Seeking nominations for executives who are leading the rise of free, ad-supported streaming services in 2019

youtube rob kyncl chief business officerYouTube's chief business officer Rob Kyncl.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

So far in 2019, Viacom bought the free TV service Pluto TV; Amazon launched IMDB TV; legacy media giants like NBC dipped their toes in the streaming waters with ad-supported offerings like NBC News Now; Hotstar in India set a record for live-streaming viewership.

Free, ad-supported streaming video is on the rise. We're seeking nominations for Business Insider's inaugural list of the top executives who are shaping the AVOD industry. We want to hear from you.

Please submit your ideas through this form by September 3.

We're looking for senior execs who are overseeing key elements of free, streaming-video services. They could be the CEO of a TV startup; a team leader charged with a crucial part of an AVOD business, like content development, data and analytics, or advertising sales; a programmer with an innovative strategy for selling to AVOD services; a distributor changing the way people access AVOD services; or a leader at a software company supplying the tech under the hood.

These leaders are helping their companies navigate the evolving TV landscape, and shaping the future of ad-supported video.

We're seeking leaders who are innovating around streaming-video services that don't charge subscription fees.

For this list, we are interested in people who are innovating around free, ad-supported streaming-video services that do not charge subscription fees. That could include TV services like Pluto TV; free on-demand platforms like Vudu, IMDB TV, or The Roku Channel; free tiers within broader streaming services, like Hotstar's AVOD offering in India; as well as platforms like Facebook Watch and YouTube that have ad-supported video.

The list will be determined by Business Insider based on our reporting and the nominations that we receive.

The rankings will factor in the executive's roles and responsibilities, the scope of the changes they've introduced, and the person's impact on the company's performance and AVOD industry broadly.

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