It is easy to see how different sectors of the media industry are converging when one attends a series of conferences over the span of a fortnight. From NYC TV and Video Week’s selection of panels to the LiveFronts for streaming video to, most recently, the DPAA, it is evident that while the modes of content delivery may vary, the opportunities and challenges to the various business models are sounding eerily similar. The DPAA is especially interesting because while it has always operated in out-of-home media consumption, the digitization of content has moved it squarely into the vortex of cross-platform content competition. Barry Frey, President and CEO of the DPAA, noted the change in the business by stating, “Content is becoming even more important. What used to be paper and plastic is now digital.”
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