Marcia Grand Retires From TWICE

NEW YORK, NY (March 4, 2013) — NewBay Media has announced that Marcia Grand is retiring as VP/Publisher of TWICE, the brand she helped start more than 27 years ago. Grand will remain with NewBay Media through the end of April in order to help the transition to new VP/Publisher Ed Hecht, who is joining NewBay and takes over TWICE management effective immediately.

“Starting with its earliest days, Marcia has helped build TWICE into the industry-leading powerhouse it is today,” states Adam Goldstein, EVP/Group Publishing Director, NewBay Media CE/Gaming Group. “We thank her for her years of service and all she has brought to the brand. She will be missed.”

Taking over as TWICE VP/Publisher is Ed Hecht, who comes to NewBay from Meredith Corporation, where he was Associate Publisher for Midwest Living/ and helped develop partnerships and create marketing solutions with He has experience working with top brands, including Samsung, LG, Sony, and Canon, where he has created integrated digital campaigns, tie-ins to live events, and data-enhanced direct marketing programs that delivered ROI to the advertising partners. Prior to his recent work at Meredith, Hecht was Associate Publisher at Time’s Entertainment Weekly/

“Ed’s extensive history of working with top brands makes him the ideal person to take over as VP/Publisher of TWICE,” sates Goldstein. “He has a successful track record in working in print and digital formats, and brings a number of ideas that will make TWICE even more effective for our readers and marketing partners.”

“I am looking forward to harnessing the power of the TWICE brand, along with the incredible assets of NewBay Media, to bring to our partners first-to-market, scalable solutions,” says Hecht. “Whether it’s print, digital, experiential, or best-in-class research, we can deliver our clients a highly qualified and engaged audience that will not only see their communication messaging, but also act upon it.”

TWICE has several new initiatives geared up for 2013 that build upon its long heritage of serving the CE market with enhanced digital products, increased research and data offerings, lead generation, and live conferences. Some of the new initiatives include the introduction of TWICE’s first-ever product awards program — the VIPs (Very Important Products) — and an increased presence in the 2nd Screen Summit.

Ed Hecht can be reached at

Well wishers can reach Marcia Grand through the end of April at 917-281-4724 or

TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is the #1 business brand serving the consumer electronics industry. With editorial coverage on all things consumer electronics, including audio, video, smartphones, tablets, cameras, car electronics, major appliances, accessories, and so much more, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. In addition to the TWICE-branded print and digital publications, tablet apps, website, events, and newsletters, it also produces the Official CES Show Daily, CE Newswire daily aggregate newsletter, and more than 30 special supplements annually, reaching 200,000 professionals worldwide each month.

NewBay Media 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 BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 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


NYC Television Week Launches October 28th 2013

NewBay Media to Celebrate Television Industry in the Media Capital of the World

January 17, 2013 (NEW YORK, NY) — NewBay Media, publisher of leading television industry brands Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV and TV Technology, has announced that it will be producing an annual week-long celebration of the television industry called “NYC Television Week.” The inaugural 2013 version of the event will take place from October 28th through 31st at locations throughout Manhattan.

NYC Television Week will uniquely cover the breadth of today’s dynamic TV industry — from broadcast to cable, satellite to internet video, and beyond.  Conferences, award presentations, networking events and seminars are planned that will engage the diversity of talent and roles that make today’s TV business one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting industries. Leaders from all corners of the TV business will be at NYC Television Week, including industry management, programmers, technologists, engineers and talent, as well as those that want to reach TV advertisers and sponsors.

NYC Television Week programming will include the annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame on October 28, 2013, and will cover a wide array of interests, including syndication, innovation, advertising, mobile TV, science and technology, industry issues, creative development and much more.

“Television is an incredibly large and dynamic industry, and a huge part of New York City’s culture and economy,” states Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “We believe no industry is more deserving of being in the spotlight in NYC than television, and look forward to producing a week-long celebration that rivals Fashion and Advertising Week. NYC Television Week will be a unique opportunity for everyone in the television ecosystem to come together, celebrate, learn and network.”

The kick-off to NYC Television Week will be a networking breakfast the morning of October 28th, leading into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame taking place later that evening at the famed Waldorf-Astoria. The following days will be filled with events that will inspire education and thought-leadership from key leaders in the industry, as well as technology exhibits and discussions on content and social media. NYC Television Week concludes on October 31st with the popular OnScreen Media Summit.

“Quite simply, if you work in television or in an industry affected by it, then you need to be at NYC Television Week,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV. “The outcome from these events — the sharing of ideas and solutions — will help shape the industry going forward.”

More details about NYC Television Week will be revealed in the coming months. For sponsorship opportunities or to participate in NYC Television Week, contact Louis Hillelson at 917-281-4730 or

NewBay Media Launches Digital Place-Based Network Directory

New Online and Print Products Define Media’s Fastest-Growing MarketNEW YORK, NY (August 13, 2012) — NewBay Media, publisher of industry-leading integration titles such as Digital Signage Magazine, Systems Contractor News, and Sound & Video Contractor, has announced the launch of its first annual Digital Place-Based Network Directory, to be published in October 2012 along with a new online database to serve the industry. The Digital Place-Based Network Directory will be a valuable resource to benefit digital place-based network operators, agencies, advertisers, suppliers, and investors — and will be distributed at major industry events as well as online and in a mailed print edition.

