The Hottest OTT & Connected TV Events to Attend in 2021/22

As the world gradually reopens, in-person events are beginning to make an important comeback. Since the pandemic took hold in 2020, media and streaming consumption soared with the UK seeing a 62% increase in streaming time in 2020 compared to 2019. On the back of 2020, streaming and subscriptions to OTT services continue to skyrocket, and for brands and content creators, there has never been a more important time to capitalise on this ‘OTT Digital Gold Rush’.

To stay ahead of the game in this rapidly growing industry, attending some of the hottest OTT and Connected TV events is a must. Having a presence at industry-leading events provides a world of opportunity, allowing you to network with leaders in OTT, learn and understand the latest consumer trends and also showcase your own OTT product or service to a global audience.

With many of the big events now returning, we’ve compiled a list of the hottest OTT and Connected TV events taking place in the remainder of 2021 and in 2022. Clear your calendar, there’s a lot coming up.

Future of Television

Date: 8 – 11 November 2021
Location: Virtual
Website: televisionconference.com

The Future of Television is the leading event for senior representatives from television broadcasters, digital studios, cable networks, digital distribution networks, brands, advertising firms, VCs, social networks, technology providers, analysts & press. The FOTV focuses on bringing together the people who really matter to meet in a lively yet intimate environment that allows access and privacy to build and grow relationships and partnerships.


SportsPro OTT Summit

Date: 15 – 16 November 2021 (In-Person) | 17 – 18 November 2021 (Virtual)
Location: London, England 🇬🇧
Website: eu.sportspro-ott.com

As streaming consumption habits demand a more intricate approach, a connected strategy for content and technology is the true enabler to fully monetising the value of your content. This year’s hybrid OTT Summit experience will deliver insights that provide you with a comprehensive overview of the sports broadcast ecosystem and how to capitalise on it in the future.


IBC 2021

Date: 3 – 6 December 2021
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱
Website: show.ibc.org

IBC is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show. IBC 2021 will offer the chance to see the latest innovations and network with the people that are helping to define our industry. The conference will welcome the top influencers from broadcasting and digital media to explore the trends shaping our future.

FX will be exhibiting at IBC this year in the Content Everywhere Hall 5, at stand G16. Stop by and say hello!

UPDATE: Sadly, IBC 2021 was cancelled on 23rd November following growing concerns about the COVID-19 situation in the Netherlands. While we are disappointed that we will not be able to connect with everyone in person, we completely understand the decision. We will be available for meetings virtually and in our London office if you are in the area. We look forward to exhibiting in person at IBC in 2022.


SVG Summit

Date: 13 – 14 December 2021
Location: New York, USA 🇺🇸
Website: thesvgsummit.com

The SVG Summit is back in person this year as the industry’s largest gathering of sports production professionals takes over the New York Hilton from December 13th to 14th. After going virtual in 2020, SVG members and sponsors are now able to meet again for two days of panel discussions, exhibits, networking, and more.


CES (Consumer Technology Association)

Date: 5 – 8 January 2022
Location: Las Vegas, USA 🇺🇸
Website: ces.tech

CES® is one of the most influential tech events in the world — the proving ground for breakthrough technologies and global innovators. This is where the world’s biggest brands do business and meet new partners, and the sharpest innovators hit the stage in the world-famous ‘Sin City’.


Ignition

Date: 26 – 28 January 2022
Location: Virtual
Website: ignition.sport

Ignition is a SportsPro event uniting sports and technology. It’s the meeting place of the sports industry’s most transformative tech in an energetic, experiential, and visual hub that’s buzzing with start-up electricity and supported by the industry’s tech giants. At its core, Ignition is a showcase of the creative and tech-enabled solutions driving the future of sports business.


MWC

Date: 28 February – 3 March 2022
Location: Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸
Website: mwcbarcelona.com

MWC Barcelona is the world’s most influential event for the connectivity industry. It’s where world-leading companies and trailblazers share the latest thought leadership about the progression and future of connectivity. It’s also the best place for networking opportunities with mobile and tech industry influencers.


Global Sports Week Paris

Date: 7 – 11 March 2022
Location: Paris, France 🇫🇷
Website: gsw.world

GSW offers a unique setting and platform for influencers and decision-makers to come together to shape, shake and share the future of sport, providing the tools and insights to inspire new ways of thinking.


SportsPro OTT USA

Date: 8 – 9 March 2022
Location: New York, USA 🇺🇸
Website: usa.sportspro-ott.com

The significant disruption to the sports industry during 2020 has caused a swift adoption of remote broadcast technology, a re-examining of live rights’ values and redesigned commercial strategies. SportsPro OTT USA will focus on three main themes, being strategy, content and delivery as the American market is a leading force in this rapid change.


Sportel Miami

Date: 14 – 15 March 2022
Location: Miami, USA 🇺🇸
Website: sportelamerica.com

Sportel Miami is a 2-day event providing plentiful opportunities to meet and reconnect with international sports decision-makers within the Americas.


CSTB Pro Media

Date: 15 – 16 March 2022
Location: Moscow, Russia 🇷🇺
Website: en.cstb.ru

CSTB Pro Media is the main event of the media industry which will for the 24th time become the centre of attraction for the whole media business and will reflect the need for the fresh ideas.


