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The Convergence of Broadband and Entertainment: Moderated by John Landry
Thursday, May 29, 8:00 - 11:00 AM
Newton Marriott, Newton
Registration and breakfast begin at 7:45 AM.
The charge for this program is $60 for Members and $100 for Non-Members.
Broadband adoption has hit over 20% of households, achieving enough critical mass that internet-based content providers can deliver a much richer experience to consumers because of increased bandwidth.
As a result, more content, including full screen video and audio is available from more sources, creating more competition and/or new distribution channels for broadcast providers and TV networks.
In addition, new "bridging" devices from Sony and HP use cheap WIFI networking technology to allow consumers to "converge" this PC-based multimedia content arriving on the broadband network with the rich audio and display technology of their home entertainment systems.
Concurrently, traditional media creators and distributors are increasingly worried. Already the CD recording industry has been socked by the likes of Napster and Kazaa. Increasingly, the media industry is using technology to fight technology and stop the bleeding. But will it work? Hollywood (and soon the software industry?) is knocking at the knees that their content is next to be "freely distributed".
All of this is causing major industry change including new business opportunities for software companies to create and distribute digital content, new competition for traditional broadcast delivery, and heated battles over copyright and piracy issues.
Join us as the always entertaining and ever-controversial John Landry, Chairman & CTO of Adesso Systems leads a discussion on the intersection between broadband adoption, entertainment, and copyright issues.
Panelists will include:
Jeremy Allaire, Technologist in Residence, General Catalyst Partners
(Formerly CTO - Macromedia and CTO/Co-Founder - Allaire)
- Hilmi Ozguc, CEO & Co-Founder, Maven Networks
(Formerly CEO/Co-Founder Narrative Communications)
- John Hession, Partner, Business Practice Group, Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault
- Stuart Lipoff, Independant Consultant
(Speaking on behalf of Broadcast Networks
- William Biedron, Stargus Partners
(Speaking on behalf of Broadband Providers