Multichannel News Announces 2018 Women to Watch

NEW YORK, NY (November 21, 2017) — The editors of Multichannel News are pleased to announce the 2018 Women to Watch, part of their annual Wonder Women celebration. These outstanding female executives in media companies at the forefront of multichannel TV and related industries will be honored at the 20th Anniversary Wonder Women Luncheon on Thursday, March 22, 2018, held at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. This year’s class of Wonder Women can be seen here.

The Woman to Watch Award is an honor bestowed upon industry professionals whose ongoing contributions are emblematic of the vital role they currently play, as well as their impact on the industry’s future.

The 12 members of the 2018 Women to Watch class are:

  • Friday Abernethy, Senior Vice President of Content Distribution, Univision Communications, Inc.
  • Janet Balis, Global Advisory Leader for Media & Entertainment, EY
  • Johanna Fuentes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Showtime Networks Inc.
  • Roz Ho, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Consumer and Metadata, TiVo
  • Georgia Juvelis, Senior Vice President, and Co-Head, Corporate Communications, AMC Networks
  • Jennifer Koester, Director of Telco and Video Distribution Partnerships, Google
  • Colleen Moraghan, Senior Vice President, Data Solutions, 605
  • Robyn Polashuk, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
  • Samantha Rose, Vice President, Director, Video Investment, Horizon Media
  • Michelle Strong, Senior Vice President, Distribution, A+E Networks
  • Michele Thornton Ghee, Senior Vice President Media Sales, BET Networks/BET Her, A Viacom Company
  • Julie Unruh, Group Vice President, Programming Financial Operations & Analytics, Charter Communications

“This year’s group of Women to Watch is pushing the boundaries in both personal and professional achievements,” says Mark Robichaux, editorial director, Multichannel News. “It’s a distinct pleasure to honor these accomplished women along with our 2018 class of Wonder Women.”

Tickets for the luncheon, co-sponsored by the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), are on sale now at http://mcnwonderwomen.com.

Celebrate this year’s Wonder Women and Women to Watch by placing a congratulatory message in the January 29th issue of Multichannel News Wonder Women supplement — which will also be available at the event — and on multichannel.com’s Wonder Women section. Expand your message further to the industry’s leaders by becoming a sponsor of the 20th anniversary event.

For sponsorship or advertising Information, please contact: Charlie Weiss at (212) 378-0478 or cweiss@nbmedia.com.

About WONDER WOMEN
Established in 1999, the annual Wonder Women awards celebration honors cable television and communications most powerful female executives who lead by example and action, inspiring others and helping to create new opportunities for future female leaders in the industry.  The gala luncheon, co-hosted by the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and featuring prominent TV personalities as presenters, has honored more than 200 women over the years, celebrating their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond. For more information, visit http://mcnwonderwomen.com or search for #MCNWW2018 on Twitter and Facebook. Wonder Women is produced by Multichannel News.

About MULTICHANNEL NEWS
Multichannel News and its sister brand, Broadcasting & Cable, deliver actionable intelligence and best practices on the business of television to leaders and decision makers through the industry. Covering exciting developments in the video, TV, cable, and OTT marketplaces, these brands are the industry’s most trusted provider of information and analysis through renowned magazines, up-to-the-minute digital offerings, innovative marketing services, and best-in-industry events. For more information, visit multichannel.com or broadcastingcable.com. Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable are produced by NewBay.

About NEWBAY
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 print and digital publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services, and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at http://www.newbaymedia.com.

“Video First!” — VR/AR/Mixed Reality and DoD Media Strategies Highlight Dynamic Show as GV Expo Returns to Washington

  • Just Announced: CTA’s Steve Koenig looks to the dazzling future of AR/VR/MR
  • New for ’17: Director of Defense Media Activity Ray Shepherd heralds innovation at DMA
  • New for ’17: National Park Service takes you behind scenes of its hit Centennial video
  • New for ’17: “Power Panels” explore AR/VR/MR, video strategies for social media,, immersive video experiments, exploding drone/UAV marketplace
  • Three packed days of education, training, conversations, and engaging keynotes
  • Vibrant exhibit floor with 100+ video, broadcast, and AV technology providers
  • Virtual reality demos on the show floor
  • Visual Radio Symposium added as co-located event

WASHINGTON, D.C.—“Visual First” is the challenge. GV Expo is the answer.

