Sports OTT Forum 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020fuboTV's Ben Grad Outlines the Platform's Ambitions in 2020For fans who rely on digital streaming outlets that transmit in 4K, fuboTV is the premier destination. Moving forward, the platform strives to provide even more content that caters to a wide audience. At the SVG Sports OTT Forum, our Kristian Hernandez sat down with Ben Grad, head of content strategy and acquisition, fuboTV, about their recent offerings, how legalized sports betting could potentially change their catalog, how viewing habits affect certain programs, and what viewers can look forward to throughout the rest of 2020.Wednesday, March 25, 2020Tracey Shaw Recounts Logistics of the WWE Network RebrandWhether it’s linear television or digital streaming, a lot goes into any sort of relaunch. With thousands of domestic employees and an additional number of partners working internationally, putting together the renewed WWE Network was a difficult task to manage. At the SVG Sports OTT Forum, our Kristian Hernandez sat down with Tracey Shaw, SVP, global strategy and innovation, WWE, to discuss the company's goal and expectations prior to the relaunch, how she herded this large workforce in the right direction, and how the three-letter corporation is faring since the project's completion.Monday, March 23, 2020Juan Rotger on La Liga's Continued Fight Against OTT PiracyAs rightsholders and broadcasters place sports content behind digital paywalls, many consumers will do whatever it takes to get their sports fix. All leagues and networks deal with the rampant practice of online piracy, but one league in particular is doing what it can to fight back as aggressively as possible. At the recent SVG Sports OTT Forum, our Ken Kerschbaumer sat down with Juan Rotger, global content protection manager, La Liga, to discuss how they protect their matches with anti-piracy measures, team up with other sports entities to spread awareness, and ways their strategy can change in the future.Wednesday, March 18, 2020Octagon's William Mao Assesses the Present, Future Landscape of OTT Media RightsLike anything in the digital world, it evolves extremely quickly. In 2020, businesses operating in this ecosystem are still finding their footing in the overall sports media landscape. With more and more states legalizing the practice of sports betting, the market is continuing to align with the times. At the SVG Sports OTT Forum, our Kristian Hernandez caught up with William Mao, VP, media rights consulting division, Octagon, about where consumers and providers currently stand in the rapidly-changing OTT bubble, how gambling opportunities can cause a ripple effect throughout the live streaming industry, and the potential talking points that can arise in the coming months.Tuesday, March 17, 2020Jared Smith Walks Through the Relaunch of the WWE NetworkFor fans that love the drama, storytelling, and high-flying stunts of WWE, a good majority of them are consumers of the WWE Network. Despite its success, the three-letter corporation began overhauling its entire OTT platform after moving away from Disney Streaming Services. At the Sports OTT Forum, our Jason Dachman chatted with about the company's decision to incorporate fan feedback leading up to the renovation, how they when about choosing the correct partners to collaborate with, how they kept a constant line of internal communication going, and how their fanbase is reacting to the revamped service.