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John Solit

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May 4, 2015


The Internet & Television Expo (INTX)

What You Missed at INTXHACK!

@johnsolit

May 4, 2015

On Friday, 142 contestants joined at 1871, Chicago’s tech and entrepreneur startup space, to compete in the 24-hour INTXHACK hack-a-thon.  Developers were asked to create new, innovative ways to produce, present and experience TV, movies, games and other digital entertainment. In case you weren’t able to be there for all the action, check out our re-cap video.

And don’t forget, the six finalists will compete in Imagine Park May 6th at 4pm for a $10,000 prize. Hope to see you there!


INTX: The Internet & Television Expo

INTX is an Anywhere, Anytime Experience

@juliannetwin

May 4, 2015

Tomorrow, INTX: The Internet & Television Expo will swing its doors open in Chicago and debut as the digital economy’s must-attend event. It’s our first year of the new INTX and we are excited to see and hear your reaction to this new venture.

We know that not everyone can make the trip to Chicago but you can still immerse yourself in the show no matter where you are. And just like cable, the programming is available both live and on demand.

Starting at the launch of the show Tuesday at 10:00am CST, every INTX 2015 General Session and Imagine Park panel will be streamed live at https://intx15.ncta.com/live/. In addition, eight more panels, including financial analysts, CTOs, FCC Commissioners, top video strategists and female leaders in content, will also be streamed. You can find everything on the INTX Schedule, by looking for the video camera icon that indicates which sessions are being streamed live.

If you miss anything live, full programs and key highlights will be available soon after the live stream ends on the INTX 2015 video-on-demand page. You can also find program clips on INTX’s Vimeo page and NCTA’s INTX 2015 YouTube playlist.

For those attending the show, this means tough planning decisions are easy to make. So if you miss that Imagine Park panel on The Internet of Things on Tuesday or the FCC Commissioners on Wednesday, video recordings will be waiting for you when you have more time.

There are many ways to follow along before, during and after the show:

Remember, the event hashtag is #intx2015.

We hope to see you in Chicago next week. But if we don’t, check us out live or on demand via our digital platforms. And give us a shout out if you have any feedback.

John Solit

@johnsolit

May 1, 2015


The Internet & Television Expo (INTX)

3…2…1…HACK!

@johnsolit

May 1, 2015

24 hours from now, INTX kicks of INTXHACK at 1871, Chicago’s entrepreneurial hub for digital start-ups. INTXHACK is a24-hour hack-a-thon where developers will be asked to create new, innovative ways to produce, present and experience TV, movies, games and other digital entertainment.

Finalists will be chosen after the challenge and will advance to the INTXHACK Finals, which take place Wednesday, May 6 in Imagine Park, the live events stage in the INTX Marketplace, where they’ll compete for the $10,000 grand prize. Finalists will also be featured in a special INTX showcase exhibit providing access to thousands of media, entertainment and investment executives and the opportunity to present their ideas throughout the three-day event. Local start-up companies presently housed at 1871 and looking for connections to the Internet & Television industry will join them. So far, well over 100 hackers have registered for INTXHACK.

Never been to a hack-a-thon? No problem! NCTA will be present at INTXHACK, filming and documenting the event live so you can jump right into the action once the INTX show floor opens. Look out for videos, tweets, instagrams (@intxNCTA) and more action live from 1871 starting at 8 am Saturday morning all the way until finalists are declared at 8pm Sunday evening.

See you in Chicago!


INTX: The Internet & Television Expo

Everything You Need to Know About INTX 2015

@juliannetwin

April 30, 2015

With just five days before the launch of INTX, we wanted to share the important INTX 2015 links and reminders that’ll help you get the most out of The Internet & Television Expo.

#INTX2015 MARKETPLACE

The INTX Marketplace is a re-imagined show floor with new features and plenty of opportunity to experience the new services that are making headlines every day. As you make your way around the Marketplace, traditional aisles between booths have been transformed into themed boulevards and expressways that guide you to the related INTX Intersection. These five interactive and educational Intersections showcase the Internet of Things, TV Everywhere, Navigation, Streaming, and Gaming. For a complete list of booths and a map of the show floor, go to https://intx15.ncta.com/show-floor/.

