Digital Media Wire Announces Agenda & Speakers for Future of Television in New York City, November 18-19

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The two-day event is the industry's only comprehensive television conference focused on the evolution and future of the space.

Digital Media Wire is pleased to announce the agenda and speakers for the upcoming Future of Television East ( to be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City on Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19, 2008.

The two-day event is the industry's only comprehensive television conference focused on the evolution and future of the space. The conference agenda, which includes senior participants from major studios and networks, social networks, online distributors, mobile companies, online content distributors and association heads, includes compelling roundtable discussions and panels on the following topics:

  •     What's Next? Five Digital Media Trends to Watch
  •     A View from the Top: The Outlook for the Television Industry & Digital Media
  •     Global TV: The Emergence of Worldwide Content Distribution Networks
  •     The Future of Television Advertising
  •     Distribution Strategies for Online Video: What Does the Future Hold?
  •     Monetizing Online Video through Ads & Paid Models
  •     A Briefing on New Technologies & Business Trends Impacting the Future of Television
  •     The Battle for the Digital Home: Who's Winning?
  •     Mobile TV & Video: Opportunities & Challenges Facing the Television Industry

The event features keynotes from Rick Cotton, General Counsel at NBC Universal and Henry Schleiff, President & CEO of Crown Media Holdings / Hallmark Channel as well as an all-start panel with Dan Fawcett, President, Digital Media, Fox Entertainment Group, Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette, President, NBC Universal Digital Distribution, David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation / President, CBS VISION, Peter Price, President & CEO, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and Evan Shapiro, President, IFC tv and Sundance Channel.

Attendees are over 500 decision-makers from cable, broadcasters, studios, networks, producers and distributors, technology companies, wireless companies, rights organizations, industry bodies, advertising, law firms, investment and venture capital firms.

The list of confirmed speakers for this year's event includes:
Dick Anderson, GM, Global Media & Ent. Industry, IBM
Kraig Baker, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Bill Bradford, SVP & Chief Product Officer, Fox Digital Media
Karen Bressner, SVP, Advertising Sales, TiVo
Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Macrovision
Charles Cerino, VP/ President, Comcast Cable / Multimedia over Coal Alliance
Suranga Chandratillake, Founder & CEO, blinkx
Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies
Rick Cotton, General Counsel, NBC Universal Group
Salil Dalvi, GM, Wireless Platforms, NBC Universal
Marc DeBevoise, SVP, Business Development & Strategy, Starz
Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist, CEA
Pat Dunbar, Dir., Mediaroom & Connected TV Advertising, Microsoft TV
John Edwards, CEO & President, Move Networks
Dan Fawcett, President, Digital Media, Discovery Communications
Matthew Glotzer, SVP, Digital Media, Fox Entertainment Group
Michael Hawkey, VP, Sales & Marketing, EchoStar Corporation
Anil Jagtiani, SVP, Strategy & Development, QVC, Inc.
Ken Kaufman, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Alice Kim, SVP, Digital Distribution & Partner Relations, MTV Networks
Joe Laszlo, Director, Research, Interactive Advertising Bureau
Al Lieberman, Exec. Dir., EMT Program, NYU Stern School of Business
Lydia Loizides, Chair, Advanced Media Committee, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Gavin McElroy, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC
Jack Myers, President, Myers Publishing LLC
Clive Ng, Founder & Exec. Chairman, China Cablecom Holdings, Ltd.
David Pakman, CEO & Publisher, eMusic
Jean-Briac Perrette, President, Digital Distribution, NBC Universal
David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer/President, CBS Corporation/CBS Vision
Peter Price, President & CEO, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Mike Rich, SVP, AOL Television, AOL Music,, AOL LLC
Kurt Scherf, VP & Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
Henry Schleiff, President & CEO, Crown Media Holdings/Hallmark Channel
Evan Shapiro, President, IFC TV and Sundance Channel
Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Paul Sweeting, Editor/Contributor,
Brian Whitton, Exec. Dir., Access Technologies, Verizon Communication
Kevin Yen, Head of Strategic Partner Management, YouTube

Event sponsors and media partners include IBM, Accenture, CEA, MoCA, Move Networks, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, Macrovision, blinkx, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, Parks Associates, Variety, Content Agenda, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, webcastr, EMF, Billboard Publicity Wire and NVPR.

For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit:

Other prominent Digital Media Wire events include Future of Television West, Digital Music Forum, LA Games Conference, NY Games Conference and Digital Media Conference.

About Digital Media Wire, Inc:
Digital Media Wire is an events, news, and publishing company serving the digital entertainment & media industry since May 2000. Digital Media Wire produces executive forums featuring the leading executives in digital media and entertainment. Digital Media Wire also publishes an authoritative daily email newsletter and industry directory. For more information, please visit:

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Ellen Gildersleeve
Digital Media Wire, Inc.


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