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[itvt] is pleased to announce the winners of the 8th Annual Awards for Leadership in Interactive and Multiplatform Television :

Most Significant Impact: Cablevision
Most Significant Newcomer: AT&T U-verse
Most Significant Technology, Platform or Product: IntoNow (a Yahoo! company)
Most Significant Content Offering: Current's "Bar Karma"
Most Innovative Design or User Interface: ZON TV Cabo (NDS)
Individual Leadership I: Dave Alloway, Cablevision
Individual Leadership II: Vibha Rustagi, itaas
ITV All-Star: Jon Dakss, NBC Universal

Click for RULES and REGULATIONS !

Are you a member of the multiplatform interactive TV community? Or are you a social TV expert ready to share your thoughts with the world? Well, do we have a contest for you!

[itvt] and its media relations partner, Breakaway Communications , have announced the first ? Breakaway Video Contest ,? challenging conference attendees?and anyone else interested in participating?to provide short video clips interpreting/answering the question: ? What is Interactive TV? ?

All you need to do is provide us with a video clip ? no longer than one minute ? that displays your view on interactivity. We?re looking for you to ?breakaway? and show us your unique viewpoint and creativity. High production values are not necessarily key to winning ? simply ?wow? us with your creativity. Entries will be judged based on their ability to effectively express the concept of interactivity. While entries do not need to be ?interactive? in the literal sense, bonus points will be added to those who choose true interactive approaches. Otherwise, basic linear videos are absolutely accepted and encouraged.

A panel of industry luminaries will select the most creative and thought-provoking videos as finalists, and these videos will be screened during TVOT 2011. The Grand Prize winner?who will be awarded an iPad 2, 2 tickets to TVOT 2011, and a full-blown public relations campaign? will be announced during TVOT on May 18.

Click HERE for additional rules and regulations and how to enter!

SPONSORED BY: Breakaway Communications , the TVOT 2011 Exclusive Media Relations Partner

Spring Discount registration for [itvt]'s fifth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (M

ay 17th-18th, 2011, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco) ends at midnight this Friday, April 15th.

Spring Discount registration allows you to attend the TV of Tomorrow Show for just $975 , representing a savings of $300 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 swedlow@itvt.com or (415) 824-5806.

From April 16th through May 18th, tickets will be priced at $1,275.

For more information about the TV of Tomorrow Show, please go to: h ttp:// www.thetvoftomorrowshow.com

Have questions about speaking or sponsorship opportunities ? Contact us: 415-824-5806 or swedlow@itvt.com

For those of you who want to comment or follow the event, please use:

#TVOT11

[itvt] is pleased to present a partial list of the speakers and panelists for the fifth annual TV of Tomorrow Show (May 17th-18th, 2011, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco). Several of the show's tracks--including the track on operator interactive TV--are still being finalized, so we will be announcing more speakers and panelists shortly, as well as the show's schedule of sessions.

