tv 2016 Internet and Television Expo General Session Part 1 CSPAN May 28, 2016 10:00am-11:16am EDT
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>> this month, the national cable until locations association hosted an internet and tv expo in boston with journalists, cable industry officials, and members of the fcc. that is next here on c-span. then, a look at the economic state of silicon valley, with technology investors and venture capitalists. taxlater, a hearing on policy for businesses of the provided share services. ♪ moderator: good morning, everyone. and to i andston cx 2016. on behalf of -- we are happy to greet you. we start out this morning's session and the atlantic will be a great show. moderator: absolutely. the letter to be here, as well. it is exciting to be at the intx. ever
moderator: this year we look at disruption, and how to embrace it for creativity and innovation. it should be excited. moderator: when you look at webster, it tells us disruption is to break apart, to throw into disorder. but in our business, it is so much more. it is changed, opportunity, growth. it is the state of our world today. this week, we will take a look at the many elements of disruption that are really fueling our businesses these days. we going to celebrate and embrace those changes. we will look for ways to actually harness them, if you will. to better serve consumers and to help our collective businesses grow. moderator: that's right, can, in fact, the spirit of this proposition, you can say we have tx.rupted in
it is no longer just a cable show. we'll hear from groundbreaking companies such as a periscope, duell, and another companies are making their first appearance on our stage. that includes at&t and verizon this year. moderator: we'll make history this week with a 10 session -- regarding this russian. we'll have some general session speakers to provide great insight into the future of all businesses. meanwhile, boston's best entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas in the o lobstah, if i can use my best boston accent. moderator: we will inform you of the experience you are about to have. we will enjoy stimulating
encounters on the imagine park stage. will see showcases featuring interactive expenses with things , thevirtual reality hottest in display technology, and a revolution that we build called tv everywhere. we have this teaming marketplace exhibit floor featuring hundreds of companies showing up the latest wares and services. moderator: can, don't forget the star-studded event such as the cable hall of fame dinner, the and our annual, name of breakfast. speaking of starstruck, it wouldn't be intx without some showstoppers. we'll get to meet many of them. including levar burton, author arianna huffington, as some people who really bring the world right into our living room like john king and jorge raymo's
. and sec chairman tom wheeler. moderator: can i have had a blast putting this together for you. we are deeply indebted to the members of the advisory board for helping us realize our vision. moderator: when pat and i started down this path, when we agreed to cochair, we wanted this to be fast-paced and electric. we wanted it to be fun, casual, relaxed, no ties, but there is a hanky. with the opportunity for all of us to compare notes and to get a glimpse into the future that we are all creating together. it is going to be an exciting week. moderator: we do hope that what you experienced this week is just how you'd hear described in boston. with afford to chatting with you in the next few days. moderator: have a great time and
get some great food. i will meet you later at the food trucks. x here in boston, everybody. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the president and ceo of ncga michael powell. ♪ >> good morning. x 2016. to int this is the first time we have ever had an open stage on the show floor like this. i think it is variable medic -- and will medic of the walls of a coming down in our industry. the company's gathered here are in a transformative. that presents a significant challenges, as well as enormous opportunities. there are many currents of change shipping the contours of
this busy. . , isaps the most dramatic the market restructuring that has reached its zenith over the last several weeks. one central driver of these changes is the intensifying demand of technology and the escalating need for renovation. -- innovation. our industry is shifting into high gear as the high-tech industry has more products and services. these actions are also a responsibly rise of competition, sparking from all sources as well is new. we believe expect this remodeling to bring new energy and vibrancy to the internet and television marketplace. , however, are always bittersweet. the curtain is coming down on some of the most storied companies in our history. a consequence, we will have to bid farewell to exceptional
leaders and pioneers of this industry, who have let it to the high pinnacle which it sits today. leaders like rob marcus and jerry cans, and the beloved myron and dolan families. sellkes a strong crew to any ship. we must also give a slow to the thousands of men and women who have served these companies faithfully over the years. also, however, get to it welcome new players into our community. charter is emerging as a reinvigorated company, becoming a new industry standard bearer. it is crossed upon to bring it inside and energy to the u.s. cable market. we look excitedly forward to that fresh ideas and innovation that these changes will bring. it seems that the whole world has discovered what we have known for decades. and that is that delivering exciting, high quality video
istent to american consumers a fantastic business is to be in. there are formidable new creatures roaming untraditional feeding ground. this companies have enormous resources. they are exceptionally creative. their fierce competitors that have cut their teeth on disrupting traditional businesses. those who wish to compete, will have to elevate their heels and adjust if they hope to return --vant first fully forcefully. i believe in duality. that every challenge is also an opportunity. if we are bold and noble enough, we will not only survived, we will thrive. revolutionary change has also engulfed the content business. fantastic new shows are exploding continuously into our living rooms. last year, over 409 scripted were produced.
