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Mark Cuban & Panelist Talk -- IPTV: The Scrum for the Last Six Feet

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Interesting chat and panel next Thursday, Feb 3: 5:30 - 9:00 at MIT.
Free for students, otherwise $25-$45 (depending on Forum membership)

IPTV is rapidly transforming how – and when – consumers watch TV and access content. Responding to an on-demand world, IPTV enables the streaming of TV programs, videos, music, and photos onto computers as well as providing mobile access to content. With cable TV costs rising, is it inevitable that the computer and the TV will converge? Will content providers want to switch to the Internet and change their profit model? Who will the big winners and big losers be in this new converged world? Who wins in the fight for new bandwidth? How about the role of the broadband ISP’s? Who is taking the lead in driving this convergence?

Addressing this very real and fast moving trend will be an extremely dynamic group of market makers. The evening will start with a 45-minute fireside chat between Woody Benson, who runs the digital media practice for Prism VentureWorks, and Mark Cuban, owner of the NBA basketball team the Dallas Mavericks and Chairman of HDTV cable network HDNet.

The chat will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Woody Benson. In addition to Mark Cuban the other panelists include Avner Ronen, founder and CEO of Boxee, a device when connected to a TV enables full access to TV programs, movies and other content from the Internet; Will Richmond, Editor/Publisher, VideoNuze a Website that provides real-time, broadband video news and analysis; and Paul Sagan, CEO of Akamai, a leading provider of cloud-based services for optimizing Web and mobile content and applications, online HD video, and secure eCommerce.­
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