IMAGINE PARK

At the epicenter of the floor is Imagine Park, the live portal that will host 11 sessions, 43 segments and 25 demonstrations on its stage. Don’t forget, Imagine Park sessions are streamed live at https://intx15.ncta.com/live/. Unwind and plug-in at the Imagine Park Café, equipped with Wi-Fi and charging spaces.

INTX HACK

The INTXHACK is a 24-hour developer challenge where technologists, developers and designers from across the industry will compete in an epic battle to create new, innovative ways to produce, present and experience TV, movies, games and other digital entertainment. The Hack takes place May 2-3 at tech incubator 1871, with the top six teams advancing to the live stage in Imagine Park on Wednesday, May 6. Stop by and meet the INTXHACK finalists in the Marketplace and while you’re there be sure to visit a selection of leading entrepreneurial companies from the Chicago tech community in the Start-Up Showcase.

GENERAL SESSIONS

  • Tuesday’s General Session features Comcast’s Brian Roberts, The Chernin Group’s Peter Chernin, MediaLink’s Michael Kassan, AOL’s Tim Armstrong, NCTA’s Michael Powell and Re/code’s Kara Swisher.
  • Wednesday’s General Session features FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Charter’s Tom Rutledge, Cox’s Pat Esser, Liberty Global’s Michael Fries, Cablevision’s Jim Dolan, Time Warner Cable’s Rob Marcus, AMC’s Josh Sapan, Showtime’s Matt Blank and FX’s John Landgraf. Julia Boorstin of CNBC serves as host.
  • Thursday’s General Session features U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, A+E’s Nancy Dubuc, Vimeo’s Kerry Trainor, and Re/code’s Peter Kafka.

INTX TALKS

Sessions, now called “INTX Talks: Conversations & Perspectives,” showcase speakers from outside our industry for some edgier discussions and brand new topics. INTX Talks are made up of 30 sessions (eight of them are streamed live), 149 speakers, and 6 partner associations.

CONNECT WITH THE EXPO

Your best source for news, announcements and last-minute updates during INTX will be @intxncta on Twitter. For other INTX news, you can follow @NCTACable and sign up for updates from platform, NCTA’s official blog. And most importantly, don’t forget to join the conversation as it happens via #intx2015 on both Twitter and Instagram. For the first time this year, look for even more videos we’re sharing via Periscope. If you’re not in Chicago, or you miss your favorite panel, you can watch these events streamed live at https://intx15.ncta.com/live/ and catch them on-demand shortly after.

SPRING TECHNICAL FORUM

The Spring Technical Forum produced by NCTA, SCTE and CableLabs returns to INTX 2015, pulling together the very best in technology and science, like next-gen TV experiences, evolving network architectures and the potential of DOCSIS 3.1. Here you’ll hear live from authors whose work has been selected for inclusion in The Spring Technical Forum Proceedings. The Proceedings will be available online for download on the newly launched website, http://www.nctatechnicalpapers.com/, as well as an archive of all technical papers from years past.

For even more, hear what NCTA President and CEO Michael Powell is most looking forward to at INTX:

 

 

NCTA

April 29, 2015


Public Policy

Flexible Rules for Drone Technology Will Improve News, Sports, Entertainment

April 29, 2015

For decades, cable programmers have been delivering incredible content into our homes and onto our mobile devices, bringing their imagination to our screens. In order to enhance quality storytelling, programmers are constantly pushing the envelope in innovative video production techniques. That’s why NCTA, along with the National Association of Broadcasters and the Radio Television Digital…

NCTA

April 27, 2015


Technology & Devices

How Spectrum Sharing Will Lead to Better Wi-Fi

April 27, 2015

Hardly 15 years old, Wi-Fi technology has become the connective tissue binding our digital lifestyles. It was developed from the scrap heap of wireless spectrum to become one of the most critical technologies of our day. In fact, Wi-Fi carries more data than any other medium – more than 12,000 petabytes per month. The cable…


INTX: The Internet & Television Expo

A TV and Internet Mashup: What You Will See at INTX 2015

@juliannetwin

April 24, 2015

Collaborators. Competitors. Frenemies.  That’s who will be featuring at the upcoming inaugural INTX: The Internet & Television Expo in Chicago May 5 – 7. They will be speaking on panels, chatting at parties, passing in hallways and most importantly, on full display in a new Marketplace setting on the INTX floor. Next week, exhibits are…