NewBay’s 22nd Government Video Expo and Conference will be held Nov. 28–30 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier event for video, broadcast, and AV professionals.

Video and visual storytelling will be crucial in 2018 — for government communicators, education, law enforcement, non-profits, and beyond. This year’s show brings an expanded focus on military issues; more demos; new dynamic “Power Panels” on the Government Video Theater stage; deep tech; and more.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

The Potential for Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality — GV Expo welcomes Steve Koenig, senior director of market research at the Consumer Technology Association, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,200 consumer technology companies, talking about the dramatic impact of AR/VR/MR.

Power Panels — Panels of industry experts take to the main stage to take attendees through the latest trends, including uses for AR/VR/MR in education, institutions, and enterprises; smart use of video for social media; and understanding applications of augmented platforms using interactive/360/VR/3D systems.

National Park Service Centennial Video Initiative — Mathew John has produced some of the most popular National Park Service videos; he’ll tell the story behind the signature video to celebrate last year’s NPS Centennial.

The above are just a sampling of the many show highlights.

ABOUT THE SHOW
Designed to provide valuable information to media professionals working across multiple platforms for federal, state and local government, law enforcement, education, non-profits, and publicly funded institutions, this year’s Government Video Expo features:

  • Keynotes, panels, and discussions held continuously throughout the show on the GV Stage
  • Production, postproduction, streaming, display, and delivery technologies on the show floor
  • Presentations by experts from the Department of Defense, Library of Congress, Defense Information School, NATO, Consumer Technology Association, National Park Service, Air Force, Department of Justice, and Department of the Treasury
  • The D.C. Post | Production Conference, three days — with four tracks each day — of production and postproduction training from Future Media Concepts
  • The Production Solutions Pavilion, a series of educational sessions held on the show floor
  • The Government Learning Technology Symposium
  • The National Drone Show, an event for UAV/UAS videographers that features demos, classes, screenings, and a drone flying cage
  • After-hours networking events with user groups and associations
  • Radio World’s Visual Radio Symposium, co-located with the expo, with leading broadcast executives and technologists on the role of video in radio

“It’s an exciting and challenging time to be a video professional,” explains Carmel King, EVP, Content and Business Operations, NewBay. “As the capabilities and possibilities of video technology advance almost daily — new applications, new formats, new distribution platforms, new means of consumption — it’s critical that professionals continue their education.

“We’ve designed this event to give our attendees as many educational opportunities as possible: education through experience, through instruction, and through presentations from experts,” King concludes. “Our hope is that the demonstrations and presentations on the exhibit floor, conference sessions, intensive workshops, panels, and keynotes will give our attendees a better sense of how technology is developing and how they can respond to and benefit from these developments.”

WHO ATTENDS?
Government Video Expo’s 2016 attendees included TV producers, general managers, directors of operations, communications and public affairs officers, and numerous other media-related professionals from major government, law enforcement, and media organizations, including A&E Networks, ABC News, Air Force Television, C-SPAN, CBS News, CNN, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Discovery Communications, FOX News, GSA, Library of Congress, Lockheed Martin, NASA, National Geographic Channel, NATO, NBC, Northrup Grumman, PBS, State Department, The World Bank, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Secret Service, and VOA.

For more information and to register, visit www.gvexpo.com.

 

FOR INFORMATION

Press Inquiries:
Cristina Clapp | Conference Director
cclapp@nbmedia.com

 

Exhibitors/Sponsorship Inquiries:
Jackie Gospodinoff | Sales Director, Events
212. 378. 0493
jgospodinoff@nbmedia.com

 

Marketing and Media Partnerships:
Chardia Christophe | Associate Director Event Marketing
212.378.0443
cchristophe@nbmedia.com

 

ABOUT NEWBAY
NewBay delivers educational, thought leadership and problem-solving business information and networking to some of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We provide more than 95 digital products, 50 live event experiences, 35 high-quality magazines, custom marketing and e-commerce environments. Our capabilities inform millions of professionals and connect them with providers of products and services to improve performance and seize new opportunities. Learn more at newbaymedia.com.

