CES Press Release

YouTube's Robert Kyncl to Deliver Entertainment Matters Keynote Address at the 2012 International CES

2012 CES Entertainment Matters Program Designed for Film, Television and Digital Entertainment Professionals

Arlington, VA – 12/07/2011 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced that Robert Kyncl, vice president of global content partnerships at YouTube, will deliver the Entertainment Matters keynote address at the 2012 International CES®. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2012 International CES®, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, is scheduled Tuesday, January 10-Friday, January 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


“Since its founding in 2005, YouTube has come to define the convergence of entertainment and technology, which has changed the entertainment marketplace as dramatically as the advent of cable television,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, events and conferences, CEA. “We are thrilled to have Robert Kyncl deliver the 2012 Entertainment Matters keynote and look forward to hearing his outlook on the future of YouTube and consumer technology.”

Kyncl has been a driving force in bringing even more original entertainment to YouTube's existing channel lineup. At the Entertainment Matters keynote, Kyncl and friends will discuss the tremendous opportunity for the web as a distribution vehicle, and how we envision the entertainment ecosystem evolving over time. The keynote is slated for 10 am PT on Thursday, January 12, in the Las Vegas Hilton Theater.

Entertainment Matters at CES is sponsored by Variety and Ericsson, with the Screen Actors Guild as an associate sponsor. Back for a second year, EntertainmentMattersatCES is designed by and for Hollywood’s film, television and digital communities and will feature exhibits, events and conference programs for entertainment professionals interested in the convergence of content and technology.

Kyncl joins other confirmed 2012 CES keynote speakers including Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, Ericsson's Hans Vestberg, Daimler’s Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Qualcomm's Dr. Paul Jacobs, Intel’s Paul Otellini, Xerox’s Ursula Burns, Verizon’s Lowell McAdam and Ford’s Alan Mulally. Keynotes at the 2012 CES will be held at The Venetian, Level 5, Palazzo Ballroom and the Las Vegas Hilton Theater.

The 2012 CES will feature more than 2,700 global technology companies unveiling the latest consumer technology products and services including the latest in audio, automotive electronics, connected home technologies, digital imaging/photography, electronic gaming, entertainment/content and more.

Entertainment industry professionals interested in registering for Entertainment Matters at CES should visit EMatCES.com. For more information on the 2012 International CES, visit CESweb.org.

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