Guitar World Launches Guitar World Lessons App and Webstore

NEW YORK, NY (January 8, 2015) — Guitar World, the world’s best-selling guitar magazine, has announced the launch of Guitar World Lessons, a new app and webstore that provides downloadable video guitar lessons at the click of a button. Guitar World Lessons offers immediate delivery of hundreds of lessons from the Guitar World catalog.

The Guitar World Lessons app is available on the iTunes store for the iPhone and iPad. The app download is free and instructional guitar and bass lessons can be purchased and downloaded by individual lesson or by full download of the instructional product. The catalog includes several genres, including blues, metal, rock, jazz, acoustic, shred, and more. The search function allows the user to search lessons and products by artists, song, genre, or instructor. Some of Guitar World’s best-selling products are featured, including Guitar World editor Jimmy Brown’s “Mastering Fretboard Harmony.”

What makes Guitar World Lessons even more appealing is the all-accessfunctionalityacross platforms. Users can access purchases on their iPhone, iPad, or even through the web on a personal computer via www.guitarworldlessons.com. Users gain access anywhere, anytime by simply using a single login created when downloading lessons and products.

“Creating a platform for digital delivery of our lessons now allows our audience to download and play in real time and makes us available to a new audience of guitar players,” says Guitar World Editor-in-Chief Brad Tolinski.

Each product in the Guitar World Lessons app includes one free lesson to download as a sample of the instructional product. Never has it been easier to demo lessons before making a purchase or purchase lessons and get instant access! There are over 200 individual lessons available on the platform, with plans to double that in 2015. Guitar players now have the tools at their fingertips to take their skills to the next level.

The makers of Guitar World Lessons invites you to stop waiting, and start playing today! Visit www.guitarworldlessons.com

About GUITAR WORLD
Guitar Worldis the world’s best-selling guitar magazine. Every issue of Guitar World magazine offers broad-ranging interviews that cover technique, instruments and lifestyles as well as Guitar World’s famously thorough lessons and transcriptions. Professionals and beginners alike turn to Guitar World for top-flight coverage of their favorite artist, from rock titans like Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page to contemporary stars like the Black Keys. The magazine is also available as complete digital issues on tablets and PCs. For more information, visit www.guitarworld.com

About NEWBAY MEDIA
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 www.newbaymedia.com.

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TWICE Launches New Social Media Hub In Time for CES 2015

NEW YORK, NY (December 23, 2014) — TWICE has announced it is launching TWICE Live @ CES 2015, a new social media hub where editors will curate the hottest social media posts and trending comments before, during, and after the 2015 International CES®, January 6-9, 2015 in Las Vegas.

The social media hub (located at www.TWICE.com/LiveatCES2015) will be available for show attendees to access on their smartphones and for anyone following the show remotely via their laptops, tablets, and smartphones. In addition to their own analysis and posts, TWICE editors will curate the most interesting and informative social posts from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and any other social feed that consumer electronics opinion leaders use to discuss what’s happening at the show.

The site is being presented in partnership with LG Electronics USA, a leading innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications, and home appliances, and named by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) as the 4K Ultra HD Partner for International CES®.

“With so many technology breakthroughs and products launching at CES, the volume of information being shared can be overwhelming,” says Christopher Ray, director of digital marketing, LG Electronics USA.  “LG is proud to support this groundbreaking industry social media platform as TWICE Live @ CES 2015 delivers the latest breaking news from CES along with TWICE editors’ expert insights to help retailers and consumers alike digest the excitement at the world’s gathering place for innovation.”

“This social media hub is an example of how our editors serving our audiences with the latest media techniques and technology,” says Ed Hecht, VP/publisher of TWICE. “The value of our editors’ insights in prioritizing and putting industry trends in context has always been core to attracting consumer electronics industry and retailer audiences to our magazine and online. In the age of social media, this curating expertise is even more critical.” TWICE also will use this social media hub capability to cover other events and trends in the CE industry, Hecht adds.

LG is planning a major presence at the 2015 International CES, and indeed has already been recognized by CEA with 10 coveted 2015 CES Innovation Awards in home appliances, computer peripherals, video displays, and wireless handsets.

TWICE is published by NewBay Media.

About LG ELECTRONICS USA
Named 4K Ultra HD Partner for the 2015 International CES®, LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $53 billion global leader and technology innovator  in consumer electronics, mobile communications, home appliances, air solutions and vehicle components. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems, LED lighting and solar energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.

