Kate Bulkley, Media Analyst.

Conferences

On Thursday 9th December 2021 there was a special afternoon forum covering the key factors driving change in the PayTV Industry in 2021 and beyond.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant behavioural and commercial changes culminating in the migration of consumers to streaming services, mobile video and on-demand consumption, and a new wave of media mega-mergers that seek to create a super tier of content owners and streamers.

A group of experts hand-picked from the fields of AVOD/SVOD, Gaming, Distribution & MVPDs discussed some of the most pressing issues and opportunities confronting the industry today. This will include one of the more fundamental dilemmas: are we now in a world where relevance and future success will be tied to greater scale and growth internationally?

Between 2 Panels is a fantastic 1:1 Straight Talking discussion between Christina Sulebakk, General Manager, HBO Max EMEA and renowned Business Journalist and Media Commentator, Kate Bulkley.

Kate Bulkley and Christina Sulebakk at CTAM 2021

Kate Bulkley and Christina Sulebakk at CTAM 2021

https://www.ctameurope.com/symposium-2021/

 

MEDIATECH HUB CONFERENCE: 10-11th November, 2021

MTH 2021

MTH 2021

MTH 2021

 

Kate moderated a session with John Porter, CEO Telenet, “Re-imagining Post-pandemic Media & Entertainment Strategies”at CTAM virtual conference on Oct 27th 2021

https://www.ctameurope.com/symposium-2021/

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Wednesday 27th October, 13:00 - 15:30 UK, 14:00 - 16:30 CET

“Re-imagining Post-pandemic Media & Entertainment Strategies”

Concluding with John Porter, CEO, Telenet, in conversation with Media Commentator & Journalist, Kate Bulkley

A special afternoon online forum covering the key factors driving change in the PayTV Industry in 2021 and beyond.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about significant behavioural and commercial changes culminating in the migration of consumers to streaming services, mobile video and on-demand consumption, and a new wave of media mega-mergers that seek to create a super tier of content owners and streamers.

A group of experts hand-picked from the fields of AVOD/SVOD, Gaming, Distribution & MVPDs discussed some of the most pressing issues and opportunities confronting the industry today. This included one of the more fundamental dilemmas: are we now in a world where relevance and future success will be tied to greater scale and growth internationally?

The afternoon ended with a bang: Telenet CEO John Porter had a 121 Straight Talking session with renowned Media Commentator and Journalist, Kate Bulkley.

 

Kate moderated two sessions at Mipcom 2021 October 11 -12, 2021

October 11 at Noon in the Grand Auditorium: "Women in Leadership panel on current trends and challenges in the business"

Alex Mahon, CEO Channel 4 (UK);

Bibiane Godfroid, CEO Newen (FR)

Bouchra Rejani, CEO Wemake

Tweet from Bibiane Godfroid on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6853619537925963776/


October 12th at Noon in the Grand Auditorium: "Adapting to Keep on Winning"

Francoise Guyonnet, TV Series, Studio Canal

Anne Cherrel, global sales and distribution Studio Canal

Marc Levy, author and show runner

https://www.mipcom.com/content/dam/sitebuilder/rm/mipcom/2021/pdf/mipcom-mipjunior-2021-at-a-glance.pdf.coredownload.334297347.pdf

Tweet about Kate moderated panel on Women in Leadership at Mipcom:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/maria-rua-aguete_leadership-mipcom-activity-6853274593663172608-D9d1

 

Kate moderated Picture This 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark October 5, 2021

Taking place LIVE in Copenhagen at The National Film School of Denmark on October 5, 2021, the event featured keynotes, in-depth case studies, and works-in-progress presented by innovative filmmakers, and industry experts from around the world who are at the forefront of digital filmmaking.

https://picturethisconference.com

https://vimeo.com/519026237

Picture This_21 Summary: https://picturethisconference.com/summary21

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Kate at PictureThis 2021

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Picturethis conference 2021

Picturethis conference 2021

 

Kate moderated the BBC Commission session at the Children’s Media Conference July 5 2021

For more info see here:

https://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/commissioner-conversations-bbc-3/

https://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/blog/2021/07/08/report-commissioner-conversations-bbc-4/

Takeaways

Patricia Hidalgo and her team announced the Ignite initiative during this session. Ignite seeks to fund animation from both established and new voices with ideas rooted in British culture and relevant to British children growing up today. Sarah said she was eager to get started leveling the playing field with real funding for British animation from different voices.

Patricia stated that the biggest change during her tenure at BBC Children’s has been to increase the pace and boldness of commissioning so that there is the right mix of content across BBC platforms to welcome and keep young audiences, content that moves as quickly as the young audience’s consumption.

