NEW YORK — In what’s been referred to as the “Streaming Wars,” media and technology companies everywhere are racing to launch OTT platforms and keep pace with the seemingly never-ending torrent of content that Netflix releases.
You can learn more about the “Streaming Wars” from a panel of industry heavyweights during Media Outlook 2020, a seminar presented by the Media Financial Management Association (MFM) and its BCCA subsidiary, on Thursday (9/12) at the offices of Lowenstein Sandler LLP in Midtown Manhattan.
The event, scheduled from 8:30am-12:20pm precisely, will include the session. Panelists scheduled to appear are AMC Networks SVP/Research Tom Ziangas, MoffettNathanson Spectrum Reach Media Consultant Steve Luttinger, Media Consultant, and Philo COO Mike Keyserling.
The panel will be moderated by Ron Schneier, Sr. Digital Media Consultant at AMC Networks.
The panelists plan to approach the conversation from the research, content, and ad sales perspectives, and answer the pressing questions that finance professionals need to know as they prepare their budgets for 2020.
“Today’s video streaming landscape offers both complexity and opportunity,” said Mary M. Collins, President/CEO of MFM and BCCA. “This panel will shift through these persistent questions and allow our members to better prepare for the 2020 budgeting cycle.”
Media analyst Marci Ryvicker, Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Wolfe Research, will open the seminar with her perspective on the challenges facing programmers, cable operators, and new entrants as they navigate the rapid changes in consumer media consumption habits.
Jared DiPalma, Chief Financial Officer of the NBCU News Group, will also lead a session on the business strategies NBC uses to position itself as the number one brand in news and information.
Eligible participants may earn up to four  Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. Space is limited, get more details and register at https://www.mediafinance.org/media-outlook.