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Today we hear from former Discovery execs Lauren DeVillier and Paul Pastor about the launch of their new Michael Eisner-backed streaming aggregation service Struum and Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates chairman Mark Oliver about his predictions for 2021 and beyond.

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Struum is a new streaming aggregation service gearing up for launch this spring, founded by former Discovery Ventures head of product Lauren DeVillier, ex-Discovery Networks executive VP of strategy Paul Pastor, former Disney+ exec Eugene Liew and Walt Disney Imagineering’s Thomas Wadsworth.

Backed by a multi-million-dollar investment from former Disney chief Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, the firm’s advisory board includes former CBS president Nancy Tellem, Disney TV distribution boss Ben Pyne and Twitter head of global operations Donald Hicks.

DeVillier, who is CEO of Struum, and Pastor, chief business officer, spoke with Ruth Lawes about the venture.

Mark Oliver is chairman at media, entertainment and sports advisory firm Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates.

The London-based consultancy has worked for over 200 organisations since it was founded, with a focus on content owners, brands, investors and regulators in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Oliver told Karolina Kaminska what outcome broadcasters could face from the challenges presented by Covid-19 and streaming, why the distribution sector might go from boom to bust in 2023 and why things will get worse before they get better.

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