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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

From Last Week's Web Video Summit: Audio of Panel on Internet Video Distribution

One of the serendipitously swell things about attending the Web Video Summit in San Jose last week was bumping into Joel Heller, who runs the site Docs That Inspire. When I told him I wasn't going to be able to attend the panel on distribution, he offered to record it for me. After getting each of the speakers' permission, we're posting it here. (Thanks, Joel!)

Here's the description of the panel:

    You and Your Audience: Distribution

    A service, a network or do it yourself? Everyone wants to host your video, as money has poured in for video sites ever since Google bought YouTube. Many promises, many choices, far too many disappointments as you try to stand out from the hundreds of thousands of other producers. Tom Hammer at Akimbo manages possibly the world's largest library of professional video, from Rocketboom to the BBC. Comcast's thePlatform and Vitalstream/Internap deliver video from ABC to the Wall Street Journal. Bittorent is proving peer to peer works for producers as well as pirates. Bring your question and get answers from the key players in this intense session.

    PANELIST: Ian Blaine, CEO, thePlatform
    PANELIST: Tom Hammer, CTO and VP of Engineering and Operations, Akimbo
    PANELIST: Philip N. Kaplan, Chief Strategy Officer, Internap
    PANELIST: Tim Napoleon, Media and Entertainment Product Line Director, Akamai
    PANELIST: Ashwin Navin, President and Co-founder, BitTorrent Inc.
    MODERATOR: Eric Savitz, West Coast Editor, Barron's

Not surprisingly, there were some interesting sparks between the execs from Akamai and BitTorrent. The file is here, in MP3 form.

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