NewBay Names Tom Rousseau Chief Revenue Officer

NEW YORK, NY (November 8, 2017) — Tom Rousseau has been named Chief Revenue Officer of NewBay, a new position established to lead sales, marketing and audience development, CEO Steve Palm announced today.

Rousseau will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of all sales, marketing, and audience development across NewBay’s expansive U.S. portfolio of marketing solutions, media, and events, including Broadcasting & Cable, NYC Television Week, TV Technology, TWICE, Systems Contractor News, and Tech & Learning. He will be focused on engineering data-driven solutions that deliver high ROI for marketers, and that create high-value and unique solutions to key marketing needs — including brand/product awareness, thought leadership, and demand generation.

Prior to joining NewBay, Rousseau was Executive Vice President, Strategic Marketing Services for Hanley Wood, where he established a data and digital-focused client services team that was dedicated to delivering high-value, ROI-driven solutions to marketers. Under Tom’s leadership, Hanley Wood’s marketing services revenue grew 400% in five years. Before Hanley Wood, Rousseau held leadership positions with IDG and Ziff Davis Enterprise.

“Tom shares my goal of delivering high-value, ROI-driven marketing solutions to NewBay’s 4,000+ clients,” says Palm. “His experience and knowledge in this area will allow NewBay to expand our brand awareness, thought leadership, and demand generation services.”

“I have a strong belief based on the massive shift in our customer’s buying behavior that to drive immediate growth you have to actively listen to your customers,” says Rousseau. “Let them tell you what their pain points are and provide holistic solutions to solve their business problems.”

Rousseau joins a strengthened management team at NewBay that includes recently hired Chief Content Officer Joe Territo. Territo previously held executive positions at Penton and Advance Digital, and is now focused on helping business professionals solve problems and seize opportunities through enhanced creation, packaging, and delivery of critical information and thought leadership content through digital, event, and magazine products.

Rousseau can be reached at trousseau@nbmedia.com, or 212-378-0456.

ABOUT NEWBAY
NewBay delivers educational, thought leadership and problem-solving business information and networking to some of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We provide more than 95 digital products, 50 live event experiences, 35 high-quality magazines, custom marketing and e-commerce environments. Our capabilities inform millions of professionals and connect them with providers of products and services to improve performance and seize new opportunities. Learn more at newbaymedia.com.

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Multichannel News Names Wonder Women Class of 2018

NEW YORK, NY (October 5, 2017) — The editors of Multichannel News have announced the 2018 Class of Wonder Women — the 20th anniversary class — ahead of a celebratory luncheon event on Thursday, March 22. The luncheon, co-sponsored by the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications, will be at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City.

For 20 years, Multichannel News’ Wonder Women has celebrated the accomplishments of industry decision-makers who have helped pave the way for younger generations of women in a multi-faceted career sector.

The 12 members of the 2018 class of Wonder Women are:

  • Darcy Antonellis, CEO, Vubiquity
  • Kerry Brockhage, Executive Vice President & Chief Counsel, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal
  • Christa D’Alimonte, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Viacom
  • Stephanie Druley, ESPN Senior Vice President, Event & Studio Production
  • Marianne Gambelli, President, Ad Sales, FOX News Channel and FOX Business Network
  • Sarah Gitchell, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Counsel – Content Acquisition, Comcast Cable
  • Beth Main, Senior Vice President Domestic Network Distribution, HBO
  • Jennifer Mirgorod, Executive Vice President of Content Distribution & Strategic Partnerships, Turner
  • Debra O’Connell, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Disney|ABC Television Group
  • Elaine Paul, Chief Financial Officer, Strategy & Business Development, Hulu
  • Loretta Polk, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association
  • Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation

“Twenty years ago, Multichannel News began honoring women executives who were breaking boundaries and making a difference with their leadership and innovative contributions to the television industry,” states Multichannel News Editorial Director Mark Robichaux. “This year’s impressive class shares that same vision and adds to the tremendous legacy of Wonder Women. I am proud to welcome them to the Class of 2018.”

