Oliver puts global trends in focus at Content Canada

OliverLeading international content business strategist, Mark Oliver, will deliver an unmissable content trends keynote titled The Globalisation of TV And The Implications For Content Creators at Content Canada on September 12.

This session will provide data and perspective for anyone aiming to understand the future of content creation, distribution and broadcast in the rapidly changing world.

It will address the scale and opportunities within the global content market, the pace and direction of growth, how it is fragmenting and where the major trade flows are located.

Oliver will also provide perspective on how the content sector is likely to change over the coming five years by region, genre and business model. He will also outline where Canadian content creators sit within the global market.

“Mark Oliver is one of the key strategists called on by international media networks, studios and production groups to help them define their future direction,” said C21Media’s editor-in-chief and managing director David Jenkinson. “His keynote will provide unique insight into how all companies, not just Canadian ones, should consider their futures in the content business.”

Oliver is chairman of Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates Ltd.

He was the BBC's first head of strategy and youngest-ever member of senior management.

After leaving the BBC in 1995 he set up the boutique strategy advisory company - Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates (O&O) - which advises major companies, investors, regulators, sports bodies and governments across the global media, entertainment and sports sectors.

Clients past and present range from the EPL to UEFA, Liberty Global to Sky and BT, Google to Spotify, Discovery to NBCUniversal, CAA to the MPA, from KKR to Providence, from BeIN to RTL and ProsiebenSat.1, from AMC Networks to Endemol Shine Group, from Disney to Fox.

Outside of O&O he is currently writing a book about the battle between media, tech and telcos for our money, minds and souls, and is jointly founding theBrief - a not for profit organisation dedicated to fostering and disseminating a better understanding of the major policy choices facing the world in the 21st Century together with former BBC director general, Lord Birt.

Before joining the BBC Mark worked as a regulatory and anti trust economist at NERA and then PwC, and has a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. He lives in Somerset and London in the UK. 

Content Canada’s flagship event is taking place during TIFF, with TIFF as an event collaborator. The day will be focused on exploring the evolving business of television and celebrating exceptional content. Further participants and partners will be announced in the coming weeks.

It takes place on September 12, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto.

For more information and to register online please CLICK HERE.

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All inquiries should be sent to: [email protected]

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