Checkpoint Charlie for old and new media

12 07 2007

Reuters offers coverage of Allen & Co’s media conference in Idaho, where Skype and Joost founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom were this year’s star turn. “The time in the market is good for traditional media and digital to come together,” Mike Volpi, Joost’s newly appointed chief executive, told Reuters. “Technology has matured to a point where rights can be protected properly.”

Sling Media’s CEO Blake Krikorian was there too, impressing Wall Street types not just with his placeshifting gizmo, but also news of his first major content deals with CBS and the National Hockey League.