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:
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
Execs see challenges bringing Net video to TV
... 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 -
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
Disney Won't Give Up Control of Video Content Anytime Soon
Wired News -
... 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 -
... said Brian Jensen, a managing director of global corporate communications at Cushman & Wakefield, speaking on a panel at Streaming Media West. ...
Channels.com: with a falling sky, an entrepreneur remains cheerful
VentureBeat, CA -
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 -
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 -
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 ...
Live from Phoenix
FierceVoIP, DC -
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 ...