[itvt] Presents...TVOT NYC 2015

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  • East Coast "TV of Tomorrow Show" Event Will Feature over 100 Expert Speakers and Panelists; Hands-On Exhibits, Workshops and Master Classes; Unparalleled Opportunities for Networking and Deal-Making; [itvt]'s Popular Holiday Party; and Much, Much More
  • Show Will Take Place in New York's Famous SVA Theatre
  • Tickets on Sale Now: Special Early-Bird and Group Rates Available

Eventbrite - TV of Tomorrow Show New York City 2015

[itvt] is pleased to announce that TVOT NYC 2015, our sixth annual East Coast TV of Tomorrow Show (TVOT) event, will take place Thursday, December 3rd at New York's famous SVA Theatre (333 W. 23rd Street)
TVOT NYC packs all the excitement of our flagship TV of Tomorrow Show (spring 2016, San Francisco), now in its tenth year, into a highly focused, dialog-driven, one-day "intensive." The show--which is carefully designed to encourage networking and deal-making--enables the pay-TV operators, consumer electronics manufacturers, social media companies, entrepreneurs and technologists who are building the TV platforms of tomorrow to engage in a productive exchange of ideas with the brands, broadcasters, networks, agencies, marketers, investors, producers, developers, designers, storytellers, social-video creatives, and other stakeholders upon whom the success of those platforms depends. 
TVOT NYC consistently attracts a veritable "who's who" of the interactive-TV, pay-TV, advertising, broadcasting/programming, data/measurement, and social-video industries, and has been widely praised for offering a uniquely inspiring, rewarding and enjoyable experience, unlike any other tradeshow or conference. Moreover, over the past few years, TVOT SF and TVOT NYC have become the events of choice for established TV players to meet and network with the creative and business communities that have emerged on YouTube, Vine, Periscope, Twitch and other social-video platforms to address the rapidly evolving viewing habits and programming preferences of Millennial and Plurals.
As the end-of-year event-of-record for the advanced-TV/video industry, TVOT NYC 2015 will also provide attendees with their last, best opportunity to fully understand the significance of the many industry developments that have taken place in 2015, and to hone their strategic grasp of the key issues that will be shaping the industry in the New Year.
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Eventbrite - TV of Tomorrow Show New York City 2015

  • To find out more about discounted early-bird REGISTRATION (40% off if you purchase your tickets by September 10th!), click here
  • To find out more about SPONSORSHIP and EXHIBITION opportunities, contact us at swedlow@itvt.com or 415-824-5806. Please note that we are very happy to work with your marketing department to develop creative, custom sponsorship packages that are specifically tailored to your company's communications needs.
  • To find out more about holding a WORKSHOP/MASTER CLASS session at the show, where you can showcase your company's solutions and services--or its vision for the television of tomorrow--contact us at swedlow@itvt.com or 415-824-5806
  • To find out more about SPEAKING opportunities, contact us at swedlow@itvt.com or 415-824-5806
  • To view TESTIMONIALS from sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and attendees about our two most recent TV of Tomorrow Show events (TVOT SF 2015, June 23rd-24th; and TVOT NYC 2014, December 9th), click here
  • For a video overview of TVOT NYC 2014, click here
  • For a gallery of photos from TVOT SF 2015, click here
  • For a gallery of photos from TVOT NYC 2014, click here
  • To explore the TV of Tomorrow Show Web site, click here
  • To discuss TVOT NYC 2015, or to give us feedback and suggestions (including new technologies you would like to see showcased, topics you would like to see discussed, and creative ideas for how your company can sponsor the show), email us at swedlow@itvt.com
While [itvt]'s TV of Tomorrow Show events feature an exhibit hall, keynotes and panel sessions, that's where their similarity to other industry conferences and tradeshows ends:
  • They are the only industry events to focus on the production, delivery, user experience and business of interactive and advanced TV across multiple platforms and media (e.g. pay-TV, smart TV, tablets, smartphones, OTT, social networks, VOD, game consoles, programming, advertising, tcommerce, transmedia "storyworlds," VR, wearables, social broadcasting, etc.)
