SVG Sports OTT Forum: Octagon’s William Mao Helps Make Sense of Fractured D2C Sports Ecosystem

As the streaming wars heat up, kick off SVG's third-annual forum by making sense of the consumer landscape

On Tuesday, digital–sports-media professionals will convene in Midtown Manhattan for the third-annual SVG Sports OTT Forum (March 10, The Paley Center for Media). The event will present a unique, closed-door opportunity to discuss critical issues facing the present and future of the live-sports-streaming industry.

Kick off this year’s agenda with a special conversation with the Octagon VP, Media Rights Consulting Division, William Mao, who will provide a roadmap for the highly fractured sports-streaming world today and a sense of the direction that consumer behavior and rights deals are nudging the business.

REGISTER: SVG Sports OTT Forum (March 10, Paley Center, NYC)

The OTT Arms Race: A Snapshot of the Landscape
What is the current state of the rapidly changing sports OTT ecosystem? Where do the rights live, and where is the data showing that consumers are migrating? The experts at Octagon offer a primer to open the day with a look at the lay of the land.
William Mao
, Octagon, VP, Media Rights Consulting Division
Brandon Costa
, SVG, Director of Digital



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Last year’s SVG Sports OTT Forum drew more than 220 qualified attendees from across the live-sports-video landscape to discuss such topics as OTT product offerings, direct-to-consumer business strategies, and latency.

Whether you work for a modern digital-first brand or a traditional broadcaster, you won’t want to miss the learning and networking opportunities available at this intimate gathering of sports-media professionals.

For more information on the event’s program, email Brandon Costa at For more information on attending the event, email Andrew Lippe at For more information on sponsoring the event, email Rob Payne at

The use of The Paley Center for Media’s facilities does not constitute endorsement by the Paley Center of any views expressed during this event.

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