TWICE Picks Awards Honor The Best Of CES

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 10, 2017) — TWICE, the authority in CE news and analysis, is proud to announce the winners of its third annual TWICE Picks Awards, honoring the best products at CES 2017. TWICE editors reviewed over 170 entrants, the most in its history, and chose winners based on the impact they’re expected to have at retail and the marketplace.

“The TWICE Picks Awards are the answer for anyone who wants to know about the most exciting, game-changing products at CES 2017,” says Ed Hecht, TWICE publisher/VP. “Our winners are chosen using deep perspective by some of the most experienced editors in the business. Each of the winning products demonstrated rich innovation and is expected to positively disrupt the tech market. We offer congratulations to the winners and all the nominees —standing out above the crowd at CES is an accomplishment in itself.”

New for this year is the Super Pick Award, given to the company that received the most wining entries. LG was the recipient of the first Super Pick Award, for its impressive seven winning entries.

“CES is the launchpad for 2017 LG OLED and LG Super UHD TVs, smart connected appliances and more,” says Dave VanderWaal, marketing VP, LG Electronics USA. “TWICE’s recognition of cutting-edge technologies like the W7 ‘wallpaper’ OLED series and LG SIGNATURE washer dryer combo and others underscores LG’s industry leadership. We are especially honored to be the 2017 CES Super Pick award winner.”

TWICE will present more details on the winners and nominees throughout the month of January on TWICE.com and in its daily newsletters, as well as in its January 30 issue and special TWICE Picks Awards digital edition.

“On behalf of my colleagues at TWICE, I congratulate the winners of this year’s TWICE Picks Awards,” says John Laposky, TWICE editor in chief. “The competition was fierce, but we are confident that these winning products will help shape the future of the CE marketplace and provide a positive impact for retailers.”

The winners of the third annual TWICE Picks Awards are as follows:

Super Pick Winner (presented to the company with the most winning entries)

  • LG

3D Printers

  • Coretech 3D (Canada), Polaroid Nano
  • Robo 3D Robo C2 smart 3D printer with Wi-Fi
  • XYZprinting da Vinci Nano

Accessories: Computer Peripherals

  • Samsung Electronics America C34F791 Curved Widescreen Monitor
  • Blue Microphones Raspberry, Ultimate Mobile USB Microphone for PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad

Accessories: Gaming Peripherals

  • Acer Predator Z301CT Monitor
  • Nyko Technologies Data Bank Pro for PlayStation 4 Slim and Pro

Accessories: Headphones $99 & Less

  • LG FORCE

Accessories: Headphones $100 to $299

  • Altec Lansing Freedom 2 Wireless Earphones
  • Audio-Technica U.S. ATH-DSR7BT

Accessories: Headphones More Than $300

  • Sony Electronics MDR-1000X
  • Audeze iSINE

Accessories: Health & Fitness

  • Luraco Technologies iRobotics 7 Medical Massage Chair

Accessories: Mounting Accessories

  • Bracketron Uber Edition Dash Magnet Mount
  • iHome iSP8 SmartPlug with Remote Control and Power Monitoring
  • Scosche MPQHD – MagicMount Pro Home Qi

Accessories: Smartphone Accessories

  • Scosche BTRPSG TapStick
  • Shure MOTIV MV88 iOS Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone

Accessories: Power & Charging Devices

  • EcoJump
  • Belkin Accessories PowerHouse Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone

Accessories: Tablet Accessories

  • Speck Products Presidio CLEAR

Cameras: Action Video Cams

  • JK Imaging Kodak PIXPRO Orbit3604K

Car Speakers

  • Pioneer Electrinics TS-WX70DA active add-on subwoofer

Car Tech

  • Magellan Return To Route

Computers

  • Acer Swift 7
  • Samsung Electronics America Chromebook Plus

Connected Home Devices

  • Blink XT
  • D-Link Systems Wi-Fi System (DKT-833)
  • iDevices Socket
  • Lenovo Smart Storage
  • LG Flat 65-inch Super UHD 4K TV with HDR Super and Smart Home (65SJ8000)
  • LG Air Purifier PuriCare 360
  • Thiel Audio Products AURORA LifeStream TOUR/HOME/Studio
  • Samsung FlexWash+FlexDry