  • Ensuring that attendees are able to meet and schmooze with the right people is a primary focus of the events. One of our principal goals is to introduce to one another people and companies with complementary visions and solutions.
  • The events are not "pay-for-play": speakers are selected for their expertise alone, not because they, or the company they represent, have paid a speaker's fee.
  • The events' panel sessions are developed through an ongoing dialog with the readership of the [itvt] newsletter, allowing us to ensure that they are topical, timely and accurately reflect the interests and concerns of the industry.
  • The panel sessions are highly interactive, with debates, open mics, polls and other features designed to promote discussion.
  • The events also offer in-depth Workshop/Master Class sessions, where smaller groups of participants have the opportunity to dialog with leading industry experts and explore new technologies, platforms and media in a more focused and hands-on way.
  • The events feature innovative staging, designed to facilitate debate and communication between panelists and interaction with attendees.
  • The events are designed to promote cross-pollination between the interactive/multiplatform TV community and other creative communities, such as artists, performers, fashion designers, interactive storytellers, independent filmmakers, YouTube creators, live social broadcasters, and more.
  • Finally, the events are designed to be fun. They feature entertainments, challenges, contests, and a range of other social activities.
TVOT NYC 2015 will be broadly organized into three tracks, featuring over 100 industry-expert speakers and panelists:
  • A Today Track will focus on the hard data that can be gleaned--and the lessons that can be learned--from the many deployments of interactive, social and advanced TV that are already in the field today. Representatives from the operators, technology providers, CE manufacturers, broadcasters, networks, advertising agencies, brands, OTT programmers, social media companies, MCN's, UI/UX designers, application developers and other players that are currently implementing interactive and multiplatform television in the US and beyond will present examples of their work, and provide attendees with new deployment statistics, reports from the field, best practices and other insider insights.
  • A Tomorrow Track will provide attendees with the opportunity to explore how the various platforms, technologies, screens, standards, content genres and business models that make up today's interactive/social/advanced TV space are likely to evolve over the coming months and years, and to identify new platforms, new technologies, new forms of programming, new monetization strategies, and other developments that are likely to impact the space in the future. Highly interactive, dialog-driven sessions will enable attendees not only to hear from the companies, organizations and people that are shaping the future of interactive/multiplatform/social/advanced TV, but to question those experts and provide them with feedback on their efforts.
  • A Workshop/Master Class Track will provide smaller groups of attendees with a more intimate and hands-on environment in which to: 1) see and learn about promising new advanced TV technologies, standards and business strategies; 2) get their questions and concerns answered by subject matter experts; and 3) gain practical skills for implementing new TV experiences.
In addition to these three tracks, the event will feature:
  • Vendor booths and demos.
  • A vibrant cocktail party where attendees will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with many of the most influential figures shaping tomorrow's television.
  • Gourmet catering.
  • Live judging of the finalists of [itvt]'s annual Design Awards.
Eventbrite - TV of Tomorrow Show New York City 2015
TVOT NYC 2015 is a limited-attendance event, so we strongly encourage you to register early. To purchase your tickets, click here.
  • Tickets are currently available at the special super-early-bird rate of $675. From September 10th through September 30th, they will be priced at $775; from October 1st through October 31st, they will be priced at $875; and from November 1st through December 3rd, they will be priced at $1,075.
  • A special package that includes both a ticket to TVOT NYC Intensive and a ticket to the TV of Tomorrow Show 2016 in San Francisco is also available (representing a savings of up to $600 on the full ticket price of both shows). To purchase this special two-event package, click here.
  • To find out about special group rates (three or more), as well as special rates for industry analysts, PR professionals, students and other qualified parties, contact Tracy Swedlow at swedlow@itvt.com or (415) 824-5806. 
We are still accepting speaker/panelist proposals, and welcome your suggestions for topics you would like to see covered on the event's schedule. Uniquely among tradeshows, TVOT and TVOT NYC feature an agenda that is developed through ongoing dialog with the industry. Please contact Tracy Swedlow, at swedlow@itvt.com or 415-824-5806, to discuss your proposal. Also, please note that [itvt] is not a pay-for-play organization and that speakers do not have to pay any fee to participate in our TVOT events.