The 2018 Class of Women to Watch will be announced separately.

For more information on the 2018 Wonder Women Class and Event, including registration information, visit http://mcnwonderwomen.com.

About WONDER WOMEN
Established in 1999, the annual Wonder Women awards celebration honors 13 of cable television and communications most powerful female executives who lead by example and action, inspiring others and helping to create new opportunities for future female leaders in the industry.  The gala luncheon, co-hosted by the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) and featuring prominent TV personalities as presenters, has honored more than 200 women over the years, celebrating their accomplishments in the workplace and beyond. For more information, visit http://mcnwonderwomen.com or search for #MCNWW2018 on Twitter and Facebook. Wonder Women is produced by Multichannel News.

About MULTICHANNEL NEWS
Multichannel News and its sister brand, Broadcasting & Cable, deliver actionable intelligence and best practices on the business of television to leaders and decision makers through the industry. Covering exciting developments in the video, TV, cable, and OTT marketplaces, these brands are the industry’s most trusted provider of information and analysis through renowned magazines, up-to-the-minute digital offerings, innovative marketing services, and best-in-industry events. For more information, visit multichannel.com or broadcastingcable.com. Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable are produced by NewBay.

About NEWBAY
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 print and digital publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services, and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at http://www.newbaymedia.com.

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Broadcast Tech Journalist Phil Kurz Joins NewBay Plus Marketing Services Team

NEW YORK, NY (September 12, 2017) — NewBay has announced that passionate technology journalist and broadcast advocate Phil Kurz, who has covered the industry in magazine and digital outlets for more than three decades, is partnering with the company’s NewBay Plus marketing services team as contributing editor.

Kurz, who most recently was Technology Editor for NewsCheck Media LLC, will work with the NewBay Plus team to help manage and develop custom content for their customers’ audiences within broadcast and professional video production markets. In addition, Kurz will serve as the technology correspondent for TV Technology and tvtechnology.com.

Kurz has an extensive background covering the broadcast industry, having had more than 2,000 articles published in industry trade magazines. He is a former editor of Television Broadcast, AV Video, and Video Toaster User magazines and also served as the editor and primary author of several e-newsletters published by Broadcast Engineering covering a variety of topics, including RF technology, HDTV, ENG, news technology, OTT, and IPTV.

“Over his 30-plus years covering the broadcast industry, Phil has documented the rapidly changing world of broadcast technology, from the early days of the DTV transition to the current landscape of multichannel and next-gen TV,” says Joe Braue, VP of Marketing Services for NewBay. “He has ample experience understanding the needs of manufacturers who serve broadcasting, cable, and OTT markets and he is uniquely qualified to help in the creation of powerful custom programs to drive thought leadership, brand awareness, and lead generation for them.”

In addition to his work for NewBay Plus, Kurz will contribute regularly to TV Technology. “For many years, Phil and I have crossed paths at industry events and I’ve always admired his enthusiasm and passion for the broadcast industry,” says Tom Butts, Editor-in-Chief of TV Technology. “I look forward to working with Phil as we continue to improve and expand our coverage in print, online, and via our industry-leading events.”

Kurz comments, “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with Tom and his team on TV Technology and Joe on NewBay Plus projects. Both are highly regarded in the industry, and I look forward to contributing my abilities and talents to the overall success of the entire enterprise.”

For more information about NewBay Plus custom content programs, contact Joe Braue at jbraue@nbmedia.com, 212-378-0467. Contact Phil Kurz at pkurz@nbmedia.com, 816-582-5949.

ABOUT NEWBAY
NewBay delivers educational, thought leadership and problem-solving business information and networking to some of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We provide more than 95 digital products, 50 live event experiences, 35 high-quality magazines, custom marketing and e-commerce environments. Our capabilities inform millions of professionals and connect them with providers of products and services to improve performance and seize new opportunities. Learn more at newbaymedia.com.

