Press Release – October 31, 2012

Digital Media Wire Announces Agenda & Speakers for Future of Television in New York City, November 16

Industry Confab to Feature Digital and Social TV Start-ups, Content Creators, and Distribution, Monetization and Marketing Opportunities in the New Video Ecosystem

New York, NY — October 31, 2012 — Digital Media Wire today announced the agenda and speakers for the upcoming 11th Annual Future of Television Forum (http://www.dmwvideo) to be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City on Friday, November 16.

The one-day event includes five series focused on Content, the Viewer, Distribution, Economics and Social Media (the Buzz) with panels and presentations on topics including:

  • The State of the Television Industry
  • The Brand Stays in the Picture
  • Unbundling – Creating Original Video Content for Multiple Platforms
  • Reinventing Ratings in a Multi-Screen World: What are the Video Metrics of the Future?
  • Television of Tomorrow: TV Platforms and Experiences Shift to the Cloud
  • Software as a Disruptive Force in TV
  • The Rise and Descent of TV Apps. So What Happens Next?
  • Digital Distribution Models: How Technology is Changing the Way Viewers Access TV & Video Content
  • The Second Screen Advertising Tidal Wave: Coming to a Living Room Near You
  • Predictions and Provocations on how to build new sustainable TV business models
  • The 2012 Election & Social Engagement
  • Is Being Discovered the Biggest Challenge in the New Television Ecosystem?

Attendees are key decision-makers from digital start-ups, content creators, cable and satellite companies, broadcasters, studios, networks, producers, distributors, technology companies, wireless companies, rights organizations, industry bodies, advertising firms, law firms, investment firms and venture capital firms.

The list of confirmed speakers for this year’s event includes:

Sean Atkins, SVP of Digital Media, Discovery Communications
Bernadette Aulestia, SVP of Domestic Network Distribution, HBO
Otto Berkes, Senior Vice President, Digital Products, HBO
Sean Besser, EVP of Business Development, Partnerships & Strategy, GetGlue
Damon Bethel, EVP of Strategic Planning and Business Development, DBG
Barr Blumberg, EVP/Alloy Digital President, SMOSH
Tom Boland, Senior Vice President, Social@Ogilvy
Laura Caraccioli-Davis, EVP of Advertising Solutions, Electus
Andrew Cleland, Venture Partner, Comcast Ventures
Tim Connolly, VP, Digital Video Distribution, Disney and ESPN Media Networks
Brian Curtis, Senior Director, Product Management, Comcast’s Video Content Discovery Business
Kelly Day, CEO,
Trevor Doerksen, CEO & Founder, Mobovivo
Mark Donovan, Senior VP of Mobile, comScore, Inc.
Elizabeth Ellers, EVP, Corporate Research, Univision Communications Inc
Chet Fenster, Managing Partner, MEC Entertainment (Mediaedge:cia)
Jason Forbes, EVP & GM, Zeebox USA
Mark Friedlander, National Director, New Media, SAG-AFTRA
Bernard Gershon, President, GershonMedia
Mark Ghuneim, Chief Executive Officer, Wiredset
Andrew Goletka, VP, Corporate Development, Watchitoo
Jared Hoffman, Managing Partner & President, Branded Entertainment
Matt Hong, SVP & GM, Sports Operations, Turner Sports
Ben Huang, Director of Mediaroom, Microsoft
David Jones, EVP Marketing, Shazam Entertainment
Paul Kontonis, Chairman, The International Academy of Web Television
Al Lieberman, Professor & Executive Director, EMT Program, NYU Stern
Rick Mandler, VP, Digital Advertising Sales, ABC Television Network Sales
Russell Naftal, SVP, Development and Programming, AlphaBird
Ryan Osborn, VP, Digital Innovation, NBC News
Brad Pelo, CEO, i.TV
Avner Ronen, CEO, Boxee
Marci Ryvicker, MD, Equity Research: Media & Cable, Wells Fargo Securities
Mike Seamons, Executive Producer, Microsoft Studios, Microsoft Corp
Mukesh Shegal, President and CEO, RSG Systems, Inc.
Jason Seiken, SVP, Interactive, Product Development & Innovation, PBS
Ned Sherman, CEO, Digital Media Wire
Randy Shiozaki, Co-Founder, TVPlus
Brian Siegel, VP of Television, Sony Electronics
Eric Solomon, Sr VP, Digital Audience Measurement, Nielsen
Todd Spangler, Technology Editor, Multichannel News
Stephen White, President, Gracenote
Jonathan Wilner, Senior Director, Business Product, Ooyala
Deborah Yao, Senior Reporter/Media and Communications, SNL Kagan
Art Zeidman, U.S. President and Chief North American Evangelist, Unruly Media
Pam Zucker, President, Marketplace Ignition and Innovation, MediaVest USA

Event sponsors and media partners include CEA, Savvis, Limelight Networks, Watchitoo, RSG Media Systems, TVersity, Mobovivo,  NAB, SAG-AFTRA, Parks Associates, Mary-Margaret Network, Boogar Lists, Social Radius, Production HUB, Fusicology, and TAG Strategic,.

For complete agenda, registration and event details please visit:

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Penny Suphunthuchat
Digital Media Wire, Inc.