Could This Next-Gen Video Conference Be For You?


What is being billed as the industry’s largest conference dedicated to the next generation of video distribution is readying its second go-around, in Denver in mid-May. It promises to bring together the leading video executives from around the globe.

With nearly 1,000 attendees expected, the Pay TV Show has emerged as a hub for video streaming distribution.

That’s the “next generation” of video distribution, and TV industry C-Suiters may wish to book a flight and a room at the host Westin Westminster Hotel for May 13-15 to gather intelligence for their businesses.

“With a brand new and expanded education program, the conference, featuring the leading technology companies and major sponsors, will give attendees the opportunity to take a deep dive into the innovative technologies, strategies, and business models that telecom, tech, and media companies are using to compete in what has become a marketplace of mayhem,” show organizers say.

The word “mayhem” may be startling to some, but it could be an accurate description of what the television industry faces. NATPE Miami, in January, has largely morphed into a wholesale marketplace for video programming being shopped by global players to over-the-air networks, cable entities, and the ever-growing “over-the-top” (OTT) brands that are quickly spreading in influence and subscriber count across the globe.

The Pay TV Show’s breakout sessions focus on advertising and data, content strategies and business models, and UX & Technology.

Industry executives from Comcast, Hulu, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Liberty Global, Turner, Charter Communications, Pluto, Xumo, FOX, DISH Network-owned Sling, Verizon, Sky, T-Mobile, Sony, and other companies will speak during the two-day event.

“This is the only event in the industry that brings together the entire video distribution ecosystem,” says Event Director Kevin Gray. “It’s an exciting place to be, as cable, wireless, tech, and media companies are all converging on a similar path, and we’re looking forward to another sold out show.”

The Pay TV Show is produced and managed by Questex LLC.