Tearing It Apart! How Trailblazing OTT Channels Are Proving the Power of Diversity

Hollywood still doesn’t quite get it, but there’s no denying the huge engagement and mass commercial appeal of diversity focused content. Meet the badass CEOs of four wildly divergent, leading edge OTT multi-platform channels; one for LGBTQs, one for progressive Blacks, one for millennial women and one for families. Each have developed cross platform businesses that celebrate diversity with fresh programming that is relevant, and that serves massive gaps in linear and streaming TV. Are audiences responding? Are advertisers ambivalent or financially supportive? What are these CEOs learning from their targeted communities, and what do the queer, black, and gender specific communities that are not exploitive have in common? If I’m an independent producer are they potential buyers of my shows? Learn from these brave disrupters about how they’re developing commercially viable businesses that embrace the underserved and are proving that viewers around the world will reward their bets. You can participate, and even if you’re not queer…black…or female. So, be there to share in their journeys as they build streaming businesses that are truly fresh and unique!

# Drew Baldwin
# Aimee Helfand
# Damian Pelliccione
# Rod Perth
# Dennis Dortch
# Lauren Tracy