StreamingMedia.com announced that its upcoming annual Streaming Media West Exhibition and Conference will include an in-depth presentation by Boxee CEO Avner Ronen on the first hardware platform by Boxee, the Boxee Box by D-Link.
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Boxee CEO to Demo New Boxee Box by D-Link at Streaming Media West Conference
Avner Ronen to demo new hardware platform and provide a guided tour through the Internet TV landscape
Streaming Media West 2010
MEDFORD, N.J.–StreamingMedia.com, a leading producer of news, information and events dedicated to the business, technology and content of online video, today announced that its upcoming annual Streaming Media West Exhibition and Conference will include an in-depth presentation by Boxee CEO Avner Ronen on the first hardware platform by Boxee, the Boxee Box by D-Link. Ronen will give a guided tour of the Boxee Box and provide his thoughts on the Internet TV landscape. Attendees will learn what consumers keep asking him for, and how he sees the competition stacking up in a conference session entitled “Boxee – Cutting Through the Hype of Internet TV” on Wednesday, November 3 at 1:45 p.m.
“Internet TV has already become an important market for content owners, hardware makers, and developers. At Boxee, we’re working with each member of the ecosystem to ensure they understand and adapt to what tomorrow’s consumers expect from a TV experience,” said Ronen. “Streaming Media West provides a great venue and audience to demonstrate the experience that today’s technology enables content providers and hardware companies to deliver.”
Ronen is a pioneer in the Internet TV industry. In 2004, a friend introduced him to Xbox Media Center (XBMC), open source software that allowed original Xbox owners to play digital content from their home networks on their TV. After becoming active contributors to the XBMC project, Ronen and friends decided to leave their jobs in 2007 to create a new “fork” of XBMC called Boxee. Utilizing XBMC’s robust content playback platform as a base, Boxee distinguished itself by adding online sources like hulu and Netflix as well as core social networking functionality.
In addition to Ronen’s session focusing on Boxee, a panel at Streaming Media West – “Internet-Enabled TVs and the Future of the Connected Living Room” – will include Boxee Marketing VP Andrew Kippen. The session covers business models for content owners streaming video to broadband-enabled TVs and Blu-ray players, and how these platforms are going to evolve. It takes place on Tuesday, November 2, at 10:30 a.m.
About Streaming Media West
Streaming Media West is the number one venue for learning what is taking place with all forms of online video technology and business models. Last year, more than 2,500 content owners, online marketers, enterprise corporations, broadcast professionals, ad agencies and educators came to Streaming Media West to see the latest online video technology, discuss the business models now coming of age, and absorb real information they can apply immediately in their business.
With more than 100 speakers and 30 sessions, Streaming Media West is the one online video show solely focused on giving attendees the chance to see and hear the best and the brightest minds in the online video industry – at the podium, in the Exhibit Hall, and among the attendees.