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Janis Crowley Named Publisher for NewBay Pro Audio Group

NEW YORK, NY (September 8, 2017) — NewBay has announced that Janis Crowley has been named Publisher of the company’s Pro Audio Group, which includes renowned brands such as Pro Sound News, Mix, and Pro Sound Network. Crowley previously worked for NewBay as a senior account executive on Sound & Video Contractor, Mix, and Pro Sound News. In between NewBay roles, Crowley was Associate Publisher for SANDOW’s San Francisco edition of Luxe interiors + design.

“I am very excited to welcome Janis — and her excellent client relationship skills and industry knowledge — back to NewBay,” sates Adam Goldstein, EVP/Group Publisher for NewBay’s Pro Audio/AV Group. “She knows our brands, team, and marketing partners well, and will play a vital role as we continue to provide innovative new ways to connect buyers and sellers.”

In addition to her Pro Audio Group duties, such as the AES Daily and the Mix Sound for Film & TV events, Crowley will also have additional responsibilities with the AV Group brands, including Sound & Video Contractor, Systems Contractor News, and AV Network.

“I am very happy to be back at NewBay and representing these exceptional brands,” says Crowley. “I am looking forward to working with the team to expand our magazine, digital, event, and marketing services capabilities and re-connecting with my industry colleagues.”

Crowley is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and can be reached at 415-505-1985 or jcrowley@nbmedia.com.

ABOUT NEWBAY
NewBay delivers educational, thought leadership and problem-solving business information and networking to some of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We provide more than 95 digital products, 50 live event experiences, 35 high-quality magazines, custom marketing and e-commerce environments. Our capabilities inform millions of professionals and connect them with providers of products and services to improve performance and seize new opportunities. Learn more at newbaymedia.com.

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NewBay Names Joe Territo Chief Content Officer

NEW YORK, NY (September 6, 2017) — Joe Territo has been named Chief Content Officer of NewBay, a new position established to intensify audience engagement with communities that connect business purchase decision makers to product and service providers, CEO Steve Palm announced today.

Territo will focus on enhancing creation, packaging and delivery of critical information and thought leadership content through digital, event and magazine products — to help business professionals solve problems and seize opportunities. He will emphasize making actionable business data and networking experiences easy to find and user-friendly – most especially through search, social, mobile and video distribution. These efforts will significantly increase NewBay’s already sizable audience and drive reader engagement to further facilitate opportunities for demand generation and brand/product awareness with the company’s 4,000 marketing partners.

Prior to NewBay, Territo was Chief Content Officer at Penton, accelerating engagement and user experience innovation, expanding the company’s digital footprint, and driving event participation. Before Penton, Territo held executive positions with the Newhouse family’s Advance Digital and Time Inc., specializing in print-to-digital transformation.

Territo immediately will engage with NewBay’s U.S. Business Information portfolio, including the Technology, Tech & Learning, TV Sector, and Broadcasting & Video groups.

“Joe has a terrific track record of creating value for audiences and marketers through innovative content that serves the evolving needs of growing communities,” states Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay. “His experience in developing high-value digital content experiences and engaging audiences through mobile, social and events make him the ideal person to lead our team of respected and distinguished editors and journalists.”

“NewBay is the content leader in nearly all the markets they serve,” says Territo. “I am proud to be joining this talented team. I look forward to developing best practices with them, and increasing capabilities to accelerate growth – especially in digital and events.”

NewBay also announced that Carmel King has been named Executive Vice President, Content and Business Operations. King will tap her decades of business information experience and leadership, in partnership with Territo, to enhance deployment of new approaches that maximize content impact on client value across the company’s many products.

Territo can be reached at jterrito@nbmedia.com, or 212-378-0453.

ABOUT NEWBAY
NewBay delivers educational, thought leadership and problem-solving business information and networking to some of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We provide more than 95 digital products, 50 live event experiences, 35 high-quality magazines, custom marketing and e-commerce environments. Our capabilities inform millions of professionals and connect them with providers of products and services to improve performance and seize new opportunities. Learn more at newbaymedia.com.

