As the 2010s draw to a close, the OTT market is becoming increasingly diverse, offering a growing range of services, from subscription offerings to ad-supported services and hybrid business models. There are many different models – but clear success factors for major service providers are emerging, as providers look to scale quickly, through customized platforms, novel business models and compelling content offerings.

Join us as we explore the lessons of the last decade and explore the key success factors for OTT services in the 2020s.

Featured Speakers

Matt Smith

Executive Director, Business Development & Strategy
Comcast Technology Solutions

Matt has held a variety of key roles in video technology in his career. He’s presently involved in Strategy and Business Development for Comcast Technology Solutions, helping to solve the most complex problems facing video providers today, leveraging the massive scale and expertise of the Comcast platform. Previously, Matt was part of the leadership team at Brightcove, one of the largest online video platforms on the market. He also served as senior staff and Chief Evangelist for Anvato – a turnkey video platform solution that was acquired by Google in 2016.

Evan Vernon

Director, Product Management
Comcast Technology Solutions

Evan Vernon oversees a wide variety of video product offerings, from advertising delivery products to playback technology to data and insights services. With more than a decade in online video infrastructure and delivery, Evan is focused on evolving OTT video distribution across the globe for scale, service optimization, and enhanced monetization. Prior to joining Comcast Technology Solutions, Evan was Head of Product and Technology for a startup focused on growing video content in the social media space.

Jon Watts (Analyst)

Managing Partner

Jon Watts is a Managing Partner and co-founder of MTM, an international research and strategy consultancy specialising in media and technology. MTM helps clients around the world understand and respond to digitally-driven change, providing market and consumer research, strategic advice, support for service and business planning, and organisational change. Recent clients include Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Adobe, Comcast, Bauer, Time Inc, The Guardian, DMGT, Sky, Disney, Discovery, and many others. Jon has over 20 years of consulting experience, working with senior executives and leadership teams around the world.


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