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Company to Provide Live Streaming Throughout the Conference, Including the Award Reception for the NextTV Competition (July 07, 2009)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/07/09 --, the pioneer of live streaming video and the largest live community on the Internet, today announced it will be providing live streams of 12 different events at NATPE's (National Association of Television Program Executives) fifth annual LATVFest. Highlighting's live coverage is the awards reception for the NextTV Competition, an interactive search for the best new web series producer.

LATVFest is dedicated to bringing creative TV and digital content producers together with development executives, agents, advertising and brand executives, software solutions and technology and equipment providers. The event features speaking and participation by top executives from YouTube, Lionsgate, E! and more. By tuning in online, viewers can watch all the live action from keynote addresses, panels and key speaking sessions.

Winners of the second annual NextTV Competition, facilitated by, will be announced at a cocktail reception on Thursday, July 9, 2009. The contest seeks to discover the best pilot for a new Web series or best episode from an existing Internet show in seven categories: branded entertainment, comedy, documentary / news, drama, lifestyle / do-it-yourself, long form and reality / unscripted. Prizes include a six-month mentorship with a YouTube / Google development executive and producer, as well as the opportunity to co-produce a six-episode Web series on what's happening in television and new media to play on the NATPE Web site, and NATPE's YouTube Channel.

" is pleased to return as the exclusive live streaming partner for the NATPE LATVFest and allow viewers the chance to participate in the event remotely and ask questions of the impressive array of industry leaders," said Steven Fruchter, CEO of "Additionally, as part of the 2009 NextTV Competition since day one, we are excited to showcase and promote the benefits live streaming can have for the future of the television industry."

"We are excited to broaden the audience for LATVFest and the NextTV awards ceremony through our partnership with experienced live stream provider,," said Rick Feldman, NATPE President and CEO. "The international interest in our event has risen exponentially over the last few years. With this partnership we will be able to extend our reach to all corners of the globe."

Additional sessions that will stream live from the event include:

1. Keynote: Jordan Hoffner, Director, Content Partnerships, YouTube 2. Anatomy of a Hit Web Series 3. Deepening the Audience Experience with Online Programming 4. Industry Insight Lunch featuring Greg Berlanti 5. Anatomy of a Hit Cable Series - Women Behind Bars 6. Secrets of the Reality Heavyweights 7. Everyone's an Expert: How to Make $$ with "How To" Videos 8. Innovator Award Cocktail Reception 9. Industry Insight Lunch featuring Steve Levitan 10. So, You've Pitched - Now What? 11. iPhone AppsStore: The Best Channel to Consumers 12. NextTV Awards Reception and Party


NATPE is a global, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation, development and distribution of televised programming in all forms across mature and emerging media platforms. NATPE develops and nurtures opportunities, both commercial and educational, for the buying, selling and sharing of content and ideas. More details about NATPE Market & Conference can be found at

About is the pioneer of live streaming video and the largest live community on the Internet. It delivers live interactive streaming to any desktop, laptop or any Java-enabled mobile device, to over three million registered users.'s StreamAPI allows anyone to integrate all of's live video streaming services into Web sites and applications. also offers, a live video streaming platform for professionals. For more information, please visit

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