Drones/Robotics

  • Immotor Go personal vehicle
  • Ozobot Evo

High-Performance Stereo

  • Rogers High Fidelity 65V-1 amplifier

Home Audio: Bluetooth Speakers

  • Altec Lansing LifeJacket XL
  • iHome iZBT10 Bedside Sleep Therapy Speaker
  • ION Audio Keystone
  • JAM Audio JAM Voice

Home Audio: Networked Tabletop Speakers

  • Altec Lansing Smart Home Bluetooth Speaker
  • RIVA Audio Wand Series

Home Audio: Soundbars At More Than $499

  • Samsung HW-M750 Soundbar
  • Pioneer Elite FS-EB70 Network Sound Bar System

Home Automation: Wireless Door Locks

  • BenjiLock

Home Automation

  • Belkin Wemo Dimmer Switch

Major Appliances: High-Efficiency (HE) Washer

  • LG SIGNATURE Combo TWINWash System (Model LUWM101HWA)

Major Appliances

  • Whirlpool French Door-within-Door Refrigerator

Smartphones & Tablets

  • LG K8
  • Royole Corporation Flexible Phone
  • Lenovo PHAB2 Pro
  • ZTE USA Project CSX

Video & TVs: Flat-Panel TVs – 40 To 57 Inches

  • Westinghouse Smart 4K UHD Amazon Fire TV Edition
  • TCL P3

Video & TVs: Flat-Panel TVs – 58 Inches & Larger

  • LG 65-inch 4K OLED TV with Advanced Accessibility Technologies (65B7)
  • Philips 6000 series 86-inch 4K Ultra HD TV with Dolby Vision, Enhanced Color Gamut and NetTV – 86PFL6902
  • LG SIGNATURE 77W7 OLED Wallpaper TV
  • Samsung Q8C
  • Sony Electronics XBR-Z9D with BMD

Video & TVs: Home-Theater Projectors

  • Epson Pro Cinema LS10500 3LCD Reflective Laser Projector with 4K Enhancement and HDR

Video & TVs

  • P&F USA Philips 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with HDR and Dolby Vision capable – BDP7502
  • Elite Screens Yard Master Retractable (Manual/Electric) Projector Screen

Wearable Technology

  • Nuheara IQbuds

TWICE is published by NewBay.

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. For more information, visit 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 at www.newbaymedia.com.

NewBay Wins Folio: Marketing Awards for Customized Site and Integrated Marketing

NEW YORK, NY (December 13, 2016) — NewBay has won two 2016 Folio: Marketing Awards — one for the Best Customized Site (TWICE/LG CES 2016 Social Media Hub) and one for Integrated Marketing (Multichannel News and B&C/RSG Media Integrated Marketing Program). NewBay joined fellow winners at an award ceremony held this afternoon at New York City’s Yale Club.

According to Folio:, the winners of this year’s awards represent the greatest marketing achievements across both the B2B and consumer sectors of the industry, elevating their brands and clients to levels above and beyond the competition.

“We congratulate NewBay for being among our 2016 winners of the Folio: Marketing Awards,” says Folio: Vice President of Content Tony Silber. “These awards recognize the most innovative marketing activities in magazine media, and the honorees represent the best of the best in their peer sets.”

“We are honored to be recognized for our innovative marketing solutions capabilities and excited about the growth of our NewBay Plus Marketing Services Group,” says NewBay CEO Steve Palm. “This year, NewBay Plus has delivered more than 125 marketing programs to 115 different clients — solving their thought leadership, brand/product awareness, and demand-generation challenges.”

The winning programs are briefly outlined below.

TWICE/LG CES 2016 Social Media Hub
LG, one of the largest consumer electronics manufacturers in the world, has long supported the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) as an exhibitor. At the 2016 CES, LG teamed with TWICE and NewBay Plus, NewBay’s Marketing Services Division, to create a Social Media Hub for CES 2016 where the TWICE editorial team curated the most relevant Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media postings for the show in real time. The site focused on the vital business and technology issues being discussed at CES with focus on CE manufacturers and retailers, the TWICE audience. This integrated marketing program gave exclusive exposure to LG’s social media and targeted CE and retailer marketing agendas at the show.

The hub became a trusted resource for show attendees, and, as a result, traffic expectations for the site were set at 25,000 and were exceeded by more than 100 percent.

