strategy for a number of years and was involved in numerous significant projects, including the acquisition of VMtv, the launch of Sky Atlantic and many commercial deals with the major US studios and sports bodies. Nick studied at Warwick University and graduated with a BA Hons in Economics and International Studies.


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Alexander von Woikowsky

Managing Director, 7TV


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John Armah

Chief Operating Officer, Marquee.TV

John Armah is COO at Marquee Arts. Marquee.TV is the global subscription video on demand service for the arts. Before launching his new venture, John was in charge of international digital strategy and operations at CNBC. Prior to CNBC, he was a social and mobile specialist. At Betapond (now StitcherAds) , he led the team delivering Dove’s global social strategy and campaigns and the ground breaking Waterworks project for Unilever. At Masher Technologies, he delivered the multi-award winning Show Your 5 campaign for Nike. This followed a ten year career at the Financial Times that included leading the launch of FT.com in the US and the launch of mobile and subscription products.


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Heather Killen

CEO, Horse and Country

Heather Killen is CEO of H&C TV, the world’s largest digital media offering on equestrian sports and lifestyle. H&C attracts a 95% female audience that is young, affluent, and like many sports fans, passionate. Heather’s experience spans both internet and TV worlds, thanks to former roles including SVP International at Yahoo! Inc from 1996 to 2001, and non-executive director at ITV plc. As CEO of H&C TV, she has expanded the network from one satellite delivered channel to five channels across Europe and Australia passing 30 million households on cable, broadband, satellite, web and mobile, and OTT platforms such as Amazon Video.


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Ben Lavender

Chief Product Officer, DAZN


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Miranda Conroy

Nordic Head of AVOD Monetization and Business Development, Nordic Entertainment Group

Miranda's experience in Online Media and Broadcasting, spans over 20 years and have included roles in London at Discovery, CNBC Europe and Channel 4. 4 years ago she moved back to her home land Sweden and started as a Product Owner for TV4 Play at Bonnier Broadcasting, moving on a year ago to MTG (now NENT Group) to lead the development of its flagship AVOD product, Viafree.


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CJ Fahey

General Manager - VICE TV and Studios EMEA, VICE Media


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Scott Kewley

COO, TV Player


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Sarah Aspinall

Kids and Music Editor, Virgin Media UK

Sarah Aspinall is the Kids and Music Editor for Virgin Media UK. In her capacity, Sarah oversees and implements strategy, planning, scheduling, channel relationships and acquisitions for the children’s content offering on the Virgin Media platform. Prior to Virgin, Sarah worked at Azoomee as the Creative Director and Head of Content and BT as Head of Kids TV. Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in TV programming business including over 11 years in the kids’ TV industry working at Turner Broadcasting.


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Jon Watts

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, MTM

Jon Watts is a Director and co-founder of MTM, a specialist research and digital strategy consultancy. MTM helps clients succeed in fast-moving, digitally-driven markets, providing consumer and market research and analysis, strategic advice and hands-on support to some of the world’s leading brands and organisations. MTM’s recent clients including the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, BSkyB, Bauer, NBCUniversal, Discovery, Viacom, UKTV, BT, Yahoo!, Guardian Media Group, the Government Digital Service, Olswang and the European Space Agency. MTM’s consulting team are advertising industry specialists, with many years of experience advising companies in and around the TV and internet advertising markets, as well as working with agencies, technology providers and media owners in other sectors. MTM helps clients to analyse the impact of new technologies, platforms, networks and devices on consumer behaviour and on the wider ad market. The consulting team also advises major media owners on their growth strategies for TV and video advertising and helps organisations to strengthen and improve their advertising operations and business processes. MTM’s insight team are also leading specialists in ad effectiveness testing, working with market-leading agencies, advertisers and media owners. Jon is a founding Director at MTM, with nearly 20 years of professional consulting. He manages MTM’s digital strategy offering, advising clients on industry developments, strategy and growth, and organisational transformation. He also leads MTM’s programme of engagement with the advertising and media industries. Prior to co-founding MTM London, Jon worked at Spectrum Strategy Consultants for six years, co-founded fathom, and worked as an independent consultant with leading UK media companies, including Virgin, Emap and Pearson.


