Liveblog: Open vs closed, content distribution in the digital age

November 29th, 2010 by Chris Hogg Leave a reply »

A panel discussion on open VS closed networks takes place at nextMEDIA in Toronto. From left to right: Matt Thompson, Mozilla Drumbeat; Janis Nixon, Universal Island Def Jam; Richard Kanee a digital media expert; Michael Hennessy, Telus; and Theresa Smith, Olive Media.

We’re live from nextMEDIA in downtown Toronto, covering a panel discussion on open vs closed content in the digital age. The panel discussion features representatives from Telus, Universal Island Def Jam and Mozilla Drumbeat. is once again a media sponsor of digital media conference nextMEDIA. Taking place on Nov. 29 and 30 in Toronto, nextMEDIA features speakers from leading companies such as Facebook and Torstar Digital.

In this liveblog from Toronto’s Design Exchange, we’re following a panel discussion on open versus closed content distribution networks.

Over the last decade, content creators and distributors have struggled to respond to the dramatic behavioral shifts of digital audiences and the “liberation of content” brought on by the Web.

This panel aims to address strategies industry leaders are using to monetize and compete with “free” while still giving audiences what they want, when they want it.

The panel is moderated by Theresa Smith, VP Product at Olive Media. Speakers include: Michael Hennessy, Senior Vice-President, Regulatory and Government Affairs at Telus; Richard Kanee a digital media expert; Janis Nixon, Marketing Director for Universal Island Def Jam; and Matt Thompson, Communications Strategist with Mozilla Drumbeat.

For more on this, follow the liveblog below. It’s scheduled to run from about 11:15 to noon (Eastern):

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