BBC Children’s now has an open-door policy for pitching to the integrated children’s and education teams, so a single pitch has the opportunity to get commissioned by two teams. Commissioning and acquisitions have merged in order to deliver one ‘platform agnostic’ content strategy based on age groups 0-6 and 7-12. The advantage of the open-door pitch is that producers can bring ideas when they are ready (rather than having to wait for a pitching window).

BBC Children’s is trying to meet the challenge of big-budget, global streaming services by going local, reflecting the lives of UK children. This means that they are open to co-productions if they help bring the best content to the audience. Having found success balancing an array of content, the decision was taken to invest more in animation via the Ignite initiative to help balance the live-action slate.

Helen Foulkes commissions the majority of her year in April, so she encouraged creatives to reach out to her to get on the list so they can be updated on what’s coming next from education. Helen’s next big commission is for Bitesize, addressing climate change, which is the number-one concern of children.

Michael Towner will be commissioning a greater volume of fewer titles for ages 0-6. He has found the most commissioning success when he utilizes a less prescriptive approach and trusts content makers to bring their ideas to him. This partly speaks to the consistency of the 0-6 age: what has always worked for this audience continues to work. Content in which kids see themselves and their lives reflected back to them does well. Michael seeks unique, high impact, multi-platform projects.

Sarah Muller will be commissioning for 7-12s, with an emphasis on what children want when they are self scheduling their content, having something for everybody and curating tonally different content. Sarah is excited about the opportunities for animation for 7+, as well as more content coming from the BBC Writersroom in 2021. Related Profiles

HOST/MODERATOR:

Kate Bulkley, Freelance Business Journalist

SPEAKERS:

Helen Foulkes, BBC Head of BBC Education and Newsround

Patricia Hidalgo, BBC Director of Children’s & Education

Sarah Muller, BBC Children's Lead Commissioning Editor, Children’s Content 7-12

Michael Towner, BBC Children's Interim Head of Commissioning and Acquisitions for 0-6

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Tim Patterson, T1M Consult Founder & Director

 

Kate moderated at Bannff Xchange June 18th, 2021.

What it means to run a public broadcaster in 2021 (and beyond)

Public media has never been so important, nor under so much threat. Constrained by past realities as governments work to update public broadcasting policy to level the playing field, what are their key strategies for pubcasters to not only survive but creatively and commercially thrive in today’s media universe? Join us as we regather executives leading some of the world’s most prominent public broadcasters to update the BANFF 2019 discussion on the utility and role of public service broadcasters in the era of disinformation, and how they aim to fulfill their mandate to provide cultural and educational fare across platforms.

For more info see here: https://banffmediafestival.playbackonline.ca/2021/

Moderating:

Kate Bulkley, Award-winning business journalist and media commentator

Featuring:

David Anderson, Managing Director ABC Australia

Sylvia Bugg, Chief Programming Executive & General Manager PBS

Tim Davie, Director-General BBC

Catherine Tait, President & CEO CBC/Radio-Canada

 

Kate moderated at AdWeek Europe May 10th, 2021.

The rise of streaming, and in particular AVOD, has changed the playing field as TV ad inventory is now available from various platforms and channels. Today the most powerful branding medium is more accessible than ever, including to smaller brands. With first party data, precise targeting and measurement, marketers can get more control over their campaign budget. Whether you want to achieve broad reach or target specific demographics, connected TV advertising offers it all.

For more info see here: https://europe.advertisingweek.com/agenda?speakers=1156629

Speakers:

Kate Bulkley, Journalist and Media Commentator

Mike Shaw, Director, International Ad Sales Roku

Mia Mulch, Managing Director, OMG Programmatic Omnicom Media Group UK

Mia Mulch, Managing Director, OMG Programmatic Omnicom Media Group UK, Mike Shaw, Director, International Ad Sales Roku, and Kate Bulkley

 

Kate moderated the Entertainment Stage at the MediaTech Hub conference November 11-12th in Potsdam, Germany.

For more info see here: https://www.mth-conference.de/programme-2020/

May we introduce: the fabulous moderators of this year's MediaTech Hub Conference! Kathleen Schröter, Kate Bulkley, and Tracey Grey will guide you through the #mthcon2020 – on stage and on our digital platform.

On the Industry Stage you will encounter Kathleen Schröter, an immersive media expert helping companies understand the humane potential of technology and currently acting as „Technologist and Alchemist” at J2C. Kate Bulkley is an UK-based media commentator, contributing journalist and moderator of our #mthcon2020 Entertainment Stage. Her former roles include Editor for Cable World and Dow Jones-owned European Business News as well as correspondent and presenter at CNBC Europe.

