SOURCE: Avail Media

Avail Media

November 02, 2009 09:00 ET

Avail-TVN to Host Industry Leaders for Discussion on Broadband Video at TelcoTV

Avail-TVN CEO Ramu Potarazu to Drive Further Discussion on the Topic During Keynote Address

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - November 2, 2009) - Avail-TVN, the largest independent digital media services company in North America, will host a breakfast seminar at TelcoTV 2009 on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:30 a.m. Industry experts representing the service provider, content owner and infrastructure perspectives will discuss the opportunities for and impact of broadband delivered video on the television business during the panel, entitled "Video over Broadband: TV's friend or foe?" TelcoTV takes place November 10-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Attendees will hear perspectives on what consumers are really watching and how, and what these viewer trends mean to service providers and content owners. Panelists will also share strategies for improving the consumer experience and real-world examples of business models that work. The breakfast seminar will be moderated by Jeff Baumgartner, editor at Cable Digital News, with the following industry experts sharing their perspectives:

--  Paul Bertino, director of Product Management and Marketing,
--  Jim Mollica, global director, New Media and Digital Marketing, Disney
--  Jim Riley, chief revenue officer, Avail-TVN
--  Bob Schattner, senior manager, business development, US Service
    Provider Sales, Cisco
--  Yoav Schreiber, senior analyst, Digital Media Infrastructure, Current

In addition to the breakfast seminar, Avail-TVN CEO Ramu Potarazu will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, November 11 at 9:30 a.m. Potarazu, who has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and media industries, will discuss the impact of shifting consumer behaviors in the digital media market and share strategies for successfully launching video services in this challenging economic climate.

"Consumers are looking for a 'TV everywhere' experience, and service providers are well positioned to satisfy evolving subscriber expectations," said Ramu Potarazu, CEO, Avail-TVN. "Companies that are successful in building a satisfying customer experience and are responsive to changing consumer behaviors will shape the future of digital media. The panel of experts at this breakfast seminar will offer TelcoTV attendees a range of perspectives on the impact of internet video on consumers, media companies and service providers and what this means to the future of our industry."

About Avail-TVN

Avail-TVN is the largest independent digital media services company in North America. Working with every major studio and television network, the company offers a full content line up of MPEG-4 encoded live programming as well as video on demand content in MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 to multichannel video providers throughout the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico. The Avail- TVN platform is an open, advanced technology, offering the most comprehensive, end-to-end solution for licensing, managing, distributing and marketing linear and on-demand content to virtually any platform today and is extensible to support the new services of tomorrow.