About TWICE
TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is published by NewBay Media and is the leading business publication 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. Be it news, new products, and/or trends, TWICE has it covered. For more information, visit www.twice.com. 

About NEWBAY MEDIA
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 www.newbaymedia.com.

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NewBay Media Relaunches AV-iQ

NEW YORK, NY (December 17, 2014) — NewBay Media has announced the highly anticipated re-launch of AV-iQ, the AV industry’s largest and most comprehensive database of AV products and services, now online at www.av-iq.com. The new AV-iQ.com now boasts a significantly improved user interface with more intuitive and visually driven navigation, easier filtering tools, and a responsive design to better accommodate visitors using tablet devices. The company has also launched a series of weekly newsletter designed to help the AV industry better utilize the newly improved AV-iQ website.

AV-IQ is a comprehensive online resource for the pro-AV industry that includes a database of over 440,000 products from hundreds of manufacturers, all with richly detailed product information, manufacturer and installer case studies that provide detailed examples of real world installations, local service directories, product comparison tools, and much more. It features My-iQ, a personalized, cloud-based industry information resource that allows users to select sources, choose the brands they want to select from, manage project lists, decide when to receive alerts, and search current and historical data by brand, product type, or date.

Users will see the changes immediately upon logging on to www.av-iq.com, where they will be greeted by a completely redesigned user interface and navigation menu that makes it easier than ever to access the more than 440,000 products. The product detail pages have also been redesigned, and the entire site has been crafted to be tablet friendly for the member on the go.

AV-iQ has also introduced a new weekly version of it AV-iQ Announcer enewsletter that has been redesigned with a new responsive look that is easy to read on any computer or mobile device. There are four versions of the new AV-iQ Announcer — one for each week of the month that focuses on a different subject important to the AV industry. The scheduled topics are:

• Week 1: New Product Update
• Week 2: Service Provider Spotlight
• Week 3: AV-iQ Updates — Learn how to get the most out of AV-iQ
• Week 4: PR Wire Stories — Latest industry news

AV-iQ members will begin receiving the new AV-iQ Announcer later this month. Non-members can sign up for just the newsletters or full AV-iQ membership at www.av-iq.com.

The new AV-iQ will be heavily promoted through ads and articles in NewBay Media’s related print and online products, including Systems Contractor News, Sound & Video Contractor, AV Technology, Digital Signage Magazine, Pro Sound News, Tech & Learning, and Government Video. AV-iQ will also be able to be accessed from prominent menu placement on these brand websites, expanding the audience to this vital industry resource.

The redesign has also led to improved branding and sponsorship opportunities. Manufacturers and service providers can take advantage of the site’s enhanced branding functions, as well as the robust lead generation and lead nurturing capabilities. There are several high-impact sponsorship options available, each focused on providing prominent placement to products and logos throughout the site.

“AV-iQ is a tremendous service for AV integrators, equipment providers, distributors, consulting firms, and end users,” states Adam Goldstein, EVP/Group Publishing Director, NewBay Media. “The goal of the new design and mobile functionality was to make it even easier for users to maximize the vast benefits that AV-iQ provides, and our online and AV-iQ teams have done a stellar job in achieving that goal.”

Free membership to AV-iQ is available, as are several paid plans that provide more benefits to the user. New sponsorship programs are also available.

For more information on sponsorships, contact Bruce MacIntosh at 212-378-0491 or bmacintosh@nbmedia.com or Travis Merchant at 917-281-4781 or tmerchant@nbmedia.com.

About AV-IQ
AV-iQ 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. AV-iQ was acquired by NewBay Media from InfoComm International in August 2014. For more information, visit http://av-iq.com. 

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries —Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video, Broadcast and Cable Television, 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 www.newbaymedia.com.

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System Contractor News Announces Changes to Editorial Leadership

NEW YORK, NY (December 15, 2014) — NewBay Media, publisher of Systems Contractor News (SCN), has announced a change in editorial leadership for the venerable brand. As of December 22, current Editor Kirsten Nelson will become Editor-at-Large and current Associate Editor Lindsey Adler will take over the reins as Editor. Additionally, Kelleigh Welch is joining the team as Managing Editor.

Nelson, who has been a part of the brand for nearly 16 years, is transitioning to the Editor-at-Large role — and away from running the day-to-day operations of the brand — to travel more and explore the industry in greater depth. She will continue to contribute articles and have a presence in Systems Contractor News and on AVNetwork.com, and represent the brand at key shows such as InfoComm and ISE and other industry events and conferences.

Adler joined NewBay Media three years ago as Associate Editor on Systems Contractor News and Residential Systems. During that time, she has played a major role in the planning and implementation of the editorial missions of those brands, as well as been instrumental in the successful execution of the InfoComm and CEDIA Official Show Dailies. She has also provided a strong voice for the brands through social media and has established herself as a trusted resource in AV integration.

“I consider myself fortunate to have headed Systems Contractor News for so long, in this great industry that I adore,” says Nelson. “Lindsey has brought a fresh perspective to SCN, and has quickly established strong relationships within the AV integration market — I know that she will be an excellent editor and take SCN to new heights. I am looking forward to working with her in both of our new roles.”

Rounding out the Systems Contractor News team is Kelleigh Welch, who joins SCN from its sister publication, Pro Sound News. Welch has covered the pro audio market for more than two years, and has been an important part of the AES and InfoComm Official Show Dailies. She was also the editor and social media voice for Music Festival Business.

“This is a terrific, proven team of editors,” states Adam Goldstein, EVP/group publishing director, NewBay Media. “They have the experience and the enthusiasm to take this brand — already a leader — to even higher levels. This is the right team to lead SCN into the future with an eye toward growing markets, and increased focus on our social media efforts and digital offerings.”

The new roles take effect on December 22. The Systems Contractor News editorial team can be reached at:

• Kirsten Nelson, Editor-at-Large, knelson@nbmedia.com
• Lindsey Adler, Editor, ladler@nbmedia.com
• Kelleigh Welch, Managing Editor, kwelch@nbmedia.com

About SYSTEMS CONTRACTOR NEWS
For more than 20 years, Systems Contractor News has been leading the systems integration industry through news analysis, trend reports, and your authoritative source for the latest products and technology information. Systems Contractor News provides readers with the most timely news, insightful reporting, and product information in the industry. Find out more at AVNetwork.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
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 www.newbaymedia.com.

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Second Annual NYC Television Week Brings Industry Together

NEW YORK, NY (November 19, 2014) — The second annual NYC Television Week, presented by Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV, Ratings Intelligence, and TV Technology, drew nearly 1,000 television industry executives, content producers, and sponsors to Affinia Manhattan on November 12–13. NYC Television Week was comprised of proven conferences such as the Business of Multiplatform TV, Advanced Advertising, and the Next TV Summit; networking events, including the first-ever Next TV Awards and a National Geographic Channel-sponsored cocktail reception; and The Content Show, an all-new event that provided the largest gathering of TV programming executives, content creators, and producers ever assembled in New York City.

NYC Television Week’s conferences featured more than 200 best-in-industry keynotes and presenters, including Josh Sapan, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMC Networks Inc.; Vin Di Bona, Chairman, Vin Di Bona Productions & FishBowl Worldwide Media; Eric Berger, Executive Vice President, Digital Networks and General Manager Crackle, Sony Pictures Television; Jon Klein, Founder & CEO, TAPP; Michael Willner, President and CEO, Penthera and GreatLand Connections Inc., and John Muszynski, Chief Investment Officer, Spark, to name a few.

Of particular note for the 2014 event was the launch of The Content Show, which brought producers into the room with buyers to discuss current challenges, offer solutions, and find next-generation trend makers. Highlights of the event, which featured top-level panel discussions and role-specific roundtables, included the “In Conversation With” series, which gave content creators an opportunity to meet in an intimate setting with senior programming and development executives from top networks and production companies.

“Our speakers, sponsors, and team members did an outstanding job of providing a high-level event that covered all aspects of the television industry — from concepts through marketing and distribution,” states Louis Hillelson, EVP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. “NYC Television Week set a new benchmark for a staggering amount of quality content delivered by the best minds in the market.”

More information about the 2014 NYC Television Week can be found at nyctelevsionweek.com. The site will be updated throughout the year with details regarding the 2015 event, to be held once again in the fall.

For information on 2015 NYC Television Week partnership and sponsorship opportunities, contact Louis Hillelson at 917-231-4730 or lhillelson@nbmedia.com

Click the links below for a sampling of Broadcasting & Cable’s and Multichannel News’ coverage of NYC Television Week:

Broadcasting & Cable
Klein Taps ‘Ultra-Niche’ Stars for New Venture
Di Bona: Next ‘AFV’ Host May Lean Younger
Power: Addressable Advertising Is a Complement to Traditional

Multichannel News
NYC Television Week Photo Gallery
Relationships, Not Ideas, Get Shows Made
Social, Digital Are Rebranding Pillars

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

About NEWBAY MEDIA
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 www.newbaymedia.com.

Sony’s Eric Berger to Deliver Keynote at Next TV Summit @NYC Television Week

NEW YORK, NY (October 2, 2014) — Eric Berger, Executive Vice President, Digital Networks and General Manager, Crackle, Sony Pictures Television, has been added to the lineup of top industry speakers presenting at Next TV Summit New York. Berger’s presentation, entitled “TV That Strikes a Cord,” will take place Wednesday, November 12, at the Affinia Manhattan.

As the Executive Vice President of Digital Networks and the General Manager of Crackle, the studio’s multi-platform video entertainment network, Berger oversees its programming, marketing, distribution, product, video operations, and engineering, as well as its ad sales. Berger is also responsible for the development, production, and distribution of original features and series created for Crackle, including the two-time Emmy nominated “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” starring Jerry Seinfeld; “Chosen,” starring Milo Ventimiglia; and the first ever weekly live digital format, “Sports Jeopardy!” with Dan Patrick, among various other scripted and non-scripted original series.

“Eric represents both a major content producer and a rising streaming network — giving him a unique perspective on today’s content challenges and solutions,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Next TV, Broadcasting & Cable, and Multichannel News. “I am thrilled that Eric has agreed to share his experience and knowledge with our New York Next TV Summit attendees.”

The Next TV Summit is a high-level B2B conference, exhibition and networking opportunity that focuses on broadcasting, content, digital media and OTT. The Next TV Summit brings together entertainment, advertising, broadcasting and digital technology executives to share ideas, develop new business opportunities and better monetize streaming video on today’s new content platforms and devices.

The Next TV Summit is part of the second annual NYC Television Week, which also features Advanced Advertising, Business of Multiplatform TV, and The Content Show, a new conference and marketplace that covers all aspects of programming, development and distribution for scripted, live, news, sports, documentary, and nonfiction entertainment, as well as branded content.  NYC Television Week takes place on November 12-13, 2014, at the Affinia Manhattan.

NYC Television Week is presented by NewBay Media’s Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV, and is produced by Arthur Schweitzer.

For more information on the Next TV Summit and all of the other events taking place during NYC Television Week, visit NYCTelevisionWeek.com.

About CRACKLE
Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television, programs Hollywood movies, TV shows and original series and films for the world’s connected audience. Available in 21 countries, Crackle specializes in genres such as Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, and Sci-fi. Original programming on Crackle includes the psychological thriller Chosen, starring Chad Michael Murray and Rose McGowan; Cleaners, starring David Arquette and Gina Gershon; the first ever made for digital movie EXTRACTIONstarring Danny Glover; and the Emmy® nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, starring Jerry Seinfeld. Crackle is always freely accessible on every screen, with no subscription or authentication required. Visit Crackle’s site at www.crackle.com. You can also find Crackle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crackle or follow Crackle on Twitter @Crackle for real time updates.

About NYC TELEVISION WEEK
The second annual NYC Television Week takes over Manhattan from November 12-13, 2014. Featuring conferences at the Affinia Manhattan — directly across from Penn Station — NYC Television Week is where the industry gathers to network, collaborate, and celebrate in the media capital of the world. NYC Television Week is presented by Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
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 www.nbmedia.com.

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John Laposky Named Editor-In-Chief of TWICE

NEW YORK, NY (August 27, 2014) — NewBay Media, publisher of TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics), has announced that John Laposky has been named as the brand’s Editor-in-Chief. Laposky has served as the magazine’s managing editor since 1995, and has been a vital contributor in print and online, and an important part of the International CES Daily, published by TWICE. Laposky takes over the position from Steve Smith, who transitioned to Editor-At-Large at the end of July.

As Editor-in-Chief, Laposky’s focus will be on enhancing the brand’s footprint across the social media landscape, including @TWICEonline on Twitter, and the brand’s pages on Facebook and LinkedIn. Additionally, he will work to bring new content and market areas to TWICE and especially TWICE.com. He will also increase the TWICE peer-to-peer presence through additional events — both experiential and virtual.

“John possesses a wide knowledge of the consumer electronics industry,” says Ed Hecht, VP/Publisher, TWICE. “He is the right candidate to lead TWICE into the future with an increased focus on our social media efforts, our expanding suite of digital offerings, and he will lead our charge into growing markets such as Wearable Technology and Home Automation. I am excited to work with him in his new role.”

Laposky joined TWICE in 1995 after freelancing with the magazine the previous year. Prior to that he was a copy editor at Home Textiles Today, a trade publication for the home furnishings market. He has also held positions at Circulation Management, Spin, and The Allentown Morning Call.

“Consumer electronics is one of the most vibrant, exciting industries in the world, and I am fortunate to not only cover it, but cover it for the top business publication in the market,” says Laposky. “I am energized to head this prestigious title, and look forward to expanding our reach and finding new ways to bring the latest news, trends, and analysis to our respected readership.”

Laposky’s title change is effective immediately. He will continue to work out of NewBay Media’s New York City headquarters, and can be reached at jlaposky@nbmedia.com or 917-281-4736.

About TWICE
TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is published by NewBay Media and is the leading business publication 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. Be it news, new products, and/or trends, TWICE has it covered. For more information, visit www.twice.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
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 www.newbaymedia.com.

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GV Expo Keynote Announced: Google Federal’s Loren Hudziak Gives Insight to Cloud Security

WASHINGTON, DC (August 22, 2014) — NewBay Media, a leading publisher of digital content creation media, announced Google Federal’s Loren Hudziak as the keynote for this year’s Government Video Expo. The conference and expo are taking place at Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on December 2nd – 4th, 2014.

GV Expo is Washington’s largest technology event for pro video, broadcast, and AV professionals. Attendees learn about cutting-edge video technologies and techniques at both Next|Video Conference @ GV Expo and DC Post Production Conference, two conference programs designed to teach, enlighten, and inspire.

SESSION INFO
Wednesday, December 3rd: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Is Your Data Safer in the Cloud?
Speaker: Loren Hudziak, Solutions Architect, Google Federal

Cloud computing represents a significant opportunity for organizations to reduce costs and improve worker productivity. In particular, public cloud messaging and collaboration applications can enable users to communicate from anywhere on any device, while reducing the amount of infrastructure the IT team needs to support. In this session, Hudziak will explore opportunities to deploy cloud computing solutions, how to assess security, privacy and other risk factors and how Google addresses these issues. He will also review how the General Services Administration (GSA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and National Archives have successfully transitioned to using the cloud to store data and connect their employees to the information they need.

Loren Hudziak is a Google Solutions Architect having worked in the IT industry for 17 years. He initially started as an application developer and DBA, gradually shifting to big data and analytics solutions. Prior to Google, he worked on numerous commercial and government systems through his work at Oracle, Borland and Netezza/IBM. He holds BS and MS degrees in Computer Science and Information Systems from American University.

REGISTRATION INFO
Register for the Full Access pass, Wednesday 1-Day pass, or purchase a ticket to attend the keynote. More registration info can be found here.

MORE INFO/UPDATES

CONTACTS

About NEWBAY MEDIA
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 www.newbaymedia.com.

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NewBay Media Announces Launch of NewBay Connect

NEW YORK/LONDON  (August 18, 2014) — NewBay Media, publisher of TVBEurope, Broadcasting & Cable, TV Technology, Installation, Systems Contractor News, Pro Sound News, PSN Europe, and Next TV, has announced the launch of NewBay Connect (www.newbayconnect.com), a digital resource library for the worldwide broadcast, professional AV, and pro audio sectors. Free and easy to use, the website provides visitors with a wide range of valuable information and research, including white papers, analyst reports, the latest and most popular briefings, case studies, business advice, tutorials, and web seminars. This easy-to-use resource includes content provided by trade associations and journals, think tanks, manufacturers, service providers, and leading technology firms. This valuable content is categorized according to areas of specialization to facilitate search and exploration.  Visitors to NewBay Connect will have tools that will assist in their ongoing information needs, including the ability to set up tailored email alerts so they are notified whenever there is an update within their area of interest.

Categories covered within the library include Audio in Broadcast, Workflow, Pro Audio, Play-Out, and Production and Post-Production. NewBay Connect also features a company directory area, and members can choose to receive real-time alerts on their favorite manufacturers and service providers.

NewBay Connect is a valuable global resource for leaders, senior executives, operators, and engineers from cable and digital networks, broadcasters, production companies, studios, producers, AV departments, education, manufacturers, and video production.

“We are delighted to be launching such an innovative and comprehensive digital resource to serve these dynamic markets,” says Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “NewBay Connect will provide a one-stop intelligence center for users and allow manufacturers and service providers the opportunity to directly engage and promote their thought-leadership ideas to prospective customers.