there are more players in searching out great stories and producing original content. today it is ironic that a company known more for selling books is taking home emmy awards for television. are alsong pattern driving change. consumers now see every screen as a television. binge watching has become widely addicted. more more we cbo content being encapsulated into software apps return every device imaginable into a tv screen. it can work perfectly well without a box. these are changes that we fully embrace. as i said earlier, this industry is a driving force in technology, as well. cables internet providers are on the cusp of rolling out gigabytes speeds across the united states. as we do, we will remain dedicated to reaching all, not
just some of our citizens, and dedicated to getting every american online. in addition, we are also seeing smarter devices for viewing content, the excellent platform. our companies are increasing the value of broad brand prescription by employing why fine -- wi-fi hotspots for consumers who are on the go. and working with the content -- through the tv everywhere initiative. this. is remarkable for one other reason. that is not so laudable. we find ourselves of the target of a relentless regulatory assault. the sec governing mantra has been competition, competition, competition. when we step, those incantations
have come to mean one thing. regulation, regulation, regulation. the policy blows we are weathering are not modest regulatory corrections. they have been thundering, tectonic shifts that have troubled decades of law and policy. what has been so distressing is that much of this regulatory ordinance has been launched without provocation. we increasingly are saddled with rules without any compelling rules -- evidence of harm to consumers or competitors. other times we find our property being confiscated and passed on to new competitors to give them a leg up, despite healthy and robust markets. this is the case with the current proposal to unbundle viable content and handed to companies who don't have to pay for, respect the international -- the intellectual property of it, or by buying the regulations of consumers. instead, this proposal has
unlocked fears -- 150r unions, and over members of congress. we can only hope that commission will hear the voices. thee learned recently, latest proposal to completely throw out decades of policies on business and services, even when new competitive entrance, we seem to be marked for rate regulation. what i believe is most troubling is an emerging government view that the communication market is -- should be regulated differently. internet companies are nurtured and allowed to roam free, but network providers are disparagingly laded -- labeled gatekeepers that should be shackled. the implication of this worldview go far beyond how it affects one industry. we are resilient. we will find a way to whether these changes.
rather, i believe it that this view will prove detrimental to america's ambitions and the information age. continue tot innovate, experiment, and thrive in order to fuel the internet growth. it is a mistake to view network providers as an impediment to the growth, rather than a value in gradient of it. [applause] we think there's a better way. the approach that is on display here at intx, we see a marketplace big enough for all competitors. see there's more to gain from coming together than pulling apart. we are looking for partners and not adversaries. we see the benefit of a global network combining the come -- the power of content and technology to deliver exceptional experiences to solve the greatest problems of our planet, to provide meaningful
work for our people, and to bring greater peace and prosperity to a dangerous world. this year, we are about the opportunities that arise from disruption. there is much to see, and much talk about in the world of internet and television. this show is the central square for that expiration to take place. on behalf of of the women and men of an tta, i wonder which you an exciting and informative show. thank you very much. [applause] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, to host
our first conversation today, please welcome the executive editor at rico kera swisher. >> hello everyone. we wanted to have someone really interesting, especially in this crazy election-year. to talk about a wide variety of things from elections to videos to uber to not getting enough sleep. there's only one person who gets all those criteria. that is someone who i've known for a long time as someone who everyone does know. arianna huffington. ♪ [applause] >> we brought our chairs for you. we can start talking about your book. you are signing books afterwards. it's called the state revolution. arianna and i have debated this issue for years.
i do not sleep well. she thinks sleep is important. i would like to see the case you are making this book. >> first of all, is not my thing, it's a universal, scientific consensus. hervast majority of us, exempted, there's a genetic fortion who can do great on five hours of sleep, the rest of us need seven to nine hours to perform at our best. look at athletes now. kobe bryant, numeral lebron james, they'll talk about using sleep as a performance enhancements will. that is a big shift that is happening now. it is like smoking. there was a time when we thought it was glamorous. there was a time when he thought being sleep deprived his glamorous.