As we will bring the entire #mthcon2020 programme to life via an online platform, we are delighted to welcome a virtual host for the first time: Tracey Grey is an internationally experienced actor, voice-over artist, host and performance coach who has appeared on stage in musicals and plays in both the UK and Germany and done voice-over work in film, video games and animation.

 

Picture This, Copenhagen 2020

Kate moderated the Entertainment Stage at the 2020 MediaTech Conference November 11 and 12 2020 from Berlin, Germany. She was virtually moderating from the USA with speakers joining from around Europe and the USA.

https://picturethisconference.com

Here is the programme:

https://picturethisconference.com/program20

Kate wrote the summary. See below:

https://picturethisconference.com/summary20

 

Kate moderated the Commissioner Conversation Session on July 7th at 2 pm BST. This is part of the Children’s Media Conference (July 6th-7th, 2020) The CMC conference is online this year.

https://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/commissioner-conversations-psbs-2/

 

Kate moderates the RTS Lockdown Viewing event June 4 2020

With millions of us confined to our homes during lockdown, TV viewing has rocketed as audiences turn to both traditional broadcasters and streaming services to keep them informed and entertained.

Viewing figures show that lockdown has had a dramatic impact on what we watch with trends varying significantly by demographic. So, what’s been working and why? And to what extent will new behaviours persist post lockdown? How will broadcasters sustain their resurgence in an age of streaming? And what lessons can be learnt from this unique period in our history to shore up the future of UK broadcasting longer term?

Speakers:

Justin Sampson, CEO, BARB

Martin Greenbank, Head of Advertising Research & Development at Channel 4

Rachel Shaw, BBC Head of Content Portfolio, Audiences, BBC

Jonathan Thompson, CEO, Digital UK

Chaired by:

Kate Bulkley, Media Commentator


Viewing of linear channels has surged in recent months, but the biggest victors are on-demand services such as Netflix.(Report by Matthew Bell) See below:

https://rts.org.uk/article/impact-lockdown-tv-viewing-0

 

  • The RTS is putting on a series of virtual events. Kate moderated one on 21st may 2020 called: Industry Impact of Covid-19
  • More information can be found here

Thursday, 21st May at 1pm

As part of a series of RTS panel discussions looking at various aspects of the impact of the coronavirus on the TV sector, this session will examine the medium to long-term economic impact of the coronavirus on the industry, focusing on the broadcasters and main platforms. This event will look at the prospects for TV advertising, the public and private organisations’ funding models, and the implications for the BBC and the broader PSB system. It will also ask what Ofcom and the government need to do to ensure the continued success of our TV sector.

Speakers:

Lindsey Clay, CEO, Thinkbox

Claire Enders, Founder, Enders Analysis

Damian Green MP

Sean McGuire, Managing Director, Oliver & Ohlbaum

Chaired by:

Kate Bulkley, Media Commentator

This is the RTS write up of the Covid-19 Economic Impact on the TV Industry event. https://rts.org.uk/article/economic-impact-covid-19-tv-industry

 

Next Steps for TV Advertising Measurement
Sponsored by Finecast 20 April 2020

Kate moderated a roundtable: The Next steps for TV Advertising Measurement with:

Olivia Abraham, of The Addressable Platform, ITV

Harry Harcus, MD UK Finecast

Lucy Bristowe, director of insight and research at Sky

Andy Jones of Samsung Ads

Emma Lane, brand manager at Lexus.

 

The Future Of News. 5th February 2020

To celebrate the relaunch of thenewsmarket.com, DMA Media hosted a panel debate on the future of news.

Exploring topics such as the impact of social media, artificial intelligence and voice assistants, the panel were asked for their thoughts on what the future holds for the industry.

Journalists, PR and comms professionals joined an evening of networking, as well as a looking at our brand-new content hub: thenewsmarket.com

Moderator:

Kate Bulkley - Media Commentator, Presenter and Journalist

Panellists:

Naja Nielsen – Digital Director at BBC News

Richard Sambrook – Director, Centre for Journalism, Cardiff University

Gary Rogers - Co-founder of Urbs Media, Editor-in Chief of RADAR AI

Sam Glynne - SVP, Branded Entertainment (Global) at Fremantle


The stream of the event: https://www.thenewsmarket.com/news/watch-video---the-future-of-news-live/s/e9d6505a-7d08-44df-a666-1945a6a8f248

Kate opens the Future of News panel, Feb 2020

 

