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Roku's Steve Shannon to Deliver Keynote Address at Streaming Media West 2012

MEDFORD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--, producer of the most prestigious and widely acclaimed events for the business and technology of streaming and online video, today announced that Steve Shannon, general manager and senior vice president of content and services at Roku, will deliver the keynote address at Streaming Media West 2012. This year's conference will be held October 30-31 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, from 9:00-10:00 a.m., Shannon will discuss the growing importance of streaming entertainment and what this means for content owners, device manufacturers and ultimately consumers.

“There's never been a more exciting time in television,” said Shannon. “And as a key participant in this new era of television, I'm honored to help shape the conversation at this leading industry event.”

At Roku, Shannon is responsible for growing content and services on the Roku platform. Prior to Roku, Steve was executive vice president of RealD Home where he helped create products that enable 3D content in the living room. Before that, Shannon led product strategy and software development as executive vice president and general manager at Gemstar-TV Guide, now Rovi. In 2002, Steve co-founded Akimbo Systems, the first Internet video-on-demand service for television. Prior to Akimbo, Steve launched ReplayTV, the first digital video recorder and drove product, marketing, and sales strategies. Earlier in his career, Steve co-founded iband which was sold to Macromedia for what today is known as Dreamweaver, Adobe's market-leading Web-authoring tool.

Attended by more than 2,500 industry executives last year, Streaming Media West covers the entire online video ecosystem – from content creation and management, to monetization and distribution. More than 100 speakers over two action-packed and informative days include representatives from companies such as HBO, Fox Networks Group, Viacom Media Networks, DISH Network, CBS Interactive, NBC Universal, DirecTV, Turner Sports,, Warner Bros Telepictures, Starz, Roku, HuffPost Live, AOL On Network, Revision3, A&E Networks, Scripps Networks Interactive and many other leading content players.

To view the complete agenda, go to . If you have not registered and wish to attend Streaming Media West 2012, you may register at the onsite registration desk located on the California Level of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Media registration is open to working journalists and analysts with commercial news organizations and research firms. This includes editors, reporters, freelance writers, producers, camera crews and still photographers. Working journalists and analysts are provided complimentary access to all Streaming Media events and activities, except for the pre-conference workshops. Press interested in attending should contact Jan Wiedrick-Kozlowski at or by phone (585-474-6466).

About events's conferences and expositions are the largest and most prestigious events in the world for the business and technology of streaming and online video. Bringing together leading companies and technologies, events are the industry's meeting place for streaming media professionals and content owners who want to learn, network and make business deals. Executives and technology decision makers from all over the world have attended these annual events in New York, California and London for the past 15 years. Focused on the "business" of streaming media in the Media & Entertainment, Enterprise, Education and Broadcast sectors, they are the industry's leading forum bringing together digital media experts and professionals in order to exchange ideas, strategies and success stories. The shows provide an interactive exhibit floor enabling vendors to exhibit their products and solutions to businesses and organizations looking to incorporate streaming media enterprise solutions into their infrastructure.

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Liz Youngs, +1 843-412-6327
Jan Wiedrick-Kozlowski, +1 585-392-7878

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