it is a sign of being busy and important, especially men would wear it like a badge of honor. now we realize it actually makes us not productive, less healthy and much less happy. moderator: one of the things you tv, weout is we watch are watching video all the time, or phones. we are using them for a variety of things. one of the things you talk about is that it has affected people's sleep habit. talk about that. >> we are all addicted to our bones. in fact, i was in it everyone here probably takes care of their smartphone and they take care of themselves. everybody here knows approximately how much of battery remains on the phone. in my case, if it gets below 30% i get anxious and look around for a recharging shrine. less anything should happen to my phone. the phone is my best
relationship i've ever had in my life. guest: i'm suggesting is that before you turn up the lies and you turn off your phone, your ipad, your laptop, gently ascribed to them out of your bedroom. you can't sleep with your phone. that is all i'm saying. i love my phone. kryptonite, if it is on your nightstand. once you remove it out of your bedroom, you create the kind of transition to sleep that is missing from people's lives. that is why so many people at my book signing earlier were complaining they wake up and the middle of the night and can go back to sleep. that is because they have not had that transition. bathing, children are you don't just drop them in bed. you have a little ritual. we need to create our own ritual that puts a big demarcation line between our day with all projects and completions and
where weand our nights can recharge and face the day. moderator: you're been part of the retina -- the internet revolution. you've got people addicted to these, you done video things, all social media, how do you get -- as hard to say create that and then turn it off. have plentye would of other things to be addicted to before these exist. is problem is that the world going to be more and more inundated with technology. industrial revolution is all about greater levels of automation. it is up to us to set the boundaries. we want to do that with our children, and we do not want our children to be so completely addicted to the devices that they can have a human relationships or develop empathy or intuition. moderator: my son had his first
girlfriend and she met here on snapchat. i'm finished with that issue. that is a trend of moving far. let's talk about those trends. you talk about decision-making when you're not sleeping. guest: i was at a summit last said id one of the ceos need eight hours of sleep to be the best seo i can be. he said if i actually get eight hours of sleep, i had of making fewer decisions, if those decisions are 5% better than they would have been if i were depleted and seek desk sleep deprived, that is worth it. that's what executives need to understand. they are not paid for their stamina, they are paid for their judgment. all around us, we are surrounded by data and wisdom. look around us. business and business and political leaders, they have
high iqs but look at the decisions of their making. convinceding, we have the people of the importance of exercise and nutrition. but the third thing is sleep. you have all this exhausted executives collapsing on the treadmill. like the ceo of united who ended up with a massive heart attack. or the ceo of bmw. moderator: or yourself. guest: exactly. that's how i became a sleep evangelist, because i collapsed. i the illusion that -- the delusion that that is the way to succeed. moderator: i want to get in election, but first, you been trying a lot of things on tv and video. how do you look at publishing right now, as people who make video and other internet products?
guest: increasingly, what is becoming clearer and clearer is that we need to differentiate content. content that really catches people. bigre doing it to three things. attitude.ear what is working. journalism has fought with far too much crisis. they say if it bleeds it leads. we need to change that and recognize that the solutions are problems. how can we put the spotlight on abouto that we talk copycat crimes, we can also have copycat solutions. that is the second filler. is about adding value to people's lives by helping them lead their lives with less stress and more fulfillment. that is having a huge residence,
both for our viewers and our readers, but also our advertisers. a lot of people, a lot of brands that want to be around the wellness seen, and have become some of our best customers. moderator: when you look at where things are going, you started with print. he moved into video. you went back and forth. now what? guest: three-and-a-half years ago, we launched. moderator: it was web only. guest: it was one of our first big light efforts. now, more and more of our like has become .acebook life, facebook life
at the same time, we are keeping experience of for newsmaker events or live streaming or political debates come etc.. moderator: do not control video anymore? does facebook control video? guest: not at all. me, and we would love to invite everyone to participate. it is children interviewing their parents. it has been a huge success. it is sponsored by unilever. amount a with a big beautifully produced celebrity interviews, like sam branson in averting, and barbara bush interviewing laura. mike bloomberg's daughter interviewing him. etc.. we opened it up to thousands of viewers and users it to interview their own parents. on father's day, we are having a
physical excavation in your city. moderator: talk about what video is going. this is a room of cable people, but people are not watching the way they used to. moving into- you're beyond. you buddy the our company. talk about that. the vr company is a great way to explain how this is going. we didn't just buy the company because of their technological know-how. but because of how they produced . the gift of storytelling. storytelling in a way that has been resident. for me, whether you do it on an app on cable, the kids -- think he is are you connecting with your audience? are you adding value to people's lives? people put far too much emphasis
the means instead of what we are offering. moderator: millennials -- icularly guest: arianna: but you can offer to users in multiple ways. it is not the differentiated. even if the value is simple entertainment, whether you're doing it online or cable, it is not going to work. asa: do you think vr will be big as it is going to be? i had lunch with mark zuckerberg, and he said it is overhyped now, even though he bought the money -- but the company. how do you look at this. you just bought a vr company. arianna: it was a great investment. technology, they
are very aligned with us about empowering our users to connect with the story. the story would be about what is happening with refugees, with susan sarandon taking us degrees. it is great that we have vr, but all the other elements came together. kara: do you imagine people universe?a vr arianna:arianna: i see increasingly people want to live in one. that is why it is important to disconnect from a vr universe. kara: what else are you working on in video? then we will talk about the election. arianna: we launched another series i am excited about called "talk nerdy to me." we find people are more and more interested in science. but how do we make science approachable. producedrst video we
