NAB is planning a Streaming Summit this year, with discussions covering changes in the streaming media business, from technology advances to new avenues for monetizing content.

The Streaming Summit will take place on Wednesday, April 11, at the Westgate Hotel during NAB Show, and will be continued at NAB Show New York, scheduled for October 17-18 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.

The Streaming Summit will be co-produced by NAB and Dan Rayburn, an analyst for Frost & Sullivan and, until recently, conference chairman for the Streaming Media East and Streaming Media West conferences. Rayburn blogs on the streaming business at

“The NAB Show has more attendees, vendors, customers and analysts all tied to the video market than any other show in the world,” said Rayburn in a prepared statement. “The Streaming Summit will educate and empower attendees with the information and tools needed to understand and leverage streaming and online video services for the good of their business and the industry as a whole.”

Sessions that are part of the Streaming Summit will be individually ticketed; according to the NAB Show website, they will be accessible to holders of the NAB Show Post|Production World Pass.

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