Sebastian Burkhardt leads Keshet International’s combined digital and acquisitions arm. Since arriving at the company in 2015, Sebastian has been identifying and executing distinctive new business opportunities for the company to maximize the sales potential of its content across all platforms. Under Sebastian’s guidance, Keshet has entered into a variety of deals encompassing deficit financing, co-productions and pre-sales across scripted and unscripted programming in both linear TV and digital. These include an attention-grabbing digital co-production and distribution arrangement with music label Interscope Geffen A&M, as well as leading a host of global distribution deals in his acquisitions role with partners Viacom, New Form, Woodcut Media and others. Prior to joining Keshet, Sebastian was SVP International Distribution at Banijay International, having joined the company in early 2009.
Here's where you'll find Sebastian Burkhardt (SVP, Digital & Acquisitions - Keshet)
June 21, 2018
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM 45 minutes
Secrets of Global Distribution: Creating Premium Content for a Digital World
Add to Calendar 06/21/2018 15:00 06/21/2018 15:45 America/Los_Angeles Secrets of Global Distribution: Creating Premium Content for a Digital World This session brings together two experts to share their insight on how to take concepts and create and distribute them worldwide. First up, Claire McArdle from Comedy Central explores "The Universal Language of Comedy" and dives into how to take a successful comedy format across other international markets. She will focus on Share This, a Comedy Central show that debuted in Australia, along with the UK shows Every Blank Ever and Comedians Solve World Problems. Sebastian Burkhardt, Head of Keshet's Digital Studios, will then share what it takes to successfully create and distribute premium content across an ever-changing digital global landscape, including details on international value of IP; how content can live beyond its initial window in different places and platforms; lessons it has learned along the way when it comes to finding the right formats; ownership of intellectual property; dealing with multi-national vendors; and extending your reach. | Room 304CD | false MM/DD/YYYY