in this new series was really about the search for more isabitable planets, which intensifying with the process of donald trump get into the white house. kara: this is the first of the donald trump jokes, so get ready. arianna: the next thing are about the findings in the gravitational field. you would be amazed about the interest in terms of science, provided we can do it with humor and in an accessible way. kara: that is a web only show, correct? you do not see yourself making a network television show? arianna: we are working with two shows on netflix. kara: why them over anybody else? that -- it is just was talking about a couple of shows, and working with a show with james costas and michael
smith, the first game into spain and his partner, a designer. so doing these two documentaries with netflix. the we are willing to work with anyone else here. just let me know. huffingtonpost.com. answernd she does e-mails. let's talk about the election. what do you think is happening now? i think most people are perplexed, confuse, and upset continuously. arianna: i think what is happening is dangerous. it is important that those of us in the media do not treat this like a normal election, where there are candidates who disagree on issues. donald trump is both a buffoon and dangerous at the same time. that is what is confusing. [applause] he is in many ways like kim jong-un. best dictatoran
-- the north korean dictator. though way the media covers him eggs up of eyes that. kara: was that a mistake? arianna: not at all. he is a reality show. he is a buffoon. but the day he proposed that we 1.6 billion muslims from this country, which is and weely un-american, started covering him as a clear and present danger, with an editors note at the end of each that heeminding people is sexist and racist, and that he regularly insights violence at his rallies. he also exfo eyes all of the symptoms of chronic sleep deprivation -- he also example exemplifies it -- all of the symptoms of chronic sleep deprivation [laughter] angera: mood swings,
outbursts, false memories. remember the thousands of muslims who supposedly cheered the collapse of the twin towers, except nobody ever has a video of that? all of these are examples of someone who is unstable. it is our responsibility in the media to do everything we can to stop him from getting to the white house. when "the new york times" uses his racism describe approach", whyve can you not call racism racism? story about his treatment of women, and their conclusion is that it is a complicated story? it is not complicated. that is really where they media needs to do their job. -- hasost media tries
treated this like entertainment, until now, giving enormous amounts of attention to this tenet it, because he is interesting and great for ratings. so you imagine they should actually do something about it. arianna: i think they should cover it in ways that are straightforward, without mincing words. and constantly reminding the public of who he is. constantly reminding the public of the fact that he wants to ban an entire religion from this country. that he insights violence at his his9nsites violence at rallies. he still believes the president was not born in the country, which is like believing the world is flat. it makes him an illegitimate candidate. kara: do you think journalism should change? arianna: no. i think journalism should stop treating him like somebody who is just good for ratings.
because that is what is happening now. coverage of an empty podium, waiting for donald trump, as if it was the biggest event of the moment. kara: i assume you are voting for hillary at this point, but when you look at this, how things have changed, how has social media helped? first, true the twitter presidential candidate. no one uses the medium like he does. he takes great advantage of them and uses them well, whatever you think of him. he uses them beautifully. agree withdo not that eyes all. i do not know why read tweeting eetingini -- retw mussolini is a beautiful use of social media. or that tracking comments. we need to stop doing he is
doing anything well just because he is winning. the fact that he is winning simply means the republican fielded a group of candidates who could not stand up to him. but that does not mean that what he is doing is really the way to run a campaign. kara: so he needs more sleep. did you get him your book? arianna: he definitely needs more sleep. but i want him to get less sleep so he makes more mistakes from now until the election. i will make one exception to my get enough sleep rule. kara: if you had to invent anything in tech or in tv or video, what would it be? arianna: i would love to invent something super simple. which is a way to instantly turn our smartphone into weight, phone whicho a dumb completely disconnect us from all notifications and reconnects
us to ourselves. that is our biggest need. and whenever we are ready, we can turn it back into a smart again. like that. like waving a magic want. kara: i want a time machine, but otherwise, very good. thank you, area huffington. -- arianna huffington. [applause] ♪ >> and now for our next conversation. please, welcomed the host, the president and code chief executive officer of c-span, susan swain. [applause] >> and our guest. she national correspondent and anchor of "inside politics" for
cnn -- john king. [applause] >> and anchor and host of univision news and fusion, jorge ramos. ♪ good morning, everyone. nice to see you. i do not know if there will be a depressing bit of news, but there are 176 days until the election. if you like it has been going on forever. >> counting? susan: yes, i am counting. let me start with you. when you are talking to friends -- because you are friends -- what are the adjectives you used to describe the year we have been through? >> disruption. everything in our lives and everything in the business of the people who are here -- think the last 10 to 15 years of your life. the uncertainty, the chains. what will work and what will not work and what has resisted that? the american political system.
all new industries are coming out, some succeeding and some falling. american politics has resisted it and push it away, kind of like the american auto industry the japanese cars were cute but it will not work. but when it finally happens, it is volcanic. susan: the head of the rnc likely likes the latter half of the motto -- "out of chaos, growth." what do you think? our business, technology is changing everything. democracy is also changing the way we think about this country and the future. and honestly, as with everybody else, when people talk to you, they say what do you think about donald trump? that is the truth. the fact is donald trump, like it or not, has been the element that has changed this election.
