EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MobiTV, a global leader in enabling the delivery of live and on-demand TV everywhere, announced today that the company's Chief Technology Officer, Cedric Fernandes, will speak on an NAB Show @ Mobile World Congress panel focused on the future of consumer interaction with entertainment and media across multiple devices and screens. The NAB Show is the world's largest video, audio and broadcast event serving the digital media and entertainment industries. The two-day symposium, titled, "NAB Show @ Mobile World Congress: Capturing the Moment Through Mobile and Broadcast," will bring together leaders in mobile, digital media and entertainment to explore the content and technologies that are transforming the consumer experience.
Panel Title: The Mobile Connection: Broadcasting via Personal Devices
Date: Wednesday, February 26 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Fira Montjuic, Hall 8, Theatre 1, Barcelona, Spain
Panelists will discuss the proliferation of connected devices, such as HDMI dongles, tablets, televisions and smartphones, and how consumers are viewing and sharing content with peers and the public. They will also address current broadcast and wireless industry trends including recent work on LTE Broadcast and provide insight into how these trends might lead to future innovative services. Fernandes, who is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction of MobiTV's technology and platform roadmap, will explain why a user-centric delivery approach is essential to creating a truly personalized experience that drives media consumption across devices. He will also discuss how end-to-end platforms with a robust partner ecosystems, such as MobiTV's, offer an agile way to deliver live TV and video to any screen, across any IP network, both inside and outside the home. Fernandes also plans to address 2014's emerging turf war for the living room and the new strategies wireless providers and second-tier cable operators are leveraging to earn their seat at the table.
About Cedric Fernandes
Cedric Fernandes serves as Chief Technology Officer at MobiTV, Inc. Fernandes oversees the strategic direction of the company's technology and platform roadmap utilizing his passion for conceptualizing and delivering true TV Everywhere experiences and multi-platform solutions. Over the past eight years, Fernandes has been one of the company's key technologists helping to drive innovation in the delivery of media to all connected screens. Most recently, in his post as Vice President of Technology, he oversaw the direction of the company's connected media platform, OEM partnerships and R&D efforts, among other responsibilities.
Prior to MobiTV, Fernandes served as Chief Information Officer at NetPace, Inc., an application development and systems integration company. During his tenure, he trail blazed the B2B app space by having effectively architected and managed enterprise applications designed specifically for wireless. Additionally, utilizing his deep experience with delivery across networks, he built an SMSC and ESME to provide text messaging services to wireless operators and content providers while running some of the highest volume messaging campaigns of its time. Fernandes is an inventor of several technology patents related to media streaming and distribution.
MobiTV is a global leader in delivering live and on-demand video to any screen, connecting media reliably and securely anytime, anywhere, on any device. The company's end-to-end platform delivers a true TV everywhere experience that helps service providers reduce time to market and control costs associated with the deployment and operation of high concurrency, multiple platform services. MobiTV's connected media solutions solve the complexity of delivering video across networks, operating systems and devices while managing associated rights. The company efficiently optimizes for network conditions to deliver multiscreen media services that center on empowering the viewer. MobiTV's connected media solutions are tailored for IPTV and broadband/DSL providers as well as mobile TV and over-the-top customers including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon among others.
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