OTTv Mumbai 2019 | The Impact Of Distribution Partnerships & Original Shows On OTT Growth

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

OTTv Mumbai 2019, powered by Limelight Networks, is scheduled for 6th June 2019 at Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai.

The 3rd Edition of OTTv Mumbai, organized by Dveo Media, will bring together major players and leading executives in the OTT and Content Business in India to debate and explore the impact of distribution strategies and original shows on OTT growth.

The summit will include two One-to-One sessions: one with Rajiv Bakshi, CEO, Reliance Entertainment’s Big Synergy on How OTT is transforming Entertainment in India. The second one with Zulfiqar Khan, Managing Director India, HOOQ on The challenges of global distribution for an OTT platform.

The speaker line up in panels is as follows: 1. What are the distribution challenges for OTT Platforms, and why telcos are key distribution partners? Zubin Dubash – COO Digital, Shemaroo Entertainment; Naveen Chandra – Media veteran and Strategy guru; Kanika Mohan Saxena - VP Digital Content Services, in service industry; Vivek Lath – Managing Director, GoQuest Media Ventures 2. How device and TV app partnerships impact on growing the customer base? - Varun Mohan – Head of Digital Revenue, Republic TV; Vinay Pillai – OTT Project Head, The Viral Fever; Clyde DeSouza - Immersive Media Consultant, (partner RealVision), Syed Kawsar Raza – Manager Business development, Content & Strategic Partnerships, In Service Industry.

3. How can content distribution on free video platforms drive the growth on paid video platforms? Charley Thomas is a Senior Engineer at Limelight Networks; Ankit Pandey – Head Business Development, Muvi; Vineet Kanabar - Senior Director Content Partnerships, Wavemaker; Pinakin Thakkar – Director – Nirvana Digital 4. How are the web series/ original shows contributing to market positioning of OTT players? Vishnu Mohta – Co-founder, Hoichoi TV; Divya Dixit – SVP & Head of Marketing, ALTBalaji; Manav Sethi – Chief Marketing Officer, Eros International; Abhishek Joshi - Head of Marketing & Business Partnerships, MXPlayer.

5. Can an OTT platform engage audiences without joining the web series bandwagon? Amogh Dusad - SVP & Head - Original Content & Partnerships, Digital Business - Sony Pictures Networks India; D Girish VP Strategy, Business Head - Docubay ; Soumini Sridhara Paul – VP, Artist Aloud/Hungama Kids – Hungama Digital Media Entertainment; Hemant Jain – Senior EVP & Head of Digital Business - Lokmat Media; Raman Kalra Partner/Leader – Entertainment, Media & Sports Advisory - PWC 6. Bold is Gold! How successful are the web series with bold content in catching the eyeballs of audiences? - Siddharth Anand Kumar – Vice President, Films & TV – Saregama India; Akshada Bhalerao – Head, Content Syndication and Licensing at Pocket Aces; Kushal Sanghvi – Vice chairman ICOM Global.

Commenting on the event Deepak Ramsurrun, CEO and Director of Events of Dveo Media, said

“For this 3rd edition of OTTv Mumbai 2019 the focus is on the impact of distribution partnerships and original shows on OTT growth. The idea is to better understand how the partnerships with telcos, device owners, TV apps, content providers and other OTT platforms are contributing in the growth of the customer base and revenue. The discussions will also evaluate the distribution challenges to extend market reach to new audiences and to distributing globally.”

OTTv Mumbai 2018 expects to welcome an audience of over 120 executives from Broadcasters, OTT TV players, Telco’s in TV Business, Media & Publishers, Content providers and OTT Technology suppliers & solution providers.

The key partners for OTTv Mumbai 2019 include Limelight Networks Dish TV (Watcho) ShemarooMe ,INOX Leisure Hungama Kids Media & Entertainment Association of India, and Republic TV.