everybody is talking about him. and we have to take a very when he istion talking about women, about muslims or latinos. those are the most important things for me. technology and donald trump. susan: while we are thinking about you on donald trump, people will remember august of last year. you were escorted out of the donald trump press conference because oppressing him on questions about immigration. keli of fox also had a run in with trump. she is getting a big interview. what is your status? jorge: i do not know. if he is listening, i am ready to have an interview with donald trump. megyn kelly will have an interview with him tomorrow. what happened with donald trump is high and we know all the things he has been saying about latinos -- that they are drug traffickers and criminals and rapists -- that is absolutely
wrong. absolutely all of the stories i have seen suggest that immigrants are less likely to be criminals. those are the facts. donald trump does not believe in facts. when he announced on june 16, i sent him a note -- when was the last time you did that? john: it has been a while. did it.nyway, i i put my cell phone number on there. and he published on the internet. had to changeso i my cell phone number. then i went to dubuque, iowa. i went to a press conference where i thought not a lot of people were going to attend, then i confronted him with the fact's. i think that, as a journalist, you have to take a stand. when it comes to racism, discrimination, corruption, double-blind, dictatorships, and human life, as a journalist, you
have to take a stance. john: -- has a book of that name. and we have to welcome you to your hometown. john: it is great to be here. let me take one second -- i do not disagree with you. i work in a different slice of the business. our business is diverse. we just had arianna huffington talking. i am in a more traditional -- cnn tries to be a more traditional middle of the road objective journalism. there is nothing wrong with the middle of the road. you can turn from the middle of the road and see everything. transparent,u be that is the key. on my side, you do not have to say donald trump is wrong. if he is wrong on the statistics, show the statistics. so we can show -- report in different ways. the challenges that we have to do for all of the candidates. i do not disagree all that much.
and we in the business have to have respect for everyone's piece of the pod -- piece of the pie. susan: if he had a chance to sit with them, what is the one question you want to ask? jorge: are you racist? susan: first question. john: i had the great timing several years ago to interview the day the president's longform birth certificate was released -- he threw back at me. i think i would just start with who are you? what is the central core and philosophy, if there is one, of donald trump. jorge: let me just say, he said so may things about women. so many thing against muslims and latinos. and now, are we just going to let him say that and then not confront him? i do not think so. that is our position.
many journalists had the opportunity to talk to donald trump. i think they have not been tough enough on him. , the mosturnalism important social role for journalists, is to confront those in power. our job is to be the watchdog of society. with donald trump, that has not been the case. susan: let's talk about hillary clinton. is where the big surprises of this year. that democrats are still out there primary process, which makes a challenge for her, that she continues to have to defend against bernie sanders. why is she having such a difficult time closing the deal? not uniqueoption is to the republican party. the republican party searching for their identity. you cannot pick who leads you until you decide what are you. the republicans have been going through that after katrina, the .raq war disaffection
so essentially since 2006. the democratic hardy has had a president in the white house. that usually keeps the genie in the bottle. you keep the disaffection against the party trapped in the bottle. and they come out it so bernie's populist and is pulling her to the left, whether in health care or trade. if you look at the common denominator to trump and sanders, it is economic anxiety. for all of her strengths, and secretary clinton has many strengths, she is not a visceral, feel your pain politician like her husband. sanders has also cap into disaffection with the left, even with barack obama. the black lives matter movement comes into fruition under the first black president. disaffectiont of on the democratic side. she has not found a way yet the way youe --
come to terms of the is you embrace and learn from it. i am working with a lot of millennials. it is very clear, the numbers are there. most young people feel more bernie sandersh than hillary clinton. it is also a matter of trust. they trust him more than hillary clinton. those are two of the challenges. susan: for both candidates, how important will be the -- will the vice presidential selection be? jorge: i am not sure. you vote for the presidential candidate. doubt that ifi donald trump chooses a latino as a running mate if that will make a big change. we were talking about the -- let me say for the record. taco bell is not my skin food. he reminded me of the
politicians 20, 30 years ago, when they brought a mariachi ban d and put on a sombrero and thought they would get latino votes. it does not work that way. just as president bush was the first president who thought he spoke spanish. it does not work that way. latinos want more than that. a negativenos have of thing and of donald trump. even if 13% of latinos were to vote for donald trump, it is not enough. to put in effective, john mccain got 31% of the hispanic vote. hispanic vote. he lost. the idea donald trump can win with 13% of the hispanic vote is wrong. that is the challenge. he cannot win without the hispanic vote, and he is betting on the fact that he might win with the white vote, and i doubt it. john: he is betting he can turn
