iptv evolution Agenda
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - Welcome:
Chairman's Opening Remarks
Deborah McAdams, Senior Editor, FierceIPTV
9:05 am - 9:45 am
Hear first hand how the leading service provider in the IPTV space has designed its business model. Discover how itï¿½s overcoming the technical challenges and barriers to entry into the pay TV space.
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Panel Session: IPTV or online video, whatï¿½s the next generation of TV?
As telecoms slowly roll out their television services to markets scattered throughout the U.S., online video services are effectively stealing eyeballs from the once impervious TV screen. IPTV providers need to demonstrate to consumers why they should pay for an alternative pay TV service when they can on demand the video they want online.
Jeff Richards, VP, Digital Content Management Services, VeriSign
Trey Gaskins, COO, DAVE Networks
Mark Langford, VP Marketing & Business Development,Technicolor Electronic Distribution Services
Scott Stelzer, VP, National Accounts, Content Distribution, MTV Networks and BET Networks
Doug Sylvester, Chief Operating Officer, TVN Entertainment
Mitchell Berman, Industry Pioneer (MODERATOR)
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Panel Session: IPTV Bill of Rights
Last year franchise rights were top of mind for the IPTV industry, and as legislation changes that process IPTV providers need to understand how the new process will affect their service rollout. Other legal issues like content access and acquisition need to be mastered by budding IPTV providers. What other regulatory or legal issues will the telcos face in the year ahead?
Jane Bremer, President, Bremer Law
Timothy McCallion, President, West Region, Verizon
Deborah McAdams, Senior Editor, Fierce IPTV (MODERATOR)
11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Panel Session: Monetizing applications beyond TV
IPTV service providers understand that their networks provide for more interactivity between TV viewer and service provider than ever before, thatï¿½s why many are looking to offer services like gaming, embedded caller ID, interactive shopping services as well as mobile extensions to their core offerings. While it sounds like a throwback to 1999, these interactive applications could prove lucrative for the leading IPTV service providers. Discover which interactive applications will make the cut.
Bernardin Arnason, Managing Partner & Founder, Pivot Media LLC
Laura Buddine, CEO, Iacta LLC & Architect, Games4TV
Kay Johansson, CTO, MobiTV
Evan Young, Director of Broadband Services, TiVo Inc.
Robin Mersh, COO, DSL Forum (MODERATOR)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Panel Session: Security and QoS
Glitches in network rollouts and heated licensing negotiations with content providers have slowed down the growth of IPTV across the U.S. during the past year. The hot button issues of content security and network scalability will be tackled in this session. Join us for these presentations and learn best practices from security and QoS experts in the IPTV sector.
Deepesh Arora, Director, Application Testing, Ixia
Brian Caskey, VP of Marketing, UTStarcom
Deb Lenart, VP & Client Industry Executive, Global Communications, Media & Entertainment Industry, EDS
Andrew Sachs, Director of IPTV Strategy, IPTV Service Assurance, CommTest/T&M, JDSU
Jose Alvear, Editor/IPTV Analyst, Multimedia Research Group (MODERATOR)
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Panel Session: Lessons learned from Tier 2 and Tier 3 IPTV Deployments Hear from tier 2 IPTV service providers who launched IPTV services early on in the game. What types of services have proven the most effective? Do they compete with cable on price or content offerings? How has bundling helped win over potential subscribers? Attend this session to tap their pioneering experience and hear the real world case studies.
Trevor Bonnstetter, CEO, West Kentucky Rural Telephone
Bill DeMuth, Senior VP & CTO, SureWest
Phil Erli, EVP, Ringgold Telephone Company
Keith Galitz, President, Canby Telecom
Ken Pyle, Managing Editor, The Viodi View (MODERATOR)
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm
Content Provider Roundtable: The IPTV Opportunity
While the driving force behind the rollout of IPTV services across the U.S. are the telcos, who are looking to stay competitive with the ever increasing services from cable companies, content providers also see IPTV as a unique opportunity for their viewers. Attend this session to understand how IPTV will change the way content is developed, delivered and viewed from a content providerï¿½s perspective.
Josette Bonte, Vice President Digital Media, Cookie Jar Entertainment
Mariana Danilovic, Vice President of Business Development, MediaZone
Kevin McFeeley, Vice President Affiliate Sales & New Media, Anime Network
Steven Goore, Vice President, Western Region Affiliate Sales & Marketing, A&E Television Networks
David Carnevale, Vice President, Multimedia Content and Distribution, iSuppli (MODERATOR)
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Panel Session: ISO the perfect Electronic Programming Guide
Users are increasingly willing to pay a premium for a better user experience, which makes the electronic programming guide (EPG) all the more essential to a successful IPTV rollout. Join this panel to drill down into the subject of the EPG, including best practices for its design, functionality as well as the research that supports its all-importance. In age of ï¿½long tailï¿½ content aggregation, users need a way to easily navigate through the sea of video now available to them. Learn how to enable your subscribers to do just that.
Dilshan De Silva, Director of Product Management, Espial
Mark Kirstein, President & Co-Founder, Multimedia Intelligence (MODERATOR)
Conclusion: Chairman's Remarks and Show Recap
Deborah McAdams, Senior Editor, FierceIPTV