Evolving Connectivity

Date: 17 March 2022
Location: Birmingham, UK 🇬🇧
Website: evolvingconnectivity.com

Evolving Connectivity is the UK’s leading trade show for the signal reception, content delivery and smart home industry. Evolving Connectivity allows the showcasing of new industry products along with live seminars from keynote industry speakers about the future changes the industry will experience.

International Sports Convention (ISC)

Date: 23 – 24 March 2022
Location: London, England 🇬🇧
Website: internationalsportsconvention.com/london

The International Sports Convention will provide you with some of the best networking opportunities in the sports industry. A combination mixed with sports business content, 150 speakers, approximately 1500 delegates, 6 Sports Business Conferences and many Masterclasses will all be taking place in high-quality networking spaces – a real opportunity to grow your network within the sporting world.


Convergence India Expo

Date: 23 – 25 March 2022
Location: New Delhi, India 🇮🇳
Website: convergenceindia.org

Convergence India aims to bring together, under one roof, the latest technology innovations and trends from the telecom and mobile industry, broadcast and digital media and embedded system, as well as emerging technologies and enterprise solutions.


MIPTV

Date: 4 – 6 April 2022
Location: Cannes, France 🇫🇷
Website: miptv.com

MIPTV is the longest running international television market taking place in Cannes. MIPTV brings together global distributors, producers, buyers and commissioners of drama, documentaries, kids, factual and formats programming for a curated week of business meetings, matchmaking opportunities, exclusive market intelligence, conferences sessions and global networking.


NAB Show

Date: 23 – 27 April 2022
Location: Las Vegas, USA 🇺🇸
Website: nabshow.com

Having been cancelled in 2021, the NAB Show is set to return with a bang in 2022. At NAB, thousands of content professionals from all corners of the media, entertainment and technology ecosystem go to NAB Show. It’s designed for those striving to drive listeners and engage viewers in larger numbers for greater reach.


ANGA COM

Date: 10 – 12 May 2022
Location: Cologne, Germany 🇩🇪
Website: angacom.de

ANGA COM is Europe’s leading business platform for broadband, television and online. It brings together network operators, vendors and content providers on all issues of broadband and media distribution. ANGA COM’s key topics include Gigabit Networks, FTTX, 5G, OTT, AppTV, Cloud TV, Video Streaming, Smart City and Smart Home.


SportAccord

Date: 15 – 20 May 2022
Location: Yekaterinburg, Russia 🇷🇺
Website: sportaccord.sport

SportAccord is a world sport and business summit allowing you to meet key decision makers and influencers in sport, expand your network and share best practices.


Streaming Media East Connect

Date: 24 – 25 May 2022
Location: Boston, USA 🇺🇸
Website: streamingmedia.com

Streaming Media East Connect allows you to gain insight into the innovative approaches that the world’s leading organizations are deploying in live streaming, OTT, content delivery, next-gen TV, and much more.


StreamTV Show

Date: 6 – 8 June 2022
Location: Denver, USA 🇺🇸
Website: TBC

StreamTV Show is back in person in 2022 in Denver, Colorado. StreamTV Show is one of the world’s largest streaming video events. More information is to be released on this event soon.


NEM

Date: 6 – 9 June 2022
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia 🇭🇷
Website: neweumarket.com

NEM Dubrovnik is where TV industry professionals gather to learn about the newest business trends and share their most precious formulas for success. NEM is addressed to FTAs, Pay-TV channels, cable and satellite operators, IPTV, production, distribution and technology companies, media and marketing agencies, and other specialists connected with the TV industry.


KOBA

Date: 29 June – 1 July 2022
Location: Seoul, South Korea 🇰🇷
Website: kobashow.com

The KOBA show will present the future of the next generation broadcasting service, video, sound and lighting industry. KOBA will provide an opportunity to see at a glance the state-of-the-art broadcasting, image, sound, and lighting industries that are playing a pivotal role in the cultural industry.


SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Date: 19 – 22 September 2022
Location: Philadelphia, USA 🇺🇸
Website: expo.scte

Cable-Tec Expo will offer a unique opportunity to preview the emerging technologies and applications transforming the industry. Engage with industry CEOs, CTOs and all of the thought leaders from within and outside of cable who share pivotal knowledge that will improve consumers’ lives and yield unmatched business results.


MIPCOM

Date: 17 – 20 October 2022
Location: Cannes, France 🇫🇷
Website: mipcom.com

MIPCOM is the world’s largest entertainment content market. From blockbuster programming to groundbreaking partnerships, every October, the global media and entertainment industry converges in Cannes to turn every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of exchange and networking, meetings, screenings and conferences, into lasting business.


Sportel Monaco

Date: 24 – 26 October 2022
Location: Monaco 🇲🇨
Website: sportelmonaco.com

Connect with world-class experts in media rights, broadcast solutions, TV networks, OTT, media tech, sports marketing and communication.

Closing Thoughts

With the OTT space becoming ever richer, and with endless topics to explore as it continues to grow, it can sometimes be a challenge to keep up. Conferences provide countless opportunities to connect with the industry, network with big players in the space and also shout about the amazing work you do as a business. What’s not to like?