SINGAPORE – The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) has announced the first batch of Keynotes to appear at the ATF Leaders’ Summit 2018 that will take place on 4 December 2018. Themed “The Next New”, the day promises to deliver forward-looking strategies and feature prominent players in the industry, with QYOU Media’s C-suites among the Keynot line-up.
Yeow Hui Leng, Group Project Director of ATF and ScreenSingapore said: “As Asia’s leading media and entertainment content conference, ATF is dedicated to gathering the global industry’s brightest for knowledge exchange and vision-casting. With well-established veterans addressing ‘The Next New’, attendees of the ATF Leaders’ Summit will certainly gain insight into solutions for creative challenges and discover ingenious business models.”
Among the Keynotes is Curt Marvis, CEO and CoFounder of QYOU, a company which licenses, curates, packages and distributes premium digital first short form videos. With programming distributed on six continents to millions of customers, QYOU is emerging as a leader in the rapidly expanding global distribution of premium short form video.
Marvis previously served as Lionsgate’s President of Digital Media, where he helped guide the company’s broad spectrum of digital distribution agreements. In addition, while at Lionsgate, Marvis successfully launched original content channels, series and games in partnership with YouTube, Hulu and Machinima, which formed the basis of the digitally distributed series that are being developed by major studios today.
Andy Kaplan, Media Industry Advisor and Non-Executive Chairman of QYOU India, will also be taking to the stage during the Summit. Kaplan is the former President of Sony Pictures Television Networks. He led Sony’s global television networks and related investments, with over 180 channel feeds reaching nearly two billion subscribers.
QYOU Media, a global curator of ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution is growing its operations in India following the successful launch of QYOU India on Tata Sky, by adding a block of new content partnerships. Rebranding as Q India, the company’s localised service also launched on Jio TV, India’s fastest growing mobile service with 168 million subscribers.
The rise of India has put the sub-continent as a priority on many players’ list, including ATF which curated its inaugural kids’ programming Summit in Hyderabad on 31 August 2018.
This year’s ATF Leaders’ Summit will also see stage presence of Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, Aneesh Madan, Head of Sports Partnerships at Twitter (APAC), Daniel Ives, Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Technology Research at GBH Insights, Peter Bithos, CEO of HOOQ and Vincent Reyes, President and CEO of Philippines’ TV5.
ATF’s Content Connection Day (5 December), as well as its Production Day (6 December) will also see Keri Lewis Brown, Managing Director of K7 Media take to stage for the highly popular session where the top fresh content from Asia is revealed.
ATF is co-located with ScreenSingapore, and is part of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF).