50 VOD Professionals – our list of the 50 most influential people working in the UK’s video-on-demand and OTT industry – is back!

Nominations are now open and we’d like to hear from you about the brilliant people that you work with: the designers who imagine your new OTT user interfaces, the developers who help bring them to life, the coders and schedulers and project management staff who maintain the backends, the engineers that run your DAMs and MAMs, the researchers and analysts who model growth and customer retention, the marketers and PRs who promote your products, the partnership managers who get them onto multiple platforms and the vendors that supply expert knowledge and specialised solutions. And, of course, the leaders who captain your organisations. Tell us about them all!  

Here’s how the process works:

  • You can send us your nominations by completing the contact form here or by DM to Kauser Kanji on LinkedIn
  • Nominations will close at 5pm on Thursday the 27th of May
  • We’ll then convene our judging panel – all senior OTT people themselves – who will debate the merits of each nominee. Judging is done anonymously to help encourage open and honest conversation
  • The final list of 50 VOD Professionals 2021 will be published in the w/c 7 June. 

Questions? Send them to us here.



Kauser Kanji has been working in online video for 19 years, formerly at Virgin Media, ITN and NBC Universal, and founded VOD Professional in 2011. He has since completed major OTT projects for, amongst others, A+E Networks, the BBC, BBC Studios, Channel 4, DR (Denmark), Liberty Global, Netflix, Sony Pictures, the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and UKTV. He now writes industry analyses, hosts an online debate show, OTT Question Time, as well as its in-person sister event, OTT Question Time Live

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