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BritBox outlines UK and US strategy at Content London

Reemah Sakaan, group launch director, BritBox UK and SVP creative & editorial, BritBox US, and Soumya Sriraman, president, BritBox, join the Content London line-up to discuss operational and content strategy across the UK and US.

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In this intimate session, Sakaan and Sriraman will provide clarity on the windowing strategies between the UK and US and define their content strategies for the two services and opportunities for originals and coproductions.

Reemah Sakaan, group launch director, BritBox UK & SVP creative and editorial BritBox US
Sakaan is currently leading ITVs set up of BritBox in the UK and leading its interests in the US joint venture of ITV and BBC subscription video service, BritBox. Having worked on the inception of the partnership she was responsible for the creation of the BritBox brand and global concept proposition. She spent the last 18 months based in New York driving the brand’s impressive subscriber growth (surpassing 600k subs in its first 2 yrs) alongside it’s launch into Canada in Feb 2018, making it one of the most successful entries into the highly competitive North American subscription video service market. Prior to this as ITV’s director of marketing and media her remit covered all UK and international TV channels, digital on demand brands and pay services. She spearheaded the 2013 ITV rebrand, relaunching ITV’s UK Network brands, following this in 2014 she delivered the networks new channel launches ITV Encore and ITV Be, and the 2015 relaunch of ITV’s VOD service to become ITV Hub. She previously worked at the BBC for eight years, holding posts including head of marketing for BBC One and BBC Drama and BBC Film leading launch campaigns for Sherlock, Doctor Who and Frozen Planet. Prior to this Sakaan was head of marketing for BBC Three, BBC Comedy and BBC Entertainment and held roles in BBC Digital Marketing, working on product and platform brands such as BBC iPlayer, BBC HD and the BBC's role in Freeview and Freesat launches. Reemah started her career outside of media in FMCG marketing with roles at Diageo & Reckitt Benckiser.


Soumya Sriraman, president, BritBox
Sriraman is president for BritBox, a joint venture between BBC Studios, the subsidiary arm of BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster. In this role, Sriraman is responsible for the overall strategy and operation of BritBox, with a focus on bringing the best British content to the service through acquisitions, licensing, co-productions, and key partnerships, with an emphasis on reach, engagement, and retention. Earlier, Sriraman served as executive vice president of franchise and digital enterprises at BBC Worldwide North America (now BBC Studios Americas), where she expanded brand platforms, maximized distribution outlets, developed new product and grew the home entertainment and licensing businesses to record breaking heights; adding a new distribution line-up of theatrical events for the key BBC brands including Doctor Who and BBC Earth. Prior to joining BBC Worldwide North America, Sriraman was president and chief executive officer for Palisades Tartan US and UK where, she spearheaded the releasing of independent and arthouse films, relaunched the Tartan brand, and increased sales against a declining market. Sriraman was named among Home Media Magazine’s 40 Under 40 executives and held positions at Warner Home Video and Universal Home Entertainment. Sriraman was also the senior vice president of theatrical marketing at Universal Music and Video’s filmed entertainment arm, Vivendi Entertainment. She is a member of the British American Business Association and is delighted to serve on the Advisory Board of the Bentonville Film Festival.

They join other confirmed speakers:

Kevin Reilly
Chief content officer, HBO Max and president
TBS, TNT and truTV
Sarah Aubrey
Head of original content
HBO Max
Sandra Dewey 
Business operations and productions
HBO Max
Nicole Clemens
President
Paramount Television
Kelly Luegenbiehl
VP of international originals
Netflix
Georgia Brown
Director of European Prime original series
Amazon Studios
Courteney Monroe
President
National Geographic Global Television Network
Sarah Barnett
President
AMC Networks Entertainment Group and AMC Studios
Michael Wright
President
EPIX
Piers Wenger
Controller of drama
BBC
Monika Shergill
Director of international originals
Netflix India
Aparna Purohit
Head of India original
Amazon Prime Video
Julie McNamara
EVP of Original Content
CBS All Access
Nancy Cotton
EVP and head of scripted programming
Epix
Karen Bailey
Senior vice president, original programming
Starz
Julian Fellowes
Writer, director and novelist
Gareth Naeme
CEO
Carnival Films
Nina Lederman
Executive vice president, global scripted development
Sony Pictures Television
Scott Herbst
Head of scripted development
Lionsgate Television Group
Gina Marcheschi
Head of scripted TV
VICE Studios
Sally Wainwright
Writer, producer and director
Faith Penhale
CEO
Lookout Point
Cameron Roach
Director of Drama
Sky Drama
Jill Offman
EVP
Comedy Central and Paramount Network International
Anna Croneman
Head of Dramafilms
SVT - Sveriges Televison
Nils Hartmann
Director of original productions
Sky Italia
Nick Forward
Chief content officer
Stan
Philipp Steffens
Head of fiction
RTL Television
Superna Kalle
Executive vice president, international digital networks
Starz
Trish Williams
Executive director, scripted content
CBC
Ralph Lee
Director of content
BBC Studios
Tracey Pearce
President of distribution and pay
Bell Media
Reemah Sakaan
Group launch director
BritBox UK and Senior Vice President, creative and editorial, BritBox US
Soumya Sriraman
President
BritBox
Jakob Mejlhede Andersen
EVP and Viaplay chief content office
Nordic Entertainment Group
Nathalie Biancolli
Director of acquisitions and international fiction
France Télévisions
Holt McCallany
Leading actor
Mindhunter
Jamie Mustard
Author
The Iconist
Piotr Kocel
Founder and CEO
Bombay Sour Films
Robert Delamere
Creative director
Storyglass
Tarun Katial
CEO
ZEE5 India
Nosa Eke
Writer and director
Anna Winger
Writer
Pascal Breton
President
Federation Entertainment
Krishnendu Majumdar
Co-founder and executive producer
Me+You Productions
Sebastian Burkhardt
Managing director, global content
Keshet International
Nathalie Morley
Chief content officer
TRACE Global
Karin Heijink
VP Pay-TV Channels
Viasat World
Jonathan Cavendish
Co-Founder
Imaginarium
Jenna Powell
Senior VFX producer
Milk Visual Effects
Guy Gadney
CEO
Charisma.ai
Marianne Furevold-Boland
Executive producer
NRK Drama
Sameer Nair
CEO
Applause Entertainment
Abhishek Rege
CEO
Endemol Shine
Elizabeth Koshy
Founder and CEO
INVAR Studios
Karen-Lise Mynster
Actor
When the Dust Settles
Ida Maria Rydén
Writer
When The Dust Settles
Dorte Høgh
Writer
When The Dust Settles
Stinna Lassen
Producer
When The Dust Settles
Milad Alami
Director
When The Dust Settles
Christian Rank
Head of drama
DR
Leye Adenle
author
Kemi Adesoye
Writer
Kris Thykier
Founder
Archery Pictures
Liisa Penttilä-Asikainen
Producer
Reindeer Mafia
Mika Kurvien
director and screenwriter
Reindeer Mafia
Pete Eklund
Producer
Reindeer Mafia
Olivier Jollet
Managing director Europe
Pluto TV
David M. Taghioff
CEO
Library Pictures International
Amanda Jenks
Co-founder
Greenacre Films
Sidharth Jain
Found and chief storyteller
The Story Ink
Estela Renner
director, writer and co-founder
Maria Farinha Filmes
Monica Albuquerque
Head of development
Globo
Guadalupe Marengo
Head of global human rights defenders programme
Amnesty International
Niamh Brannigan
Head of communications for environmental governance
UN Environment
Miura Kite
SVP, global television
Participant
Nicole Starr
Vice president of social impact
Participant
Morgane Baudin
Sustainable production specialist
Pixetik
Genevieve Barr
Actress
  


The multi-award winning Content London is made up of four standalone events: The International Drama Summit, The Unscripted Entertainment Forum, Kids Content Futures and Screenomi.

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