Multichannel News and B&C/RSG Media Integrated Marketing Program
RSG Media needed to reach deeper into the rights management market with one of their popular products. To help them gain product awareness with this audience, NewBay Plus created an integrated multichannel marketing program that defined the growing rights management marketplace in the media and entertainment industry using the influential NewBay brands Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. The program included ads and custom content placed across the full portfolio of the brands, including magazines, newsletters, web sites, lead-generation ebook, and live and virtual events.

The results included more traffic to RSG’s online properties and a growth in sales.

For more information about these award-winning campaigns from NewBay Plus Marketing Services, contact Joe Braue at 212-378-0467 or jbraue@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 www.newbaymedia.com.

NewBay Announces Record Attendance to its Fourth Annual NYC Television & Video Week

NEW YORK, NY (November 8, 2016) — The premiere conference for the television industry, the fourth annual NYC Television & Video Week, drew over 2,400 television industry executives to its five signature events: Virtual Reality 20/20, Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Advanced Advertising, Next TV Summit, and the Hispanic Television Summit.

“Each year the NYC Television & Video Week continues to grow in numbers, quality and content,” states Louis Hillelson, EVP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News & Next TV. “Each year we tailor the event to the important issues of the day, making it a vital destination for the entire television industry, including advertising, audience, distribution and production. We are already planning for a bigger and better 2017!”

The 2016 NYC Television and Video Week featured more than 200 speakers, including Amit Singh, VP Business & Operations, Virtual Reality, Google; Jason Farkas, VP of Premium Content Video, CNN; Doug Fleming, Head of Advanced TV, Hulu; Dominic Williamson, Lead, Marketing Science, Facebook; Chad Andrews, Global Solutions Leader, Cloud Video, IBM; Dwayne Benefield, VP, Head of PlayStation Vue, Sony Interactive Entertainment; Eric Conrad, SVP, Sports Programming and Acquisitions, Univision Communications Inc.; and David Stefanou, VP, Development WE tv, to name a few. Award winners included Mountain Dew as the first winner of the Advanced Advertising Leadership Award and Craig Piligian of Piligian Media Group as the winner of the Next TV Innovator of the Year.

In addition to hearing from industry leaders, NYC Television & Video Week proved to be space to network with other attendees. Of the 2,400+ people who attended, nearly 80% of those are decision makers in their companies, which included representatives from NBC Universal, Wall Street Journal, Adweek, Coca-Cola, LinkedIn, NY Times, Nielsen, PepsiCo, Duracell, MasterCard, Nestle Purina and more.

The 26th Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame- the premiere industry event paying tribute to the pioneers, innovators and stars of the electronic arts – took place on the evening of October 18th. Hosted by Norah O’Donnell, co-host of “CBS This Morningand Emmy award winning writer, formerly the host of “The Nightly Show”, Larry Wilmore, the event was highlighted by the presentation of the Chairman’s Award to Robert Kraft, Chairman & CEO, The Kraft Group/New England Patriots. Since its inception over a quarter century ago, over 400 broadcast industry leaders have been recognized by Broadcasting & Cable magazine.

“We are truly excited about the momentum we have achieved with NYC Television & Video Week,” says Steve Palm, CEO of NewBay. “2017 promises to be even bigger and better with new events, more partners and more networking opportunities for our sponsors and attendees”

Mark your calendars for the fifth Annual NYC Television & Video Week! The event will take place Monday, October 16 – Thursday, October 19, 2017. New for 2017 will be the addition of Multichannel News’ 40 Under 40 luncheon and awards, which will highlight 40 movers and shakers under the age of 40 who are leaving an indelible mark on their companies, as well as on pay TV, OTT, programming, ad sales, agencies, and brands in the TV space.

Virtual Reality 20/20, the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, Advanced Advertising, Next TV Summit, and the Hispanic Television Summit will all be returning for the 2017 NYC Television & Video Week, along with additional new events that will be announced early next year.

Sign up to receive 2017 event updates here: https://nbmedia.wufoo.com/forms/z1ysobj01vfip8y/, and follow NYC Television & Video Week on LinkedIn (NYC TV & Video Week), Facebook (@nyctvweek) and Twitter (@NYCTVWK).

For information on NYC Television & Video Week partnerships and sponsorship opportunities, contact Charlie Weiss at 212-378-0478 or cweiss@nbmedia.com.

Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV are published 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 www.newbaymedia.com.