Royal Television Society

Kate was in conversation with Ian Katz, Director of Programmes at Channel 4 for the RTS on Tuesday January 21st 2020

h Club London

24 Endell Street

London, WC2H 9HQ

Write up for the event by Steve Clarke https://rts.org.uk/article/ian-katz-shares-his-recipe-channel-4s-success

 

Unscripted Entertainment Forum 2019

Kate moderated two sessions at C21 Content London Unscripted Entertainment Summit on December 6th 2019

Kings Place, St Pancreas, London

https://www.c21media.net/event/unscripted-entertainment-forum-2019/


December 6th at 12:15 OPPORTUNITY: Building Audiences Through Social with Facebook

In this fireside chat Dan Biddle, strategic partner manager, entertainment, Facebook and Sam Barcroft, CEO, Barcroft Studios discussed partnering with Facebook to build audiences and commercial models, maximising the tools available to producers and the wider opportunities available across the platform.

Dan Biddle, Strategic partner manager, entertainment Facebook

Sam Barcroft, CEO Barcroft Studios

Moderated by:

Kate Bulkley, journalist and media commentator

Kate Bulkley with Dan Biddle, Strategic partner manager, entertainment Facebook and Sam Barcroft, CEO Barcroft Studios


December 6th at 16:15 OPPORTUNITY: The New Niche Platforms

Leading and new niche players discuss their acquisition and original content strategies, how they’re designing business models which are disrupting the disruptors, and reveal opportunities for coproduction with international partners to drive audiences and maintain their unique market position.

Gregor Angus, Founder and CEO TrueRoyalty TV

Ellen Windemuth, Founder and CEO The WaterBear Network

Arun Maljaars, Director content and channels Insight TV

Philip Webb, COO OUTtv

Moderated by:

Kate Bulkley, journalist and media commentator

Kate Bulkley with Gregor Angus, Founder and CEO TrueRoyalty TV, Ellen Windemuth, Founder and CEO The WaterBear Network, Arun Maljaars, Director content and channels Insight TV, and Philip Webb, COO OUTtv.

 

Future Of Film Conference 2019

Kate moderated at the Future of Film Summit 26th November at the BFI Southbank in London.

The New Business of Brand Funded Films and the Brand/Create Pitch Competition

Chair: Kate Bulkley, Journalist and Media Commentator

In an era of diminishing advertising returns, brands are increasingly turning to original storytelling to connect with audiences. But what are the opportunities for filmmakers in this space and what kind of projects are brands looking for? Our expert brand-funding panel discussed these opportunities and how film companies can successfully integrate brand-funding into their business.

This session also featured the Brand/Create Pitch Competition where selected filmmakers pitched their project to the Panel for a chance to win expert mentorship with Ad Age’s Production Company of 2019 UNIT9, as well as an Adobe Creative Cloud software bundle. Please see here for more details of the Competition and Brief.

  • Yifei Chai, Innovation Architect UNIT9
  • Gavin Humphires, Managaing Editor Nowness
  • Rafaela Perera, Executive Creative Director Littlehawk
  • Cathy Boxall, SVP Brand Entertainment Storylab

Futute of Film Conference 2019

 

MTH Conference 2019

Kate moderated the MTH Conference (encompassing Changing the Picture) 2019 in Potsdam, Germany November 19-20th 2019

It’s about the Future of Media Technology and the implications for content creation and distribution

See here: https://www.mth-conference.de

 

Cable Conference 2019

Kate moderated a keynote fireside chat with Enrique Rodriguez CTO, Liberty Global at Cable Congress 2019 in Berlin on November 13th 2019

See here: https://tmt.knect365.com/cable-congress/

Interview

FIRESIDE CHAT: Keeping the Lights On Liberty Global’s new CTO shares his perspective on the role of the cable sector. Enrique Rodriguez will give his observations on moving from a supplier to a customer; his priorities and the challenges that he sees facing companies as the cable sector begins a new chapter in its history.

Plenary Session November 13th 2019 17:30 - 18:00

INTERVIEWER:

Kate Bulkley Media Commentator & Journalist, UK


Kate moderated the investment panel on Day 2 of the 2019 Cable Congress in Berlin, Germany.

https://tmt.knect365.com/cable-congress/agenda/2#plenary_keynote-panel-solid-foundations-investing-in-uncertain-times

KEYNOTE PANEL: Solid Foundations: Investing in Uncertain Times

This panel will reflect on the latest developments and examine whether the approach to investment needs to change and discuss the prospects for fair competition with the digital platforms.

