TelcoTV Announces Keynotes

Keynote speakers share entertainment and communications vision featuring executives from AT&T, Verizon, Vudu, MobiTV, and Pannaway

September 3, 2008

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IRVINE, Calif. -- TelcoTV, the premier meeting place for the massive convergence of the entertainment and communications markets, today announces its keynote speaker lineup for its annual conference to be held November 11-13 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County, California.

TelcoTV 2008 keynote speakers include:

  • Dan York, EVP, Content, AT&T;

  • Eric Bruno, SVP, Consumer Product Management & Development, Verizon;

  • Mark Jung, CEO, Vudu;

  • Paul Scanlan, President and Co-Founder, MobiTV; and

  • Mark Carpenter, President, Pannaway Networks.

“Our keynote speaker lineup will offer great insight into the impact of broadband and entertainment convergence. From mobile to broadband to IPTV, our speakers’ vast experience will help clarify the ever evolving landscape for delivering a multi-faceted, compelling entertainment experience,” explains Bernie Arnason, TelcoTV Conference Chairman and Managing Partner with Pivot Media.

Dan York, Executive Vice President, Content, AT&T, heads the content strategy and acquisition for all AT&T platforms – television, broadband, and wireless. In this role, he sets the content strategy for each platform, including national networks, sports, music, movies, international, interactive services, and broadcast television. During his TelcoTV keynote address, Dan will offer insight into AT&T's vision for U-verse TV and its role in a content rich, multiplatform landscape, where consumers demand content on their own terms.

Eric Bruno, Senior Vice President, Consumer Product Management & Development, Verizon, is responsible for new product development and product lifecycle management across all Verizon consumer markets, including FiOS, Verizon’s industry-leading fiber network. Eric will share with the TelcoTV audience Verizon’s approach to the converged entertainment marketplace and outline how Verizon intends to position its product portfolio, including FiOS, to maximize the three-screen opportunity.

Continuing TelcoTV’s theme of “converged entertainment,” Mark Jung, CEO of Vudu, will keynote as well. Vudu, is a company transforming the living room digital media experience, and Mark is a veteran of the technology industry and an early leader in the convergence of media and technology. Prior to joining Vudu, Mark was the Chief Operating Officer of Fox Interactive Media where he was responsible for all of its properties, including MySpace, IGN Entertainment, FoxSports.com, Scout Media, and AmericanIdol.com. Mark will examine the rapidly evolving business model of digital media delivery and the opportunities it presents for broadband service providers.

Paul Scanlan, Co-Founder and President of MobiTV, has played a critical role in managing MobiTV’s growth from a startup to the first and only global television network for cellphones. Paul will impress upon TelcoTV attendees the growing importance of mobility in the converged entertainment experience.

The TelcoTV Keynote speaker lineup will be rounded out by Mark Carpenter, President of Pannaway Networks – Signature Sponsor of this year’s event. Pannaway Networks delivers customer-proven broadband access solutions that enable its 300-plus telecommunications service provider customers to seamlessly evolve their legacy networks to Ethernet/IP – at will.

Additional speakers at TelcoTV 2008 include Rohit Bhargava, SVP, Digital Strategy & Marketing, Ogilvy 360 Digital Influence; Peter Stougaard, SVP, Theatrical Marketing, 20th Century Fox Studios; Anthony Bontragger, President, 1Cast; Steve Mitgang, CEO, Veoh; Mauro Bonomi, President and CEO, Minerva Networks; Ervin Leibovici, CEO, BitBand; Andy Mathieson, Founder and Executive Vice President, Latens; Charlie Oppenheimer, CEO, Digital Fountain; Jim Riley, Executive Vice President, TVN Entertainment; Duncan Bees, Chief Technology Officer, Home Gateway Initiative; and Brendon Mills, President and CEO, RipCode. For a complete speaker lineup and conference agenda, please visit www.TelcoTVonline.com

The TelcoTV Conference & Expo includes the largest TV- and IPTV-focused exhibit floor in theUnited States, with more than 145 vendors already committed, as well as a three‐dayconference program that is focusing on IPTV, TV, Internet video, mobile video, advertising, andsuccessful content strategies. See www.TelcoTVonline.com for more info.

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