The Digital Place-Based Network Directory will categorize the large number of digital place-based network operators in North America by category, with contact information for each. The online version of the Directory will link to the networks. Network operators can list their company details, including markets addressed and service offerings, by logging onto:

The print edition of the Digital Place-Based Network Directory will be distributed at DPAA Summit, Oct. 16, 2012 in New York City, the Digital Signage Expo, Las Vegas, February 26-28, 2013, and other industry events. It will also be distributed to Digital Place-Based Network Operators, agencies, advertisers, suppliers, and investors.

There are myriad digital place-based networks in operation in the U.S. today — over 300 viable networks — and they are growing in number. These networks represent the opportunity to connect with the consumer through multi-site, dynamic digital place-based media networks that carry advertising as part of their content.

“Spending for third-party advertising on ad-based digital place-based networks currently exceeds $1 billion in North America,” says NewBay Media Executive Editor David Keene, “yet to date there has never been a comprehensive directory to more accurately define the industry and clarify market segments.”

“Digital place-based media has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, both in the number of networks and in advertiser interest in using those networks to reach on-the-go consumers,” says Susan Danaher, President and CEO of the Digital Place-based Advertising Association (DPAA). “NewBay Media’s Digital Place-Based Network Directory will prove to be an invaluable, time-saving resource for anyone interested in the DPb sector.”

The DPAA (Digital Place-based Advertising Association) is the Association Sponsor of the Digital Place-Based Network Directory.

“Digital place-based network operators offer unique, proven advertising value and the ability to serve organizations seeking to install and use location-based media for their patron, visitor, staff, and student communications,” adds Lyle Bunn, Strategy Architect at Bunn Company, a leading industry expert and consultant who administers a business acceleration program for network operators,

The Digital Place-Based Network Directory will also feature analysis from top industry experts addressing the topics of:

  • Metrics for Place-Based Networks
  • Experiential Marketing: Reaching consumers when they are most receptive to messaging, with the right media
  • The Digital Place-Based Network: Advertising, Merchandising, and Branding–sorting out the buy
  • Place-Based Media in the Context of the Integrated Media Buy
  • The Network Landscape: Growth in Number of Operators, or Consolidation Going Forward?
  • Case Studies in How Place-Based Media Achieved Branding or Sales Goals

For information about advertising in the Digital Place-Based Network Directory, contact Debbie Rosenthal at or 212-378-0473.

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NewBay Media Launches Next TV

Publisher of Broadcasting &Cable and Multichannel News to launch Annual Guide, Weekly eNewsletter, and San Francisco-Based Event Focused on Critical Business Challenges and Opportunities for OTT and Digital Video

NEW YORK, NY (June 26, 2012) — NewBay Media, publisher of Broadcasting & Cable (B&C) and Multichannel News, has announced the launch of Next TV  — an entirely new brand focused on business opportunities in over-the-top and digital video. Next TV’s launch will include an annual Next TV Guide, which will be published on July 16th, a weekly eNewsletter, which will start on August 15th, and the Annual “Next TV Summit,” which will take place in San Francisco on Sept. 20th, 2012.

Next TV will leverage the significant resources and reputation of B&C and Multichannel News, while having its own voice and point of view,” says Steve Palm, President & CEO of NewBay Media. “These new offerings fulfill a commitment we have made to deliver unparalleled news, information, and resources to the entire spectrum of TV professionals.”

The Next TV Guide will be inserted into the July 16th issues of both B&C and Multichannel News. It will serve as best practices and as an overview of all aspects of the ecosystem of players that provide the critical pieces for the delivery of online and mobile video.

The Next TV weekly eNewsletter will distill vital OTT and Digital Video updates and analysis. Curated by NewBay Media editors, the eNewsletter will also feature summaries explaining why the top stories are important to television professionals.

“Next TV Summit” will follow the format of B&C’s and Multichannel News’ other popular events and feature keynote interviews and panels with the brightest minds in the industry from the most innovative companies. The event will also feature exhibitors, ad agencies, venture capitalists, apps developers, and programmers in the OTT and digital video space. Speakers will provide insights on the current state of the industry, future business models, and advice on how to overcome today’s challenges in engaging audiences on new platforms.

“Innovative content deals are happening every day across new platforms, and this growth will continue in the foreseeable future,” says Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publishing Director, Broadcasting & Cable. “Media and Entertainment executives, technology companies, new platform companies, and app developers are looking for a place to learn, network, and understand the growth opportunities and challenges. ‘Next TV Summit’ will bring all the key players together in a one-day event in San Francisco to uncover the opportunities, while the eNewsletter and the Guide keep the conversation going all-year long.”

Tickets for the “Next TV Summit” are priced at $275. For ticket information, please contact Sandy Friedman at 917-281-4718 or

For sponsorship/speaker opportunities at the “Next TV Summit,” or advertising/sponsorship opportunities for the Next TV Guide and eNewsletter, please contact Louis Hillelson at 917-281-4730 or

NewBay Media’s market leading brands are centered on five vertical markets — Pro Audio, Broadcast & Video, Music, AV/Consumer Electronics and Education. NewBay publishes and produces annually more than 40 publications and show dailies, 50 websites, 30 daily and weekly E-Newsletters, three Expos and more than 50 custom publishing efforts. NewBay reaches more than 8 million readers in print, online, and in person — around the world in more than 100 countries. Additional information on NewBay can be found by visiting

Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News serve the television industry with respected, industry-leading web sites, weekly print publications, daily e-newsletters, and events. Broadcasting & Cable covers the broadcast, cable, and syndication markets, while Multichannel News focuses on programming, marketing, finance, and more for the cable and telecommunications industries.