  • As times change and uncertainty takes hold, is our sector still an attractive place to invest?
  • Have we seen the last of the big deals and is there further consolidation to come?
  • Do the new niche players investing in high speed networks signal a renewed enthusiasm for infrastructure?
  • How will the increased regulatory scrutiny of big tech companies and their online platforms impact our sector?

Plenary Thursday, 14 November 2019 10:05 - 10:55

MODERATOR

Kate Bulkley, Media Commentator & Journalist

Manuel Kohnstamm, Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Liberty Global

Philip Lowe, Partner Oxera

Christian Fangmann, Director Global Banking and Markets HSBC Bank

Cable Congress: Dutch market provides model for future of broadband industry Written by Stuart Thomson

KEYNOTE PANEl: Solid Foundations: Investing in Uncertain Times

KEYNOTE PANEl: Solid Foundations: Investing in Uncertain Times

 

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Kate interviewed the CEO of Channel 4 Alex Mahon at Outside the Box, hosted by Freeview and Digital UK on Nov 5th 2019

10:05 - Keynote Interview: Leading Change

Alex Mahon, Chief Executive Officer, Channel 4 in conversation with Kate Bulkley, Journalist & Media Commentator

Kate Bulkley with Alex Mahon, Chief Executive Officer, Channel 4

C4 can capitalise on desire to ‘gravitate towards the familiar’ in over-supplied market, says chief exec

By Max Goldbart, 5 November 2019

Channel 4 is taking advantage of young audiences’ propensity to both “gravitate towards the familiar” and succumb to “novelty bias”, according to Alex Mahon.

The C4 chief executive acknowledged the immense amount of choice that 16-34s now face but considered whether oversaturation will lead young viewers back to the familiar arms of the PSB.

“It’s true that the audience is over-supplied but that leads to behavioural changes,” she told the Freeview Outside the Box 19 event.

“We’re overwhelmed by choice and can find it quite stressful, so that leads us to defer on choice - gravitating towards the familiar.

“At the same time, there is ‘novelty bias’, so we are attracted by the new but don’t want to commit until it has been recommended to us.”

Mahon’s interviewer Kate Bulkley joked that the latter comment “sounds like Channel 4’s attitude to BritBox”, as C4 has yet to confirm any kind of deal with BritBox co-owners BBC/ITV with two weeks until launch.

Mahon positioned C4’s approach to the 16-34 conundrum as being to “dial up the noise even further” on programming while marketing shows differently, such as placing more emphasis on social media advertising.

She also stressed the influence of C4’s news content on young audiences. “Young people are most adept at knowing fake news because they are digital natives and that is why they are gravitating towards us.”

According to Mahon, viewing to C4 News by 16-24s is up by 34% year-on-year,

Mahon said she “completely disagreed” with comments made earlier in the day by former Sky chief operating officer Mike Darcey, who had queried whether the younger generation is prepared to “engage with the PSB world” in the same manner as their parents.

Darcey said young people will soon be able to assemble a “great proposition for little money” by subscribing to multiple SVoD services, and will therefore turn their back on PSBs.

“The younger generation is entirely relaxed about paying £9 for Netflix or a fiver for AppleTV+,” he added. “This isn’t PSB vs Sky – as a young person you can assemble a great proposition for little money with a great deal of choice.”

‘Agnostic’ on partnerships

Meanwhile, Mahon once again stressed the role of partnerships and collaboration going forwards and said she is “completely agnostic about who we partner with”.

Speaking the morning after TX of the second run of C4/Netflix co-pro The End of the F***ing World, she said the channel is seeking more collaboration with the SVoD in the near future. .

“Lots of international players want some oxygen in the PSB world,” she went on to say. “We’re thinking to ourselves, ‘where does it make sense to partner in a changing landscape?’”

As partnerships ramp up, Mahon said attribution of programming becomes even more important, especially in the battle to retain younger audiences.

She was speaking a few weeks after C4 extended its existing relationship with Sky via a multi-year deal for Formula 1 highlights and the use of AdSmart Technology.

Kate interviewed the CEO of Channel 4 Alex Mahon at Outside the Box, hosted by Freeview and Digital UK on Nov 5th 2019

Kate interviewed the CEO of Channel 4 Alex Mahon at Outside the Box, hosted by Freeview and Digital UK on Nov 5th 2019

Kate interviewed the CEO of Channel 4 Alex Mahon at Outside the Box, hosted by Freeview and Digital UK on Nov 5th 2019

Kate interviewed the CEO of Channel 4 Alex Mahon at Outside the Box, hosted by Freeview and Digital UK on Nov 5th 2019

 

Children's Media Conference 2019

Kate moderated at The Children’s Media Conference: Be Ready for Brexit on Oct 24 2019 at the Henry Wellcome Auditorium in London

