OTT News Summit Confronts Programming In A Wild Year

Panelists from NBC, CBS, Graham and Fox will tackle the challenges of launching new content and adapting streaming programming in a year upended by COVID-19 and explosive protests at TVNewsCheck’s virtual event on Sept. 22. Register here.

Streaming executives from NBC LX, CBS Local Digital, Graham Media and Fox Owned Stations will share how they have pivoted and spun up new OTT programming amid an unprecedented pandemic and polarizing U.S. protests in a panel discussion at TVNewsCheck’s OTT News Summit.

Catherine Badalamente

Matt Goldberg

The panel, Pandemic and Protests: Programming OTT in a Remarkable Year, will feature Catherine Badalamente, SVP and chief innovation officer at Graham Media Group; Matt Goldberg, VP of content at NBC LX; Mark Rodman, SVP and GM of Fox-owned KSAZ-KUTP Phoenix; Adam Wiener, EVP and GM of CBS Local Digital Media; and Craig Wilson, product evangelist, broadcast and media enterprise market solutions at Avid.

“This year has presented extraordinary challenges and incredible opportunities for programming news OTT channels,” said TVNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp. “Catherine, Matt, Mark, Adam and Craig have been in the thick of it since the pandemic began in March, reconciling a fast shift to remote production with originating and expanding content to meet the moment and prove news’ value to streaming audiences.”

Adam Wiener

Craig Wilson


TVNewsCheck’s virtualized edition of its second annual OTT News Summit will run Sept. 22-25, engaging the pandemic’s impact on the streaming value chain and how news organizations can take advantage of new opportunities in content, technology and monetization.

Attendees will participate in the live, daily, two-and-a-half-hour streamed sessions on Zoom Webinar, where they can pose questions to speakers, participate in live audience polling and wrap up the day with half-hour, open-mic roundtables on key issues.

Before, during and after the conference, attendees may also network, submit suggested questions for speakers, chat about issues, browse virtual exhibits and set appointments with sponsors by downloading the TVNewsCheck Events app from the Apple or Android stores. App users who have registered for the OTT News Summit also have the option of watching the programming’s live stream on the app.

Mark Rodman

Panels will include Virtualizing the Election: OTT’s Programming Opportunities; More Viewers, More Paths to Discovery; Ad Tech Pandemic Report Card; Creating Frictionless OTT Workflows; and Monetizing OTT: New Opportunities in a Changed World.

Jean Ellen Cowgill, GM of Bloomberg QuickTake, will open the summit in a keynote interview. And Christy Tanner, EVP and GM, CBS News Digital, will be the closing keynote interview.

Register for the 2020 OTT News Summit here. To submit questions for speakers, chat about issues on The Wall, browse Virtual Exhibits, network with fellow registrants, set appointments with sponsors and stay up on the Summit’s agenda, please download the TVNewsCheck Events App.

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