The 10th annual TV of Tomorrow (TVOT) conference begins on June 7-8 in San Francisco. For the past decade, executives, technologists and creatives alike, all working in the global interactive and multiplatform TV industry, have looked forward to this show. This year, they have something else to anticipate: a new location at the historic and beautiful Presidio overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.
Another exciting addition is The Bridge Track, a special panel track curated by Verizon Digital Media Services. As owners of the industry’s first-and-only, end-to-end digital media platform, hosting this anticipated track was a perfect opportunity for us to help both aspiring and experienced content providers prepare for the future of TV. As nScreenMedia founder and senior analyst, Colin Dixon, explains:
“The hallmarks of the television experience are quality and reliability coupled with robust content monetization models. As video emerges as the lingua franca of the connected society, the challenge is to bridge that same television experience to every screen a consumer may be using. That is what The Bridge at TVOT is dedicated to discussing. From live streaming to monetization, the speakers participating in The Bridge track will bring their extensive knowledge of the industry to bear on the most pressing issues facing the industry.”
Our track consists of seven panels on important trending topics for those working in multiplatform TV:
We’ve invited thought leaders from a range of industry participants to speak on our panel, including TV networks, online content distributors, technology companies, content producers and services providers. They include FOX, Yahoo and CNET who will cover how they ensure a reliable high-quality experience for consumers in all aspects of their multiplatform TV viewing.
If you’re new to TVOT overall, you’re in for a treat. TVOT promotes cross-pollination between the interactive/multiplatform TV community and other creative communities, such as YouTube creators, live social broadcasters, performers, interactive storytellers, and independent filmmakers. And attendees come from across the world , which means you’ll have a larger, more diverse opportunity to network and exchange ideas.
Overall, the TV of Tomorrow conference includes two days of dynamic and informative panels that address hot themes revolving around today’s rapidly evolving video ecosystem. This is your chance to be part of what we refer to as the “insiders’ conference” due to the high level of panel discussions and hallway conversations. You should definitely familiarize yourself with industry acronyms before showing up so you won’t get lost among alphabet soup and inside jokes.
All in all, this is an exciting time for the multiplatform TV industry as viewers continue to consume video on all their devices and expect high-quality video across a wide range of devices. But as the industry evolves, and more challenges arise regarding the future of OTT video, many more questions will be brought up: How will major media and advertising activity, including Charter/Time Warner Cable and Comcast/DreamWorks, change the multiplatform ecosystem? Will the entry of a streaming TV service from Hulu change for business practices and user experience in the overall multichannel TV provider industry?
Find out the answers to these questions and more at our The Bridge Track at TVOT, beginning June 7 at 9:10am. See you there!
For more information on The Bridge Track, click here.