VIDEO: Interview with Michael Willner, and "OTT and the Virtual MSO" at TVOT NYC 2014

OTT and The Virtual MSO: Disintegration and Reintegration - TVOT NYC 2014


[itvt] is pleased to present a video recording of 1) Rick Howe's (The iTV Doctor) keynote interview with Michael Willner, President and CEO of GreatLand Connections and Penthera, and 2) the TVOT session, "OTT and the Virtual MSO": Disintegration and Reintegration," which immediately followed it. The sessions were described in the show brochure as follows:


Announcing TVOT Story Lab

[itvt] is pleased to announce TVOT Story Lab, a 3-hour workshop on multiplatform storytelling and storyworld development, created by Evette Vargas, CEO of Digital-Reign Productions, and Maya Zuckerman, founder of Transmedia SF.

TVOT Story Lab will take place 1:00-4:00PM, June 22nd (i.e. the day before TVOT 2015 kicks off) at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio of San Francisco. Tickets are priced at $300 (limited seating) and can be purchased here. TVOT SF 2015 full ticket buyers get in for free (reserve now!). Contact Tracy at, if this applies to you.

Eventbrite - The TV of Tomorrow Show San Francisco 2015 - 9th Annual Event!

With the merging of story and technology to create, develop and deliver content, have you ever wondered how to turn your story idea and technology into a thriving multiplatform franchise? Have you identified the various platforms of your intellectual property, but don't know how to produce it? Do you want to learn how to develop your property into comic books, mobile apps, games, interactive experiences and more? 


--Save $400 on Your TVOT 2015 Ticket

Early-Bird registration for [itvt]'s ninth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 23rd-24th at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio of San Francisco) ends one week from now, at midnight Tuesday, March 31st.

Early-Bird registration allows you to attend TVOT 2015 for just $875, representing a savings of $400 off the regular price of a ticket (and guaranteeing you a seat at this limited-attendance event).

To take advantage of this discounted pricing, click here:

To find out about special group rates (three or more), contact Tracy Swedlow at or (415) 824-5806.


TVOT NYC 2014 Highlights Video


[itvt] is pleased to present a highlights video of our most recent TV of Tomorrow Show event, TVOT NYC 2014, which took place last December (note: our next event, TVOT 2015, will take place in the Presidio of San Francisco, June 23rd-24th--purchase your Early-Bird tickets here!).

Attendees interviewed in the video include:

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  • Anil Jain, SVP and GM, Media Group, Brightcove ()
  • Dr.  Michal Tsur, Co-Founder and President, Kaltura (@kaltura)
  • Sanjay Macwan, CTO, NBCUniversal Media Labs (@nbcuniversal)
  • Jeremy Helfand, VP of Video Solutions, Adobe Primetime (@jhelfand)
  • Cathy Hetzel, Corporate President, Rentrak (@cathyhetzel)
  • Patrick Harris, Director of Global Agency Development, Facebook (@facebook)
  • Tom Morgan, Founder and CEO, Net2TV (@net2television)
  • Jason Flick, CEO, You.i TV (@youi_tv)
  • Seth Haberman, Founder and CEO, Visible World (@sethhaberman)
  • Jim Bennette, Director of Business Development, Video and Advertising Solutions, Adobe (@adobe)
  • Eli Uzan, Chairman, Screenz (@eliuzan)
  • Tal Chalozin, Co-Founder and CEO, Innovid (@chalozin)
  • Ashley J. Swartz, Founder and CEO, Furious Corp.  (@redfurynyc)
  • Claire McHugh, CEO, Axonista (@clairemchugh)
  • Chris Pfaff, CEO, Chris Pfaff Tech/Media LLC (PGA) (@pfaffchris)
  • Nancy Jordan, Marketing and Communications Consultant, Ensequence (@ensequence)
  • Matthew Nelson, Director of Marketing, You.i TV (@youi_tv)
  • Scott O'Neill, SVP, North America, MPP Global Solutions (@mppglobal)
  • Marta Jakubanis, Product Manager, Univision (@univision) ()

Many other people and companies are pictured, so check out the video it see if you or your colleagues are there!

Super-early-bird registration for [itvt]'s ninth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (June 23rd-24th at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio of San Franciscoends at midnight March 31st.

Super-early-bird registration allows you to attend TVOT 2015 for just $875.

Eventbrite - The TV of Tomorrow Show San Francisco 2015 - 9th Annual Event!