 

 

AV-iQ Expands Into Video & Broadcast Markets with Vdeo-iQ

NEW YORK, NY (April 18, 2016) — AV-iQ, the industry’s most comprehensive pro-AV resource, is introducing Vdeo-iQ — an expansion of the service that brings the power of AV-iQ’s extensive equipment catalogs to the video, broadcast, and entertainment industries. The new service will launch in June, and a preview of the site can be found at preview.vdeo-iq.com. AV-iQ and Vdeo-iQ are both produced by NewBay.

Members of Vdeo-iQ will be able to take advantage of the product data comparison tool, check out the case studies library for cutting-edge video and broadcast inspiration, and locate nearby service. Manufacturers and service providers will be able to reach industry buyers at a crucial time — as they are spec’ing out a project or researching the latest gear prior to purchase.

“I am very excited for video and broadcast professionals to experience Vdeo-iQ,” states Mark Loftus, Operations Manager, AV-iQ. “Our detailed database of product information creates a space for everyone in the business to thrive by saving time and money through a single site that communicates the latest in broadcast and video product information. It is the ideal destination for manufacturers to meet and inform buyers.”

By creating a site that has hundreds of manufacturer’s products and marketing material on it, a user can come to one website to find everything he or she needs. A search on Vdeo-iQ will quickly provide all of the relevant information in one location. A user can search the list of companies, find results using a keyword search term, or browse through the comprehensive list of broadcast and video product categories.

With all the information at buyers’ fingertips, they can then choose products to view in a side-by-side comparison tool or place them into project lists. Free registered users of the site can have an account where they can save those projects and add to them later, share them with colleagues or clients, and set a customized list of preferences to make your research as efficient as possible.

Vdeo-IQ will market this vital resource to the industry by leveraging the knowledge and reach behind such NewBay brands as TV Technology, Digital Video, Broadcasting & Cable, and Multichannel News. These venerable brands will bring this product research tool to an audience of end users that operate at all levels of the industry.

“Product research is an important element in today’s marketplace,” states Carmel King, Executive Vice President, NewBay Video Group. “Having a single resource that presents product information for all of the key manufacturers in our space creates tremendous efficiency in the day to day task of making purchasing decisions.”

Sign up for updates on Vdeo-iQ.com.

To include your products on Vdeo-iQ, contact productsupport@vdeo-iq.com.

For information on sponsorships, contact Bruce MacIntosh at 212-378-0491 or mailto:bmacintosh@nbmedia.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 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.

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Tech & Learning Nominated For Best Media Brand in the Jesse H. Neal Awards

NEW YORK, NY (February 22, 2016) — NewBay Media has announced that its Tech & Learning magazine, the leading edtech publication and resource for over 36 years, was named as a finalist for Best Media Brand in the Jesse H. Neal Awards competition.  The Neal Awards, produced by the SIIA (Software & Information Industry Association), honor editorial excellence in business publications, and are considered one of specialized journalism’s most important accolades.

Tech & Learning was nominated for Best Media Brand because of its commitment to provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. The publication delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology through a truly integrated platform.

“We’re obviously thrilled to be selected as a finalist for the Neal Awards, especially in this category.” states Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director of Tech & Learning. “Tech& Learning has been publishing since 1980, which is a long time for any magazine, let alone one focused on technology. The fact that the brand continues to thrive is a testament to our readers, who are also the best contributors. This recognition also shows that we practice what we preach — delivering information and insights using whatever platform works best whether that means print, digital, or live in-person events.”

Entries for the Neal Awards are scored in three areas: journalistic enterprise, extent of service to the field, and editorial craftsmanship.  Winners will be announced in April.

About JESSE H. NEAL AWARDS
The Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of business-to-business journalism. Named after Jesse H. Neal, the first managing director of ABM, the Neal Awards were established in 1955 to recognize and reward editorial excellence in business media. Past Neal winners and finalists have tackled some of the major issues of their time. In doing so, they have exposed corruption, conflicts of interest, and other malfeasance, and brought attention to major new trends, brilliant leadership, innovative tactics, and other developments in businesses and industries.

About NEWBAY MEDIA’S EDUCATION SECTOR
For over 36 years, NewBay’s Education Group has been the leading resource for K-12 leaders. The Group’s print and digital publications, websites, e-newsletters, and virtual and physical events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. The Education Group delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology, and its extensive marketing services division provides partners with unique, targeted and highly valued products.

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 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.

