FAST Festival to Feature Distribution Superpanel


BBC Studios’ Beth Anderson, ITV Studios’ Graham Haigh and All3Media International’s Amanda Stevens will discuss how distributors with sizable catalogs are approaching the FAST space during the FAST Festival, which is being held from July 23 to 25. You can sign up for your free registration here.

Anderson is senior VP and general manager of FAST channels at BBC Studios. Haigh is ITV Studios’ executive VP of global digital partnerships. Stevens is VP of global digital partnerships at All3Media International. Together, the executives will discuss topics in the FAST space such as financing formulas, windowing, refreshment rates, original programming and more.

The second edition of the FAST Festival will feature keynotes and panels with leading FAST channel operators, AVOD acquisition executives and distributors. It will be streamed live and available on-demand on The first festival attracted more than 1,700 registered participants and hundreds of additional viewers watching the sessions on demand. Look for announcements in the coming weeks about speakers and sessions.

Anderson, Haigh and Stevens join the previously announced roster of FAST Festival speakers: Roku’s David Eilenberg, Tubi’s David Salmon, Rakuten TV’s Marcos Milanez, Samsung TV Plus’s Jenn Batty, Pluto TV’s Katrina Kowalski, Lionsgate’s Chase Brisbin, Cineverse’s Chris McGurk, wedotv’s Philipp Rotermund, Plex’s Scott Olechowski, Free TV Networks’ Thanasis Tsiris and Lightning International’s James Ross. Look for more announcements soon.

Unlike other events requiring hefty registration fees, attendance to the FAST Festival is FREE. ONLY those registered will receive access to our Exclusive White Paper on FAST trends, featuring key intel from the event in a compact, easy-to-digest format. For your free registration, please go here.