Kate chaired three panels on: 1. the Future of Funding; 2. the Future of Financing and Co-Productions and 3. Export and Import Issues

See here: https://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/events/brexit-ready/timetable/

This is the twitter stream: https://twitter.com/AnimationUK

The Children’s Media Conference: Be Ready for Brexit, Oct 24 2019

The Children’s Media Conference: Be Ready for Brexit, Oct 24 2019

The Children’s Media Conference: Be Ready for Brexit, Oct 24 2019

The Children’s Media Conference: Be Ready for Brexit, Oct 24 2019

 

Royal Television Society

Royal Television Society

Date: Monday 21 October 2019, hClub London, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ

As technology evolves, increasingly editorial and entertainment values and brand purpose are becoming woven together to create new revenue streams to fund TV content in the UK.

This session looked at how entertainment values of editorial TV content, talent and other editorial assets are being used to create more advertising and funding opportunities across the UK TV industry.

From new ways to get a TV series commissioned and funded, to innovative uses of technology for new and effective TV advertising, to unique ways to use talent and sell a TV series internationally, the panel discussed the ever-changing way TV is being paid for – and looked at why this is important for the future of the UK TV industry.

Speakers:

Greg Barnett, Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment, Channel 5

Emily Hudd, Joint Managing Director, Rumpus Media

Saj Nazir, Head of Integrated Delivery, Wavemaker

Simon Wells, Controller Funded Content, Channel 4

Chair

Kate Bulkley, Journalist and Media Commentator

Feature on the event by Matthew Bell here https://rts.org.uk/article/commissioners-advertisers-and-producers-discuss-future-ad-funded-tv

Greg Barnett, Saj Nazir, Kate Bulkley, Simon Wells and Emily Hudd (Picture Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Greg Barnett, Saj Nazir, Kate Bulkley, Simon Wells and Emily Hudd (Picture Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells (Picture Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells (Picture Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells (Picture Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells (Picture Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells (Picture Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells (Picture Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells

Kate Bulkley, Greg Barnett, Emily Hudd, Saj Nazir and Simon Wells

 

Mipcom 2019

Kate interviewed CEO of ProSeibenSat 1 Max Conze on October 14

See here: https://www.my-mip.com/en/Sessions/80389/MIPCOM-MEDIA-MASTERMIND-KEYNOTE-MAX-CONZE-CEO-PROSIEBENSAT1

Kate interviews Max Conze 
at Mipcom 2019

Kate interviews Max Conze 
at Mipcom 2019

Kate interviews Max Conze 
at Mipcom 2019

Kate interviews Max Conze at Mipcom 2019

 

Picture This Conference 2019

Kate moderated Picture This 2019 in Coe.com/

Kate's write up: https://picturethisconference.com/summary19

Picturethis Conference 2019

Picturethis Conference 2019

Picturethis Conference 2019

Picturethis Conference 2019

Picturethis Conference 2019

Picturethis Conference 2019

Picturethis Conference 2019

Picturethis Conference 2019

Picturethis Conference 2019

 

The Children's Media Conference 2019

Kate moderated two sessions at the Children’s Media Convention in Sheffield July 2- 4 2019


On July 3rd:

Decoding the SVoDs

https://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/stream-if-you-wanna-go-faster-decoding-the-svods/

Cash-rich and data-savvy, Netflix, Amazon and YouTube Kids are eating traditional broadcasters’ lunch. Disney+ and AppleTV+ go live this autumn, and they’re hungry too. Warner and NBC have announced plans for their own SVoD services, and things are changing so fast that by the time you reach Sheffield, there may be more.

But while these big, powerful companies are re-shaping kids’ media, they are notoriously shy of public conversations. So we’ve assembled a crack team of independent thinkers and researchers to tell us what the SVoDs want, how they work, and how their business models inform their view of kids — and us.

So whether the SVoDs wow you or worry you, or if you just want to know how to get a piece of the action, this was the session for you.

Host/Moderator

Kate Bulkley, Freelance Journalist

Speakers

Richard Cooper, Ampere Analysis

Billy Macqueen, Darrall Macqueen

Claire Tavernier, Digital and Media Advisor

Report – Stream if You Wanna Go Faster (Blog posted by Hodgson)


On July 4th:

Commissioner Conversation: PSBs

https://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/commissioner-conversation-psbs/

We’ll take you from the moment of initial contact with a PSB, through the pitching process and into the potential development and production of a TV show. Commissioners from Channel 4, CITV, Milkshake! and S4C will lift the bonnet on how they approach the process, telling us what type of content they are looking for in 2019/20, how they will work with the new Young Audiences Content Fund, and who the the key people to speak to are.