AV-iQ Expands Database to Residential AV Products

NEW YORK, NY (August 31, 2017) — AV-iQ, the largest, most comprehensive database of AV product information ever assembled, will now include additional categories to serve the residential AV market. With these additional categories, AV-iQ increases it ability to provide a single location for end users looking for AV products to research, plan, and find local providers.

The AV-iQ site (av-iq.com) will now host thousands of products associated with product categories such as Home Automation & Environmental Controls, Home Security, Home Theater, Residential Lighting, and more.

“Expanding our database to include these products seemed like a natural progression for AV-iQ,” says Mark Loftus, General Manager of AV-iQ. “Our goal of having a single resource in the market for users to research detailed product information, create project lists, and find solutions providers for those products and projects is now more powerful with the inclusion of residential AV.”

With nearly a half-million SKUs and more than 1500 manufacturers, AV-iQ is a one-stop solution to finding what’s new in the marketplace, and how it can fit into your plans. In addition to easy-to-find detailed product information, manufacturers and integrators can add their own news, videos and, most importantly, real-world case studies to showcase the use of their products and integration into commercial and now residential spaces.

“Introducing a resource like AV-iQ to an audience of CEDIA members as well as our readers of Residential Systems magazine is a huge plus for the industry,” says Jeremy Glowacki, Editorial Director, Residential Systems. “Having efficient tools to research and connect is essential to any business, and I’m glad that residential AV can now have the same opportunities with AV-iQ that our pro-AV friends have had for years.”

For more information about sponsorship opportunities contact sales@av-iq.com

About AV-IQ
AV-iQ provides the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration. Locate nearby service providers with the AV Services Directory and Unified Communications directory. Get exclusive access to product news, industry updates and tools by registering for My-iQ. AV-iQ was acquired by NewBay Media from InfoComm International in August 2014. For more information, visit http://av-iq.com.

ABOUT NEWBAY
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries — Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 35 print and digital publications, more than 35 integrated web and mobile applications, more than 60 e-newsletters, over 50 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

 

NewBay Media Announces Launch of AV Tech Europe

NEW YORK / LONDON (August 2, 2017) — NewBay, publisher of Installation, ISE Daily, InfoComm Daily, TVBE, TV Technology, Systems Contractor News, Pro Sound News Europe, and AV Technology, has announced the launch of AV Technology Europe (AVTE), a pioneering new B2B intelligence resource for AV professionals in the corporate, education, public sector, retail and hospitality, and entertainment industries.

Launching in September, AVTE will become the dedicated knowledge center for end user decision makers and AV/IT managers through its digital, social, events, and premium magazine channels. The new brand’s extensive focus on education-technology content will see NewBay’s Tech & Learning UK title migrated over to the AVTE platform upon launch.

“It’s an extremely progressive time for the AV market, with so much technical and operational advance impacting the way businesses across the professional spectrum are approaching their AV and IT requirements,” said James McKeown, content director at NewBay.

“We’ve done our diligence, and are in the fantastic position of boasting the largest and most renowned portfolio of AV intelligence brands internationally. We’re excited to bring this new premium resource to market, and we look forward to working with all industry stakeholders to bring our end user readers the most informative, insightful, and enlightening product in the marketplace.”

AVTE will be led by editor Michael Garwood, who has recently been hired from tech start-up, Access AI, and comes with vast experience in technology publishing. Michael will work alongside content director James McKeown and managing director Mark Burton in developing the content strategy for the brand, with sales managers Gurpreet Purewal and Ollie Smith handling the commercial direction.

“We are delighted to be launching such an innovative and comprehensive resource to serve the European AV end user market,” said Mark Burton, managing director, NewBay. “NewBay’s breadth and depth in both North America and Europe provides us with a unique opportunity to establish a resource like AVTE. This new initiative will allow us yet another way to serve the growing information needs of this fast evolving market”

“I’m thrilled to have joined such a forward thinking company in NewBay and am extremely excited to be a part of such an exciting and important new title in AVTE,” said Michael Garwood, editor of AVTE. “With AV playing an increasingly intrinsic role across all industries and verticals, we feel it’s vital for IT/AV managers to have a dedicated resource catered exclusively to their needs – however simple or complex they may be. AVTE will provide just that.”

