An overview of the Fall, iTVcc
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Preliminary Agenda

October 14th
October 15th

Time October 14th Activities
1:45 to 2:00 P.M. Opening Comments and Overview Ken Pyle, VP Viodi, LLC
2:00 to 2:30 P.M.

All West Communications –
A Triple Play Success Story


Tony Distefano,
VP Operations, All West Communications

2:30 to 3:00 P.M


The Anchor Tenant –
Why Major Studio Fare is a Must-Have

Andrew Mellet, Vice President, Video-on-Demand and Pay Per View Warner Bros.

3:00 to 3:30 P.M.

The Value of Content Aggregation

Bruce Eisen, Executive Vice President, CinemaNow

3:00 to 3:45 P.M. Break

3:45 to 4:45 P.M.


You Want It, You Got It. The On-Demand Panel:
  • SVOD - All You Want, When You Want
  • Speciality On Demand – New Content For a New Era
  • Free on Demand - The Evolution of Basic Cable
  • Tom Gove, Senior Director, Starz-Encore Group

    John Baghdassarian, Regional Vice President, Sales & Marketing, IFC/MagRack

    Channing L. Dawson, Senior Vice President, Scripps Networks New Ventures

    4:45 to 5:30 P.M.


    Serving Up VOD – A Primer on VOD Server Technologies Speaker: To be announced
    5:30 to 6:30 P.M. Reception and Raffle


    Time October 15th Activities
    8:30 to 8:45 A.M. Opening Comments and Overview Ken Pyle, VP Viodi, LLC
    8:45 to 9:30 P.M.

    The Regulatory View of The Triple Play


    David Irwin, Managing Partner, Irwin, Campbell & Tannenwald, PC

    9:30 to 10:15 A.M


    Content and Regulatory Strategies for Video

    Howard Shapiro, Senior Counsel, Bennet & Bennet, PLLC

    10:15 to 10:30 A.M.

    10:30 to 11:00 A.M. The Telco Jukebox: Why A Telco Has to be Concerned About ASCAP, BMI, SECAS

    Laurie Hughes, Dir. of Business Affairs, ASCAP

    11:00 to 11:45 A.M.


    HDTV – More Definition, More TV

    Peter Lowten, Principal Consultant, Pixel Consulting & Liason

    Doug Mielke, Director of Operations, Technicolor Media Asset Management Group

    11:45 to 1:00 P.M. Lunch (provided)
    1:00 to 1:30 P.M Content Protection in the Telco TV Business Ian Tapp, Vice President, Market Development, NDS Americas
    1:30 to 2:00 P.M. The Value of Middleware – Enabling IP Video Networks Mike Curran, Director of Sales, Western U.S. & Canada, Myrio
    2:00 to 3:15 P.M.

    The Advertainment Panel – Another Way to Pay for Your Network

    • Advertising - The National Perspective
    • Game On!
    • Local Ad Insertion

    David Ernst, Vice President, Research, Initiative Media

    Garry Kitchen, President & CEO, Skyworks

    Pete Pifer, President, ETI, Inc.

    3:15 to 3:30 P.M. Break
    3:30 to 5:00 P.M.

    Case Studies in Independent Telco Video Success

    Karen McKee, Dir. of Marketing, Horizon Chillicothe Telephone

    Paul Bertino, Dir. of Marketing, Hickory Tech

    Taylor Summers, Director of Marketing, Pioneer Communications

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