Co-CEO Jonathon Barbato moderates the "Streaming FAST 2.0" panel at Streaming Connect. Watch the discussion with panelists Greg Barnard, Director Content Acquisitions (VIZIO); Matthew Durgin, Sr. Director Smart TV Partnerships (LG); Gustavo Neiva de Medeiros, CEO (TeleUp); Rema Morgan-Aluko, VP Software Engineering (Fandango); and John Wastcoat, SVP Strategic Alliances & Mktg (Zixi).
Content discovery and maintaining high-reliability performance are among the top priorities for FAST providers. Our Co-CEO Jonathon Barbato discusses the challenges and solutions, and posits the future of FAST with Streaming Media Magazine.
In today’s crowded streaming market, competition for eyeballs is fierce. Getting content discovered is arguably the number-one challenge facing streamers and publishers.
Recorded on August 2, 2023, this OTT.X Wednesday Webinar discussion focuses on gaining carriage and building viewership in the rapidly crowding free ad-supported streaming TV and FAST markets. The discussion is led by Wurl’s Head of Strategy, Craig Heiting and features Best Ever Channels Co-CEO Jonathon Barbato and The E.W. Scripps Company’s VP of Digital Product Management & Business Operations, Tony Brown.
ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present a new episode of “Televisionation,” our video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry.
This episode features Jonathon Barbato, Co-CEO of Best Ever Channels, a company that develops and distributes original FAST and AVOD channel brands. He explains how the company finds (often unusual and underappreciated) content and then works with the owners to create streaming channels, apps and social communities for that content; discusses the types/genres of content the company targets; talks about its new deals with Witz and SPIN Magazine; casts light on its future plans, and more.
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Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) has been the big story of the last 2 years, but there's tension growing between streaming services and TV/OS manufacturers over who owns the viewer and how to get those viewers to the content. This panel looks at the challenges facing FAST services as they move into the future, from user experience and personalization to syndication and targeted advertising.
Magnus Svensson, Media Solution Specialist, Eyevinn Technology, Sweden
Cameron Saless, Chief Business Officer, Trusted Media Brands
Dan Turow, VP of File-Based Solutions, Evertz
Jonathon Barbato, Co-CEO, Best Ever Channels
Marisa Elizondo, Senior Director Content Strategy & Acquisition, fuboTV
Elizabeth Parks, President, Parks Associates