Industry Leaders Take on Hot Topic at Upcoming Streaming Media West
'Inventing Desire - Content's Role in the Broadband Revolution'
**Executives Available for Interviews and Comment** Panel Background: Bandwidth is only as valuable to the consumer as the content it carries. Is a diet of movie trailers, music and the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show robust enough to keep current users at the table and entice new subscribers, or has broadband's past offerings merely trivialized its much-vaunted potential? How can content providers expand and deepen the desire for increased bandwidth? The panel also will explore: what business models work for content providers, what kind of content will consumers pay for, and how content producers can expose and convert non- broadband users. Who: Patrick Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, will lead the discussion on what will compel greater broadband adoption in the coming years. A diverse group offering different industry perspectives and insights will participate, including: -- David Lynch, Creator, DAVIDLYNCH.com -- Eric Bassett, Managing Consultant, DAVIDLYNCH.com Award-winning Director David Lynch and Managing Consultant Eric Basset (founded Bassett and Associates in 1991) recently debuted DAVIDLYNCH.COM - pursuing a dream of delivering original motion picture content exclusively via the Internet. -- Jon Healey, Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times Jon Healey, a 22-year veteran of daily newspapers and news magazines, is a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, covering the convergence of entertainment and technology in the digital living room. -- Michael Skoletsky, Director Media & Entertainment Practice, Viant Michael Skoletsky, Viant's Practice Director, Media & Entertainment, is responsible for furthering Viant's capabilities within the M&E industry. He specializes in leveraging brand and content asset value within the digital environment, gaining insight on the consumer's needs and mind-set, and developing digital business models and interactive marketing strategies. -- S. Scott Spector, Executive Director, Media & Entertainment Practice, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Scott Spector, Director of Business Development for PricewaterhouseCoopers' Entertainment and Media Practice, has a broad range of senior level experience in entertainment technology, digital media, corporate finance, business development and corporate development gained from 22 years of experience working for global companies. When: Inventing Desire: Content's Role In The Broadband Revolution Wednesday, April 24 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Room: 150B Where: Streaming Media West Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015 Interview Opportunity: Interviews are available pre- and post-show via phone and in- person by request only. Contact: Kristen Tarnol, SPDE, 310.840.8234; on-site contact information 310.994.9333; or Liana Miller, eLuminate, 949.595.4320; on-site contact information 714.423.4394.
PRNewswire -- April 17
SOURCE: Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment