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.

All products, product names, trademarks and registrations mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners, all rights reserved.

Media Contacts
Tim Bigoness, D-Tools, Inc., (925) 270-4102, timb@d-tools.com

Anthony Savona, NewBay, (212) 378-0450, ASavona@nbmedia.com

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AV and CE Publishing Veteran Cindy Davis Partners with NewBay Plus Marketing Services Team

NEW YORK (May 23, 2017) — NewBay has announced that Cindy Davis of CustomMediaCo, an award-winning publisher and editor in the AV/IT and Consumer Electronics industry, is partnering with the company’s NewBay Plus marketing services team as contributing editor.

Davis, who is chief content officer and principal of CustomMediaCo, will work with the NewBay Plus team to help manage and develop custom content for its customers’ audiences within commercial AV/IT and consumer electronics markets. For more than a decade, Davis has combined her unique vision and editorial expertise to deliver custom thought-leadership programs for some of the most influential companies in the AV/IT and consumer electronics industries.

“Cindy is a fantastic partner to our NewBay Plus team as she has ample experience understanding the needs of AV/IT and Consumer Electronics manufacturers and then creating powerful custom programs to drive thought leadership, brand awareness, and lead generation,” says Joe Braue, VP of Marketing Services for NewBay. Davis will specifically focus on companies targeting AV/IT end users, residential custom integrators, and consumer electronics manufacturers. NewBay reaches these audiences with its AV TechnologyResidential Systems, and TWICE media brands.

Davis joins Executive Editor David Keene as the top custom content editors for NewBay’s AV Group. “We look forward to attending the upcoming InfoComm 2017 Show as a team,” says Braue. AV industry marketers attending the show who are looking for content marketing solutions should contact Braue at jbraue@nbmedia.com for more information.

Davis will continue as contributing editor to NewBay’s AV Technology magazine as well as content producer of its AV/IT Technology Leadership Summit series, a live event program that she helped launch and produce in 2016. Both the magazine brand and its Summit series are targeted to a growing and increasingly diverse audience of end users in corporate, higher education, health care, government, hospitality and other vertical markets.

“My passion has always been connecting with technology stakeholders and producing best-in-class content for users,” says Davis. “Whether it is a consumer audience looking to enhance their lives through technology or AV/IT managers needing to build efficiencies into their daily jobs, my goal is to deliver creative, high-impact content with value and agility that meets people where they are. I am excited to work with NewBay Plus and help develop exciting thought-leadership content for clients across multiple platforms.”

In addition to creating custom content, Davis has deep publishing and editing experience in the AV and Consumer Electronics spaces. She’s contributed to InfoComm International’s Exceptional Experience series of case studies. In 2011, she developed a comprehensive launch strategy for TechDecisions (TD), EH Media’s first online-only, B2B content websites, which was named one of “10 Great Business Media Websites” in 2012 by B2B Media Business magazine.

From 2000 to 2008 she was editor-in-chief of Electronic House magazine, a print and online consumer brand targeted to consumers looking for information and inspiration about the lifestyle benefits of the connected home. Davis worked closely with the CE Pro team, developing synergies between the dealer/integrator community and its customers. Both are brands of EH Media.

ABOUT NEWBAY PLUS
NewBay Plus creates marketing services that help you tell your story, drive thought leadership, and generate demand. We succeed because of two crucial advantages: We have editors who know your products, your competitors, and your industry, and we already have a relationship with your customers and prospects because of our media brands’ audiences. We think you should have a marketing services partner who knows your vertical industry as well as you do. For more information, visitwww.newbaymedia.com/newbay-plus/ or contact Joe Braue, VP of Marketing Services atjbraue@nbmedia.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 http://www.newbaymedia.com.

TWICE Releases Annual Top 100 CE Retailer Report

NEW YORK, NY (May 23, 2017) — TWICE, the authority in CE news and analysis, has published its annualTop 100 Consumer Electronics Retailers Report today. This report, which has annually provided the industry with a valuable snapshot of trends and results for the past 13 years, is produced in conjunction with market research firm The Stevenson Company.

This exclusive proprietary data is a must-read for everyone attached to the consumer technology and electronics retail industry, with the content being absorbed by the entire CE ecosystem — including the investment community who monitor this important sector. According to Ed Hecht, VP Group Publisher, TWICE, “The information conveyed in this report is a bellwether for the general health of the U.S. economy.”

Some key points from this year’s report includes:

  • Amazon led the pack with a 25-percent increase in sales last year, although Best Buy remains No. 1 with nearly $31 billion in consumer electronics revenue.
  • Total sales for the Top 100 grew 1.5 percent to a staggering $137 billion, despite a period of intense competition and contraction for retailers across all industries.
  • The ten largest tech retailers alone accounted for more than 80 percent of total revenue, reflecting the powerful forces of consolidation across the consumer electronics landscape.
  • Our Top 100 rankings encompass more than 90 percent of total U.S. tech sales at retail.

“Our annual Top 100 Consumer Electronics Retailers Report paints a picture of an industry in transition, and points out the previous year’s winners, losers, movers, and shakers,” states John Laposky, Editor in Chief of TWICE. “It is the most carefully researched and accurate report of its kind, and therefore a valuable tool for anyone who does business in the consumer technology space.”

“Our Top 100 Report reflects a major retail reboot as consumer shopping habits shift and the tech biz embraces a new, connected world of smart, voice-controlled devices,” adds Alan Wolf, TWICE Senior Editor and manager of this project.

TWICE partners with The Stevenson Company on a number of reports throughout the year, beginning with this one. Upcoming reports include:

  • Top 50 Major Appliance Retailers (June 5, 2017)
  • Top 25 eTailers (June 19, 2017)
  • Top 100 Combined (CE and Majap) (July 10, 2017)

For further analysis of the TWICE Top 100 CE Retailers Report, click here.

The TWICE reports can be purchased at the NewBay Online Store as they become available. The Top 100 CE Retailers report is available now. Click here for more details and to order.

About TWICE
TWICE is published by NewBay and is the leading business resource serving the consumer technology industry. With editorial coverage on all things related to consumer electronics and emerging technologies like IoT and Smart Home Connections, along with evergreen coverage on Major Appliance, TV, and Audio, TWICE is where the industry turns to put it all into perspective. Be it news, new products, and/or trends,TWICE has it covered. TWICE is also the publisher of the Official CES Daily, with our partners at CTA, producers of CES. For more information, visit http://www.twice.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 athttp://www.newbaymedia.com.

Next TV Summit NYC Unveils 2017 Programming Committee

NEW YORK, NY (March 28, 2017) — Next TV Summit NYC, the premier executive conference providing insights into the future of TV and video, has named eight of the most accomplished leaders from across the business community to its 2017 Programming Committee, advising on discussion topics, speaker selection, and conference features.

The members of the 2017 Next TV Summit NYC Programming Committee are:

  • Tim Connolly, Senior Vice President, Head of Distribution and Partnerships, Hulu
  • J.B. Kropp, VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, The E.W. Scripps Company
  • Erin McPherson, Head of Content Strategy, Acquisition and Programming, Verizon
  • Jennifer Mirgorod, Executive VP, Brand Distribution, Turner
  • Bonnie Pan, President, Endemol Shine Beyond USA
  • Craig Parks, VP, Programming for Watchable
  • Eric Ratchman, Executive VP, Content Distribution, Univision Communications
  • Andy Schuon, Founding Partner, Mediafy Inc.

NewBay will present two NYC-based editions of Next TV Summit NYC in 2017: the Spring edition on June 14, 2017 as part of VIDWeek, exploring video, innovation and disruption; and an October 18, 2017 edition, once again as part of NYC TV and Video Week.

“The debut of this incredibly esteemed Programming Committee represents the next step in the growth of the Next TV Summit as the most important industry gathering for anyone working in TV and video in the OTT and On Demand era, from technology to programming and production, distribution, advertising, and the C-Suite,” says Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable / Multichannel News / Next TV.

“With this group of leaders, we have an unmatched view into our industry’s future,” says Melissa Grego, Founder, Melinc Consulting and Executive Producer, Next TV Summit NYC, who chairs the Next TV Programming Committee. “I am humbled and thrilled to work with the Programming Committee to provide crucial insights and foster strategic business relationships at Next TV Summit NYC this year.”

WHAT’S NEW FOR 2017: The Next TV Summits NYC, presented by NewBay, are two high-level executive conferences that provide insights into the future of TV and video, from the impact of new video devices, technologies, viewing experiences and business models to consumer, content, and advertising trends. This year, the conference series will explore many of the topics discussed at the former On Demand Summit. The preliminary agenda for the Spring edition on June 14, 2017 at The Stewart Hotel can be found here.

Founders on the Rise Award: At Next TV Summit NYC | Spring on June 14, 2017, the inaugural Next TV Founders on the Rise Award will honor up to five innovators behind the hottest new companies in the OTT, On Demand, VOD, streaming, mobile, and advertising space with the most momentum and promise. Honorees will be profiled in Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, and invited to join a panel discussion on stage.

Nominations for Founders on the Rise will be taken until April 15, 2017. For more information on how to nominate a founder please go here.

Expanded Networking:

  • Contact list: Starting with our 2017 editions, registered attendees will have the opportunity to opt into a valuable contact list so they may follow up with speakers, Programming Committee members, and fellow attendees.
  • Extended breaks: Networking breaks will be expanded to 40 minutes.
  • Over the Top-ics: Once again we’ll present our signature structured break-out networking sessions with targeted roundtable discussions on hot topics led by industry experts. This time, table assignments will be made on-site on a first-come, first-served basis.

For information on becoming a Next TV Summit sponsor, contact Louis Hillelson at 917-281-4730 or lhillelson@nbmedia.com.

Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV are published by NewBay.

About NEWBAY’S TELEVISION SECTOR
NewBay Television Sector’s mission is to provide news, insight, and analysis to decision makers in the television industry, giving them the knowledge and context to make the decisions that will drive the future of their businesses. Our team of experienced and dedicated journalists infuse our magazine, digital, social, and event platforms with content that anticipates the news and sets the agenda.

We cover the market through four powerful brands: Multichannel News, which focuses on insight and intelligence about the multichannel industries; Broadcasting & Cable, which serves the broadcast, advertising, and syndication industries; and Next TV, which tracks the evolution of OTT, online video, and the next generation of business for the entire television industry.

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.