Set-top boxes are quickly bridging the gap between television and interwebs TV; already, much of the entertainment content created for the web is available in our living rooms from the comfort of our couches… and the innovation has just begun. I’ll explore this with some of the industry’s leading minds tomorrow at Streaming Media East.

The advent of a lean-back online video browsing experience with a content selection that rivals cable television is not far off, and its mainstream adoption will mark an inflection point for entertainment production, I think.

A once vertically integrated business is now open and innovating at all levels, from hardware design to interface to content acquisition.

I’ll explore this emerging space and its implications for media creators with some of the industry’s top minds (listed below) at Streaming Media East at 1:45PM Tuesday, May 12.  If you’ll be there, I hope you’ll stop by.  If you want to check it out online, please see the live webcast at Scribe Media.

Panelists:

Tara Maitra, VP, GM, Content Services, TiVo
David Preisman, VP, Interactive Television, Showtime
Nick Chakalos, Senior Director, Strategy and Business Development, Motorola
Joe Ambeault, Director, Product Development and Management, Video Services, Verizon
Anything you’d like to ask the panelists?  Email me or leave a comment below.
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