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MediaKind

MediaKind is a global media technology leader focused on enabling the delivery of next-generation live and on-demand, mobile and multi-screen media experiences for everyone, everywhere. Launched on July 10 and built on the concept that media should inspire and unite humankind, MediaKind draws on Ericsson’s 150-year heritage of bringing communities together through pioneering fixed and mobile communications and unites a number of media technology pioneers under one common identity. MediaKind currently serves over 900 cable, satellite, telecom service providers and broadcasters around the world with end-to-end video delivery solutions include Emmy award-winning video compression solutions for contribution and direct-to-consumer video service distribution, advertising and content personalization solutions, high efficiency cloud DVR, and TV and video delivery platforms.

http://www.mediakind.com


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TiVo

Hi. We’re TiVo.

We help the world’s leading media companies make their entertainment more discoverable, accessible, and monetizable. TiVo creates technology platforms, software, services, and licensable inventions that simplify media experiences so that people can get to the TV shows, movies and music they want anytime, anywhere. We also amplify the value of TV audiences by delivering targeted viewership data that helps content owners and advertisers reach consumers more effectively.

The media landscape has changed substantially: content consumption has grown exponentially and business models continue to evolve. TiVo enables video distribution companies, consumer electronics manufacturers, studios, streaming services, retailers and advertisers to enhance their relationships with consumers while delivering discovery experiences that maximize the business opportunity.

Our solutions are helping to pioneer the next era of entertainment experiences. They’re designed to grow our customers’ revenues by increasing media consumption, attracting new viewers, improving consumer engagement levels, and reducing churn.

https://www.tivo.com


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Swrve

Swrve is the customer engagement platform that helps global enterprises orchestrate messaging across mobile, email, web, OTT, and emerging digital channels. With its constant, real-time processing of billions of customer data points daily, Swrve enables brands to stay in the moment with customers through deeply personalized messages sent exactly when and where they are most likely to engage. In turn, brands are able to spark bigger conversions, inspire longer app interactions, and form deeper connections with their customers. Leaders at Ryanair, Sony Electronics, Condé Nast, iflix, Stubhub, Travelex, and more are among those who trust Swrve to make every moment more valuable than the last.

https://www.swrve.com


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Hallmark Movies Now

Hallmark Movies Now is Crown Media Family Network’s subscription video on demand streaming service. Launched in October 2017, the service is a distinct offering with a lineup of family friendly programming that cannot be found on the company’s linear networks, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Subscribers to the service have access to nearly 1,000 hours of commercial-free Hallmark-branded original content, including fan favorites from the vast Hallmark Hall of Fame library. The service is available on all major mobile devices, tablets, connected devices and smart TV’s with the option of a monthly or annual subscription.

http://www.hmnow.com


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Massive

Massive offers a suite of products that enable media companies of all sizes to deliver personalized user experiences across devices, in real-time, helping accelerate growth and increase retention across the customer lifecycle.

This include Massive AXIS, a UX management console that gives non-technical product owners complete control over the look and feel of the user interface, across devices, without changing a line of code.

AXIS doesn’t just filter content. It takes a holistic approach to the entire UX, dynamically updating collections, promotions, advertisements, and templates based on an almost endless number of unique audience segments. Whether you’re looking to streamline your development process, or you want to better connect with your highest-engaged users, Massive AXIS can help you get there.

http://www.massive.co


Vudu

Vudu Movies On Us, Walmart’s premium, advertiser-support video on demand service, delivers over 6,000 free titles to the multitude of devices consumers are streaming to every day. By leveraging the power of Walmart’s data, Vudu can target users based on their Walmart shopping history, and reach customers whether they’re watching on the web, in their living room, or on their mobile device. With an extensive streaming library, Walmart-targetable segments, and sales lift measurement, Vudu is making Retail Connected TV a reality.

http://www.vudu.com


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NAGRA

NAGRA is the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and user experience solutions for pay-TV providers, content owners and sports rights holders. Our comprehensive technology portfolio is designed to address the converging pay-TV and OTT market and includes: the NAGRA Security Services Platform, the Conax Contego content security platform, the OpenTV Signature Edition always-evolved OTT video ecosystem, the Conax GO Live OTT solution, direct-to-TV solutions including TVkey, a broad cloud TV offering, DVnor media asset management, NAGRA Insight AI-driven pay-TV analytics platform, as well as a comprehensive suite of anti-piracy services and NexGuard forensic watermarking, to monitor, disrupt and fight piracy of premium content at its source.

