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Brunico sets June date for Internet TV conference Stream

The inaugural STREAM conference, taking place June 3 and 4 in Santa Monica, is aimed at bringing independent production companies together with decision-makers who commission and support original web content.
March 12, 2013

Toronto-based Brunico Communications is launching and organizing STREAM, an event touted as being a first-of-its-kind marketplace and conference for original Internet TV programming.

The event, which will be held in Santa Monica, California on June 3 and 4 – just prior to Realscreen West – is aimed at bringing independent production companies together with development execs, media agencies, and brand managers at companies that commission and support original web content.

Brunico publishes realscreen and Kidscreen, and organizes the two publications’ successful Summit events, in Washington DC and New York respectively. It also publishes Strategy magazine and Playback, and stages events tied to those brands.

“Last year represented an amazing shift in the premium content market with the release of significant new funding for original programming from leading online and streaming video companies,” said Brunico president and CEO Russell Goldstein in a statement.

“We believe that Internet TV is altering the entertainment landscape forever, and that leading providers must invest heavily in original programming to differentiate themselves. Stream will be ground zero for the breakthrough digital-first programs of tomorrow.”

The company also disclosed the names of members of the STREAM advisory board, including Morgan Spurlock (Warrior Poets), Erin McPherson (Yahoo!), Ran Harnevo (AOL On Network), Drew Buckley (Electus) and Chris Bruss (Funny Or Die).

Additional information can be found at streammarket.tv.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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