Mr. Mann is responsible Liberty Global’s overall content strategy, acquisition and investments. His responsibilities include steering Liberty Global’s annual content spend, overseeing its portfolio of content investments and chairing Liberty Global’s Programming Council. Mr. Mann also represents Liberty Global on various private company boards such as All3 Media, Formula E, STX and Glory Kickboxing.
Prior to rejoining Liberty Global in January 2016, Mr. Mann was CEO of TVN an Australian broadcaster and sport rights company which was owned by the Victorian and New South Wales Racing Industry. Before TVN, Mr. Mann ran Liberty Global’s content investments in Australia as CEO XYZnetworks, a joint venture between Liberty Global and News Corp which owned, operated and distributed 13 basic cable television channels. He was one of the founding managers of Austar Entertainment, Liberty Global’s publicly traded operations in Australia.
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13:25 – 14:45
Panel Session: The Rise of The Disruptor – Chaired by Jon Watts
Moderator: Jon Watts – Managing Partner, MTM
Bruce Mann, Chief Content Officer, Liberty Global
Dan Fahy, Vice President, Commercial and Content Distribution, VIMN UKNEE
Ben McOwen Wilson, Regional Director, YouTube, Europe, Middle East and Africa
Anette Schaefer, Independent Consultant
Guy Bisson, Research Director, Ampere Analysis
- How will the relationship with ‘traditional’ Pay TV platforms and (primarily) DTC SVOD providers evolve? And why?
- How many SVOD / DTC content providers can survive in a given market?
- What brand attributes are required to become / remain one of the surviving SVOD / D2C content providers?
- The promise of OTT is mouth-watering for advertisers. The issue facing broadcasters will be balance of paid / free (ad supported) can the two live side by side?