TVOT NYC 2015 offers several different sponsorship levels, each designed to ensure maximum marketing exposure for your company--at the event itself, in the [itvt] newsletter and on our Web site, and in our talk radio show. As a sponsor, you also have such options as:
  • organizing a Workshop/Master Class on your company's solutions or on an industry topic of importance to your company;
  • taking advantage of the SVA Theatre's advanced audio-visual capabilities to showcase your company's work on the show's main stages;
  • having your company's logo and branding projected as an integral part of the show's set design;
  • having your company's TVOT NYC party or special event promoted to the show's attendees and the [itvt] readership at large.
Moreover, we are very open to working with your marketing department to devise creative, custom sponsorship packages that are tailored to your company's specific communications needs.
If you would like to find out more about sponsoring TVOT NYC 2015, email us at swedlow@itvt.com or call 415-824-5806.
TVOT NYC 2015's exhibitor showcase will be located in an area that is highly trafficked by the event's attendees. However, exhibit space is limited and we are assigning it on a first-come-first-served basis. So to guarantee that your company will have a booth at the show, please contact us as soon as possible at swedlow@itvt.com or 415-824-5806.
The [itvt] editorial team develops the agenda for our TV of Tomorrow Show events through an extensive dialoguing process with the readership of the [itvt] newsletter (which includes many key industry players), in order to ensure that each show covers all the issues that are currently of most pressing importance to the industry. As a result, we typically announce the agenda just a few weeks before each show. However, some of the issues that we expect to explore at TVOT NYC 2015 include:
  • Reports from the field: How recent deployments of "TV Everywhere," virtual MVPD/"skinny-bundle" services, unbundled, direct-to-consumer OTT programming offerings, interactive-TV/video programming and advertising, dynamic and addressable VOD advertising, tcommerce, programmatic ad-buying, social TV, second-screen companion experiences, smart-TV applications, TV time- and place-shifting, programming-discovery technology, viewing-data and analytics services, transmedia storytelling, and other advanced-TV offerings are faring in the real world; and what the success or otherwise of these deployments tells us about the business models for the TV of tomorrow. Which advanced-TV platforms and services are attracting audiences and generating revenues today and how?   
  • The impact of "TV Everywhere" on viewing habits, audience measurement, advertising strategies, network and pay-TV business models and more; and how best to improve content discoverability and personalization, subscriber-authentication, and other elements of the TVE user experience in order to foster the medium's continued growth.
  • The emergence of "virtual MVPD's/MSO's" and unbundled programming services that are seeking to take advantage of TV delivery over-the-top (OTT); and the implications of this phenomenon for traditional TV content providers, operators, marketers and advertisers, as well as for Multi-Channel Networks (MCN's) and other emerging players.
  • The implications of the increasing importance of subscription as a monetization model for OTT TV.
  • The potential of tcommerce--whether on pay-TV systems, smart TV's, second-screen devices or social-media platforms--to revolutionize the economics of television and advertising.
  • The ongoing challenges involved in accurately measuring and understanding TV viewership on non-traditional platforms; and how audience measurement is being reinvented in order to take into account the growth of cross-platform viewing, time- and place-shifting, and other ongoing changes in viewer behavior.
  • The increasingly important role "Big Data" is playing in the television and advertising industries: the new forms of data that are being generated by interactive, connected and social TV, and how brands and agencies can take advantage of these data to make their campaigns more targeted, more accountable and thus more effective.
  • The emergence of Periscope, Meerkat, YouNow, Twitch and other social-broadcasting services as platforms for programming, marketing and advertising.
  • Understanding the respective roles now being played by Twitter and Facebook in the television and advertising spaces--what are those companies' TV goals, how likely are they to achieve them, and what do other social-TV companies need to do in order to survive and thrive alongside such powerful players?
  • Understanding the possible impact that other social media platforms, such as Tumblr, Pinterest, Snapchat, Reddit and LinkedIn, could have on the television space.
  • The implications for YouTube and other players of Facebook's increasing importance as a video platform.
  • Where is second-screen interactivity/social TV succeeding and where has it fallen short? What forms of programming and advertising are best complemented via interactivity on the second screen?
