OTT Video: The End of Bundles?

Recent announcements by HBO and CBS for pure over-the-top video services — no cable subscription required – and a recent proposal to apply multichannel video programming distributor rules to OTT video providers have put the future of video markets back in the news. With these announcements, and other content providers watching carefully to decide whether to offer their own subscription OTT service, have we finally reached a tipping point away from bundles? What are the potential implications of stand-alone OTT services on the economics of video content creation and distribution? Do they have implications for pending mergers? How will the FCC’s recent proposed rule affect OTT and traditional video services? A panel of experts representing all players in the video space will discuss these and other issues at the upcoming event, “OTT Video: The End of Bundles?” hosted by the Technology Policy Institute.

Laura Martin, Senior Analyst, Entertainment, Cable & Media, Needham & Company, LLC
Pricing Strategies in a Digital World
The Future of TV: The Invisible Hand
Valuing Consumers’ TV Choices
Bruce Owen, Gordon Cain Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor in Public Policy (Emeritus), Stanford University
Philip Verveer, Senior Counselor, Office of the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Steven Wildman, Professor of Media & Information and Quello Center Founding Director, Michigan State University and Former Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission
Scott Wallsten (moderator), Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute

“OTT Video: The End of Bundles?” will be held Friday, November 14, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, located at 529 14th Street, NW, in Washington, DC. Questions should be directed to Ashley Benjamin at [email protected]. Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

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