To take advantage of this discounted pricing, click here:

To find out about special group rates (three or more), contact Tracy Swedlow at or (415) 824-5806.

  • From March 1st through March 31st, tickets will be priced at $875.
  • From April 1st through April 30th, tickets will be priced at $975.
  • From May 1st through June 24th, tickets will be priced at $1,275.

For more information about TVOT 2015, please go to our Web site:

Have questions about speaking or sponsorship opportunities? Contact us: 415-824-5806 or


TVOT NYC 2014: Opening Keynote

TVOT 2014 Opening Keynote

Today there are opportunities for the discovery and consumption of television programming and other video content on a huge range of digital platforms, both through standal

TVOT NYC 2014: TV Everywhere 5 Years On

TV Everywhere 5 Years On: What's Working and What Needs Work?

What's Working and What Needs Work?

[itvt] is pleased to announce that the ninth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) will take place June 23rd-24th (Tuesday-Wednesday) in a spectacular new location that will not only accommodate the show's continued growth, but provide a wealth of benefits to sponsors, exhibitors and attendees: The Golden Gate Club in San Francisco's Presidio National Park

The new location will enable us to offer sponsors and exhibitors a range of new options, including innovative ways to drive awareness of their brand, and the ability to reserve private demo/meeting/hospitality rooms. It will also allow us to offer attendees a uniquely beautiful and memorable indoor-outdoor environment that will facilitate social interaction and enhance the show's signature focus on networking and business development with a number of exciting recreational opportunities.

As previous attendees can attest (see testimonials below), TVOT attracts a veritable "who's who" of the interactive TV, MVPD, advertising and broadcasting/programming industries. The event--which is carefully designed to encourage networking and deal-making--enables the pay-TV operators, consumer electronics manufacturers, social media companies, entrepreneurs and technologists who are building the TV platforms of tomorrow to engage in a productive exchange of ideas with the brands, broadcasters, networks, agencies, marketers, investors, producers/creators, developers, designers, storytellers and other stakeholders upon whom the success of those platforms depends. It has been widely praised for offering a completely unique, inspiring and enjoyable experience, unlike any other tradeshow or conference. 

Eventbrite - The TV of Tomorrow Show San Francisco 2015 - 9th Annual Event!

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Follow on Twitter: @tvotshow or @tswedlow

[itvt] is pleased to announce TVOT Live--a partnership with NeuLion to live-stream select sessions from TVOT NYC 2014.

To access TVOT Live on your PC, smartphone or tablet, just go to and sign in.

TVOT Live will feature live-streaming of the following TVOT NYC 2014 sessions (Note: all times are Eastern):

Opening Keynote

  • Lynda Clarizio, President of US Media, Nielsen
  • Jeremy Helfand, Vice President, Adobe Primetime'
  • Tracy Swedlow, Editor-in-Chief, InteractiveTV Today [itvt], TVOT

Where Have the Viewers Gone?
A Keynote Presentation by Alan Wurtzel, President of Research and Media Development at NBCUniversal

OTT and The Virtual MSO: Disintegration and Reintegration

  • Rick Howe, The iTV Doctor (Moderator)
  • Adam Lowy, GM of Interactive and Advanced TV, DISH Network
  • William Mobley, CEO, FreeCast
  • Hilary Perchard, VP of Business Development, Sky
  • Jack Perry, CEO, Syncbak
  • Michal Tsur, President, Kaltura
  • Thomas Williams, User Experience Director, Ostmodern

The Dragons of Design: Live Judging of the Finalists of the 2nd Annual [itvt] Interface Showcase

  • Fabian Birgfeld, Director, W12 Studios
  • Joel Grenier, UX Director, You.i
  • Olivier Lacour, Senior Director of Design, Cisco
  • Rebecca Rusk Lim, VP of Interactive Experience, Turner Broadcasting
  • David Lipkin, Founder and Principal, Method
  • Wes Williams, Director of Product Management, Scripps Networks Interactive (Moderator)

OTT Practical Wisdom II: All about Live and On-Demand Productions Online

  • Matt Durgin, Director of North American Smart TV Partnerships, LG
  • Kanaan Jemili, CEO, DivX
  • Scott Levine, SVP of Products, Univision
  • Chris Wagner, Co-Founder and EVP, NeuLion (Moderator)
  • Adam Ware, SVP/Head of Digital Media, Tennis Channel


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