Futuresource event set to explore New Content Horizons

Futuresource Consulting is launching a new event exploring the business opportunities with entertainment content. New Content Horizons, which takes place on the afternoon of Tuesday 2 June in London, will bring together key industry influencers to discuss the content, services and hardware players that are shaping the future landscape.

There are limited places at the preshow press lunch followed by the main conference and cocktail evening. The event will cover a number of important themes, including multiplatform rights, digital strategies, the role and threat of OTT, whats next for premium sports content; differentiation strategies for mobile operators; the relationship between hardware and content, 4K/8K will it be 3D all over again. It will also look at the increasing importance of social media to drive discovery and engagement.

All attendees at the event will get a free Google Cardboard to experience virtual reality in a simple, fun and inexpensive way.

The broadcast keynote will be delivered by George Barrios, chief strategy officer and chief financial officer, WWE. Other confirmed speakers include: George Barrios, chief strategy officer and chief financial officer, WWE; Finn Arnesson, SVP International Distribution, Hasbro Studios; Richard Burrell, head of business development, QVC EMEA; Peter Hutton, CEO, Eurosport; Andy Quested, head of HD and UHD BBC; Alex Chamberlen, managing partner, Omnigon; Andrew Whittaker, managing director, Kings Highway Media, former CEO, Glory Sports; and Simon Gauntlett, CTO, Digital Television Group.

It will also feature Futuresource Market Insight presentations, providing strategic analysis of the current landscape.

“Consumers have access to more content and more devices than ever before. Naturally this comes with a unique set of challenges, but it equally opens up a vast amount of opportunity for those content providers who embrace this new landscape,” comments David Sidebottom, senior market analyst, Futuresource Consulting. “At this event, we will hear from broadcasters who are doing just that and explore how content providers can best maximise the business opportunities available today and in the future.”

For more information, see www.futuresource-consulting.com.

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