The first issue of AVTE will be printed in early September and will be available at the London PLASA Show, September 17-19.

About NewBay
NewBay is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B2B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through more than 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

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D-Tools Extends Data Services by Providing Access to AV-iQ Product Database for System Integrator Users

CONCORD, CA & ORLANDO, FL (June 14, 2017) D-Tools, Inc.the worldwide leader in data-driven system integration software and AV-iQ, the world’s largest database of AV products, announce a partnership and software integration at InfoComm 2017, June 14-16 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This integration will provide D-Tools System Integrator™ (SI) users access to AV-iQ’s comprehensive central database of over 400,000 A/V products, enabling system integrators, designers, installers, and other technology professionals to be more efficient with their time and in their project workflow.

When used together, D-Tools’ estimation, system design, and project management software platform and AV-iQ provide vital product and engineering data that helps users quickly and accurately find, select, and use the detailed product information in client projects. Tying AV-iQ’s product database to project documentation through D-Tools will result in a singular, connected process capable of producing more accurate proposals and estimates, while simultaneously reducing time and errors and, ultimately, improving any system integrator’s bottom line.

“AV-iQ’s strategic goal is to take the data we collect from brands throughout the audiovisual industry and find more ways to use it. AV-iQ provides a single point of entry for manufacturers to input their detailed product information, and then D-Tools enables us to deliver that information to resellers, integrators, and end-users through yet another popular platform, amplifying the visibility of the manufacturers in our program,” said AV-iQ Operations Manager Mark Loftus.

“Our mission has always been to enable our users to be more efficient and effective through the use of our platform,” said Tim Bigoness, CMO of D-Tools. “Providing access to the AV-iQ catalog gives our users a powerful resource that will help them save time and ultimately deliver the right products for their client engagements.”

Development of the D-Tools – AV-iQ integration is under way and is expected to be released in Q3 2017. In the coming weeks, D-Tools users will be able to access a growing library of detailed product information from AV-iQ’s database of sponsorship manufacturer members. Streamlining the transfer of product details while preserving data integrity will enable integrators to create more accurate proposals quickly, complete detailed system design drawings with the most up-to-date product information, and manage projects to completion on-time and on-budget.

InfoComm attendees are invited to visit D-Tools in booth #3515 and AV-iQ in booth L-3 to learn more about how this partnership will benefit integrators, designers, consultants, and other technology professionals.

To learn more about AV-iQ go to www.av-iq.com or contact sales@av-iq.com.

Additional information about D-Tools’ award-winning platform can be obtained by signing up for an online guided tour by visiting http://d-tools.com/live-demo-webinar/ or a free 30-day trial, which can be downloaded by visiting http://d-tools.com/30-day-free-trial/.

About AV-iQ
AV-iQ, owned by NewBay, provides North America with the most comprehensive pro-AV resource. Explore audiovisual equipment catalogs featuring the brand-°©-new product data comparison tool and BIM library, and check out the case studies library for cutting-edge pro-AV inspiration. Locate nearby service providers with the AV Services Directory and Unified Communications directory. Get exclusive access to product news, industry updates and tools by registering for My-°©-iQ. For more information, visit www.av-iq.com.

About D-Tools, Inc.
D-Tools, Inc., founded in 1998 and based in Concord, California, is a worldwide leader in accessible, highly accurate system design and documentation software platform. The company’s flagship product, System Integrator™ (SI), is a robust solution that utilizes Autodesk® AutoCAD and Microsoft® Visio to facilitate comprehensive system design, documentation and project management. D-Tools enables residential and commercial integrators to streamline business processes and increase revenues while reducing the time and cost associated with the installation and integration of low-voltage electronic systems. More than 5,500 leading companies in 87 countries currently use the award-winning D-Tools platform to reduce time, costs and to streamline the system integration process. Product updates and related information can be obtained by following D-Tools on TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

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