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Tuesday, May 15 • 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Track 2: The Rise of Streaming STBs

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From Android TV to Roku, pay TV operators are getting serious about adapting their proprietary video ecosystems to work within open confines of popular over-the-top platforms. Consumers love the flexibility and freedom, but what capabilities are they giving up by giving up robust leased, full-function pay TV set-tops? What are the content security challenges for operators and their programmer partners? What are the cost advantages? We’ll explore the pros and cons of these new set-top environments. 

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Dan Frankel

Editor, FierceCable
Daniel Frankel is the editor of FierceCable. He joined the FierceMarkets staff in May 2014 and is responsible for covering news and trends in the pay-TV section of the telecom industry. Before joining FierceMarkets’ Telecom Group, Daniel served as a senior writer for GigaOm... Read More →

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Charles Cheevers

CTO Customer Premises Solutions, ARRIS
Charles Cheevers is ARRIS CTO CPE Solutions and is responsible for the 2-5 year Technology vision of ARRIS CPE Business and the evolution of Home Gateways , STB and User interaction with all Digital Services. In this role Mr Cheevers is responsible for defining architectures for... Read More →
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Andrew Ferrone

VP of Pay TV, Roku
Andrew Ferrone leads Roku’s global pay TV business. In this role, he is responsible for all pay TV deals including over-the-top multichannel services, managed network services, and co-branded device deals. Most recently Andrew was head of consumer product management at RealD, the... Read More →
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Jon Stewart

Head of America's Android TV Partnerships, Google
Jon Stewart Head of America's Android TV Partnerships has been in the TV middleware industry since 2005.  Jon comes from the Microsoft Mediaroom team where he ran the Global Deployments team responsible for helping operators adopt and implement the Mediaroom solution.  Ericsson... Read More →
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Clayton Wagar

Vice President of Advanced Technologies, Espial
Clayton Wagar is Vice President of Advanced Technologies at Espial. The Espial Elevate Cloud serves as the PayTV back office for more than 40 operators in North America, and millions of consumers worldwide. In his role, he leads the technical sales and advanced technology groups... Read More →

Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:45pm - 5:30pm PDT
Chasm Creek (2nd Floor), Hyatt Regency Denver Tech