|[December 12, 2012]
Opening Day of TV Connect Sets Event Agenda and Future of Connected Entertainment
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Connect (formerly known as IP&TV World Forum) is to unite the
world's biggest gaming, telcos and high rising OTT players, as it
addresses the rapidly converging TV market and future of connected
entertainment. CXO level executives from Electronic Arts, AT&T (News - Alert) and
Spotify will kick-start the three-day event, which builds on the
heritage of IP&TV and its legacy within the evolving ecosystem.
The event's theme resonates throughout its agenda with an impressive
speaker line-up that will give visitors exclusive insight into
understanding the future of connected entertainment. Day One will see
Richard Hilleman, Chief Creative Officer at Electronic Arts, open TV
Connect with a keynote presentation on championing the role of gaming in
the evolution of connected TV. He will be followed by Jeff G Weber,
President of Content and Advertising Sales at AT&T, who will assess how
connected entertainment is changing the role of telcos. The first day
will also see Pascal De Mul, Global Head of Platform Partnerships at
Spotify (News - Alert), take part in a keynote panel discussion, which will explore the
key role of new players in driving the user experience.
Whitechurch, Executive Director at Informa Telecoms & Media (News - Alert), said:
"TV Connect is the next stage of evolution for the IP&TV World Forum
brand. The legacy of the world's leading connected entertainment event
contines, while the name change echoes the evolving nature of a
Now in its ninth year, the conference and exhibition will take place at
London's Olympia on 19 - 21 March 2013, and is made up of three
programme tracks which reflect the nature of the converging industry:
Experience, Monetise and Deliver. Day One will address the companion
screen, OTT and the new pay TV environment and CDNs and Cloud TV through
an array of presentations, interactive sessions and super panel
"TV Connect provides a unique opportunity to meet and network with the
global connected entertainment community. No other event offers such a
unique opportunity to meet such a diverse range of service providers,
whether these be broadcasters, telcos, content providers or OTT players.
2013's programme truly reflects the shifting nature of this dynamic
market so we look forward to building on 2012's successful event, which
attracted a record breaking 7,000 visitors," concludes Whitechurch.
The conference and exhibition boasts a unique, exciting and innovative
programme already featuring over 260 speakers and a host of exhibitors,
including Universal Electronics, Xstream, Zappware, Motorola, HTTV,
Huawei (News - Alert), Dune HD, the Open IPTV Forum and the SCTE (Society of Cable
To view the full event programme and register for TV Connect, please
Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter (News - Alert) @tvconnectevent.
About TV Connect
Formerly known as IP&TV World Forum, TV Connect is part of the TV
Connect World Series and provides a unique opportunity to meet and
network with the global connected entertainment community. The event
continues to have a truly global reach attracting senior level
executives from all 6 continents, with 2012's event having 83 countries
For further information please go to http://www.tvconnectevent.com/.
About Informa Telecoms & Media
Informa Telecoms & Media (www.informatandm.com)
is the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic services
to the global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand
contact with the industry, its 90 analysts and researchers produce a
range of intelligence services including news and analytical products,
in depth market reports and datasets focussed on technology, strategy
and content. Informa Telecoms & Media also organises 125 global annual
events, attended by more than 70,000 executives worldwide.
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