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  • 00:48

    Radio [itvt]: Live Social Broadcasting and its Implications for Television

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    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2015 session, "Live Social Broadcasting and its Implications for Television." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "The past year or so has seen a range of live social broadcasting platforms come into prominence, each with its own unique user experience, 'stars,' programming formats, incipient monetization techniques, and audience demographics. This session will explore this new form of video-based social media, identify the key differentiators of each platform, and attempt to assess live social broadcasting's significance both for television and for the more established forms of online video. 


    Panelists included:



    Rush Doshi, Co-Founder and GM, Firetalk
    Will Jamieson, CMO, Stre.am
    Ronald C. Pruett, Co-Founder, @RokerLabs
    Shaan Puri, CEO, Blab
    Erik Schwartz, Head of Product--Live, BitTorrent
    Sharan Sklar, Head of Business Development, Independent Television Service
    Tracy Swedlow, Editor-in-Chief, [itvt] (Moderator)


    (Note: Tracy Swedlow will be moderating the panel session, "The Platforms of Live Streaming (Room 2)," at the Periscope Summit this Friday. For more information, go to: https://medium.com/@PeriscopeSummit/summitlive-agenda-9e342ca1fa8d#.8vg4zlkn3.)


    The next TVOT SF 2016 show is June 7-8th in San Francisco!

  • 00:48

    Radio [itvt]: "The Stars of Live Social Broadcasting" at TVOT NYC 2015

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    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2015 keynote fireside, "The Stars of Live Social Broadcasting." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "This session features an unprecedented line-up of the top stars of Periscope and YouNow, who will offer insights into the live social broadcasting phenomenon from the creator perspective. Among other things, the session will focus on how these creators are innovating new forms of programming content and new monetization strategies, how they are reinventing the relationship between performer and audience, how they expect to see live social broadcasting platforms--as well as the new viewing experiences to which they have given rise--evolve going forward, and what role they believe they will play in the future of the entertainment industry in general." Participants included:


    •    CrankThatFrank, YouNow Star
    •    JR (JRSportBrief), YouNow and YouTube Star
    •    Alex Khan, Periscope Star
    •    Hailey Knox, YouNow Star
    •    Lizza Monet Morales, Periscope Star 
    •    Amanda Oleander, Periscope Star
    •    Tracy Swedlow, Editor-in-Chief, [itvt] (Moderator)


    Note: Tracy Swedlow will be moderating the panel session, "The Platforms of Live Streaming" (Room 2) at the Periscope Summit this Friday. For more information, go to: https://medium.com/@PeriscopeSummit/summitlive-agenda-9e342ca1fa8d#.8vg4zlkn3
     


     

  • 00:49

    Radio [itvt]: The Second Wave of Social TV at TVOT NYC 2015

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    Radio [itvt]: The Second Wave of Social TV at TVOT NYC 2015


    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2015 session, "The Second Wave of Social TV." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "Despite the fact that some high-profile, early-stage implementations of social TV failed to resonate with audiences, the medium now appears to be gaining significant traction, driven by a number of recent, innovative efforts on the part of broadcasters and networks to integrate audience participation into their programming from the ground up--and by the fact that social media are not only becoming all-pervasive but increasingly video-friendly and even video-driven.


    •    Juan Bruce, CEO, Epoxy
    •    Sameer Deen, SVP of Digital, Univision
    •    Jared Feldman, CEO, Canvs
    •    Lisa Hsia, EVP of Digital, Bravo and Oxygen Media (Moderator)
    •    Jason Klein, CEO, ListenFirst Media
    •    Ashley Parrish, Executive Producer, TODAY Digital
    •    Corey Pudhorosky, Director of Customer Partnerships, Spredfast
    •    Eli Uzan, CEO, Screenz


     


     

  • 00:35

    Radio [itvt]: Rovi's New Natural-Language Discovery Partnership with Nuance

    in Television

    Last month, Rovi announced a joint initiative with speech-recognition specialist, Nuance Communications, that will see the companies collaborating on an end-to-end solution for conversational entertainment discovery. The solution will integrate Nuance's Dragon TV voice-recognition, text-to-speech and voice biometrics technologies with Rovi's cloud-based Conversational Services.


    In this video interview with [itvt] Editor-in-Chief, Tracy Swedlow, Rovi's VP of Strategy and Execution, Paul Stathacopoulos, discusses the new initiative and more.