four states across the rest -- rust belt. go to census.gov. america's changing by the second. if you can somehow get florida hardchigan -- it is very as the donald trump getting florida under these circumstances. if he can change four states across the rust belt, trump can win the presidency. anyone saying he cannot win is not paying attention to the data. but it is a steep hill. very little data or evidence in our history that that is why people vote for a president -- by who they pick as vice president. trump has more demographic identity challenges that he may try to use that to get as a statement of who he is and how he thinks. some people thought hillary clinton would win the nomination and maybe pick a republican to
signal to the country that she would want to unify the country. susan: i want 15 more minutes, but i have to ban. these folks are going to go home and say i heard john king and jorge ramos -- he told me something back in may that i remember about this election. what is it going to be? john: watch the state of michigan. he asked -- donald trump has to do what ronald reagan did, which is the company create a whole generation of reagan republicans. trump has to reach out to the bernie sanders people. if he is to win -- and it is possible -- he has to do that. i would study macomb county, michigan. jorge: think of the year 2055. that year, the white publishing in this country, not hispanic,
wilbur, a minority. that is a huge trend. technology, the other huge trend. it has to do with demography. donald trump is presenting the resistance to that change. the other thing i would like you to remember is that when the presidential debates are announced, and you remember this will be the most diverse collection and our history -- more than 30 percent of the voters will be part of a minority -- we will need a latino or minority to be part of both debates. i am not sure if it will be knee. but we need a latino in those debates. hopefully you will member that. susan: does the debate commission have open is about this issue? jorge: i hope so. susan: i want to say thank you. watch john king. no one is spending more time analyzing congressional
districts then you. jorge: a professor of geography. every county in the country. to jorge. thanks find his new book "take a stand." [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, once every two years, viewers around the world are riveted while the compelling competitions that are the lyrics play out -- that are the olympics player on our screens. intx 2016 is pleased to give you a taste of what is to come. ♪
>> becomes the shot. alex morgan has done it. >> usain bolt is the best runner that has ever lived. >> number 19. no one has won more. gold. it's a gabby [cheering] ♪ >> all i can do is say thank you. thank you for an incredible moment. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the chairman and eeo of comcast corporation, brian roberts. of comcast corporation,
brian roberts. brian: good morning, everybody. seeing that video, you get goosebumps. every two years when you think about the olympics and what it means. the heroics, the heartbreaks. for us, this is such a prideful moment. bringing olympics to america. it is an honor and responsibility we take very seriously. thisomcast-nbc universal, will be our third olympics. it will be the most sophisticated and technologically forward-looking presentation we have ever done by a lot. it will be a technological marvel. there will be over 4000 people ringing you this broadcast -- ringing you this broadcast. most of them in rio and the rest back at nbc sports.
it makes you think how much they what has changed. this is a live olympics. if you go back to the last live olympics -- what i mean by that is it is closed to an east coast time zone -- if you look at that, that would be atlanta. in 1996, the atlanta olympics, there were 172 hours. it was on one network, nbc. if you look at rio, here is that we will offer. 11 networks. 40 simultaneous streams. more than 6000 hours. every single event will be streamed live. every metal, every event. it is kind of breathtaking, when you think about all that production in 17 days. we will have more live coverage on day one in rio than the entire atlanta olympics. put another way, if you had 24 and seven days a
week, it would take you 250 days to watch all of this content. or if you want 2008 and watched every regular-season nfl game, you would have 6000 hours. since that is impossible, is a problem or opportunity. want to sitjust back, watch nbc, watch the prime time broadcast and enjoy themselves. in order to build momentum for the event, allow you to watch everything you want to watch, comess where we think x1 in. our wonderful comcast technology team has been working on this. here is what we got. you can see it in our booth. about 35% of our customers today have x-1. we have 40,000 more per day being installed. we are partnered with cox, and
they are doing their own installations. we will be close to 50%. nearing that number around the olympics. because it is cloud-based, we specialte it easily for purpose like a big event. that is what we are doing for the olympics. it is a marriage of the comcast technology group trying to break new ground with the incredible give youing of nbc to the ultimate olympics viewing experience. glimpse intoreal the future of television. let's take a look at what we are working on. you are watching a movie. e youulled the x-1 guid notice we added a new role. w. justis content produced for you. we will look at rio. by going into rio, we have a complete takeover of the x-1
platform. here you see lots of different ways to search. on now."h "what's as 11aid, as many networks at times. here is women's tennis. what the golf channel is doing. telemundo. i can also search by sport. and you literally picked the sport you want. or you can search by athlete. by featured nation. since this is the most multicultural viewing experience will alsoentire guide be made available in spanish. let's go back to the home. i want to watch something that is not on a cable channel. and for the first time, we are lessly streaming the other live feeds into one experience that you just click.
