OnDemand Summit: Complete Coverage from the B&C and Multichannel News Event


B&C and Multichannel News present news and analysis from the OnDemand Summit on June 10, 2009, a day-long event featuring keynotes, Q&As and panel discussions with cable industry executives on the latest developments in on-demand technology. Click here for the event agenda.

Matt Bond Urges Consistency

Philadelphia -- Video-on-demand is a product that cries out for
consistency, Comcast's top content acquisition executive said in
closing out the OnDemand Summit.

Ad Money Still Moving Slowly

Philadelphia -- A panel of advertising executives and sales reps had
some strong words for MSOs at the B&C-Multichannel News On Demand
Summit here Wednesday, saying operators need to move quickly before
advertisers leave money on the table or let it all go to broadband.

Plea for ‘Collaboration' on Entitlement

Philadelphia -- When programmers and cable operators get together, the talk inevitably turns to entitlement and authentication

Charles Dolan Attends VOD Event

Philadelphia -- Cablevision chairman Charles Dolan was among the more than 300 industry executives who attended the B&C-Multichannel News On Demand Summit in Philadelphia. 

Execs, Techs Take On VOD's Biggest Hurdles, Tout Innovations  Philadelphia
-- The rapid increase in the mass of content being produced across
multiple media platforms is forcing VOD executives and technical
experts alike to address questions of ingest, storage, and management,
with the technology often available before monetizable business models
become evident. 

Benya Says VOD Platform Will Get Web-Like

Philadelphia -- Cable's video-on-demand platform will add more Internet-like capabilities, such as rapid searching through titles and use of playlists that pass between mobile devices and the set-top box, as it builds on the scale and progress to date, a top Time Warner Cable executive said Wednesday.