The Digital Media SIG Presents…

The Critical End Points of Internet Video:
Content & the Consumer


Internet Video Series: Part III

In two previous Internet video events we explored the exciting area of Internet video from the perspective of incumbent service providers (Cox with Tivo) and from the standpoint of infrastructure  players (Imagine, Akamai, Verimatrix) who are helping move video from servers to consumers efficiently and securely.

The third part of this series focuses on content and consumer electronics. The Internet is being leveraged by content providers both as a supplemental delivery medium and in some cases as an exclusive method. We will explore the important trend of how an increasing number of content providers are using Over The Top Internet (OTT) to distribute their content directly to end users. Additionally, consumer devices such as Internet capable set-tops and  gaming platforms are enabling viewing of OTT video in and throughout a subscriber's home.  We have assembled  an expert panel representing consumer devices and content providers. They will discuss issues such as enabling the primary consumer TV with compelling content, consumer preferences regarding the content they would prefer to access, whether Internet video is a cord-cutting replacement or a complement to pre-existing services and the ability to move this content to multiple screens within and even outside the home ("TV Everywhere"). Representatives from Sony Electronics, Opper Films and others will discuss and debate these fascinating trends and issues related to this exploding phenomenon.

Come join our industry experts to understand and discuss these areas as Internet video literally unfolds before our eyes.

Nick Colsey
Vice President, Business Development,
Home Entertainment of America, Sony Electronics Inc. 
A veteran of Sony Electronics for 20 years, Nick is an integral member of the team responsible for Sony’s successful BRAVIA Internet Video platform and other network service initiatives. In this capacity, he works with multiple Sony product categories to bring the connected experience to consumers worldwide.

Lee Pearson
Principal, OneMedia, llc
Previously VP Digital, Fox Digital Media
Lee Pearson is a senior entertainment and communications executive with a successful history of television and emerging media development. He has launched several traditional and advanced TV ventures and enterprise digital divisions and is equally experienced behind the camera creating for top brands. Pearson was Fox’s lead ad product executive on the launch of HULU, created the Fox Digital Ad Solutions group for FNG properties: Fox, American Idol, FX, 14 Fox Regional Sports channels, National Geographic Channel, Fuel TV, etc, and developed Fox Sports’ FUEL TV digital programming & distribution department, distributing mobile and online content internationally. Additionally, he was on the Fox "TV Everywhere" task force. Pearson architected a Goldpocket Interactive advanced TV spin-out and was also Chairman of visual effects company Open Films, representing Emmy, Clio and Academy Award winning directors, producing and directing hundreds of TV commercials, and sequences for major ad agencies, brands, networks and studios, such as ABC, Disney, Fox, Paramount, AT&T, Exxon, General Motors, HP, etc…  Pearson is currently advising private equity firms and media & technology companies, providing value acceleration strategy and corporate development.

Ira Opper
Opper Sports Inc.
Opper has produced state of the art action sports films, numerous original prime-time sports series and action sports event coverage for national and international cable networks including ESPN, Prime Network, Outdoor Life Network, National Geographic Adventure and Fox Sports. His achievements in the industry have earned him seven Emmy Awards as well as induction into the National Academy of Arts and Sciences Silver Circle.  In 1995 Ira founded Opper Sports Productions —a full service broadcast television production company. Opper embraces new technology and is now steering his company into Internet video development with an online video platform called Networks on Demand (NOD). In 2008 Opper launched his first video on demand service powered by NOD. To date the company has launched two additional video on demand networks, theSNOWnetwork and theMOTOnetwork.  He currently owns one of the world’s largest surf film libraries.

Dan Sweeney
Vice President of Sales and Marketing,
Solekai Systems Corp.
Dan Sweeney is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Solekai Systems, where he is in charge of all global sales and marketing initiatives.  In his role at Solekai, he oversees marketing communications and works with customers to develop and manage relationships in the digital video and smart grid industries. Previously, he was sales and marketing chief at entertainment media enterprise software company Cauldron Solutions (sold to Anystream) and ITV gaming company NTN Buzztime.  A telecommunications veteran, Dan also held senior level sales and marketing positions at Gemstar-TV Guide (sold to Macrovision), Cooke Cablevision and Showtime/The Movie Channel, Inc.  Hailing from Chicago, Sweeney earned a bachelor of Science degree in communications and marketing from Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH.

Vinay Sathe, Owner, Multirate Systems
Dan Sweeney, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Solekai Systems Corp.
Marc Tayer, President, Media Tech Insights

May 24th, 2011

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