  • The implications of the incorporation of ACR and other "intelligent" technologies into smart TV's--and the increasing role of intelligence in the TV ecosystem in general: What kinds of opportunities does truly smart television make possible?
  • Best practices for developing, producing, distributing, promoting and monetizing interactive TV content.  
  • The potential impact of Vine, Instagram Video and other "micro-video" platforms on programming and advertising.
  • Questions of intellectual property rights, including new issues raised by multiplatform TV distribution, by the revitalization of longtail programming content, and by the emergence of related content as part of the television experience.
  • Recent and pending developments in interactive and advanced TV standards, and how these standards need to evolve going forward.
  • US cable's Reference Design Kit (RDK) and its implications for the global pay-TV industry.
  • The significance of HTML5 and the Cloud for the television space.
  • How questions of content discovery, navigation and personalization have become central to television's future
  • The growing importance of metadata and related content to the TV experience.
  • The emergence of smart-TV advertising and commerce.
  • The emergence of social-TV advertising and commerce.
  • The evolving regulatory environment--including the implications of the FCC's new Net Neutrality proposal for MSO's, broadband SVOD providers, virtual MVPD's, and other stakeholders.
  • The emergence of personalized video experiences that draw on the viewer's social graph.
  • What the TV industry can learn from interactive online video advertising and commerce.
  • The emergence of the app--whether on connected-TV or second-screen platforms, or across both simultaneously--as the gateway to the television experience: is our conception of the app still beholden to the PC/desktop model, and, if so, what would be a truly television-centered conception of the app?
  • The emergence of virtual reality (VR) as a platform for storytelling and news reporting.
  • The extent to which the "cord-cutting" phenomenon presents an existential threat to the pay-TV industry; and the extent to which new developments in pay-TV, such as "TV Everywhere," virtual MVPD services, and dynamic ad insertion for VOD will help operators defend against the threats it poses.
  • The future of TV design: How to ensure that usability and high-quality design become a core element of the advanced-TV user experience, and not just an afterthought; strategies for designing consistent, cross-screen and cross-platform interactive video experiences; making the business case for good design; the complex and evolving relationship between design, data and content discovery/navigation; and the impact of new technologies such as 4K UHD on TV user interface design.
  • The emergence of natural user interfaces, including gesture- and voice-controlled interfaces, interfaces powered by facial recognition, and more.
  • Understanding international advanced-TV markets: opportunities and risks in Europe, Asia, Latin America and beyond.
  • The role of local broadcasters in television's rapidly changing ecosystem.
  • The emergence of brands as providers of advanced-TV experiences in their own right.
  • The on-air incorporation of social media into sportscasts, news shows and other forms of live programming, and the impact of this phenomenon on the content and monetization of television.
  • The emergence of new forms of cross-platform storytelling ("transmedia")--how will transmedia find a mass audience, and how will it be monetized?
  • The centrality of sports as a driver of television innovation--and as a firewall against cord-cutting.
  • Connected-TV app stores, over-the-top delivery of live and on-demand programming, hybrid pay-TV/OTT offerings, "cable-as-an-app," retransmission disputes, and more: The rapidly evolving inter-relationships between the pay-TV, consumer electronics and programming/content industries.
  • The current state of investment in the interactive/advanced TV space. How are new investment trends, such as crowdfunding and accelerators, impacting the industry?
  • The latest tools for creating, delivering and testing interactive and multiplatform television.
  • The real world as platform: The emergence of 360-degree immersive interactive TV experiences that subvert traditional notions of the screen.
  • The impact of video streaming on the Internet infrastructure; the significance of such issues as Net Neutrality, bandwidth caps and interconnection deals for the broadband video industry; and emerging standards and technologies for enabling high-quality streaming in low-bandwidth environments.   
  • The diversification of the cable business: How will the emergence of new cable offerings such as smart home services (e.g., broadband-based monitoring and security and automation) impact the cable industry going forward?
  • The increasingly importance of fan communities in the development, promotion and monetization of programming.
  • The evolving relationship between YouTube and its creators, the significance of the recent spate of acquisitions of YouTube MCN's by big media companies, and the prospects for the ongoing attempts of the MCN's to reduce their reliance on YouTube and embrace new platforms.