Host/Moderator

Kate Bulkley, Freelance Journalist

Speakers

Louise Bucknole, Viacom International Media Networks

Simon Tomkins, ITV

Karl Warner, Channel 4

Sioned Wyn Roberts, S4C

Commissioner Conversation: PSBs Panel

Report – Commissioner Conversations PSB (Blog posted by Sarah Darling)

 

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Kate interviewed several executives at MIPTV.


MIPFORMATS CASE STUDIES SERIES: THE MASKED SINGER-STORY OF A HIT AND ITS FUTURE

06 Apr 2019, 17:50 - 18:10 Palais des Festivals, Debussy Theatre, Palais 1

The latest Fox’s singing competition series has also been the latest worldwide phenomenon of the industry and logically led to the commission of a second season and the high interest of many territories around the world. The US adaptation of the popular South Korean show “King of Mask Singer” began with 12 singing celebrities, one eliminated each week. The twist is now iconic: every celebrity contestant wears head-to-toe costumes, entirely concealing their identities from everyone and the jury in particular. It’s the first time a singing competition gathers a Hippo, a Pineapple, a Unicorn or a Peacock and this humoristic touch is one of the keys to success of the series, which is actually comparable to a comedy game. This session gathers the American and the South Korean producers of the show: they’ll share their production experience, their artistic differences, the challenges faced and what makes the future of this series so promising.

https://www.my-mip.com/en/Sessions/73883/MIPFormats-Case-Studies-Series-The-Masked-Singer-Story-Of-A-Hit-And-Its-Future

Host

Kate Bulkley, Media commentator

Speakers

Craig Plestis, CEO Smart Dog Media

Damon Park, Managing Director Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation

Kate, Damon Park of Korea's MBC and Craig Plestis talk about The Masked Singer

Kate, Damon Park of Korea's MBC and Craig Plestis talk about The Masked Singer


MIPFORMATS CASE STUDIES SERIES: "RHYTHM + FLOW : LATEST TALENT QUEST ON NETFLIX"

06 Apr 2019, 18:15 - 18:35 Palais des Festivals, Debussy Theatre, Palais 1

Kate moderates Mike Jackson re the latest talent quest on Netflix

https://www.my-mip.com/en/Sessions/74798/MIPFormats-Case-Studies-Series-Rhythm-Flow-Latest-Talent-Quest-on-Netflix

Host

Kate Bulkley, Media commentator

Speaker

Mike Jackson, Partner Get Lifted Film Company

Kate and Mike Jackson talk about Netflix Hip Hop show Rhythm + Flow

Kate and Mike Jackson talk about Netflix Hip Hop show Rhythm + Flow

kate interviews Mike Jackson

kate interviews Mike Jackson

Kate interviews Mike Jackson on Rhythm + Flow

Kate interviews Mike Jackson on Rhythm + Flow


THE MIPFORMATS KEYNOTE SERIES: PETER FINCHAM, CO-CEO EXPECTATION ENTERTAINMENT

07 Apr 2019, 11:35 - 12:00 Palais des Festivals, Debussy Theatre, Palais 1

Peter Fincham joined TalkBack in 1985 and became Managing Director the following year. He executive produced many of their biggest shows including Grand Designs (Channel 4) and The Apprentice (BBC One). In 2000 TalkBack was sold to Fremantle and two years later Peter became CEO of TalkBack Thames, responsible for a wide range of Thames output including The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent (ITV). In 2005 Peter became Controller of BBC One and in 2008, Director of Television at ITV where he remained until 2016. While at BBC One, Peter oversaw a revival of entertainment with shows such as How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?. Successes during Peter’s time at ITV include Downton Abbey, Broadchurch, and factual programmes such as Long Lost Family as well as ITV2 shows such as The Only Way Is Essex. He's now back on the producer's side having founded Expectation Entertainment with Co-CEO Tim Hincks, former President of Endemol Shine Group.

https://www.my-mip.com/en/Sessions/74113/The-MIPFormats-Keynote-Series-Peter-Fincham-Co-CEO-Expectation-Entertainment

Host

Kate Bulkley, Media commentator

Speaker

Peter Fincham, Co-CEO Expectation Entertainment

Kate interviews Peter Fincham, co-fouder of Expectation at MIPFORMATS-2019

Kate interviews Peter Fincham, co-fouder of Expectation at MIPFORMATS-2019

Kate interviews Peter Fincham, co-fouder of Expectation at MIPFORMATS-2019

Kate interviews Peter Fincham, co-fouder of Expectation at MIPFORMATS-2019


KEYNOTE SESSION: MICHAEL ARAGON, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF CONTENT, TWITCH

10 Apr 2019, 10:00 - 10:30 Palais des Festivals, Debussy Theatre, Palais 1

Michael Aragon is the Senior Vice President of Content at Twitch overseeing the company's global broadcaster partnerships, esports, Twitch Studios, content development, and content marketing.

