Is there a Killer App for TV, Or is TV the Killer App?

Some say the future of TV is the TV itself is relegated to just being “an app” that can run on any screen you own. Others believe the TV is king, and we’ll see a deluge of apps on smart TVs and second screens to enhance or even create new experiences. We can already see service providers like Comcast and Time Warner release apps on TVs, and on the flipside YouTube has their own lean back experience.

At the Streaming Media West show next week, (#smwest) come join a discussion that will address content, distribution, and consumer-facing challenges of TV in an app world. Lead by smart TV guru Jeremy Toeman, confirmed speakers include:

  • Moderator: Jeremy Toeman, CEO, Dijit
  • Michael Fisher, Sr. Director, Business Development, Sling Media
  • Eric Elia, President, Cainkade
  • David Adams, VP, Corporate Development, Accedo
  • Mike Folgner, CEO, SnappyTV

It’s not too late to get a pass to the show and readers of my blog can register using my own personal discount code of DRF1, which gets you a two-day ticket to the show for only $595. That’s $300 off the regular ticket price and it gets you access to both keynotes, 35 sessions and how-to presentations, 100+ speakers and all the networking events, including the special MPEG-DASH event.