Comedian and television presenter, Dara O Briain; television and radio presenter and producer, Matt Edmondson; strategy artist, speaker, writer and humanist, Tim Leberecht; founder of blockchain-based community funding and distribution site LiveTree, Ashley Turing; futurist, Monika Bielskyte;  SVP, Product Leadership, Nielsen, Brian Fuhrer; Group Marketing and Research Director, ITV, Rufus Radcliffe; EVP, MTV International & Chief Marketing Officer, Viacom UKNEE, Kerry Taylor; and Director of Entertainment Marketing, Sky, Jo Fox are the latest names to be added to the TV Festival line-up.

 

Brian Fuhrer, Nielsen

The TV Festival’s popular strand EdTalks returns with, EdTalks: Winning the Future, presented by comedian and television presenter Dara O Briain. If you believe the naysayers, the TV industry’s days are numbered.  We’re told we’re entering a world where the FAANGS will hoover up all the content, AI is going to take all our jobs, creativity’s dying and only the wealthy can afford to break into the business.  But it doesn’t have to be this way. O Briain will be joined by some of the world’s preeminent experts in technology and creativity including strategy artist, speaker, writer and humanist, Tim Leberecht; founder of blockchain-based community funding and distribution site LiveTree, Ashley Turing and futurist, Monika Bielskyte as they share their views on how the TV industry can adapt to, thrive and ultimately ‘win the future’.

 

Matt Edmondson

As SVODs continue to grow and make a huge impact on the TV industry, television and radio presenter and producer, Matt Edmondson chairs a session entitled The SVOD Ratings are in…and it’s changing the conversation with audiences.

Flying in from the US from ratings analyst Nielsen is Brian Fuhrer, who will discuss rare insights from the first year of measuring SVODs such as Netflix and Amazon in the US and what this means for the wider industry.

He will be joined by a panel of marketing bosses from ITV, Viacom and Sky as they uncover what users real viewing habits are and debate some burning questions including: What does viewer behaviour mean for the way we launch and market our shows? How can programmes stand out in a connected TV world? Are marketers and producers working closely enough? And how can data give marketers and TV producers a competitive advantage?

The panel’s leading experts include: Brian Fuhrer, SVP, Product Leadership, Nielsen; Rufus Radcliffe, Group Marketing and Research Director, ITV; Kerry Taylor, EVP, MTV International & Chief Marketing Officer, Viacom UKNEE and Jo Fox, Director of Entertainment Marketing, Sky.

“We all watch the streaming services, we all talk about them, we all share new series finds with one another, and we all wish Karamo from Queer Eye would tell us we’re beautiful, but we know little else about the OTT phenomenon.  We know their shows are popular, but just how popular are they ...and how are they changing the way we watch TV? In this session we'll aim to unlock some of the trends and patterns that Nielsen have observed to find out how much where, when and how we consume content influences the marketing strategies of channels behind-the-scenes.”

Matt Edmondson