For the previous five years, the New York Television Festival has featured a Digital Day, in which trends and paradigms in the online TV world are highlights with roundtables and keynotes related to the industry. On October 26, the NYTVF Digital Day will return with many events coming the 92YTribeca and Tribeca Cinemas, including an all new Samsung Second Screen Storytellers initiative highlighting fresh faces in the interactive media industry.
Many big names in the online video industry will be participating in panels at Digital Day. Execs from MyDamnChannel, AOL, and CW Digital will form a noon panel about digital brands, while Tubefilter‘s own Josh Cohen will moderate a 1 PM panel on digital brands, with Mark Malkoff of MyDamnChannel’s The Bill Murray Show among the panelists. Kelly Day of Blip and Laura Lee of YouTube will be included in a 2 PM panel about YouTube’s industry dominance. Perhaps their recent deal with AOL will be discussed. We discussed a lot of topics similar to these at Social Media Week Los Angeles last month, so if you didn’t get a chance to check that out, consider this to be an equally focused alternative.
The apex of Digital Day will be a pitch event for the finalists of Samsung’s Second Screen Storytellers project, where the electronics giant will eventually choose one forward-thinking indie creator to receive a $300,000 grant for their project. There have been some cool things going on in the interactive media industry, so don’t miss out on a chance to see the work of bright young innovators who are integrating social media in unique ways. NYTVF has previously showcase the work of big names such as Al Thompson, so it’s a great place to learn about the future leaders of the online video industry.