Apps happy

Sweeting : November 20, 2011 6:06 pm : Blog

Conferences Concurrent Media Strategies is proud to be partnering with Variety to present the first annual Variety Entertainment Apps conference on December 1 at the Sofitel hotel in Los Angeles. The conference is the first to focus exclusively on the role of self-contained apps and apps platforms in content monetization strategies for media and entertainment companies.

Panel topics include new social-viewing apps for movies and TV shows, monetization strategies for second-screen and companion apps, the use of apps for content discovery and promotion, the future of tent-pole apps, and a special panel on the creative and story-telling potential of entertainment apps.

Speakers at the event will include: Steve Andrade of, Colin Helms of MTV Networks, Tyler Slocum of DirecTV, Chris Hewish of DreamWorks Animation, Elias Plishner of Sony Pictures, Seth Polsky of Flixter and Alex Barkaloff of Lionsgate, along with many other leading executives from the movie, TV and videogame industries.

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Concurrent goes Hollywood

Sweeting : April 27, 2011 11:35 am : Blog

I’ll be traveling to Los Angeles the week of May 1st to attend the Variety Entertainment & Technology Summit and the Digital Hollywood conference, co-located at the Ritz-Carleton in Marina Del Ray May 2-5.

I’ll be speaking on a panel at Digital Hollywood on Wednesday, May 4, on over-the-top video and connected devices. Session details are below. Stop by if you’re in town.

Over the Top Video – TV, iPad – Tablet – SmartPhone – PC – Connecting into the Future

Wednesday, May 4th
10:45 AM – Noon
Track III: ViDeo-18, TV-2011-17

Colleen Brown, CEO, Fisher Communications, Inc.
Eric Anderson, VP Content and Product Solutions, Samsung
David Strehlow, Director of Marketing, Media Solutions, Huawei Consumer Software
Scott Fierstein, Senior Director, Interoperability Policy and Standards, Microsoft
Paul Sweeting, founder and principal, Concurrent Media Strategies
Michael Alexander, Strategy & Growth Initiatives, IBM Global Telecommunications Industry
James M. Burger, Attorney at Law, Dow Lohnes, Moderator


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Attend NAB on Concurrent Media

Sweeting : February 9, 2011 5:34 pm : Blog

Planning to attend the NAB show in Las Vegas in April? The folks at NAB are generously offering Concurrent Media readers free access to the exhibit floor, as well as to the opening keynote and state of the industry addresses, the info sessions, the content theater and the various specialty areas, or Pits, focusing on broadband, post production, pro audio and radio — a $150 value.

Contact me by phone or email for the special promotional code to use when registering.

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