Friday, September 26, 2008

Streaming Media West Day Three News Round Up

Streaming Media West has now come and gone and the conference moves onto Europe next month. In it's 10th year SMW is one of the only conferences that has consistently focused on video and audio delivery over Internet and other distribution networks. New and familiar themes dealing with online video content delivery, new advertising models, brand strategies and how to monetize content were a few of the many discussed by the 110 speakers and some 4000 attendees who had traveled from all over the world to join the discussion and learn. With online video consumption continuing to rise the ad dollars are still not equal to that of the broadcast TV networks and the general consensus was that it will be a few years before content producers will really start making money.

This year I spent more time in sessions than in the exhibit hall and met many new friends. There were a number of workshops and social events that really fostered the community building and while the economy is in the dumps the streaming media community is alive and well.

Several videos from Day One of Streaming Media West 2008 and the Readers' Choice Awards are already available for viewing on TV Worldwide. Thanks to Kevin Shively, Audrey Adams, Alex and the TV worldwide team.
Dan Rayburn has already started uploading some of the conference session presentations of which some are listed below or available here. The 2008 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winners - Faces familiar and new were among the winners announced Wednesday evening at the Streaming Media West in San Jose, Calif.
Thurs., Sept. 25, by Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen

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Here's a sampling of the most current news items about the show:

BrightRoll Selected as Best Video Ad Network at Streaming Media Awards
Market Wire (press release) - 4 hours ago
Winners were announced at an awards reception at Streaming Media West in San Jose on September 24th. The online video ad network, which has helped leading ...

Does and open source Roku change the content game?
ZDNet - 4 hours ago
At Streaming Media West TV executives described the task of getting Web streams from PCs to TVs as “really hard” but it isn’t. Within minutes of hooking my ...

Digitalsmiths Wins Streaming Media Readers' Choice Award for ...
MarketWatch - 7 hours ago
The winners were announced at a gala reception and awards presentation at the Streaming Media West show in San Jose, California. This year's Readers' Choice ...
ViewCast Osprey-700e HD Wins Streaming Media 2008 Readers' Choice ... MarketWatch "Stocks that Standout" picks for today are ...
Trading Markets (press release), CA - 6 hours ago
24 at the Streaming Media West show in San Jose, marks the second consecutiveStreaming Media Readers' Choice Award for ViewCast. ...OTC:VCST - OTC:FEEC -CVE:GNO

Frustration Runs High at Streaming Media West
Wired News - 9 hours ago
That's the recurring theme at Streaming Media West, an online video conference in San Jose, Calif. While ABC, NBC and Fox have all embraced the internet ..

Roku to “Open” Netflix Player to Third Parties
eHomeUpgrade (press release), CA - 12 hours ago
By Alexander Grundner | September 25th, 2008 Comments (0) In a surprise announcement at Streaming Media West, Roku CEO, Anthony Wood, told attendees: “We’re ...

Execs see challenges delivering Net content to TV
EE Times India, India - 12 hours ago
... but just how that content will come to mainstream TVs remains unclear, according to speakers at the Streaming Media West conference. ...

Roku set-top box to become an open platform
BetaNews - 12 hours ago
Roku CEO and Founder Anthony Wood, formerly of ReplayTV, gave a keynote speech yesterday morning at the Streaming Media West conference in San Jose, ...

Roku reaffirms desire to work with other content providers
engadget, CA - 17 hours ago
At the recent Streaming Media West conference, Roku CEO Anthony Wood reiterated details that we already knew: it really, really wants to work with companies ...

Qumu Displays Leadership at Streaming Media West - BroadcastNewsroom
Conference to Feature Three Qumu Customers EMERYVILLE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/23/08 -- Qumu, Inc., the leader in Enterprise Video Communications, will have a prominent presence at the upcoming Streaming Media West conference, which takes place from Sept. 23-25 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Three of the company's customers -- Safeway, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and Raytheon -- will be featured on panels to discuss the benefits of enterprise video...

1590 KLIV Silicon Valley News, CA - Sep 25, 2008
San Jose - Another Streaming Media West convention has come and gone and the annual internet video conference ended with an awards presentation. ...ADBE

Stay tuned for more coverage from Streaming Media West. In the coming days I plan to download my photos, edit the videos, spellcheck and fix the grammar on my notes from the sessions I attended