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Tech&Learning UK launches new website

NewBay Media, publisher of Installation, Tech & Learning, The ISE Daily, TVBEurope, TV Technology, Systems Contractor News and PSNEurope, has announced the launch of Tech&Learning UK (www.techandlearning.uk), an interactive website for technology decision-makers across primary, secondary and higher education.

Free and easy to use, the website provides visitors with a wide range of valuable information and research, including news and opinions, interviews, white papers, analyst reports and videos. This valuable content is categorised according to areas of specialisation to facilitate search and exploration. Categories covered within the website include Primary Education, Secondary Education, Higher Education, Online Learning, Technology and Business. The website also features a company directory area and the opportunity to register for Tech&Learning UK’s quarterly magazine.

Tech&Learning UK is a valuable resource for IT managers, IT directors, AV managers, principals, vice-chancellors, business managers, head teachers, heads of technical services, purchasing managers, COOs, CFOs and heads of learning and information services.

“Whether you’re a teacher looking for advice on flipped learning or a head of technology researching the latest software – Tech&Learning UK has a growing library of material on subjects ranging from projectors and bring your own device to teaching apps and video streaming,” said Tech&Learning UK’s editor Michael Nicholson.

“We are delighted to be launching such an innovative and comprehensive website to serve the UK technology education sector. This site will provide a one-stop intelligence centre for technology decision-makers within education and allow manufacturers and service providers the opportunity to directly engage and promote their thought-leadership ideas to prospective customers via white papers and opinion pieces,” said Steve Connolly, publisher, Tech&Learning UK.

“NewBay’s breadth and depth in both North America and Europe provides us a unique opportunity to establish a new brand like Tech&Learning UK,” said Mark Burton, managing director of 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 Tech & Learning UK, please visit www.techandlearning.uk

For information on Tech&Learning UK sponsorship opportunities please contact Gurpreet Purewal, sales manager, on +44 (0)20 7354 6000, gpurewal@nbmedia.com or Peter McCarthy, account manager, on +44 (0)20 7354 6000, pmccarthy@nbmedia.com

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 Expands Data and Research Capabilities

NEW YORK, NY (April 10, 2014) — NewBay Media, publisher of Multichannel News, Broadcasting & Cable, and Next TV, has announced the acquisition of television research and analysis firm Ratings Intelligence. The addition of Ratings Intelligence to NewBay’s portfolio further affirms NewBay’s deep commitment to content quality and to providing unique access to data-driven research reports to aid readers in their daily decision making.

“We continue to move forward in our goal to serve our markets as comprehensively as possible,” says Steve Palm, CEO, NewBay Media. “The addition of Ratings Intelligence immediately strengthens our ability to serve the television production community and also opens up the door for future data research possibilities for our music, Pro AV, consumer electronic, and education audiences.”

Ratings Intelligence provides its subscribers with daily television research reports that contextualize audience data. NewBay’s editorial resources and expertise will allow the company to continue and expand on its commitment to producing independent analysis and indispensable business intelligence for the industry.  Subscribers receive an incisive summary of the day’s vital information, broken down into easy-to-understand written reports, along with supporting tables and charts, generated by Ratings Intelligence’s visualization technology, that let readers quickly digest the key insights in each story.

Ratings Intelligence subscribers include executives at top television companies such as National Geographic, Warner Bros., Discovery, Disney, and CBS News, to name a few. Its work has been cited and its analysts have been quoted in Multichannel News, The New York Times, Huffington Post, and Crain’s.

“We welcome the Ratings Intelligence team to NewBay and look forward to working with them on the expansion of the audience analysis they have been doing for subscribers,” states Mark Robichaux, editor-in-chief, Multichannel News. “I am thrilled that this valuable research tool will now be a part of NewBay, and am looking forward to working with the Ratings Intelligence team.”

Ratings Intelligence’s Reess Kennedy, CEO, operations, and subscriber relationships, will remain with the company as it joins NewBay.

About RATINGS INTELLIGENCE
Ratings Intelligence is a research company owned by industry trade leader NewBay Media, based in New York’s tech-centric Flatiron district. Ratings Intelligence puts TV ratings in context for busy executives making important business decisions based on the company’s research. Find out more at www.ratingsintel.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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TWICE Europe newsletter launches

Intent Media, a NewBay Media company, has announced the launch of TWICE Europe, a consumer electronics news, analysis and information resource that is targeted for the European market. TWICE Europe is an extension of the U.S. TWICE brand, which also owned by NewBay and is the #1 business publication serving the consumer electronics industry for over 25 years.
 
