The international market for audio and video content is growing exponentially. According to experts, the online streaming market alone will grow by more than 9.3% over the next few years, reaching around USD 74 billion by 2024. Revenue from subscription services will surpass that from services operating on an advertising-based model, reaching USD 21.6 billion by 2021. In Russia, the online streaming market increased by 17% to RUB 7.4 billion in 2016. In the medium term, the growth of this sector will depend as much on effective Internet copyright protection as on the regulation and development of services offering online streaming. Does the increased share of subscription services in the online streaming market signal the end for the advertising-based revenue model? What is the optimum business model for the regulation and development of services which offer users convenient access to high-quality, affordable legal audiovisual content?
Catherine Mtsitouridze , Chief Executive Officer, ROSKINO; Film Expert, Channel One
Alan Thompson , Director, Department of International Financial Integration, International Investment Bank (IIB)
Leonid Agronov , Head, National Federation of the Music Industry (NFMI)
Boris Dobrodeev , General Director, Mail.Ru Group
Alexander Zharov , Head, Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor)
Stan McCoy , President, Managing Director, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Motion Picture Association of America
Trevor Albery , Vice-President, Strategy and Operations, Content Protection and Analytics (EMEA), Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Olga Paskina , Chief Executive Officer, National Media Group
Sergey Selyanov , Chairman of the Management Board, Association of Film and TV Producers; Founder, CTB Film Company; Founder, Melnitsa Animation
Pavel Stepanov , President, Media Communications Union (MKS)
Oleg Tumanov , Chief Executive Officer, IVI.ru
Dmitry Chernyshenko , Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors, Gazprom-Media Holding
Elena Blobel , Senior Legal Adviser, Litigation and Legal Affairs, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
Oleg Rumyantsev , Managing Partner, Rumyantsev and Partners Consulting Agency; President, Association of Government Relations Specialists "GR-League“