Business Opportunities Conference
b1: Interactive Broadband Services
(Part I of 11)
Executive Director, Corporate Marketing
The adoption of Interactive Broadband
Services is moving at warp speed. Acquisitions are at an all-time
high as companies’ jockey for position to capitalize on this
new and emerging market that is co-dependent on high bandwidth
capacity. Customers are driving network infrastructure companies,
to provide more and more bandwidth for switched public and
private networks. Network Owners, Operators, and Service Providers
are looking to compete with the cable companies in the entertainment
space, while cable companies are looking to compete with the
Telcos in the voice and data over IP space. Corporations who
usually own their own networks, are looking to optimize their
networks and deploy video for applications like high bandwidth
video conferencing, distance learning and telemedicine. Hotels
are feverishly upgrading their in-room Video-on-Demand systems
to include high-speed Internet access and Email.
What is this thing called Interactive
Broadband Services? How do you go about deploying these services
and realizing a positive return on your investment and effort?
What are the pieces to the broadband puzzle, necessary to
create a true end-to-end broadband system?
This track will give you valuable
information, from experts in their field, who are involved
with globally deploying Interactive Broadband Services today.
Everything is covered in this IBS track from the various video
servers, real time encoders, set-top systems, development
of broadband applications, configuring your network for video
deployment, video encoding, and various considerations to
be taken under advisement, depending upon network types to
be used. This track will even cover the acquisition and/or
licensing of Hollywood content.
25% of all households are expected
to have broadband access by the year 2001. If you want to
find out how you or your company can play in this broadband
space, then this is the track to attend.
Actual miniature broadband networks
will be set up for you to develop applications and deploy
video across these networks¾ first hand.
Who Should Attend:
with an interest in broadband consumer services; service providers
looking to extend their revenue generating services to include
more than just the Internet; ISPs, ASPs, ILECs, CLECs, and
Network Owners, Content Provides and/or Aggregators will find
this track of high interest in a ready-to-boom convergence
June 28, 2000
Media Content on the Internet
Internet content delivery is
white hot, and rightly so. Every day, more enterprise businesses
are using rich media on the Internet to increase their reach
and directly effect return on investment. However, while distribution
of rich content has become one of the hottest uses of the
Internet since E-mail, there is more to content distribution
than listening to your favorite tunes and watching music videos.
This presentation will address the evolution of Internet content
distribution and the impact it has had. It will also give
an overview of the content delivery market, technologies,
and the innovative solutions created to enable Internet content
and avoid congestion on the web.
- Learn how rich Internet content
can be used throughout the enterprise.
- Find out what to look for
and what to watch out for in a content distribution solution.
- What distinguishes a content
publisher-driven solution from a network or ISP-driven solution?
- How are ISPs and enterprises
benefiting from these solutions and complimentary services?
Director, Internet Edge
Founder and CEO
Chairman & CEO
The Art of
Licensing Content from Hollywood
Every service provider and network
owner planning to deploy interactive broadband consumer services
such as Video on Demand should first learn to navigate the
complex waters of "Hollywood" content acquisition.
There are a number of licensing issues and variables that
can cause your project to sink or swim. Financial exposure
can be overwhelming if you have not gone through the proper
channels and procedures to legally license content. This session
will get you on the right track. The number of experts in
this field are very few and it is likely that you may not
get another chance to get such qualified inside information.
- If I license a feature film
for use in the United States, can I distribute it in Europe?
- What about public domain properties?
- Are there different rules
about licensing content for digital distribution over switched
public and private networks, or is this new ground where
the rules have yet to be written?
- Once I license a feature film,
can I just go anywhere to have it encoded, or do I have
to use an approved encoding facility.
Federal Hill Communications
of Business: New Technologies, Applications & Services
Here’s where the rubber meets
the road. No matter what kind of business model you may have,
it may not be the right one depending upon what region you
are planning to deploy your broadband services. Find out what
the hidden agendas are by the Telcos as it varies from region
to region. There are five different network types and seven
distinct geographic regions in which various mixes of the
five technologies will be deployed. The timing of each rollout
of each technology in each region is different and may have
an impact on your plans.
You will also learn how to leverage
new business models to deliver differentiated IP services
in a multi-carrier environment, and how to identify and evaluate
the new broadband technologies that are required to build
new business models. You will learn how to identify and meet
user demand for circuit-quality, end-to-end usage-based bandwidth
solutions and how to deliver solutions that meet specific
Avoid the pitfalls by learning
first hand what’s going on in the industry from a technology
standpoint and how to leverage the most successful business
model for your services.
Principal Analyst, Digital
Executive Vice President
& General Manager
Warp Speed Communications
Founder and CTO
MPEG Issues -- The Big Picture
How do you maintain account information
and payment information in the complex world of broadband
content? This session will show you what you have to manage
and how to do it. From complex contracts, content properties,
available dates for programming to media assets, it’s all
IMAKE Software &