EMERYVILLE, Calif., March 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MobiTV, a global leader in enabling the delivery of live and on-demand TV everywhere, announced today that Vice President of Business Development and Programming Chris Firestone will speak at Next TV Summit New York, highlighting solutions and content for delivering video anytime, anywhere and across any device. Next TV Summit is one of the industry's premier events, focusing on developments in mobile broadcasting, second screen, video everywhere devices and the Internet. Keynotes and panel discussions at this year's New York event will focus specifically on ways to monetize streaming video on new content platforms and devices.
Panel Title: Solutions and Content for Video Everywhere and Every Device
Date: Wednesday, March 19 from 2:55 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Location: Grand Hyatt New York
Firestone will speak to ways content owners can monetize live and on-demand video across multiple devices and screens. He will also address the role advertising plays in content delivery and what type of model is most relevant to reaching consumers. Finally, Firestone will lend his experience and insight on what lies ahead for the TV Everywhere industry, including what trends will emerge in the next several years and how these trends might lead to future innovative services. Firestone, who is responsible for managing MobiTV's business development and content licensing acquisitions for major media companies, will explain why a user-centric delivery approach is essential to creating a seamless and personalized viewing experience regardless of device, location, operating system and network connectivity. MobiTV's connected media platform allows users to personalize the way they discover, organize, select, access and watch video programming, placing them at the center of the programming experience. Additionally, Firestone will speak to how this delivery approach offers a unique opportunity for brands to reach a targeted audience with more relevant content and opens the door to targeted recommendations and advertising capabilities leading to greater contextual and second screen interactions in multi-user environments.
About Chris Firestone
Chris Firestone serves as the vice president of business development and programming for MobiTV, Inc. During his four-year tenure with the company, he has been instrumental in establishing and deepening business relationships with key strategic partners and managing content licensing acquisitions for tier one global media companies. He is also responsible for identifying and negotiating new business opportunities within the digital entertainment landscape, and growing the footprint of MobiTV's connected media platform worldwide. Prior to joining MobiTV, Firestone co-founded ¡Sorpresa!, the nationally distributed Spanish-language children's network, where he served as EVP of digital distribution and broadcast operations. Firestone began his career in the New Media and Corporate Advisory division of the William Morris Agency, where his group consulted Fortune 500 corporations on branded entertainment strategy, new media initiatives, and sponsorships across TV, film, print and online.
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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