By: Fredwill Hernandez
Before “inclusion” became a much talked about and discussed topic, the [CEO and] founder of Digital Media Wire, and Counsel / Director of Manatt Digital [a fully integrated professional services division within Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP] was delegating to Tinzar Sherman and her team [predominately made up of women] the task of planning and executing the logistics of what would [eventually] become Digital Entertainment World [DEW] or the DEW Expo, considered [now] to be the most “important and anticipated” conference in the country! A must attend event.
In its seventh year, the two-day conference will take place Thur. – Feb. 6 and Fri. – Feb. 7, 2020 — at the Marina Del Rey Marriott, Marina Del Rey, [Ca.] and will take a deep dive into “The Power of Direct and Digital” – a theme that [according to its organizers] speaks to the massive shift underway in the media landscape as consumers are empowered by new technologies, platforms, and devices that are [among other things] enabling them to access media and entertainment content – video, games, music, comics, and books – “on their own terms” – whenever and however they want.
A company that will have a strong presence at this year’s DEW, and plans to capitalize on its presence is Limelight Networks.
Limelight Networks’ content delivery technology ensures consumers have the highest quality experience with online video – supporting everything from live streaming to cloud gaming. Today’s entertainment experiences are no longer just about on-demand video. Live, unique and interactive content is taking center stage and viewers expect a flawless experience no matter when or how they’re watching. To meet consumers’ growing demand, one of Limelight’s proprietary offerings is Realtime Streaming, an innovative solution that can support live global broadcast-quality video delivery by providing sub-second streaming to viewers, wherever they are located. This means that viewers can watch a big football game without the lag traditionally seen with online viewing. When it comes to popular on-demand video, Limelight’s technology is a critical backbone behind some of the world’s largest streaming platforms enabling global viewers to access their favorite shows and movies anytime, anywhere.
“The company’s mission is to connect people to the world around them, removing barriers that stand between consumers and entertainment, news, community and educational resources. As a tech innovator behind the next generation of entertainment content, Limelight sees Digital Entertainment World as an opportunity to connect with the biggest influencers and leaders in streaming, broadcasting and gaming industries. This year’s conference will be the second consecutive year Limelight has been in attendance,” eloquently explained [through an email] Mike Milligan, Senior Director of Product Management, Limelight Networks.
Exec’s from Pluto TV, Roc Nation Records, Skydance, CBS All Acess, Tenderfoot TV, Live Planet, Pacific Strategy Partners, Griffin Gaming Partners, LionTree, SoulPancake, VIA: Venture Intellect Associates, Variety, Facebook, Sony Music Entertainment, Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros., Roblox, Superfly, Strat Americas, MediaShares, That Christmas Movie, and DNA -Digital Niche Agency, Inc., will be taking part in the highly anticipated Keynotes and Fireside Chat[s].
Amongst the “most anticipated” presentations will be by Andrew Wallestein, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Variety — who will be giving his thoughts based on data, acquisitions, and industry changes — in what he has seen and [also] in what he foresees in [his presentation] The View From Hollywood: State of The Media Business 2020 — to take place on Thur. – Feb. 6, at 10 -10:10 am, at the [Marriott’s] Bayview Ballroom.