FAST Festival Schedule


Keynotes slated for the FAST Festival, running from July 25 to 27, include Pluto TV’s Olivier Jollet, Tubi’s Adam Lewinson, Samsung TV Plus’s Jennifer Batty and Aline Jabbour, Rakuten TV’s Marcos Milanez, Fremantle’s Jens Richter, NBCUniversal’s Matt Schnaars, Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Decker and many others. Check out the full schedule here and sign up for your free registration here.

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Tuesday, July 25

  • 9 a.m. EDT 
    Distribution Might

    ITV Studios’ Graham Haigh, All3Media International’s Gary Woolf, Cineflix Rights’ Mike Gould and Banijay Rights’ Shaun Keeble will weigh in on how they are utilizing their company’s significant catalogs in the FAST space.
  • 10 a.m. EDT 
    Pluto TV’s Olivier Jollet

    Olivier Jollet, executive VP and international general manager, will discuss what’s driving the gains at the Paramount-owned AVOD service.
  • 11 a.m. EDT 
    SPI International’s FAST Track

    Haymi Behar, chief marketing and digital officer at SPI International (a CANAL+ company), will spotlight the company’s slate of FAST channels and the crucial role of curation.
  • 12 p.m. EDT 
    Rakuten TV’s Marcos Milanez

    Marcos Milanez, chief content officer at Rakuten TV, will talk about the European platform’s FAST channel bouquet and his approach to acquisitions and originals.
  • 1 p.m. EDT 
    NBCUniversal’s Matt Schnaars

    NBCUniversal is expanding its extensive roster of FAST channels; Matt Schnaars, president of content distribution, will outline the company’s strategy for licensing product and building single-IP brands.
  • 2 p.m. EDT’s Chris M. Williams

    Chris M. Williams, the founder and CEO of, will share with delegates the role that FAST plays for the company as it builds content from the creator economy into multiplatform brands.

Wednesday, July 26

  • 9 a.m. EDT
    Fremantle’s Jens Richter

    An expanding suite of FAST channels is part of Jens Richter’s remit at Fremantle as CEO of commercial and international.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT 
    Samsung TV Plus’s Decision-Makers

    We’ll hear about the strategy for Samsung TV Plus from Jennifer Batty, head of content acquisitions in Europe, and Aline Jabbour, business development director for Latin America.
  • 12 p.m. EDT 
    Lightning FAST

    Lightning International is building up a portfolio of curated FAST services; James Ross will offer up insights on the Hong Kong- and London-based company’s strategy.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    FAST Facts

    Autentic’s Dr. Patrick Hörl, Blue Ant International’s Solange Attwood and Albatross World Sales’ Lisa Schelhas will discuss the opportunities they’re pursuing in the factual FAST channels business.
  • 3 p.m. EDT
    Common Sense Networks’ Eric Berger

    Common Sense Networks CEO and co-founder Eric Berger will discuss how the company is serving kids across multiple platforms in the AVOD space.

Thursday, July 27

  • 9 a.m. EDT 
    Tubi’s Adam Lewinson

    The chief content officer at FOX Corporation’s Tubi, Adam Lewinson, will discuss curation and what’s driving viewership across the AVOD platform’s 200-plus FAST channels.
  • 10:30 a.m. EDT 
    Warner Bros. Discovery’s David Decker

    David Decker, the president of content sales at Warner Bros. Discovery, will discuss how FAST fits into the company’s overall approach for monetizing its extensive slate of movies and series.
  • 12 p.m. EDT 
    FilmRise Goes FAST

    Max Einhorn, senior VP of acquisitions and co-productions at FilmRise, will talk about the strategies that have made the company the largest independently owned operator of ad-supported streaming apps and FAST channels.
  • 1:30 p.m. EDT 
    At the Movies

    FAST channels have become valuable new outlets for independent film distributors; Nicely Entertainment’s Scott Kirkpatrick and Candlelight Media Group’s Scott Wiscombe will offer their perspectives on the business today and where it’s heading.
  • 3 p.m. EDT 
    FAST Planning with zone·tv

    Jeff Weber, CEO of zone·tv, will outline how the company is aiding IP owners as they navigate the FAST space with its next-generation solutions.