Washington, D.C. -- Roy Sekoff, founding editor of The Huffington Post and president and co-creator of HuffPost Live, will give the keynote address at the 2014 NAB Show Disruptive Media Conference on Wednesday, April 9 in Las Vegas. NAB Show is the annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms.
Sekoff's keynote will address how the rise of online video and viewers' growing desire to engage with content is significantly impacting programming, distribution and advertising in media and entertainment.
As president and co-creator, Sekoff oversees all aspects of development, production and programming of HuffPost Live. The network uses HuffPost stories, editors, reporters and bloggers to live-stream eight hours of original live programming, five days a week, available online, on mobile devices and on-demand. Highlights are shown overnight and on weekends.
Before helping to launch HuffPost and HuffPost Live, Sekoff was a writer and on-air correspondent for Michael Moore's Emmy-winning humorous newsmagazine "TV Nation." His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including The Village Voice and The London Times. Sekoff is a frequent guest on a wide-range of TV and radio shows, including MSNBC and Fox News.
The Disruptive Media Conference, produced in partnership with Digital Media Wire, gathers professionals who oversee the digital and interactive divisions within their companies to explore developments in online video, mobile and branded entertainment. Held April 9-10, the program covers the impact of disruptive media and more traditional OTT technologies on business models for distribution and consumer engagement. New programming partners, Parks Associates and Mobile World Congress, will curate sessions around "disruptors" in the mobile and broadband space.
Executives who have spoken previously at the NAB Show Disruptive Media Conference include Avner Ronen, co-founder of Boxee; Ben Silverman, founder and chairman of multimedia studio Electus; Philip DeBevoise, president and co-founder, Machinima; and Chloe Sladden, director of Media Partnerships, Twitter.
About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.
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