2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Livestreaming Is Bigger Than You Realize

Monday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 12AB
531 E 4th St

Meerkat blew up at SXSW 2015, and Periscope trumped it only two weeks later. When you talk about livestreaming, this is as far as most people are familiar. But at least two livestreaming networks have already surpassed Meerkat and Periscope in terms of users and revenue model.
Twitch and YouNow have taken livestreaming to the next level. On their networks, it’s gamified with experience points and monetized with in-app purchases and subscriptions to channels. That money that is shared with the creators. Some creators make $18,000/mo.
Livestreaming is not just another platform, it's a whole new way of interacting with your audience and where all your usual content-creating instincts are wrong.

Hashtags: #sxsw #livestream


Colin Carrier

Chief Strategy Officer


Currently leading strategy and special projects for Twitch. Angel investor and startup advisor. Previously, I spent 4 years at another top live video start-up, Ustream, where I was responsible for ...

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JR Griffin at SXSW

JR Griffin

VP Digital Brand Partnerships


JR Griffin is the Vice President of Digital Brand Partnerships at FremantleMedia North America (FMNA). He is responsible for digital integrations for hit FMNA shows such as American Idol and Ameri...

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Karen Allen at SXSW

Karen Allen


Karen Allen Consulting

I advise entertainment tech startups on strategy and business development. I help them understand what to do with what they built, where the opportunities for them are in the marketplace, then I go...

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Matt Wolf at SXSW

Matt Wolf

VP Ent Ventures & Strategic Alliances

The Coca-Cola Company

As Vice President of Entertainment, Ventures & Strategic Alliances for The Coca-Cola Company, Matt Wolf is responsible for the Company’s entertainment marketing strategy, venture initiatives and re...

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Zach Clayton

Social Media Ent


Born and raised in Texas, BruhitsZach found a liking to social media outlets, including Instagram & Twitter. In no time, Zach found a liking to YouTube & Vine. Video entertainment quickly impressed...

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