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Dan Fahy

Vice President - Commercial and Content Distribution, Viacom International Media Networks

Dan Fahy is Vice President, Commercial and Content Distribution for Viacom International Media Networks, and leads commercial and content distribution initiatives for Viacom’s UK, Northern, Central and Eastern Europe region, taking in the UK, Nordic, Central Eastern Europe and Russia territories. Viacom International Media Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. is comprised of many of the world's most popular entertainment brands including Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., and Paramount Networks. Viacom International Media Networks also owns UK Public Service Broadcaster Channel 5, Telefe in Argentina and COLORS in India. Dan’s responsibilities span the network’s pay TV partnerships, free to air distribution, and commercial and business development.


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Adam Cunningham

Chief Digital Office, Allied Global Marketing

Adam Cunningham began his career as a Hollywood talent manager, working with A-list talent at the cusp of digital technologies transforming traditional business models in the in the entertainment industry. Noting this development, Adam began to consult for various entertainment entities conceiving and implementing a number of IP based solutions to these new challenges. From this, Adam founded 87AM in 2010, a full-service digital agency focused on the entertainment, arts and culture industries. This strategic digital approach proved extremely effective, leading 87AM to be acquired by Allied Integrated Marketing in 2016. Adam and his team have since become leaders in emerging entertainment platforms, including all streaming services and work across all major media companies from around the globe in some capacity. Allied Integrated Marketing is the largest agency for the entertainment industry. Adam, now based out of London, currently serves as Chief Digital Officer for Allied across North America, Europe and China. For more information, go to AlliedIM.com.


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Nathalie Lethbridge

Founder and Principal, Atonik Digital


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Arlen Marmel

General Manager of VRV, Ellation

Arlen Marmel is the general manager of Ellation's audience-focused aggregation platform, VRV. Featuring premium SVOD channels including Crunchyroll, Funimation, DramaFever, Rooster Teeth, and Shudder, alongside exclusive series like “Bravest Warriors,” “Lastman,” and “Harmon Quest,” VRV offers fans a next-gen entertainment experience across devices. In his current role, Marmel drives VRV’s growth and collaborates with new and existing partners to deliver premium content to the platform; additionally, he oversees advertising, content operations, and creative services for both Ellation properties, Crunchyroll and VRV. Before the launch of VRV, Marmel was head of marketing and distribution for Crunchyroll, the world's largest streaming destination for anime and manga, growing the business from 250,000 subscribers to over one million subscribers today. Prior to Ellation, Marmel was Hulu’s director of customer acquisition and retention for four years, where he oversaw Hulu Plus’ growth from inception to more than five million paid subscribers. Before joining Hulu, Marmel worked with various media companies such as NBCUniversal, Fox, APA, and ICM. Marmel graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies at the University of Maryland College Park and earned an MBA in Digital Strategy from the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson School of Management.


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David Bailey

Senior Digital Research Manager, Formula 1

David currently works for F1 heading up digital research and analytics, working across areas including the F1 website & app re-launch, and the launch of the brand new OTT service ‘F1 TV’. The research team at F1 has only been in existence for little over a year, but the fan insights they’ve captured have been pivotal in further developing a much loved international sport both online and offline.


