Top Broadband, Telecom and Entertainment Execs Head For Vegas To Tout Content Delivery Via Digital Media Partnerships

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The anticipation of large revenue streams flowing from the digital delivery of content is fueling a whole series of innovative partnerships among content and pipeline companies, including leading operators, programmers, studios and distributors. Away from the commotion of large expo events, top executives from major broadband, telecom and entertainment companies are planning to pursue potential deals and development of opportunities at Kagan's Digital Media executive summit in Las Vegas, Sept. 22-23.

The Kagan Digital Media Summit to be held in Last Vegas at the Four Seasons Hotel, September 22-23, is attracting a cadre of top executives from the world's leaders in broadband, telecommunications and entertainment. The delivery of content via high-speed, high-capacity digital distribution channels is looming as a major revenue opportunity for television programmers, movie studios, sports franchises, games publishers and distributors planning to stream their goods via Internet, cable, satellite, wireless, mobile and powerline pipes.

The Kagan Digital Media Summit will feature a high-level exchange of views and issues and relevant financial and tech assessments of digital media strategies...How big are the anticipated revenue streams? What are likely to be the dominant delivery mechanisms? Which companies are or could be best positioned to win significant market share?

Kagan's Digital Media Summit has confirmed the attendance of top executives from IBM, Disney, News Corporation, Microsoft, Comcast, TimeWarner, Cox Communications, SES Americom, TV Guide Television Group, Nokia, Qualcomm, RealNetworks, Motorola, N2Broadband, Scientific-Atlanta, Universal Music, EMI Music, AtomShockwave, Fox Sports, NFL Network, CinemaNow, Visible World, Synacor, Idetic, HorseRacing TV, G4techTV, TVG Network, Maven Networks, The Feedroom, PlayTV, Aloha Partners, TiVo…and more.

Executive panels will discuss ways to monetize content via digital venues. Sessions will cover:

– Opportunities to Build Value and Forge Partnerships Across Industry Maginot Lines

– Broadband Media's Crossing From Internet Video To Digital Broadcast

– Profitable Mobile Content Plays: Games, Music, News, and Video

– Digital Delivery Windows in: Cable, Wireless, Satellite, Powerline and more.

– The Evolution of Internet Access Services to a Content Delivery Network

– Broadband Bundling, Pricing & Exclusivity

– The Emergence of the Digital Media Server

– Digital Gaming for Gamblers

Kagan Digital Media keynotes are as follows:

Wed., Sept. 22…

Morning Keynote:

Dick Anderson

General Manager/Digital Media


Luncheon Keynote:

Lucy Hood

Sr. Vice President, Content & Marketing

News Corporation

Thu., Sept. 23…

Morning Keynote:

Stacy Jolna

General Manager

TV Guide Television Group

Luncheon Keynote:

Steve Wadsworth


The Walt Disney Internet Group

Confirmed featured speakers (in alphabetical order) include:

– Dr. Phillip Alvelda, CEO, Idetic

– Reggie Bradford, President & CEO, N2 Broadband

– Greg Butz, Sr. Vice President/Marketing & Business Development, Comcast Online

– Ron Chaimowitz, President & CEO, playTV

– Ted Cohen, Sr. Vice President/Digital Development & Distribution, EMI Music

– Steve Cook, V.P./Broadband Programming & Ad Sales, Road Runner High Speed Online, TimeWarner Cable

– Dave Davies, V.P./Strategic Marketing for Subscriber Networks, Scientific-Atlanta

– Mark Donovan, Director/Mobile Services & Marketing, RealNetworks

– Dan Finnerty, Vice President/Sales & Marketing, HorseRacingTV

– Ron Frankel, President & CEO, Synacor

– Patrick Griffis, Director/Worldwide Media Standards, Strategic Relations & Policy Group, Microsoft

– David Grubb, Vice President, Motorola Broadband

– Ajit Gupta, CEO & Founder, Speedera Networks

– Seth Haberman, Founder & President, Visible World

– Charles Hirschhorn, CEO, G4techTV

– Jonathan Klein, CEO, The Feedroom

– Ross Levinsohn, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Fox Sports

– Mark Lipford, President & Region Manager/Las Vegas, Cox Communications

– Jeffrey Lorbeck, V.P & Gen. Mgr, QUALCOMM Technologies & Ventures (QT&V)

– Ted Malone, Director/Product Marketing, TiVo

– Curt Marvis, CEO, CinemaNow

– Bryan McGirk, Sr. Vice President/Domestic Satellite Services, SES Americom

– Karim Meghji, Vice President/Video Services, RealNetworks

– Ryan O'Hara, President, TVG Network

– Hilmi Ozguc, CEO, Maven Networks

– Keith Richman, President, EdgeTV

– David Ring, V.P./Bus. Development & Bus. Affairs, Universal Music Group/eLabs

– Chris Russo, Sr. Vice President/New Media Publishing, NFL Network

– Mika Salmi, CEO, AtomShockwave Corp.

– Charles Townsend, Managing General Partner, Aloha Partners

– Nada Usina, General Manager/Entertainment & Media Business, Nokia America

Registration information: 1-800-307-2529 or online at

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