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COVID-19 and its Impact on OTT Video, Moderated by Variety

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The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has had an immense effect on the global economy, technology, and the way that people live their day-to-day lives. One of the many effects of the pandemic was the cancellation of one of the streaming industry's largest events: NAB Las Vegas. Bitmovin and a handful of its partners organized a virtual experience filled with content as a replacement.

The Bitmovin LIVE event series kicked off with a webinar moderated by Variety that featured EY, Nielsen, and Verizon Media as panelists to answer the following questions with global data and actionable steps you need to take to succeed:

  • How are digital platforms rising to the challenge of growing demands of global shelter-in-place directives?
  • Are technology capabilities meeting the consumer needs? 

In the webinar, the panel discussed how the streaming industry is changing as a result of global quarantines. This includes changes in viewer behavior (Nielsen), Industry & Market Dynamics (EY), how the content distribution model is changing (Verizon Media), and the back-end technological implications of all of the changes (Bitmovin)

The webinar was moderated by Todd Spangler from Variety, and featured:

Iván Markman Brian Fuhrer Janet Balis Stefan Lederer
Verizon Media, Chief Business Officer Nielsen, SVP Product Strategy EY, Global Advisory Leader for Media & Entertainment Bitmovin, CEO

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