Tech Companies at the September 7 Conference To Include Cisco, Hewlett Packard, and Microsoft

ENCINO, CA (August 10, 2011) … Next month’s Digital Media Pipeline conference, the one-day conference focusing on business-to-business opportunities in the digital delivery of home entertainment to the consumer, will feature speakers from  leading digital entertainment companies, content providers, retailers, and research firms, the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) revealed today.

Executives from the following companies are scheduled to present at the event: Best Buy; Cisco; DDEX; Deluxe Digital; DISH Network; Dolby Laboratories; EIDR; Fandor; Futuresource Consulting; GoDigital Media Group; Hewlett Packard; Image Entertainment; Lionsgate; Microsoft; Neustar; NPD Group; Rentrak; Roku; Sling Media; TAG Strategic; Viva Film Co.; and Western Digital

The 2011 Digital Media Pipeline conference will be held on September 7 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

“This year’s Digital Media Pipeline will feature an incredibly knowledgeable and diverse set of speakers who will bring valuable perspectives to the discussion,” EMA President & CEO Bo Andersen noted. “These speakers have been chosen because they are effective catalysts for sharing learnings from the retail, distribution, aggregator, content owner, and technology and service provider segments.”

The theme of Digital Media Pipeline is “Network, Collaborate, and Discover!” This year’s program will include the following sessions:

  • “The Business Models of Today and Tomorrow”
  • “It’s All About the Content”
  • “The Digital Supply Chain – Growing Sales and Profit Through Efficiency”
  • “Viewing Choices – Multiple Screens For Everyone”
  • “The Future of Digitally Delivered Entertainment.”

There is ample time allocated to networking at Digital Media Pipeline, including the “skip the traffic” cocktail party. EMA will also present its annual DIGI awards at the conference. These awards recognize outstanding achievement in digital entertainment retailing, content, and innovation.

More information and registration is available at Registration starts as low as $245. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Steve Apple at

About EMA

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $35 billion home entertainment industry. EMA-member companies operate approximately 35,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 45,000 around the world that sell and/or rent DVDs, computer and console video games, and digitally distributed versions of these products. Membership comprises the full spectrum of retailers (from single-store specialists to multi-line mass merchants, and both brick and mortar and online stores), distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, video game publishers, and other related businesses that constitute and support the home entertainment industry. EMA was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, co-founder of Metacademy, and the CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC and writes a popular daily business blog. He’s the Co-Host of the award-winning podcast Techstream with Shelly Palmer & Seth Everett and his latest book, Blockchain - Cryptocurrency, NFTs & Smart Contracts: An executive guide to the world of decentralized finance, is an Amazon #1 Bestseller. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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