NAB Show and NewBay Media Team Up To Create Connect 2 Media & Entertainment

WASHINGTON DC (February 26, 2013) — Connect 2 Media & Entertainment (“Connect 2 ME”) is a new year-round news and information source and online community for media and entertainment professionals. Inspired by NAB Show®, the world’s dominant B2B event for media and entertainment professionals, and produced in partnership with NewBay Media, the industry’s largest publisher, Connect 2 ME is a socially-enabled digital gateway where NAB Show®  attendees, exhibitors and the media and entertainment community at large can access content via a website, frequent e-newsletters, social media and mobile/tablet editions.“Each year, the NAB Show®  brings together over 90,000 media and entertainment professionals, including 1,500+ exhibitors, for a week’s worth of amazing content and conversation. However, the reach of the NAB Show®, its audiences past and present, extends to hundreds of thousands worldwide — that is the real promise of Connect 2 ME and why we are so excited about its launch,” said Chris Brown, NAB Executive Vice President, Conventions and Business Operations. “Connect 2 ME will serve as a vehicle to continue and enhance conversations started on-site at the NAB Show®  to 365 days a year.”“The new community will offer media and entertainment professionals a single, digital media platform to keep up with technical trends that affect them — in TV, video, audio, radio, mobile, online video, digital media, telepresence, enterprise, film, AV, post and beyond,” said Carmel King, NewBay Media Executive Vice President. “Connect 2 ME will also offer NAB Show® exhibitors a new, dynamic way to engage ‘ME’ audiences and take greater advantage of the many sectors of the NAB Show®  universe,” she added.

The community, currently under construction, is targeted to launch in March, offering news, features, commentary, trends and relevant reader engagement opportunities with separate areas dedicated to creative, business and technology sectors. Content will be a combination of aggregated, curated news from NewBay Media brands and other industry news and information sources, plus originally written blogs and columns by industry experts.

Targeted eNewsletters will support Connect 2 ME.

For more information about Connect 2 Media & Entertainment advertising and sponsorship opportunities, contact Eric Trabb (NewBay) at 212-378-0400, x532; etrabb@nbmedia.com. For information about Connect 2 Media & Entertainment content, contact Terry Hanley (NewBay) at 703-852-4636; thanley@nbmedia.com. For information about exhibiting and sponsorship at NAB Show®, contact Taryn Fisher at 202-429-5403; tfisher@nab.org.

For more information, contact:

NewBay Media:
Anthony Savona, VP/Communications                                  Tel:  212-378-0450
asavona@nbmedia.com

NAB Show®:
Laura Riggs                                                                           Tel: 410.551.9216
Lriggs.nabshow@gmail.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.nbmedia.com.

ABOUT NAB SHOW®
NAB Show®, April 6-11, 2013 and held annually in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest media and entertainment marketplace, covering all aspects of filmed entertainment and management and delivery of electronic content across all mediums including radio.  With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors, NAB Show® has evolved over the last eight decades to continually lead this ever-changing industry. While the solutions at your fingertips have changed to keep pace with consumer habits and technologies, your aspirations to produce and deliver memorable content have remained constant. From creation to consumption, NAB Show® proudly serves as the incubator for excellence – helping to breathe life into content everywhere. Complete details are available at www.nabshow.com.

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