  • Wearable technology, cinematic virtual reality, augmented reality, near field communication, artificial intelligence, and more: Identifying the emerging technologies and media that could impact the television/video space going forward.
  • The relationship between smart TV and the second screen.
  • New technologies for collaborative editing of mobile video and their potential impact on the programming and advertising spaces.
  • The significance of the VOD "Binge-Viewing" phenomenon--its potential impact on advertising strategies, programming promotion and even programming formats themselves.
  • Cable without TV? Assessing the implications of Cablevision CEO, James Dolan's, prediction that "there could come a day" when cable eschews television in favor of broadband.
  • Mega-mergers, new automated/programmatic media-buying platforms and more: recent developments in the advertising industry and their impact on the television space.
  • Television's role in the "Internet of Things."
  • The significance of the 2016 election for the television and advertising industries.
  • How best to conceptualize the oft-promised "gamification" of TV.   
  • How to reconceptualize advertising campaigns so that they reach viewers whose attention is dispersed across multiple screens.
  • Understanding the emerging viewing habits and evolving programming preferences of Millennials and Plurals ("Generations Y and Z").
  • How to identify, manage and monetize the new social-video talent that appeals to Millennials and Plurals.
"TVOT was my favorite conference of 2015...The size and scale of the event were just right and the speakers and panels were spot on for my business. I came home with lots of qualified leads. I would highly recommend attending."  -- Stuart Schwartzapfel, CSO, Canvs.tv
"You truly put together the best group of people! I always meet a couple of fascinating folks." -- Sherry Brennan, SVP of Distribution Strategy and Development, Fox Networks
"I was most impressed with the quality of the conference. The stage set, art exhibit, audience quality and planning were amazing. Fantastic job." -- Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
"Well done Tracy: another great event filled with innovative ideas and great people!  Appreciate being a part of it." -- Adam Lowy, General Manager of Advanced TV, DISH Network and Sling TV
"Fabulous job with the show again this year!" -- Jane Clarke, CEO and Managing Director, CIMM
"I wanted to personally let you know how much I was looking forward to participating in TVOT. I truly find your conferences to be the most interesting and thought provoking out there. Not only do I appreciate the opportunity to share my views on a panel, I love attending the event overall."  -- Tara Maitra, Senior Vice President, General Manager of Content and Media Sales, TiVo
"I'm so glad the party was such a hit! We had a great time ourselves, and it stayed packed all night! That is always a great sign!" -- Executive from TVOT Sponsor, Rentrak
"Really beyond impressed." -- Robert Marking, SVP of Sales and Business Development, Reed MIDEM (Produces MIPTV)
"Loved everything." -- Lisa Hsia, EVP of Digital, Bravo and Oxygen Media
"It was cool." -- Mystery Guitar Man (a.k.a. Joe Penna), Big Frame & AwesomenessTV
"Just wanted to thank you again for organizing the conference and letting me participate. I really thought it was one of the best shows I have been too. The content was great." -- Carol Davidsen, VP of Political Technology, Rentrak
"Serious kudos to you on the agenda." -- Jonathan Dakss, VP of Emerging Media Technology, NBC Universal
"Congratulations on an amazing event and day!" -- Adnaan Wasey, Executive Producer, POV Digital
"Just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the show! Great agenda and venue with lots of good discussion. Thanks for including me!" -- Adam Ware, Head of Digital Media, Tennis Channel
"Thanks for hosting a great event!" -- Sally Hubbard, Vice President, Senior Antitrust Correspondent, The Capitol Forum
"It was a great show yesterday. Thank you for organizing." -- Rehor Vykoupil, CEO, Mautilus, Czech Republic
"We were thrilled to be the Premier sponsor at TVOT. The caliber of the content and the attendees was spectacular, so we're looking forward to future events too. Our team made some great connections…We had a good amount of press…And the conversations were top quality. Fantastic event!" – Executive from TVOT Premier Sponsor, Adobe
"What a great show! Thanks so much for including us." – Sharan Sklar, Head of Business Development, Independent Television Service (ITVS)
"We enjoyed being a part of TVOT in New York and are looking forward to continuing our involvement at the show in San Francisco." -- Nikos Iatropoulos, CEO, Lingospot
