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  1. 1. iHOLLYWOOD FORUM ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF SESSIONS, SPEAKERS AND SPONSORS FOR IPTV WORLD SEPTEMBER 25-26, 2007 FOSTER CITY, CA IPTV Is Now Broadband Video: Any Platform, Any Time Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 28, 2007) – iHollywood Forum, Inc. announced today its complete roster of sessions, speakers and sponsors for the third annual IPTV World Summit. IPTV World takes place September 25-26 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City, CA 94404, near San Francisco Airport. View details at : http://www.iptvworldconference.net/ Last year, IPTV was about big telephone companies – particularly AT&T and Verizon – moving into the television business. This year, it’s also about television-quality digital video moving to the Web, TV sets, movie screens, cell phones, games – any platform that handles rich media. It’s about monetization of content across multiple platforms. It’s about downloadable and streaming video, high-def and mobile TV. It’s about digital content’s next big profit center. If you create or distribute content; it’s about the transformation of your business. Whether you’re a big or small player in video, you’ll find your answers at IPTV World. A Conference about Video’s Future IPTV World is designed to help you create a video strategy that stretches across all platforms. Launched in partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters, IPTV World brings together the world’s top experts in IPTV and broadband video for keynotes, panel discussions and networking sessions designed to help you capitalize on the new face of digital video. You’ll learn from the experts – and then you’ll do deals with them in intimate receptions. The Giants and the Up-and-Comers At IPTV World, we bring you executives from the giants reshaping IPTV — such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast — to explain their new quadruple-play rollouts of digital television, broadband Internet, telephony and wireless. We bring networks like ABC and NBC to explain how prime-time TV is faring on the Internet. And we also invite online- video startups like Revver to explain why big TV networks and wireless carriers are snapping up their user-generated content. Keynote speakers include: • Amy Friedlander-Hoffman, Senior VP, Programming, AT&T Operations • Sheau Ng, VP, Consumer and Broadcast Technology, NBC UNIVERSAL
  2. 2. IPTV World panels include: • The Big Picture • The Mobile Phone as the Wild Card • Alternate Service Providers • Juggling Content Protection and Digital Rights • Bridging the TV and the PC • The Long Tail and the Head • Personalized Targeted Ads-How effective are Interactive Ads? • The Content Guys-Learn from Content Creators • What’s Next with VOD? Speakers include: • AMD Inc., Graham Kinahan, Senior Product Marketing Manager • Anystream, Russell Zack, VP of Products • AOL Video, Scott Levine, Director of Product Marketing • AP Digital, Jeffrey Litvack, Global Director, New Media Markets • Blinkx, Suranga Chandratillake, CEO • Charter Media, Hans Fischmann, General Manager of Advanced Media • ClipBlast, Gary Baker, CEO • Comcast Programming Group, Diane L. Robina, President, Emerging Networks • Compete, Adam Guy, Managing Director, Telecommunications and Media • Dave Networks, Douglas Fulton, President of Entertainment • Digisoft.tv, John Allen, CEO • EMC, Gavin Ellzey, Partner Manager, Global TME Digital Media • ESPN360.com, Jeff Cravens, VP/GM • Eyespot, David Dudas, CEO • Faith TV, Jim West, President • FOX Interactive Media, Gene Pao, VP • Getty Images, Craig Peters, VP, Footage and Multimedia • Lifetime Television, Lucy Goldenhersh, VP, Distribution, New Technologies • Microsoft Corporation, Shari Barnett, Director of Media Services, Microsoft TV Division • National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Peter Price, President/CEO • NDS, Roy Isacowitz, Marketing Director, IP and Mobile TV • New Line Cinema, Caleb Weinstein, SVP, Business Development and Digital Strategy • No Good TV, Kourosh Taj, Co-President and Head of Programming • Principal, Detecon Inc., Patrick Pfeffer, Chief Network Architect • ROO Networks, Rob Petty, CEO • S2 Data Corporation. Greg Fawson, President and Co-Founder • Scripps Networks Interactive, Deanna Brown, President • ShortBrain TV, Paula Montondo, CEO and Founder • Surewest Communications, Eric Freund, Product Portfolio Manager • Swarmcast, Justin Capweske, CEO & Founder
  3. 3. • Telecomview, Bob Larribeau, Principal Analayst and Co-Founder • Tivo, Evan Young, Director of Broadband Services • The Diffusion Group, Colin Dixon, IP Practice Manager • The Kerton Group, Derek Kerton, Principal • Turner Entertainment, Chris Pizzurro, VP • TV Guide Online, Kirsten Rasanen, Director of Product Development • TVN Entertainment, Dom Stasi, CTO • Verizon Communications, Walter Delph, Direcotr, FIOS TV Video • Vignette, Conleth O’Connell, CTO • Viodi, Ken Pyle, President • YouTube, Nikhil Chandhok, Product Manager, Video Syndication Sponsors include: Bronze: Vignette, Anystream, NDS,EMC, Digisoft.TV Media Partners: Parks Associates, iSupply Corporation, Current Analysis, Chetan Sharma, Maxim Group Registration information can be found : http://www.iptvworldconference.net/register.php or call 310 566 7745. Press Contact to RSVP for IPTV World: Complimentary admission for qualified editorial media and industry research analysts is available through pre-registration. Journalists may apply in advance for press credentials by emailing Juan Aguila at jay@ihollywoodforum.com . Research analysts are also encouraged to become free research partners which includes promotion and distribution of marketing materials. Contact Jay Aguilar at 310 566-7747 for details, jay@ihollywoodforum.com. About iHollywood Forum, Inc.™ Founded in 2000, Los Angeles-based iHollywood Forum, Inc.,™ produces cutting-edge roundtables and conferences about digital entertainment and mobile technology. The summits attract a diverse mix of Hollywood and Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs, technology executives, software developers, hardware manufacturers, and investors to learn and make deals in an intimate environment. Sessions are moderated by top journalists and analysts. Other conferences produced by iHollywood Forum include the Mobile Entertainment Summit, Music 2.0, Impact! (entertainment marketing), Digital Living Room, MoTV Mobile Video and TV, IPTV World, and Digital Media Summit. More information is available at www.ihollywoodforum.com. ### iHollywood Forum Press Contact: Juan Aguila 310-566-7743 jay@ihollywoodforum.com
  4. 4. For information or to arrange speaker interviews: Zahava Stroud, iHollywood Forum (310) 566-7745 zahava@ihollywoodforum.com