so the nbc live sports extra will give you every olympic moment being strained. if you want, you can go on the internet and see all of this as well. let's go back up and watch michael phelps. watching a live event. what will, is the extremity -- xfinity sports app. 1 in 4 of our customers use this regularly now. we will have every event sink up to real time content with companion these. and seeopped down michael phelps. we click on him. gettinghe options on information on his background is too favorite came. so we will do that. another thing you may want to do is look at other videos of michael phelps. here, you can see other heats,
press conferences, interviews with the family, and the like. the other thing you do is get a right here while you're watching and say what else can i watch now -- well i am interested in gymnastics. rotation two of four. we will have real time of days that will to you are the event is out. ok, i would like to watch. in the past, you would have one gymnastics seed. with live streaming, we will have every single apparatus. here's the all around, but i want to just watch the floor routine. off course, that is a stream. so i just pick it. it tells me i am going on the internet, and here we are. now we see gabby douglas. we know she won the goal four years ago. we are not up-to-date on gabby douglas. take out my remote -- how old is gabby douglas?
we will have special content for the voice remote all around the olympics. it gives you all of the information you want. gives you some options. it is another way for me to personalize my experience by favoring gabby douglas. it causes me to say "show michael lynton favorites. -- "show my olympic favorites." past that so fast. you can pick by person, sport, country. go back to the homepage, and you will see rio, where we went in. there is another opportunity nbc has created with "old zone -- " gold zone." it is a stream of every highlighted moment. every michael -- every medel. every finals.
every replay. let's take a look at gold zone. so the an instant medal count. it is going to be at a different immersed experience. it is just after 8:00. i want to watch the nbc runtime show. watch nbc. a little bit after 8:00, one of the excellent features we offer is restart. click it, now here you are at the top of the hour. exciting, full on experience. we will have it up and running by august. the summer games will be more thandence of, personable ever. a look into the future of television.
x one, on the voice remote, we had 7 million of these foes -- voice remote and our customers hands. we were zero beginning less than a year ago. at this time last year, we began to talk about launching it commercially. we are doing 180 million voice commands every month. the numbers are staggering. and growing every day. the whole experience is to give , allive streaming vod seamlessly put together with context and the latest stats, unprecedented choice and control. to get you really excited for the elevators, look at this final video. ♪
entertainment correspondent from nbc, julia forced in. -- boorstin. julia: what a cool demo. i got a chance to play around with the product a little bit last week. it seems like this is a real transformation of the way people will experience the olympics. i am wondering how you expect this to impact ratings. are people going to be watching last life because so much is available on demand? ryan: our experience has been if you put more in the top of the funnel, what comes out in primetime will be greater than if you had a single feed. this is an age old question. we made a decision be early bought the company, we told us to the international olympic committee. we are going to do everything we can to make the viewer feel like to have as many choices as possible, if you are at the games, you would pick what events you wanted to go to. the technology is here and so close.
my prediction, if you go back to london, it was the most-watched event in television history. i will go out on a limb and say we have equal standards for rio and we are -- we have been waiting for this day for years. summer olympics are the big olympics, obviously. we are going to throw everything at it very i think it will help the ratings. julia: this interface is a true liveface applied on top of television. it is a culmination of what you have been doing with x 14 years. how does this speak to the larger strategy of giving people more high-tech tools to navigate content? >> this has been the big advantage of cable. if you go back to bill gates who ,nvested in comcast and others back when the internet got invented, saying the big and manages two-way technology. with all due respect to satellite, it is a one-way technology. it has taken years to find the
right manifestation on demand was the first. control, being able to send that message back to a computer and make the command actually happen was another. ,nterspersing streaming video which is now a big part of everybody's life and the next generation, we need to remain relevant. that is why we have the best video in nine years. i think other companies are doing well. there is something about our two-way technology, we need to make it right for consumers. they don't care how we do it, they just wanted to work easily and on every device. ofrything you saw, most that, he will be able to take it on your tablet or phone and do the same thing which will be huge. in the middle of the afternoon, you're interested in archery, and you want to just watch it, you will -- you never have that option, now you will. julia: people expect productivity in our offices will decline dramatically. big picture, there is always
this talk about cord cutting. quarter, your video subscribers grew much more than expected. how much of that is because of this type of technology echo? neil is doing a great job. the team that he has put together, we have two changes. one is to be an animation company. the other is to take our service and make it the best product. both of those strategies are feeding into the good results. we have improved year-over-year for most of the last 12 -- 10 or 12 quarters. some quarters are negative because of seasonality. in the last 12 months, we have more video coverage that we did 12 months ago. it is showing up on time, giving you a credit if we don't. resolving things the first time. making it fun and better every year. we have a new product released every month, every quarter.
