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Envisioning Cable's Converged Future


Envisioning Cable's Converged Future

This session will explore the various ways in which the traditionally closed cable platform is opening up -- for example, by incorporating Internet-sourced/IP-based content, applications and technologies into the cable offering, by embracing distribution of that offering to emerging consumer electronics platforms such as tablets and connected TV's, and by enabling interaction between set-top boxes and mobile devices. A panel that includes representatives of companies that are developing the technologies that will allow an increasingly converged cable offering will attempt to envision how convergence will allow cable to reinvent itself, and will address such topics as: How operators can leverage the cloud to allow rich interactive content and applications on low-resource set-tops; how the convergence of cable and broadband is bringing new kinds of niche content to the cable platform; how smaller cable operators are using broadband content to remain competitive with their larger pay-TV rivals; how cable's embrace of iPad streaming will impact its relationships with its content providers; the prospects for a truly open cable API; and how the evolving relationship between the cable platform and CE devices will change the user experience of cable going forward.

Panelists include:

  • Richard Bullwinkle (Chief Evangelist, Rovi)
  • James Field (Director of Technology, NDS)
  • Dan Hassan (Chairman and CEO, BCM)
  • David Housman (CEO, Alticast Americas)
  • Sean Knapp (Chief Product Officer, Ooyala)
  • Vic Odryna (CEO, ZeeVee)
  • David Sandford (VP and General Manager, Service Provider Business, TiVo)
  • Michael Taylor (SVP Business Development, ActiveVideo Networks)