Movers & Shakers Report - May / June 2014

'Movers and Shakers' Newsletter

May / June 2014

No. 38

This month we are co-producing an event with our associates 3Vision at the upcoming Connected TV World Summit. This has taken the theme of Advanced Content Strategies and my associates Toby Russell and Jack Davison will be chairing two sessions - details of which can be found below. We are delighted to be involved with this event. Thanks to Justin Lebbon from Videonet for all his support and look forward to seeing many of our colleagues there.

We’re also delighted to say that Lumina has now become a patron of the Royal Television Society and will be taking a more active role in this illustrious body. Theresa Wise, the new CEO is doing a great job creating new directions for the organisation, and we’re delighted to be supporters. Watch out for an RTS online feature about the work of Lumina – coming soon! 

For those of you who aren't familiar with this report, it’s brought to you as a useful service to keep you up to date with the ever-revolving door. Here at Lumina, it’s our business to know who is where - and since we’re collecting this information anyway, we’re happy to share it with you each month, free of charge.

As ever, we request your contributions to the issues raised in this newsletter..


- Appointments

Tim Connolly
Head of Distribution

David Ellender
Slingshot Media

Craig Erwich
Head of Content

Kristen Finney
20th Century Fox 
SVP, Worldwide Pay TV & SVOD

Marco Frazier
AMC/Sundance Channel
SVP, Global Distribution EMEA

James Goldston
ABC News 

Maria Iregui
SVP, Programming & Production for MTV Latin America

Tom Lane
SVP, Legal & Business Affairs

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Lumina & 3Vision Event

*Advanced Content Strategies* at Connected TV Summit

Event Preview

Lumina, in partnership with 3Vision, will be holding a breakout sesion at The Connected TV World Summit 2014.

Bringing together a panel of executives from studios, Pay TV Operators, production companies and OTT platforms, we will look at the future of content, how OTT is changing the content ecosystem and how to work through VOD operational challenges.

Take a look at our event preview below

More Info


The Future of Content

Report - The Connected Landscape

With the Connected TV Summit nearing, and it being the focus of this issue, we present a rough survey of the UK connected entertainment landscape as it stands in 2014 - what it offers and why it matters. 

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EMEA & Asia-Pacific
- Appointments

Rebecca Batties
Foxtel (Australia)
GM, Foxtel Music Channels & Head of Digital

Kamal Bherwani
Magine (Sweden)

Raffaella Bonivento
Shine International (Italy)
Consultant, Drama Scout

Vincent Bruyneel
Liberty Global (Belgium) 
VP, Strategy & Corporate Development

Evzen Chlanda
Chello Central Europe (Czech Republic)
Country Manager, Czech Republic & Slovakia

Joel Churcher
BBC Worldwide (South Africa)
VP & MD Africa

Gaspard de Chavagnac
Zodiak France (France)

Jeff Dodds
Tele2 (Netherlands)

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Lumina & 3Vision Event

*Advanced Content Strategies* at Connected TV Summit

Speaker Preview

The panel boasts an exciting lineup of executivesfrom across the industry spectrum.

Featuring industry leaders from Zodiak Rights, BBC Worldwide, MTG, Filmflex and Microsoft, amongst others, we aim to foster lively debate by matching Pay TV operator against OTT disruptor, Studio platform against Service Provider. 

Ahead of the event, take a look at these short profiles of the speakers who will feature on the panel of our event at the Connected TV Summit.

More Info


The Future of Content

Report - Aereo vs.
The Supreme Court

Having faced resistance from broadcasters from the moment the Boston based company began to take off, the battle between broadcaster and web-operator, old stalwart and brash new startup, has now reached the Supreme Court. “So much trouble over a bunch of nickel-sized antennas."

United Kingdom
- Appointments

Kerry Ball
SVP, Digital Business Development

Jeremy Baxter
Pinewood Pictures
Head of Acquisitions & Development

Humphrey Black
Turner Broadcasting
VP, Media Distribution EMEA

SImon Briggs
Coffee & TV 

Delia Bushell
MD, BT TB & Sport

Tinnie Chow
Strategic Partnerships, Media

Jeremy Dain
TMT Strategy Director

Emily Dalton
Darlow Smithson Productions

Emma Derrick
Channel 4
Commercial Development Leader

Jon Ducker
Youview TV
Product Manager

Laura Franses
Channel 4
Head of Growth Fund

Dan Gopal
ITV Studios
EVP, EMEA Distribution & Global Digital Partners

Rotem Hakim
Director of Business Development

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Lumina Partnerships

3Vision -
Toby Russell

Ahead of the Advanced Content Strategies panel, Chair for the event and CEO of Lumina Associates 3Vision, Toby Russell offers his thoughts on how the discussion will play out.

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