the pace of change is what makes it so fun and exciting. julia: as you continue to roll out ask one into more peoples homes, can you give us more insight into how you see those cord cutting numbers or video subscriber growth numbers changing over the next year? brian: the first thing we see as more people consume on demand, free and paid. we see the use of buying things i dvr and other second outlets increase so our revenue goes up. there is a payback for it. to another generation, the kids know how to use it a lot faster than the parents do. i believe we are seeing on college campuses with our product where you don't even need a set-top box, we are try to touch every segment with the stream product. we are saying can you do this without a box altogether? decline inng slow the total video marketplace. if the product gets better, we can slow that down. we have a boomerang effect when
kids get from 20-30 and may have kids of their own, suddenly, the tv at 100 inches and really cool comes back into your life. i am optimistic. change is upon us and you can't sit still. we are trying not to. that is what this demo is. even the limbic scum, the biggest event in television, we don't think should sit still. it was a rallying cry for the togetherpany to work in a way we have never done. every moment, every metal, on every device, pretty great. julia: you mentioned comcast presence in college campuses. tell me a little bit about how you are using that college presents to try to get kids hooked so that when they move into houses later, they are not cord nevers but cord leaders. >> one thing we don't talk enough about is how much we're making -- advance we're making broadband wi-fi. we have been putting more money than that -- in that more than
anything the last several years. bits 75% of all of the that people consume out of their home are happening on our wi-fi network. , howis pretty powerful people want that. if you are in a college, we want to make sure you either have broadband or wi-fi. then, you can choose your content. in many cases, we are giving them a package of content. they are seeing the value of our content. in order for our broadband -- it is a competitive space. in order for us to continue to succeed, we need to increase speed, increase wi-fi capability. what you see at our booth is the next generation of products. our technical team has a roadmap that is as exciting as any company on the planet, remote controls to a new small box. to a wi-fi booster. , two neww interface capabilities with the remote. a lot happening to give an
experience at whatever age you are at. you will find something from our company that you really like. if you don't like any of it, we will get you with nbc and cnbc and try to turn you on to our concent side of the company. one way or another, it puts us in a position to continue to want to innovate. julia: what about skinny bundles. how are those doing and where do it see those going echo >> is a conversation evolving with each of our programming partners. we all have a legacy business and we want to continue to grow that legacy business. to getme consumers want less than ever thing offer. so far, we have found ways to offer enough. we grew our video revenue through our video cash flow, our video subs. i think things are solid. julia: with all the technology, the capability is changing for how you can distribute content. where's this moving toward? are we moving away from the box entirely?
brian: one thing is we don't feel like the government needs to get into the box business. i want speed us up. we are mandating technology and that heretoomething for is evolving so fast like every other computer. you have to get a box with five years ago, you might not like it. what you will see at the booth is you can go to a samsung tv and get a lot, a whole lot, and some better of that excellent experience without a box. because of html five, i think it will speed up because of apps. architecture is now at a place that allows this to be more ubiquitous. this would be the worst time to start regulating, at a time when between at&t buying directv and verizon and dish network and youtube and apple and google, just go down the list. hulu, it is an exciting space.
there is certainly not a lack of change happening. why you would want to regulate the finals me. >> what with the implications of unlocking the set-top box made for you both as a content distributor as well as a programmer? >> it is great significance to the content companies and whether their property is being -- they can't control the path that it is on. hereto for, we have thousand page agreements with content companies on all of these possible questions. mandate, there is a new -- for what benefit? julia: you talked that comcast is a technology company. cable company, internet distraction company. you're a tech company at your core. these products that we see displayed at the booth, what does i mean for the future of the way people will access content? well i be able to sign up for comcast service without ever talking to a person? works absolutely.
meeting we just had a friday where we saw an incredibly exciting roadmap. a this year roadmap, not five years, to where every transaction you do with our company, we want to make a digital. you can take your smartphone and sign up, you can start consuming before you even have a box. schedule an appointment, you can schedule a phone call. you don't have to call and way online. you can buy on amazon. you will see that working really well where you completely fulfill the orders, scheduled installation, and never have to talk to a human. we are going to make a leapfrog and have already begun to do so in the way we talk and communicate and transact with our customers. i think that will be a big positive. but i we're out of time, final question to bring it back to the own fix, how do you think he will called -- perception of comcast will change after seeing
the kind of experience in terms of interacting with comcast? brian: we are obviously so proud of the storytelling and passion in the company from the today show to deny show to the s-1 -- x one technology. the whole company turns out. it is a chance to say this is our company. maybe you think of us one way, in the rearview mirror. maybe we made a mistake and didn't fess up properly. we are looking down the road forward and are growing customers. we are innovating, tracking incredible talent. i would probably say my main goal, your kid coming out of school, go work for google, facebook, comcast abc universal. i hope people will say there is nothing quite like your company. that is a great opportunity for me and my future. then, we will have great products in the future by having great people. to and on.ect note brian roberts, thank you for joining us. [applause]
>> the demonstration was very special. i'ms great knowing where going to spend my summer enjoying the atlantic's. >> our thanks to julia who graced our stage today. tomorrow, she is going to be interviewing john from at&t and pete cashmore. look forward to that tomorrow. thanks to all of our great speakers this morning for their views and insights. please join me in giving them a round of applause. [applause] you all for joining us this morning. have a great afternoon. >> more from the int ask. includesion representatives from at&t, sandal, and periscope. from