"Thanks again for pulling together a great event! I am looking forward to next summer's!" -- Chris Falkner, VP of Advanced Advertising, NBCUniversal 
"Thanks for another great conference! You always do an incredible job and I appreciate being a part of the experience." -- Stephanie Otto, CEO, Brainstorm Communications
"I greatly enjoyed the TVOT conference in SF. I found it inspiring and met some great people." -- Fabian Birgfeld, Founder and Director, W12 Studios
"It’s been the best TVOT I ever attended! Thx for setting up this great event." – Olivier LaCour, Senior Director of Design, Cisco
"Tracy, a huge thanks for a brilliant TVOT event, and for that much-coveted speaking opportunity--hugely appreciated." -- Anthony Rose, Co-Founder, 
"I loved your event! Some of the best presentation and discussion I have experienced in a while. Congratulations!!!" -- Ken Venturi, Chief Creative Officer, National Cinemedia
“Thank you Tracy for providing such a wonderful forum for us and this great industry." -- Peter Low, President and CEO, Ensequence
"Just wanted to send you a note to congratulate you on an excellent TVOT conference. As well as having a fantastic opportunity to speak alongside such an expert panel, I learned so much at the event. The tone was just right, the city and people were fantastic and the organizers were so friendly and helpful…Thanks so much for having me at your wonderful conference!" – Claire McHugh, CEO, Axonista
"Really enjoyed the show; think it was a roaring success. Thanks for the opportunity on the panel; met some great people." -- Eoin Dowling, CEO, Boxfish
"This year's event was the best so far. Once again, you've managed to gather the key players in the field to discuss innovations in content and technology, challenge each other, and tell great anecdotes about working in interactive television." -- Kendall Doty, Global Vice President, Digital at Saban Brands
"Thank you for inviting me to participate in TV of Tomorrow. It was really a fantastic experience all around and very different from the conferences I've attended in the past, in the best way possible. I enjoyed learning about aspects of the business that I normally don't have contact with (but clearly should) and I found the range of topics and discussions was excellent. I'm still thinking about Nathan Shedroff's amazing presentation, one of the best I've seen in years. I hope I was able to contribute as much as I took away." -- Mike Monello, Partner and Chief Creative Officer, Campfire
"I had a great time!" -- Yoni Bloch, Founder and CEO, Interlude
"It was a great show today. A very impressive line up. I was only disappointed because there were a few sessions that overlapped that I wanted to attend. Since cloning is still illegal, I had to miss a few." -- Jeffrey Silverman, CEO, Laconia Ventures
"Thanks again for inviting us to take part in this fantastically organized and overall awesome event." -- Ofer Weintraub, CTO, Viacess-Orca
"Great show!" -- Debbie Fitzgerald, Principal Architect, CableLabs
"It was a GREAT conference Tracy. What most impressed me was the diversity of the participants...You have brought together the entire value chain in one spot--which is very, very cool." -- Duane Varan, Chief Research Officer and Executive Director of the Disney Media & Advertising Lab, and Professor and Executive Director of the Audience Research Labs at Murdoch University 
"As you know, I've been coming to the TVOT conference from the very beginning and I must say that somehow you and your team are able to make it a better and better experience with each successive year. It is always so jam-packed with vital, state-of-the-industry information that there is no other show like it. You consistently attract top industry players and put together powerful presentations and creative panel discussions. No one should miss it...I know I won't. Thank you, again, and keep up the great work!" -- Michael Johnson, CEO/Executive Producer, EPICo and Industrial Strength Television, Inc.
"Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your conference again this year. I really like the risks you take with content and format--and, you're successful doing so. I met some fascinating people." -- Nathan Shedroff, Program Chair, MBA in Design Strategy, California College of the Arts
"Rovi was very pleased to be involved with the NYC TVOT. Our team was very happy with the show, your staff was wonderful. We look forward to working with you again." – Executive from Sponsor, Rovi Corp.
"Really great job pulling together a conference that allowed an open discussion of many of the opportunities and challenges for our future." -- Robert Dandrea, Distinguished Engineer, National Engineering and Technical Operations, Comcast
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