Monday, April 20, 2009

Online Video Platform Summit to Debut at Streaming Media West, November 18-19

OVPSlogo_FINAL 1 Last week announced new two-day conference, the Online Video Platform Summit, that will take place in conjunction with the Streaming Media West show, in San Jose, from November 18-19th. Streaming Media magazine and recently hosted an Online Video Roundtable webinar that brought together leading online video platform providers to present their solutions and another roundtable is scheduled next week focusing on Enterprise Video. Much like these events, says Dan Rayburn, "this new event is designed to help organizations of all types, not just those for whom video is their core business. Designed for video publishers of all types and sizes, whether small businesses looking to publish content for the first time, independent entertainment content creators, large media organizations, or anywhere in between, the Online Video Platform Summit will provide hands on demonstrations of some the latest online video platforms. For the summit, we're also looking for ways we can incorporate other organizations to help bring awareness to the event, give them co-branding and exposure and have them help lead some of the sessions."

Topics covered will include the following:

  • User experience
  • Customization and branding
  • Monetization
  • Advertising platform integration
  • Syndication
  • The needs of B2B vs. B2C customers
  • Integration with set-top boxes and mobile devices
  • Metrics and analysis
  • ROI

The call for speakers for both Streaming Media West and the Online Video Platform Summit is now open and the deadline for submitting speaking requests for both shows is May 31st.

Contact Online Video Platform Summit director Eric Schumacher-Rasmussen if you have any questions about this exciting new event.

Also, see Jan Ozer's article on, Choosing an Online Video Platform, for an in depth evaluation on choosing a service to host video our own site, using a UGC site, or deploying on a fee-based, SaaS (software-as-a-service) approach.