Internet from 10 Feet Away
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 / 2:10 pm - 3:25 pm
Ken Rutkowski, Host, President, KenRadio Broadcasting
Mark Burnett, President and Founder, Mark Burnett Productions Inc.
Kevin Conroy, Executive Vice President and COO, AOL Media Networks
Kevin Corbett, Vice President, Digital Home Group, and General Manager, Content Services Group, Intel Corp.
Blair Westlake, Corporate Vice President, Media, Content and Partner Strategy Group, Microsoft Corp.
The Internet is finally emerging as a true entertainment medium. More than half of all homes in the U.S. are now on broadband, the amount of quality content has exploded and we have reliable online video playback technology and better search tools. Just as importantly, there is a business model to support it: free-to-consumer, ad-supported content. And now we are seeing technology, such as Intel's Viiv platform, that can make it work seamlessly on TV. The panel will look at how this trend will change the production, distribution and consumption of entertainment, and how advertisers will fit into this new, on-demand world.