Thursday, September 25, 2008

Streaming Media West Day Two News Round Up

It's now day three of Streaming Media West and I had planned to post more timely updates from the conference I found that I didn't get much down time. My second panel session is later today and I'm looking forward to an engaging and lively discussion with Paul Kontonis, CEO, Co-Founder, For Your Imagination, Saidah Nash VP, Global Product Development, Thomson Reuters and Mark Rotblat, VP of Sales and Marketing, TubeMogul.

The two keynotes yesterday were by Albert Cheng, Executive VP, Digital Media, ABC and Anthony Wood, Founder, CEO, Roku who both discussed their vision for the future of online video with ABC targeting every screen from desktop, handheld device to living room with their online video player and Roku focusing on the living room with their set-top box. Roku has future pans to open up it's platform to any video platform, opening SDK to allow any video from the web to run on the TV. Anthony Wood used this Qwest commercial from 1999 to help emphasis his point.

Tim Siglin detailed the keynotes in this article:
I'll provide more analysis from the sessions I attended along with videos and photos. The day concluded with the 2nd Annual Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards.
Congratulations to Qik for winning the best Mobile Video Platform. I was Qikking from the event and but unfortunately I didn't catch their award on this Qik video.

Here's some news from Day Two:

Wall Street Journal
Move Over Netflix -- Roku To Open the Box
Wired News - 21 hours ago
... will open its platform to any content provider over the next few months, says Roku CEO Anthony Wood, speaking at Streaming Media West. ...
Roku wants to stream everyone's content CNET News
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Execs see challenges bringing Net video to TV - 15 hours ago
... but how that content will come to mainstream TVs remains unclear, according to speakers at the Streaming Media West conference here. ...
VMIX Unveils New Video Platform, VMIX 3.0
PR Web (press release), WA - 23 hours ago
San Jose, CA & Streaming Media West 2008 (PRWEB) September 24, 2008 -- VMIX, a leading provider of video publishing and management solutions, today unveiled ...
VMIX Announces New Player Platform, Accelerates Expansion PR Web (press release)
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Disney Won't Give Up Control of Video Content Anytime Soon
Wired News - 19 hours ago
... and that won't change," said Albert Cheng, executive vice president of digital media at Disney|ABC, while speaking at Streaming Media West. ...
The New Era of P2P -- Big Business Joins In the Fun
Wired News - 11 hours ago
... said Brian Jensen, a managing director of global corporate communications at Cushman & Wakefield, speaking on a panel at Streaming Media West. ... with a falling sky, an entrepreneur remains cheerful
VentureBeat, CA - Sep 24, 2008
I wandered the mostly empty halls at the Streaming Media West conference today and encountered some unbridled optimism in spite of the economic doom and ...

Roku to Open Its Box to Anyone
NewTeeVee, CA - 19 hours ago
The Roku set-top box is closely associated with Netflix, but during a speech at Streaming Media West this morning, company CEO Anthony Wood said that it ...

Online Video Goes Back to the TV
WebProNews, KY - 16 hours ago
Roku CEO Anthony Wood reaffrimed this at Streaming Media West. Of course Netflix also announced a awhile back that they would be streaming content through ...
Verizon Has No Plans To Cap, Throttle, NY - Sep 24, 2008
... capping plans on the horizon: Doug Pasko, Verizon senior technologist broke the news to a crowd during a panel I moderated at Streaming Media West. ...VZ
Live from Phoenix
FierceVoIP, DC - 2 hours ago
Tuesday, I saw a pair of keynotes at Streaming Media West and followed it up with a strong dose of meetings; you can see the pictures and stories over at ...

That's all for now, I'm off to the morning keynotes and sessions on this last day of the conference.