    STAY TUNED! TV of Tomorrow Show NYC 2015 December 3rd SVA Theatre, New York City 


    Contact Tracy Swedlow for speaking & sponsorship opportunities: swedlow@itvt.com 415-608-4766


    Tickets are currently $875 and go up to $1075 November 1st. http://tvotnyc2015.eventbrite.com 


    Thanks to our sponsors! Adobe (Premier) Videology (Diamond) Viamedia/Placemedia (Bronze) Rovi (Bronze) Digitalsmiths (Bronze) You.i (Platform Development) Experian (Master Class) Rentrak (Cocktail Party) FreeCast (Delegate Bags) CalReply (Exhibitor) AT&T AdWorks (Lanyards) Canoe (Supporting) comScore (Supporting) Clearleap (Supporting) Alticast (Supporting) Accedo (Supporting) Ovee (Streaming) Breakaway Communications (Marketing and PR)

  • 00:52

    Radio [itvt]: Insights Track at TVOT 2015: "Meet the Plurals" -

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    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of "Meet the Plurals: Beyond Millennials--The Next Generation of Video Consumers," a session from the The TV of Tomorrow Show 2015 Insights Track, which was organized by Frank N. Magid Associates. The session was described in the TVOT 2015 show brochure as follows:


    "As we focus on Millennials, the next generation is already entering college and the workforce. And while Millennials are deemed to be the first 'Digital Natives,' Plurals have grown up with time-shifting as the norm, mobile connectivity as commonplace, and video across all devices as a birthright. As we approach the end of the day, we will take the opportunity to meet a live panel of the next generation that will bring their own attitudes and perspectives to the TV of Tomorrow. Prepare to be schooled!"


    The moderator of the session was Sharalyn Orr, Executive Director, Magid Generational Strategies


    Note: Our next TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC 2015, takes place December 3rd at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan. Buy your tickets here: http://tvotnyc2015.eventbrite.com


     


     

  • 00:34

    Radio [itvt]: Brightcove CEO, David Mendels, on Apple's tvOS

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    In this audio interview with [itvt] Editor-in-Chief, Tracy Swedlow, David Mendels, CEO of online video platform provider Brightcove, discusses how that company plans to make use of Apple's recently announced tvOS.


     

  • 01:01

    Radio [itvt]: "The Reality of Virtual Reality" at TVOT 2015 b

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    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of a TVOT 2015 Grand Finale session, "The Reality of Virtual Reality." The session, which was organized and moderated by Brian Seth Hurst, Managing Partner of StoryTech, was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "With the arrival of the Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard; with the holiday season promising the Valve/HTC Vive powered by SteamVR, to be followed by Oculus Rift in Q1 2016 and Sony's Morpheus by Q2; and with FOVE, billed as "The World's First Eye Tracking Virtual Reality Headset," seeing a highly successful Kickstarter campaign--it seems that VR, after years in the lab, has finally arrived.


    Yet, while development is fast-moving, challenges remain for the industry. Now that the tools are being refined, what about the artistry of immersive, forward-moving narrative, the convergence of game and story, the responsibility for the safety of the consumer, and the business models? How are the game developers and Hollywood studios responding, and what are the true opportunities presented in entertainment, journalism, education, tourism, medicine and more? This session will bring together leading creatives and other key figures from the Virtual Reality space to discuss the current state of, and future prospects for, this rapidly emerging medium." Panelists included:



    Shannon Gans, CEO, New Deal Studios
    Arthur van Hoff, Founder and CTO, Jaunt
    Brian Seth Hurst, Managing Partner, StoryTech (Moderator)
    David Marlett, Founder, Cinemersia
    Robert Nashak, COO Survios
    Helen Situ, Virtual Reality Evangelist, NextVR
    Brent Young, President and Creative Director, Super 78 Studios

  • 00:41

    Radio [itvt]: Univision SVP Digital and Screenz CEO Discuss "La Banda" App

    in Entertainment

    Last month Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision, launched two interactive/social TV apps: the "Conecta" app, which is designed to enhance its music-based reality show, "La Banda"; and the "UniNovelas" app, which is targeted at viewers of its popular "telenovelas" (soap operas). The apps were the result of a partnership with cross-media interactive TV company, Screenz, which will see the latter creating a range of "customized digital experiences for [Univision's] major shows and tent pole events."


    In this video interview with [itvt] Editor-in-Chief, Tracy Swedlow, Screenz CEO, Eli Uzan, and Univision's SVP of Digital, Sameer Deen, discuss the new apps, their companies' partnership, their views of the interactive/social TV space, and more.


