NYC Television Week Returns October 20-22, 2015

NEW YORK, NY (March 4, 2015) — The third annual NYC Television Week will take place at the Waldorf Astoria and Park Central Hotel on October 20-22, 2015. Featuring the 25th annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and the second annual Content Show, as well as best-of-industry conferences such as Advanced Advertising, Next TV Summit, and the Hispanic Television Summit, NYC Television Week offers education, information, and unparalleled networking for leaders in broadcast, cable, advertising, and technology companies serving the industry. NYC Television Week is presented by Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV, and Ratings Intelligence.

“For the third straight year, NYC Television Week will offer an unequaled opportunity for the industry to gather and discuss the rapid evolution of television in all of its many facets,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, NewBay Media. “From our milestone edition of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame to vibrant conversations around technology, brand integration, diversifying audiences, and many other themes, an elite lineup of thought leaders and business standouts will make this a week not to be missed.”

Here is the preliminary lineup for the 2015 NYC Television Week:

25th Anniversary Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame
October 20 • Waldorf Astoria
The Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame is the leading industry event honoring the pioneers, innovators and stars of the electronic arts. This black-tie affair brings out the best in the industry for a night of celebration and honoring the new inductees.

Advanced Advertising
October 20 • Waldorf Astoria
Advanced Advertising returns to NYC Television Week with an in-depth look at the latest digital advertising technologies and how to use them to succeed. Covered topics include programmatic TV, metrics, and addressability.

The Content Show
October 21-22 • Park Central
Last year’s inaugural The Content Show brought executives and producers to the table to discuss their needs, the latest trends, and the future of content production. Look for the second year to cover even more ground and attract a wide variety of content providers and deal makers.

Next TV Summit
October 21 • Park Central
The popular Next TV Summit returns to NYC Television week with a focus on broadcasting, content, technology, digital media and OTT. This will be the only East Coast Next TV Summit held this year. Don’t miss out.

Hispanic Television Summit
October 22 • Park Central
This is the 13th annual Hispanic Television Summit, but its first time as part of NYC Television Week. Covering programming, advertising, distribution technology, and more, the Hispanic Television Summit is a “must-attend” for anyone who reaches — or needs to reach — the expanding Hispanic audience.

Registration for all NYC Television Week events opens in June with early bird rates and alumni discounts. Visit nyctelevisionweek.com and sign up for email alerts and event updates.

Last year’s NYC Television Week drew more than 1000 television industry executives to the Affinia Manhattan. The conferences taking place that week featured 200 industry leaders as keynotes and presenters, including Josh Sapan, President and Chief Executive Officer, AMC Networks Inc.; Eric Berger, Executive Vice President, Digital Networks and General Manager Crackle, Sony Pictures Television; John Muszynski, Chief Investment Officer, Spark; John Collins, Chief Operating Officer, National Hockey League; Robert DeBitetto, President of Brand Strategy, Business Development and A+E Studios, A+E Networks; Gil Goldschein, President, Bunim/Murray Productions; Chris Grant, CEO, Electus; Bruce David Klein, President & Executive Producer, Atlas Media Group; Lauren Lexton, Co-founder and CEO, Authentic Entertainment; Brent Montgomery, CEO, Leftfield Entertainment; Henry Schleiff, Group President, Discovery Networks; and Philip D. Segal, CEO and Executive Producer, Original Productions, to name a few.

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

For more information about 2015 NYC Television Week, visit nyctelevsionweek.com and follow them on Twitter at @NYCTelevisionWk.

Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV, and Rating Intelligence are 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.

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Tech & Learning Launches New Social Media Hub In Time for Bett 2015

NEW YORK, NY (January 20, 2015) — Tech & Learning, the leading professional learning resource for K-12 Ed Tech, has announced it is launching Tech & Learning’s Live @ Bett 2015, a new social media hub where editors will curate the hottest social media posts and trending comments before, during, and after the Bett 2015 Show, Jan. 21-24 in London. Tech & Learning’s Live @ Bett 2015 is sponsored by Intel® Education.

