YouTube is in the house – Ben McOwen Wilson; credit: MEDIA CONVENTION

The close partnership between MEDIA CONVENTION Berlin and re:publica was been strengthened even further with a joint ticket this year. Participants can look forward to a broader range of contents. Here is a first taste of some of this year’s prestigious speakers from the media track.

YouTube is the undisputed market leader for Internet video. But the competition never rests. Other platforms have also discovered the potential of video content, and have set their sights on online video as a growth segment. What are the various platforms’ video strategies? Who can make new inroads into the market? And what opportunities exist for German and European production houses?

Ben McOwen Wilson is the Director Content Partnerships for YouTube where he leads the development of content strategy in Europe. At MEDIA CONVENTION he tell all about YouTube’s next strategies. Prior to starting with YouTube, Ben was the Director of Online and Interactive at ITV Plc, where he oversaw ITV’s digital and new media businesses. During his tenure, he co-created and was chairman of Project Kangaroo – the proposed VoD joint venture between BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. A former strategy consultant, Ben has a long-time experience in the fields of media, entertainment, telecommunications and the Internet and has lived and worked on five continents. We are eager to hear what he has to say about YouTube.