TWICE Europe debuts tomorrow (October 31, 2013) as an email newsletter that delivers vital information and news relevant to the consumer electronics market in Europe, with circulation to — and content that includes — manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and distributors. Published twice weekly, it will round up the ten most important stories from around the web and provide editorial insights along with links for more information.
 
“TWICE is excited to extend its brand into Europe,” said Ed Hecht, publisher and VP of TWICE at NewBay Media. “With many manufacturers competing in a global market, it is important for TWICE to assume a leadership position in delivering a perspective on consumer electronics news around the world.”
 
TWICE Europe will be managed by the team that produces PCR, the U.K. B2B brand for the PC and tech retail sector. Rob Temple has been hired as editor of TWICE Europe. Temple is a technology journalist with a decade in the trade. Previously a PPA award-winning features editor on Future Publishing’s T3 magazine, he’s also worked for Men’s Health and edited The Gadget Show Magazine, as well as writing for host of magazines and national newspapers on a freelance basis.
 
“TWICE is incredibly well respected by the consumer electronics and tech industries on both sides of the Atlantic,” said TWICE Europe and PCR publisher Lisa Carter. “We’re delighted to bring that quality to the European CE sector with TWICE Europe, which will provide all industry professionals with all the news and analysis they need, straight into their in-boxes.”
 
“One of our primary goals in acquiring Intent Media last December was to expand pertinent NewBay Media brands across the Atlantic and vice versa,” added Steve Palm, CEO NewBay Media. “I applaud the Intent Media team’s efforts in bringing TWICE to the European market, and look forward to many more collaborations and expansions of our brands.”
 
The free TWICE Europe newsletter will launch on October 31,2013. To register, visit www.pcr-online.biz/twiceeurope.
 
For information on advertising in TWICE Europe, or any other details, contact Lisa.Carter@intentmedia.co.uk.
 
About TWICE
TWICE (This Week in Consumer Electronics) is published by NewBay Media and is the #1 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, all 25 issues of TWICE have it covered. For more information, visit www.twice.com.
 
About INTENT MEDIA, A NEWBAY MEDIA COMPANY
Intent’s portfolio is focused on six business markets — Games, Music, Toys & Licensing, Mobile & Computing, TV & Audio Visual and Active Lifestyle. Intent’s dynamic media capabilities include over 16 magazines, 20 events and dozens of digital properties delivered across an array of platforms. Intent’s brands include Pro Sound News Europe, TVB Europe, Installation, Develop, MCV, MI Pro, Audio Pro and Licensing.biz. For a complete list of Intent’s brands, media and reach capabilities, please go to www.intentmedia.co.uk. 
 
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Licensing.biz Power List 2013 revealed

Licensing.biz this morning unveiled its first ever Power List of the most influential brands of 2013.

Voted for by 200 independent industry judges – including licensors, licensees, retailers and agents among others – the four categories each had clear winners: Peppa Pig (eOne) was number one in the Character & Entertainment sector, LEGO was named the number one in Brands, V&A Museum topped the Art & Design category, while London 2012 Olympic Games took the top spot in Sports.

The Power List – published in association with miEvents, and sponsored by MyBrandEmail and Counterpoint Systems – also honours big name properties including Angry Birds, Moshi Monsters, Skylanders, Coca-Cola, One Direction, Cath Kidston, Orla Kiely, Manchester United and England Rugby.

In addition, brands just beginning their licensing journey are also recognised. These include Fatina Dreams, Tango, Marmite, Rob Ryan, Levi Roots, The Great British Bake Off, Wall’s, Kellogg’s, LIFE, Minecraft and Tree Fu Tom.

There will also be a chance to celebrate this evening at a special, invitation-only drinks reception at the Hand & Flower.

The full Power List will be distributed with the November issue of ToyNews, as well as selected issues of Music Week and MCV. Copies will also be available from the Licensing.biz team throughout the show.

The top five properties in each category are as follows:

Character & Entertainment

Peppa Pig
Hello Kitty
Moshi Monsters
Angry Birds
Skylanders

Brands

LEGO
Coca-Cola
One Direction
Marmite
JCB

Art & Design

V&A
Orla Kiely
Cath Kidston
Emma Bridgewater
LIFE

Sports

London 2012 Olympic Games
Manchester United
England Rugby
Wimbledon
Liverpool FC