Disruption and Competition in the Consumer Video Market – Good or Bad for American Consumers?

Click here to register for the free webinar : November 16, 2016 2:00- 3:00 EST

There’s no shortage of headlines regarding the 2016 election. Another, perhaps unexpected, topic doesn’t trail far behind when it comes to dominating the news cycle: the seismic shifts underway in the consumer video market.The richest man in China has just made a bid to buy Don Clark Productions, reaffirming the adage that ‘content is king.’  Cable looks like it’s finally going to experience head-on competition in more markets across the country if regulators approve AT&T’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner.  Putting premium content onto more screens and mobile devices is clearly where the video business is heading.  But what does it all mean for consumers?  Will they begin to experience never-before-possible content enhancements like virtual reality on mobile?  What comes of the burgeoning market for over-the-top content?  When will mobile platforms become the primary means for consumer video consumption? And how should we evaluate competition as multiple industries converge?Please join us as we convene an esteemed panel on Wednesday, November 16th at 2:00 PM EDT for a webinar discussion on these issues and their impact to consumers, businesses and the state of competition today.PANELISTS INCLUDE:

Morgan Reed, is the Executive Director of ACT | The App Association in Washington, DC.

Brent Skorup, is a Research Fellow in the Technology Policy Program of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, VA.

Nicol Turner-Lee, is a Fellow at the Center for Technology Innovation in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.

Moderator: Barry Umansky, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Policy Counsel at the Digital Policy Institute and Professor of Telecommunications at Ball State University.

The Digital Policy Institute (DPI) was created in 2004, and serves as a catalyst for research and education on issues relevant to digital media. The purpose of the Institute is to study and provide policy guidance on the structure of, and competition within, electronic communications industries, as well as on issues relating to digital creation, storage, transmission, reception, consumption, and legal protection of information of various forms, including written, voice, data, still images, video, and computer graphics, in the 21st century.For more information at DPI please visit: http://digitalpolicyinstitute.org/Follow DPI on Twitter: @Digital_Policy