Chris Allen, VP/director of video innovation, SMGx Matt Apfel, VP of content, Coincident.tv Michael Aragon, VP and general manager of global digital video distribution and operations, Sony Network Entertainment Clayton Banks, president and executive producer, Ember Media Jeff Baumgartner, site editor, Light Reading Cable Bruce A. Biegel, managing director, Winterberry Group Mike Bloxham, VP of insights and research, Trendline Interactive Brandon Brown, CEO, Zodiac Interactive Paula Byrne, managing director, Pushbutton Adam Cahan, CEO, IntoNow Judson Cary, VP of video technology policy, CableLabs Scott Chambliss, production designer of the new "Star Trek" movie and "Cowboys and Aliens" Pravin Chandiramani, VP of business develoopment, Simulmedia Michael Collette, managing director, MediaTech Strategies Lindsay S. Crittendon, managing director, San Francisco, Frank N. Magid Associates Jon Dakss, VP of technology product development, NBC Universal Robert Dandrea, distinguished engineer, national engineering and technical operations, Comcast Enzo D'Anna, director of sales, Americas, Strategy & Technology David Del Beccaro, president and CEO, Music Choice Channing Dawson, senior advisor, Scripps Networks Allison Dollar, CEO, Interactive Television Alliance Steve Donohue, Light Reading Cable and [itvt] Ellen Dudar, chief product officer, FourthWall Media Don Dulchinos, SVP of advanced platforms and services, CableLabs Thomas Dvorak, chief marketing officer, Aprico Dan Eakins, CEO, Zeitera Brandon Eatros, CEO, Yidio Eric Elia, VP of TV solutions and professional services, Brightcove Leslie Ellis, principal, Translation Please Chris Faw, SVP of operations, Time Warner Cable Media Sales James Field, director of technology, NDS Joan Fitzgerald, VP of television sales and business development, comScore Malia Flynn, VP of product development, Canoe Ventures Frank S. Foster, VP of IPTV sales and solutions, AT&T Kristin Frank, general manager of MTV and VH1 Digital Tom Freeman, CEO, Splat Interactive Michael Gallagher, executive producer, Totally Sketch (interactive YouTube star) Harold Geller, SVP of cross-industry workflow, 4A's/managing director, Ad-ID Joe Gillespie, president and CEO, Zoove Yosi Glick, president and CEO, Jinni John Hashimoto, director of product development for ITV/VOD/connected TV, The Weather Channel Daniel Hassan, chairman and CEO, BCM Cathy Hetzel, president, Advanced Media and Information Division, Rentrak Walt Horstman, SVP of media solutions, Visible World Ed Humphrey, president of the Americas, Softel Group Brian Seth Hurst, CEO, The Opportunity Management Company Brian David Johnson, futurist, Intel Aslam Khader, chief product officer, Ensequence Evan Krauss, EVP of advertising sales, Shazam Will Kreth, senior director of advanced video strategy, Time Warner Cable, and founder of OEDN Gerard Kunkel, former SVP of user experience and product design at Comcast Olivier Lacour, VP of design, NDS Anthony Landamia, executive director of product management, SeaChange International Craig Leddy, principal, Interactive TV Works Bismarck Lepe, president of products, Ooyala Rebecca Rusk Lim, senior director of advanced entertainment, Starz Entertainment Marcelino Ford-Livene, general manager of interactive content and advanced advertising development, Intel Digital Home Group Peter Low, president and CEO, Ensequence Scott Maddux, SVP of product development, Nielsen John Maguire, director of product strategy, TV technology, S3 Group Abe McCallum, CEO, Clikthrough Jeronimo Macanas, CEO, mgMedia Chip Meehan, VP of advanced advertising sales, Comcast Spotlight Eric Miller, CEO, Flashlight Engineering Lisa Murphy, head of sales and marketing, metaio Inc. Zvika Netter, CEO, Innovid Bill Niemeyer, senior analyst, The Diffusion Group Chris Noessel, director of interaction, Cooper Roland Noll, executive director of integrated advertising and commerce, AT&T Vic Odryna, CEO, ZeeVee Arthur Orduna, CTO, Canoe Ventures Stephanie Otto, CEO, Brainstorm Communications Shalini Govil-Pai, group manager, partner technologies and strategy for YouTube and TV, Google Susan Panico, senior director, PlayStation Network, Sony Michael Payne, director of experience design, Intel Sam Pemberton, CEO, Softel Group Patrick Peters, EVP and general manager of programming, FourthWall Media Alan Queen, CTO, Movl (winner of the Samsung Free the TV Challenge) Dewey Reid, chief creative officer, eat.tv (designer of Fox's Bones Show Companion App) John Reister, chief IPTV architect, BigBand Networks Jonathan Ricard, SVP of digital, IXI Data Marty Roberts, VP of sales and marketing, thePlatform Jon Romm, COO, Avail-TVN Paul Saffo, managing director of foresight, Discern Analytics David Sandford, VP and general manager, service provider business, TiVo Frank Sandoval, principal architect, CableLabs Gabe Sauerhoff, VP of digital media distribution, Discovery Communications Chris Schembri, VP of media planning and buying, Travelers Insurance Margret Schmidt, VP of user experience design, TiVo Lori Schwartz, chief technology catalyst, McCann Worldgroup Russ Schafer, senior director of product marketing, Yahoo! Connected TV Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association Ajay Shah, CEO, Spot411/TVPlus (winner of the 2011 CableLabs Winter Conference Innovation Showcase) Kevin Shaw, CTO, Sensor Platforms Nathan Shedroff, chair of the MBA in Design Strategy Program, California College of the Arts Richard Shirley, VP of distribution business development, A&E Television Networks Louis Slothouber, chief scientist, FourthWall Media Jasper Smith, CEO, PlayJam- Nick Troiano, president, BlackArrow Nick Troiano, president, BlackArrow Jason Trucco, principal, Social Animal (conceived and directed the world's first interactive 360-degree music video, featuring Macy Gray) Jim Turner, SVP of product management, Canoe Ventures Maki Ueda, board of Stichting DIRECTIONS, The Netherlands Edgar Villalpando, SVP of marketing, ActiveVideo Networks Paul Wehrley, COO, Clicker Media Ofer Weintraub, CTO, Orca Interactive Kip Welch, president and chairman, Entertainment ID Registry Association (EIDR)/VP of business development at MovieLabs Robin Wilson, VP of business development, OpenTV Matt Zinn, SVP, general counsel and chief privacy officer, TiVo

If you'd like to participate in the nomination process without preparing full supporting documents, please click HERE and begin to nominate your favorites for the following categories:

Most Significant Impact Most Significant Newcomer Most Significant Technology, Platform, Product Most Significant Content Offering Most Innovative Design or User Interface Individual Leadership I and Individual Leadership II ITV All-Star

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