http://www.nagra.com/dtv


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Premion

Premion, a division of TEGNA, is the leading CTV / OTT advertising solution for regional and local advertisers. With more than 125 branded content providers sourced through direct partnerships, Premion simplifies the OTT buying process by placing ads alongside premium long-form (full-episode) and live streaming content across more branded networks than any other platform – in just one easy transaction. Premion’s advertising platform delivers advanced targeting and seamless integration across multiple networks. Advertisers are assured access to brand-safe and fraud-free, guaranteed inventory that reaches the fastest growing and highly engaged OTT audiences.

http://www.premion.com


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Penthera

Penthera is a global software company that develops and deploys products facilitating the delivery of TV shows, movies and other video content over wireless networks to mobile devices. Led by Michael Willner, Chairman and CEO, and Dan Taitz, President and COO, Penthera’s Download2Go solution allows consumers to watch video content when they don’t have access to a suitable internet connection.

https://www.penthera.com/


Platinum Supporters


Bob Gold & Associates

Bob Gold & Associates is a results-driven, PR & marketing agency headquartered in Southern California with an office in New York City and a global network of partner PR agencies. We provide clients with strategies that resonate and engage, propelling businesses forward with an immediate, positive impact on the bottom line delivering not promises, but guaranteed results.

http://bobgoldpr.com


Streaming Video Alliance

Founded in 2014, the Streaming Video Alliance is a global association of organizations from across the video ecosystem that have come together to collaborate on building solutions to the technical challenges facing the streaming video industry. Through best practices, specifications, functional requirements, proof-of-concepts, and other documents published by its working and study groups, the Alliance strives to improve the end-user video experience and promote increased adoption of streaming. For more information, please visit www.streamingvideoalliance.org.

http://www.streamingvideoalliance.org


Supporters


CABA

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is a leading international, not-for-profit, industry organization that promotes advanced technologies in homes and buildings. Its 350+ strong corporate members and 28,000+ individual industry contacts are leaders in advancing integrated home systems and building automation worldwide.

http://www.CABA.org


Digital TV Europe
For over 30 years, Digital TV Europe has been firmly established as the trusted market leader for the pay TV industry and the business of content delivery across all platforms.
 
Written from a European perspective, DTVE is the top information choice for senior management and executives, providing in-depth analysis of every aspect of the digital video delivery industry.
https://www.digitaltveurope.com


Internet of Things Consortium

The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is comprised of more than 60 leading hardware, software and analytics companies – in areas including home automation, wearables, connected cars, smart cities, 3D printing, and virtual/augmented reality. On behalf of its members, the IoTC is dedicated to the growth of the internet of things marketplace and the development of sustainable business models. The IoTC educates technology firms, retailers, insurance companies, marketers, media companies and the wider business community about the value of IoT. Founded in 2012, the IoTC is headquartered in San Francisco with a business development hub in New York.

http://iofthings.org/


MoCA
MoCA® technology is the fastest and most reliable in-home backbone for Wi-Fi® and has been adopted by cable, telco/IPTV and satellite operators worldwide.  MoCA Access™ is a fiber extension technology that leverages the existing in-building coax and is based on the MoCA 2.5 specification.
 
MoCA 2.0 offers actual data rates of up to 1 Gbps. MoCA 2.5 offers actual data rates up to 2.5 Gbps in addition to a variety of network management and security features. 
http://www.mocalliance.org


New York Women In Film & Television (NYWIFT)

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers. NYWIFT brings together nearly 2,500 women and men working both above and below the line. NYWIFT is part of a network of 50 women in film chapters worldwide, representing more than 15,000 members. NYWIFT produces over 50 innovative programs and special events annually, including the Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement, which honors women in front of and behind the camera, and Designing Women, which recognizes costume designers, makeup artists and hair stylists in the industry. Learn more at www.nywift.org.

http://www.nywift.org


Redshark

RedShark is an established multiplatform online publication for anyone with an interest in moving image technology and craft. With over 50 contributors worldwide, full-time developers, editorial, content management and commercial staff, it is the go-to site for informed opinion and know-how for the rapidly changing video, film and content creation industries.

https://www.redsharknews.com


Stacy Katz

Boutique communications firm based in Los Angeles, CA, comprised of a team of entrepreneurial, passionate, driven, scrappy and committed communications veterans. Supporting companies within the smart home/device, technology, entertainment/media and startup spaces with services including: public relations, strategic planning, influencer outreach, thought leadership, partnership development.

http://www.stacykatz.com