The social media hub (go to www.Techlearning.com/LiveatBett2015) will be available in December and January to attendees at the show — and anyone interested in BETT — to access on their mobile phones or laptops and tablets and follow the show remotely.  In addition to their own analysis and posts, Tech & Learning’s editors will curate the most interesting and informative social posts from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Vine, and most any other social feed that global Ed Tech opinion leaders use to discuss what’s happening at the show.

“This social media hub is an example of how our editors are serving our audiences with the latest media techniques and technology,” says Allison Knapp, publisher of Tech & Learning. “The value of our editors’ insights in prioritizing and putting industry trends in context has always been core to attracting our global audience of Ed Tech decision makers such as district administrators, CIOs, and technology-driven educators. In the age of social media, this curation expertise is even more critical.”

Tech & Learning will use this social media hub platform to cover other industry events such as SXSWedu and ISTE, as well as its own events such as the School CIO Summit and Tech & Learning Live’s regional one-day conferences for Ed Tech leaders.

“Intel Education is excited to sponsor the Tech & Learning Live @ Bett 2015 social media hub and utilize this new social content curation platform to provide the people of education worldwide with the latest news from Bett Show 2015,” sates Elizabeth Crawford, Global Education Strategist, Intel. “We know social media is a key professional learning tool for educators and professionals attending education events. We look forward to connecting with you online and at Bett.”

About INTEL® EDUCATION
Intel® Education is a learning partner with a decade of achievement in promoting education excellence. Intel Education has worked with institutions and educators worldwide, creating comprehensive solutions based upon experience and insight.

About TECH & LEARNING
For over 30 years, Tech & Learning has been — and continues to be — the leading resource for K‐12 leaders. Its publications, Web sites, and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning, published by NewBay Media LLC, delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach with technology. For more information, visit www.TechLearning.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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Charlie Weiss Named Publisher of NewBay Media’s TV Sector Brands

NEW YORK, NY (January 13, 2015) — NewBay Media has announced that, effective immediately, Charlie Weiss has been named Publisher of its TV Sector brands, including industry-leading titles such as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV. Weiss reports to Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher of NewBay’s TV Sector.

Weiss joins NewBay’s TV Sector after successfully leading the company’s Pro Audio Group, where he managed the Mix, Sound & Video Contractor, Pro Sound News, and other leading brands in the portfolio. During his tenure, he helped develop the Pro Audio Group’s marketing services, lead-generation programs, social media, and digital product offerings, as well as launched the very successful Sound for Film event under the Mix brand.

Within the TV Sector, Weiss will lead and expand the group’s marketing services, advertising, and event sponsorship efforts, and will ensure that the group continues to deliver the unparalleled value of NewBay’s market-leading TV-focused resources. Additionally, Weiss will work closely with other NewBay-owned brands, including TV Technology, Television Broadcast Europe, and Broadcast Engineering, to provide a comprehensive resource for marketers to reach the breadth of TV, video, and broadcast professionals.

“I am excited to work with Charlie to take our leading brands and outstanding events to the next level,” states Hillelson. “Charlie’s proven focus on our clients’ needs and innovative approach to custom programs will be a tremendous benefit to our customers looking to increase ROI.”

Weiss came to NewBay Media from Group FMG, where he was Vice President, Publishing. There he successfully managed business development, client media solutions, and digital transition. Prior to FMG, Weiss held executive positions at Backstage, Intellisphere, Nielsen Business Media, and Reed Business Information.

“The television market is a fast-paced, exciting industry, and I am thrilled to be joining both it and these legendary brands,” states Weiss. “I’m particularly excited to leverage my background and experience in the entertainment space, where I’ve helped customers build business, brand, content and audience across film, television, stage and performing arts.”

In addition to his TV Sector duties, Weiss will continue on as Interim Group Publisher of the Pro Audio Group, working out of NewBay’s New York City headquarters. He can be reached at cweiss@nbmedia.com or 212-378-0478

About NEWBAY MEDIA’S TV SECTOR
The NewBay Media TV Sector covers the entire broadcast, cable, and video industry. From MSOs to programming, technology to advertising, and policy to broadcasting we are the industry’s most trusted provider of information and analysis. The TV Sector provides comprehensive coverage every day through a variety of products, including print and digital magazines, newsletters, live events, show dailies, and websites. Additionally, the TV Sector works with major industry associations to support and promote the market. Brands include Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV, and Ratings Intelligence.

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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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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