    Note: Along with over 100 other industry leaders, Uzan and Deen will be speaking at TVOT NYC 2015 (December 3rd at the SVA Theatre in New York City).


    Purchase your Fall Discount tickets here!


    http://tvotnyc2015.eventbrite.com


    http://www.thetvoftomorrowshow.com


     

  • 00:25

    Radio [itvt]: Pt 2 - "From Wholesaler to Retailer: Making Unbundling Work"

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    "From Wholesaler to Retailer: Making Unbundling Work for Content Owners" at TVOT NYC 2014


    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2014 session, "From Wholesaler to Retailer: Making Unbundling Work for Content Owners." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "In addition to providing a reliable income to content owners, MSO's (and virtual MSO's) take on a role of selling and servicing individual customers--in effect a retail business model. One of the implications of the Great Unbundling and of content owners going 'direct-to-consumer' is that those content owners are entering the retail marketplace and will need to be able to handle all of the technical and operational issues that come from that decision. Moving video content from a server to any screen is only part of the challenge--a complete digital media supply chain for an unbundled world needs to encompass sophisticated cataloging, commerce and customer service operations, as well as the basics of having a solid media distribution infrastructure and user experience.


    This session will focus on what it takes to add a working content retailing capability to a formerly 'wholesale-only' content business, zeroing in on the biggest gaps in supposedly 'end-to-end' media platforms and looking at the key requirements of standing up a working media store." Panelists included:



    Jeff Allen, VP of Corporate and Business Development, Clearleap
    Martin Focazio, Managing Director, Strategic Services, EPAM Systems (Moderator)
    Scott O'Neill, SVP of North America, MPP Global Solutions
    Debby Ruth, VP of National Television and Video, Frank N. Magid Associates
    Wes Williams, Director of Product Management, Scripps Networks Interactive


     

  • 00:22

    Radio [itvt]: Pt 1 - "From Wholesaler to Retailer: Making Unbundling Work"

    in Technology

    PART 1:


    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT NYC 2014 session, "From Wholesaler to Retailer: Making Unbundling Work for Content Owners." The session was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "In addition to providing a reliable income to content owners, MSO's (and virtual MSO's) take on a role of selling and servicing individual customers--in effect a retail business model. One of the implications of the Great Unbundling and of content owners going 'direct-to-consumer' is that those content owners are entering the retail marketplace and will need to be able to handle all of the technical and operational issues that come from that decision. Moving video content from a server to any screen is only part of the challenge--a complete digital media supply chain for an unbundled world needs to encompass sophisticated cataloging, commerce and customer service operations, as well as the basics of having a solid media distribution infrastructure and user experience.


    This session will focus on what it takes to add a working content retailing capability to a formerly 'wholesale-only' content business, zeroing in on the biggest gaps in supposedly 'end-to-end' media platforms and looking at the key requirements of standing up a working media store." Panelists included:



    Jeff Allen, VP of Corporate and Business Development, Clearleap
    Martin Focazio, Managing Director, Strategic Services, EPAM Systems (Moderator)
    Scott O'Neill, SVP of North America, MPP Global Solutions
    Debby Ruth, VP of National Television and Video, Frank N. Magid Associates
    Wes Williams, Director of Product Management, Scripps Networks Interactive


     

  • 00:32

    Radio [itvt]: TVOT 2015 Keynote Presentation by Albie Hecht, General Manager of

    in Television

    [itvt] is pleased to present an audio recording of the TVOT 2015 keynote by Albie Hecht, General Manager of HLN. The keynote was described in the show brochure as follows:


    "Albie Hecht is leading HLN's efforts to transform itself into what it terms 'the first all-screens home for the best social news and lifestyle content in the world.' And it seems that the network's strategy of targeting an audience of 'Millennials and the Millennial-minded' is already finding success: over the past year or so, it has attracted a younger viewership by three years in its median audience age, and is enjoying improved ratings among the 24-54 and 18-49 demographics.


    In this keynote presentation, Hecht will explain how HLN is reinventing itself as a social and participatory network that appeals to Millennials and other younger viewers by--among other things--encouraging viewers to interact with its programming, developing specific content for each of the platforms frequented by those viewers, and sourcing not only stories but on-air talent from social media. In addition, he will cast light on television's re-emergence as a third screen."


    TVOT Web site


    http://www.thetvoftomorrowshow.com


    Tickets to TVOT NYC 2015


    http://tvotnyc2015.eventbrite.com