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April 20, 2006
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NAB and iHollywood Forum Announce Lineup of Sessions, Speakers and Sponsors for IPTV World

Summit to Address Technologies and Strategies to Develop, Distribute and Market Products, Services and Applications to the IP Television Industry-

Los Angeles, CA- The National Association of Broadcasters and iHollywood Forum, Inc. announced the sessions, speakers and sponsors who will participate in the inaugural IPTV World event.  The summit takes place Wednesday, April 26 during NAB2006 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

IPTV World will address challenges and strategies for increasing profits and revenues in IPTV.

"Telcos are preparing an assault on the television content domains now controlled by cable, satellite and broadcast companies," said Michael Stroud, co-founder, iHollywood Forum. "The best known examples are SBC and Verizon. But dozens of smaller telcos are also beginning to offer IPTV. This conference will examine the emerging IPTV landscape."

Keynote speakers include: Rob Thun, AT&T Inc. Director of Programming; Phil Corman, Microsoft TV's Director of Worldwide Partner Development; Tony Zona, Motorola FTTP Solution's General Manager; Chris Coles, Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment's President and Chief Executive Officer; and Stephen Reeder, ANT Software Limited's Director of Product Strategy.

IPTV World panels include:

  • War!
  • Wanted: A Few Good Boxes
  • Is Content the Kingmaker?
  • Advanced Services: Beyond the Hype
  • Delivering IPTV to the Home
  • Next-Generation IPTV
  • IP Prime: An IPTV Solution for Telcos
  • Consumer Consensus: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC or Both?
  • Advertising in an IP World

Speakers include:

  • ANT Software Limited, Stephen Reeder, Director, Product Strategy
  • ANT Software Limited, Colin Shave, Executive Director
  • ATCi, Gary Hatch, Chief Executive Officer
  • AT&T Inc., Rob Thun, Director of Programming;
  • BellSouth, Lee Friedman, Director, Rich Media Services
  • BTC Broadband, M. Lynn Pike, President and Chief Executive Officer
  •, David Payne, Senior Vice President and General Manager
  • Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Ray Carnovale, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
  • Court TV, Claire Cowart, Senior Vice President, New Media Ventures
  • Denuo - A Publicis Groupe, Tim Hanlon, Senior Vice President, Ventures
  • Envivio, Inc., Alain Fernando-Santana, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Envivio, Inc., Ian Locke, Vice President, Strategic Alliances
  • GlobeCast America, Mary Frost, Chief Commercial Officer
  • Hewlett-Packard Company, Peggy Dau, Director, NSP Broadband and Media
  • IBM, J.D. Zeeman, Director, Digital Media
  • iHollywood Forum, Michael Stroud, Co-Founder
  • Intelsat, Alex Diamantopoulos, Senior Manager, Video Services
  • Intelsat, Jon Romm, President, Media and Entertainment Business Unit
  • Intertech, Bill Bauer, Chief Executive Officer
  • Irdeto, Andrew Wajs, Chief Technology Officer
  • Kasenna, Mark Gray, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
  • Latens, Dean Kashlan, General Manager and Vice President, Americas
  • Lucent Technologies, Rob Piconi, Vice President and General Manager, Broadband Solutions
  • Microsoft TV, Phil Corman, Director of Worldwide Partner Development
  • MPEG Industry Forum, David Price, Vice President
  • Modulus Video, Bob Wilson, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
  • Motorola, Paul Baker, Senior Product Line Manager, Motorola IP Set Tops
  • Motorola, Kevin Wirick, Vice President, Motorola IP Video Solutions, Marketing
  • Nagravision, Robin Wilson, Vice President, Business Development
  • Nine Systems, Troy Snyder, Chief Executive Officer and President
  • Ovum, Josette Bonte, Vice President, Content and IPTV
  • Parks Associates, Yaunzhe Cai, Director, Broadband and Gaming
  • Scientific Atlanta, David Alsobrook, Director, IPTV Products
  • SeaChange, James Kelso, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
  • SES Americom, Bryan McGuirk, President, Media Solutions
  • SES Americom, Steve Osman, Vice President
  • Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment, Brook Longdon, Director, Field Engineering and Technical Sales, Home Entertainment Studios
  • Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment, Chris Coles, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Texas Instruments, Peter Percosan, Director, Broadband Strategy
  • VectorMAX Corporation, Eric Petajan, Chief Technology Officer
  • Verizon FiOS Television, Roger Seiken, Director, Business and Legal Affairs
  • WhiteBlox, Greg Demetriades, Chief Executive Officer

Sponsors include:
Platinum: ANT Software Limited, Motorola and Siemens SURPASS Home Entertainment
Gold:  Envivio, Intelsat and SES Americom
Silver: Kasenna, Lucent Technologies and Nagravision
Bronze: ATCi, HP, Irdeto, Latens, Nine Systems, VectorMAX and Whiteblox
Contributing Sponsor:
Research Partners: ABI Research, Current Analysis and Parks Associates
Media and Supporting Partners: Broadband Home Central, Business Wire, HDTV Magazine, IP Media Monitor, IP Television Magazine, IPTV,  Internet Streaming Media Alliance, MPEG Industry Forum, Red Herring, Rogers & Cowan, SymbianOne, TriplePlay News,, VoIP Action and

About iHollywood Forum, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Los Angeles-based iHollywood Forum, Inc. produces cutting-edge roundtables and conferences about digital entertainment and mobile technology. The summits attract a diverse mix of Hollywood and Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs, technology executives, attorneys and others to learn and make deals in an intimate environment.  Sessions are typically moderated by top journalists and analysts. Other conferences produced by iHollywood Forum include the Mobile Entertainment Summit, Music 2.0, Impact! (entertainment marketing) and the Digital Media Summit. More information is available at

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

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at


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