Michael leads all content efforts on the service for multiplayer entertainment including the acquisition of programmatic TV and movies that have aired on Twitch like Pokémon and Doctor Who. Mike will provide insight on interactive entertainment’s appeal to younger audiences from gaming to non-gaming content, the power of interactive live viewing formats to maximize audience engagement and create new experiences around both old and new programs, and his vision for the global entertainment industry.

Michael comes to Twitch from Ellation, parent company of Crunchyroll, where he served as General Manager and managed the launch of VRV. Prior to Ellation, Michael worked at PlayStation Network where he served as Vice President and General Manager. During his 8 years at Sony, Michael managed PlayStation Network’s digital video, music, and original content services for consumers across Sony’s mobile, desktop, living room, and video game console devices in over 30 countries. Michael holds an MBA from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a BBA from the University of New Mexico.

Moderator

Kate Bulkley, Media commentator

Speaker

Michael Aragon, Senior Vice President, Head of Content Twitch

Michael Aaragon of Twitch MIPTV-2019

Michael Aaragon of Twitch MIPTV-2019

 

Brave Bison

Kate interviewed the CEO of Brave Bison Claire Hungate on March 27th 2019 about their results

Kate Bulkley interviews the CEO of Brave Bison Claire Hungate on March 27th 2019 about their results

 

Advertising Week Europe Logo

https://europe.advertisingweek.com/schedule/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3v3BjquL4QIVw7TtCh0Jww4UEAAYASABEgIhVPD_BwE

Monday 18th March, PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL, LONDON

The Future of Broadcast

In this session...

Putting the fragments of TV back together again: multi-platform planning for the future.

We are entering a new generation for TV. As online video has matured, creating a cross-screen video experience has become a key focus for broadcasters. We're seeing broadcast alliances flourishing across Europe to compete with GAFA’s video inventories. We're seeing the development of a new video platform model combining free, advertising-financed service with premium pay-products… What do these trends say of the video world of tomorrow and what tools do advertisers need to benefit from it?

Kim Younes , Marketing & Innovation Director, M6 Publicité

Samantha Glynne , VP Branded Entertainment , Fremantle

Stéphane Coruble , CEO, RTL AdConnect

Steve Forde , Director of Marketing & Experience for Online, ITV

Moderator:

Kate Bulkley, Journalist & Media Commentator

Read more at http://europe.advertisingweek.com/schedule/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3v3BjquL4QIVw7TtCh0Jww4UEAAYASABEgIhVPD_BwE#qoJGmVdoT3xDUgcp.99

Advertising Week Europe Panel

 

Innovative TV Conference Jerusalem March 11-12, 2019

Kate moderated at this conference in Israel March 10-11 2019

https://www.in-tv.net/

Creative Financing and Strategic Partners: Thinking Outside the Box

Jan Mojto , - CEO, Beta Films

Matthew Velkes , - COO, Anonymous Content

Todd Hoffman , - Founder and CEO, Storied Media Group

Emilio Schenker , - CEO, Tadmor Productions

Moderator:

Kate Bulkley, Media Commentator and Journalist


An article about the session

https://deadline.com/2019/03/anonymous-content-storied-media-group-intv-conference-on-development-and-financing-intv-jerusalem-1202573242/

 

Big TV Festival, March 2019

Kate moderated two big brands telling their TV Stories at The Big TV Fest March 7 2019.

Tammy Charnley, General Manager Marketing, Suzuki

Susan White, Marketing Director, Hilarys

The Big TV Fest panel, March 7 2019

 

bve
26  -  28 FEB 2019
EXCEL LONDON

Kate moderated at BVE on Feb 27th 2019.

ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL

Providing continuity: Post-Brexit production and broadcast

The Business Of Production

The German capital region explores options for media companies in a post-Brexit world.

Kate Bulkley, Media Commentator, Presenter and Journalist

Anja Zimmer, Director of the Media Authority - Berlin-Brandenburg (mabb)

Ernst Feiler, Director of Technology - UFA GmbH

Michael Keidel, Vice President Content Distribution & Sales, GSA - Viacom International Media Networks

Simon Spanswick, Chief Executive - AIB (Association for International Broadcasting)

 

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