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:
Wanted: A Few Good Boxes
Is Content the Kingmaker?
Advanced Services: Beyond the Hype
Delivering IPTV to the Home
IP Prime: An IPTV Solution for Telcos
Consumer Consensus: MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC or Both?
Advertising in an IP World
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
CNN.com, 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
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: Globecast 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 Industry.com, Internet Streaming Media Alliance, MPEG Industry Forum, Red Herring, Rogers & Cowan, SymbianOne, TriplePlay News, TVOver.net, VoIP Action and WiMAX-Industry.com
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
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.
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 www.nab.org.