Streaming Platforms
Driving your options

Streaming Platforms – Driving your options   

The shifts in the landscape of our industry require a frequent redesign of how to approach the creation, monetisation and distribution of content to uncover the hidden depths of possible expansion.

Our 2021 edition of this webinar series will deliver insights on streamers programming needs and assess the development and co-production deal options on offer.  The purpose of the 6 sessions is to inform participants and provide a sharper focus on the best partners to match their on-demand interests. 

Analysis by executives and producers, drawn from a range of international companies, will provide an up-to-the-minute perspective.


Ben Keen
Strategic Advisor, Industry Analyst and MediaXchange’s Non-executive Chair

Filippa Wallestam
EVP and Chief Content Officer,  Nordic Entertainment Group

Gwenllian Gravelle
Drama Commissioner, S4C

Anne Bjornstad
Co-Creator BEFOREIGNERS / Head of Drama, Rubicon

Antony Root
Head of Original Production, Warner Media EMEA

David Davoli
President of Television, Bron Studios

David Tochterman
CEO, Canvas Media Studios

Ryan Chanatry 
General Manager, Topic / First Look Media

Dates: Each Tuesday and Thursday
April 20, April 22,
April 27, April 29,
May 4 and May 6

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm (BST) – 6 x 90mins sessions
Each session will feature 3 speakers and include a Q&A with each speaker

Venue: Zoom Webinar

Who can participate?
For executives, producers and writers closely involved in the development, deal making, business affairs and distribution process for scripted drama series

£275 (+VAT) Early Bird through April 6th, 2021
£375 (+VAT) Standard from April 7th, 2021

All Online Programmes will be conducted in English

Click here for Brochure including schedule details and session topics

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 Terms & Conditions
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History of 2020 Sessions


Streaming Platforms – Accelerate your options

Session 1 – Analysis and Landscape – Ben Keen (Industry Analyst & Non-Executive Chair, MediaXchange)

Session 2 – Forecasting the changing needs of global streamers – Julien Leroux, (CEO/Founder, Paper Entertainment), Christian Wikander, (Commissioning Editor & VP Original Programming, HBO Nordic), Yulia Poltorak, (Head of Int’l Content Distribution, Roku Inc.) 

Session 3 – Identifying your partners and buyers: broadcasters, studios, co-producers, local and regional streamers – Jens Richter, (CEO International, Fremantle Media), Elly Vervloet, (Drama Executive, VRT), Nanna Mailand-Mercado, (Senior Executive Producer, Viaplay) 

Session 4 – Pitching to streamers: including the construct and materials – Tom Winchester, (President, Heyday Television UK), Jörg Winger, (Managing Director, Big Window Productions),  Matti Halonen, (Executive Producer, Fisher King)

Session 5 – Deal terms: principal terms for talent, IP and future rights exploitation –   Phil Rymer, (Consultant, Lewis Silkin LLP), Robin Kerremans, (Head of International CoProductions, Caviar), Rodolphe Buet (Chief Business Officer, Newen Connect)

Session 6 – Optimising your strategy – Ian McKee, (CEO/Founder, Vuulr), Moritz Polter, (Executive Producer, Int’l Series, Bavaria Fiction), Justin Judd, (Consultant/Content Advisor, i-Rights/Hulu)


Streaming Platforms – Understanding your options

Session 1 – Analysis and Landscape – Ben Keen, Senior Analyst, Non Executive and Chairman (MediaXchange), UK

Session 2 – Perspectives of the “Big Streamers” – Steve Langdon, Regional Director EMEA (Parrot Analytics), UK

Beyond the Big 7 – Additional Opportunities – Wendy Bernfeld, Founder & MD (Rights Stuff), The Netherlands

Session 3 – Creator and Writing Aspects – Anna Winger, Creator/Writer/Producer, (Unorthodox), Germany/USA, Daniel Lägersten, Producer (Brain Academy), Sweden, Emmanuelle Guilbart, Joint-CEO, (About Premium Content), France and Andreas Gutzeit, CEO/Writer (StoryWorld), Germany

Session 4 – Deal making structures – Jeremy Gawade, Partner (Lee & Thompson), UK Cathy Payne, CEO (Banijay Rights), UK and Justin Thomson, Exec. Producer (Dove Tale Media), UK

Session 5 – Indie Production Companies – Tim King, EVP Production (SF Studios), Sweden, Heinrich Ambrosch, CEO (Satel Films), Austria, and Neil Duncan, Head of Development (The Lighthouse), UK

Session 6 – Studios & Global Players – Robert Franke, SVP (ZDFE.Drama), Germany, Jennifer Ann Anschütz, Lead Legal Affairs and Content (Joyn), Germany and Marc Lorber, SVP International Co-productions and Acquisitions (Lionsgate), UK


“…thanks to streaming platforms that can try things and see with their algorithms what works or not and in what territory, non-English language drama travels much more, even in the US which wasn’t possible before.”

Justus Riesenkampff

EVP Nordics and Benelux, Beta Film

“We need to empower content creators to maintain independence,… all you need is the independence of developing the right material and packaging it, that then allows storytellers the freedom to determine the best platform for their work”

Roeg Sutherland

Co-Head, CAA Media Finance

“When you are able to bring great stories to people in a way which is how they want to consume those stories –– how they want, when they want, the device of their choosing –– that is something that is incredibly compelling”

Keith Le Goy

President of Networks and Distribution, Sony Pictures Television

In light of continually expanding opportunities provided by the international markets, please contact us to review your corporate interests and projects for coproduction to build business and creative strategies to expand your international presence