“NewBay’s breadth and depth in both North America and Europe provides us a unique opportunity to establish a resource like NewBay Connect,” says Mark Burton, Managing Director of Intent/NewBay Media Europe. “This new initiative will allow us yet another way to serve the growing information needs of these markets while providing a unique way of connecting buyers with sellers.”

For more information and to experience NewBay Connect, visit www.newbayconnect.com.

  • NewBay Media North America:
    • Professional AV — Phil Holtberg, 212-378-0413, pholtberg@nbmedia.com
    • Pro Audio — Charlie Weiss, 212-378-0478, cweiss@nbmedia.com
    • Television — Eric Trabb, 212-378-0400 ext. 532, etrabb@nbmedia.com

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the centre 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 www.nbmedia.com.

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Mix Presents Groundbreaking “Sound For Film” Event On Immersive Sound

NEW YORK, NY (August 5, 2014) — Mix, in conjunction with host sponsor Sony Pictures Studios, is launching a special one-day event for the motion picture sound industry, “Sound for Film: Immersive Sound—From Production to Playback,” to be held September 6, 2014, on the Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City, Calif. Mix is owned by NewBay Media, the world’s largest publisher of AV/Pro Audio resources and news.

The event, presented in conjunction with Event Partners the Motion Picture Sound Editor’s Guild (MPSE) and the Cinema Audio Society (CAS), encompasses a full day of programming, including panels on the technology, business, and creative aspects of immersive sound; technology workshops sponsored by leading manufacturers in state-of-the-art theaters; a series of film reel playback demonstrations in Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, and DTS MDA interop file format; and an end-of-day, sneak-preview exclusive screening of an upcoming Sony Pictures film, mixed for Atmos release and played back in the William Holden Theatre.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Sony Post Production Services, one of the world’s leading facilities, for this event,” says Mix editor Tom Kenny. “There have been quite a few major technology advances in editing and mixing since the early 1990s, when digital took hold and 5.1 discrete playback became the norm. But the recent leap forward in surround sound is something new and big — for the creatives, for the technology companies, and for the audience. Immersive sound is changing the movie-going experience, and it’s just getting started. There has been a great deal of emphasis placed on 3D visuals in theaters. Now it’s sound’s turn.”

“Sony Pictures Post Production Services is proud to be a part of this incredible event with Mix. It will bring together professionals from many disciplines to discuss the importance of sound, immersive sound formats, new technologies and workflows that support the creation of soundtracks that are vital to the work of filmmakers and the enjoyment of audiences,” says Tom McCarthy, Executive Vice President, Sony Pictures Post Production Services. “Sound has always been an integral part of the storytelling process in film. Sound is to acting and dialogue what a picture frame is to a great work of art.

“The development of new, immersive sound formats has created additional opportunities for filmmakers and sound professionals to add layers to their storytelling, resulting in what might be called a ‘virtual reality audio experience.’ Today, soundtracks envelop their audiences in sound, music, and atmospheres, making them feel as though they are actually a part of the movie. New sound technologies are enhancing the movie-going experience for people around the globe,” adds McCarthy.

“We are privileged to be partnering with such well-respected industry leaders as Sony Pictures Studios, the MPSE and the CAS, who have all been instrumental in helping us to spotlight this innovative and unprecedented event,” adds Charlie Weiss, Group Publisher of Mix and NewBay’s AV/Pro Audio franchise. “By working together, we are bringing the highest level of creative and technical minds in sound for film, from all major studios and technology providers.”

Sponsors at press time include Auro Technologies, Yamaha, DTS, Dolby, Meyer Sound, GC Pro, and Harrison Consoles. Panelists, keynote speaker and final program information will be announced in early August.

For more information, please visit www.MixSoundForFilm.com.

About SONY PICTURES POST PRODUCTION SERVICES
Sony Pictures Post Production Services, is one of the largest full service post production facilities in Hollywood, offering ten fully equipped mixing stages, four sound design suites, the world-renowned Barbara Streisand scoring stage, DVD audio restoration and mastering suites, three ADR stages, three Foley stages, sound editing rooms, digital audio workstations and picture editing suites.  Sony Pictures Post Production Services’ talented team of Re-Recording Mixers, Editors, ADR and Foley artists work on a variety of projects from large-scale studio features, groundbreaking independents, series television and more. For more information, visit www.sonypicturespost.com.

About NEWBAY MEDIA
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 magazines, 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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