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Colin Dixon

Chief Analyst & Founder, nScreenMedia

Mr. Dixon created nScreenMedia as a resource to the Digital Media Industry as it transitions to the new infrastructure for multi-screen delivery. He brings a wealth of knowledge on the Digital TV, Over-the-Top, mobile video, social TV, and IPTV spaces from his 19 years working in those industries. Previous to creating nScreenMedia, he was an analyst and partner with The Diffusion Group. Before that he held senior executive positions at Microsoft/WebTV, Liberate and Oracle delivering products and services to the Cable, Satellite and IPTV industries. Mr. Dixon is the author of many reports and opinion pieces including View My Video: Consumer Digital Media Consumption. He holds Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Electrical Engineering and has post-graduate business education experience from Stanford. Mr. Dixon is a frequent speaker and moderator at many industry events such as NAB, CES, IBC, TV Connect and OTT World Summit. He is frequently quoted in the press and other media. About nScreeMedia nScreenMedia is a resource to the Digital Media Industry as it transitions to the new infrastructure for multi-screen delivery. Through a mix of informed opinion, news, information and research nScreenMedia helps you make sense of multi-screen media. www.nscreenmedia.com twitter: @nscreenmedia


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Benjamin Woods

Director Strategy and Insight, Eurosport


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Kristan Bullett

Co-Managing Director, Piksel

As one half of Piksel’s Media & Entertainment leadership team, Kristan is responsible for driving the company’s commercial direction and developing long-lasting, collaborative relationships with our customers. Formerly Piksel’s Head of Solutions, he continues to provide technical leadership and guidance around the company’s architectural approach. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the media and entertainment industry, Kristan has invaluable experience working directly with many top tier clients including BSkyB, AT&T, BBC, Channel 4, Disney, and Liberty Global. During this time he has helped shape these companies over-the-top (OTT) and online video strategies, galvanizing them as front-runners in the world of online video. A highlight was leading the architecture and delivery for Horizon Go for Liberty Global. Kristan has strong interests in DRM, metadata management, standardizations in the OTT space and understanding how traditional broadcasters can fully transition to IP. Kristan holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Systems Development.


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Alex DeGroote

Owner, DeGroote Consulting


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Matt Graham

Senior Vice President and GM, Acorn TV


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Ben Keen

Independent Analyst and Advisor, Technology, Media and Telecoms

Ben is an independent analyst and board-level advisor to companies in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) space. He has 30 years of experience helping companies and investors make better-informed decisions based on data-driven understanding of the future. Ben serves as expert advisor to the high-level government-industry liaison organisation British Screen Advisory Council. Until February 2017, Ben was Chief Analyst & Vice President for TMT at IHS Markit. Responsible for directing all research on consumer technology, media, telecommunications and displays, he led a team of over 100 expert analysts around the world. Prior to joining IHS, Ben was instrumental in building Screen Digest into one of the world’s premiere research firms, pioneering empirical analysis and robust forecasting of global media and technology markets. In late 2010, Screen Digest was acquired by IHS, along with leading technology analyst firm iSuppli. Ben subsequently helped IHS acquire and integrate another five research and analysis firms (IMS Research, Displaybank, DisplaySearch, Infonetics, and Rootmetrics). Renowned for his insight and vision, Ben is one of the most sought-after speakers on the international conference circuit. He has delivered over 1,000 presentations and lectures, including keynote addresses at many international conventions and guest lectures at leading University business schools. Additionally, he has contributed articles to more than 20 different books, magazines and newspapers.


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Bill Gash

Sales Director, EMEA, CSG Ascendon

Bill Gash is Sales Director in EMEA for CSG’s Ascendon digital commerce solution, now used by more than twenty leading media, content owner and service provider businesses. Ascendon has been designed to enable businesses to better engage today’s digital consumers, drive loyalty and build revenue with premium content and services. At CSG Bill has signed new accounts and widened the industry’s appreciation for what can be achieved with CSG Ascendon. Prior to joining CSG in 2012 Bill worked at early stage online video tech start-ups (Ooyala, Videoplaza), having run his own strategic consulting company catering for technology businesses entering the EMEA media, broadcasting and payTV markets.


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Miles Weaver

Marketing Director, Airbeem


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Venue

BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, St. James's, London, W1J 9EU

Nearest stations:
Piccadilly (Piccadilly line)
Green Park (Victoria, Piccadilly and Jubilee lines)

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