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HTML5 and Web Video Standards To Be a Major Focus at The Streaming Media West Conference, a leading producer of news, information and events dedicated to the business, technology and content of online video, today announced that its upcoming annual Streaming Media West Conference and Exhibition will include three in-depth sessions on the topic of HTML5 and web video standards.

"HTML5 and Web Video Standards" is a pre-conference workshop focusing on HTML5 as a video standard and includes a look at the code of live HTML5 video deployments. Hosted by and the Open Video Alliance – leading organizations in the open video movement – this workshop will highlight the benefits and challenges of working with HTML5 video and help clarify the various video standards in the marketplace today. Presenters are Zohar Babin, Open Source Community Manager, and Michael Dale, Senior Developer, HTML5 Media Library, both from The workshop will take place on Monday, November 1 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

"Debunking HTML5 Video Myths: A Guide For Video Publishers," explores the capabilities of HTML5, the differences across browsers, how they compare to those of the Flash platform, and their impact on the business of video encoding and distribution. The session on Tuesday, November 2 at 2:45 p.m., will be presented by Robert Reinhardt, author of the Flash Bible series.

"HTML5 And Web Video Standards" is a panel on the potential benefits that HTML5 Video holds for content providers, browser developers, and end users who can no longer afford to have video delivery mechanisms locked up in standards that cannot be adapted to new environments, including emerging mobile video and cross-device video technologies. The panelists will discuss what HTML5 is, the challenges it's facing, and how it affects other formats such as Adobe Flash and Microsoft Silverlight, as well as how leading platforms and web giants such as Google, Mozilla, and Apple are supporting it. The panel will convene on Wednesday, November 3 at 3:15 p.m.

Session panelists are: Jeroen Wijering, Chief Digital Architect, LongTail Video; John Luther, Product Manager, WebM Project; and Gerald Abrahamian, Executive Director, New Media Operations, Comcast Entertainment Group. The moderator is Tim Napoleon, Co-Founder, President, Alldigital.

In addition to the sessions focusing on HTML5, one of the keynote addresses at Streaming Media West will include Adobe's perspective on HTML5. Jennifer Taylor, Senior Director of Product Management, Rich Media Solutions at Adobe Systems, will address the controversy surrounding HTML5 and how the Adobe Flash Platform fits in. Taylor's keynote will take place on Wednesday, November 3 at 9:00 a.m.

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, excluding the pre-conference seminars. To register for FREE, please complete the online form:

About Streaming Media West

Streaming Media West is the number one venue for learning what is taking place with all forms of online video technology and business models. Last year, more than 2,500 content owners, online marketers, enterprise corporations, broadcast professionals, ad agencies and educators came to Streaming Media West to see the latest online video technology, discuss the business models now coming of age, and absorb real information they can apply immediately in their business.

With more than 100 speakers and 30 sessions, Streaming Media West is the one online video show solely focused on giving attendees the chance to see and hear the best and the brightest minds in the online video industry – at the podium, in the Exhibit Hall, and among the attendees. For more information on the event visit:

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