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February 28, 2006
Dennis Wharton
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Microsoft's Phil Corman To Keynote Next-Generation TV Super Session

WASHINGTON, DC - Phil Corman, director, worldwide partner development for the Microsoft TV Division, will provide the keynote address for the "Next Generation Television - The Content Provider's Opportunity" Super Session at NAB2006 in Las Vegas, April 24.

The Next Generation Super Session will explore new content-based business and revenue models as IPTV-based entertainment and information services become increasingly available. Speakers will outline IPTV content delivery options, how they offer content owners new ways to reach consumers, and the business development opportunities that they provide for content distributors.

In his capacity at Microsoft, Corman is responsible for increasing the value of Microsoft TV's solutions by driving relationships with industry partners. These partnerships include companies such as encoding, server, storage and billing/operations support systems (B/OSS) providers, consumer electronics (CE) and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), silicon suppliers, independent software and TV application providers, and systems integrators. Corman is also responsible for developing an IPTV content partner ecosystem including studios, broadcasters, post production houses, content and asset management companies.

Prior to joining Microsoft in March 2001, Corman served as general manager of interactive digital systems at Mitsubishi Electronics America. In this capacity, Corman established and led the entire division including product marketing, sales and technical directors. In addition, he launched Mitsubishi's commercial video-on-demand (VOD) business unit, which delivered VOD and Internet browsing over the TV to hotels, cruise ships and hospitals. Prior to Mitsubishi, Corman spent 15 years in the computing industry with Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard).

NAB2006 will take place April 22 - 27, 2006 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 24). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media.

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