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Leadership and Innovation Expert Dr. Adam Klein and Time Magazine Contributor Jeremy Caplan Confirmed for Cross Media NYC 2010

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 8, 2010

Media veteran Dr. Adam Klein who has held senior management positions at MTV, Ask Jeeves, EMI, and Hasbro will deliver a special Case Study on the state of the music industry and current cross media opportunities at this week’s Cross Media NYC Conference http://www.crossmedianyc.com, which takes place on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at the Scholastic Theatre in New York from 6pm to 9:30pm. Klein is the founder of the leadership and innovation company Media Leader LLC, and has over 20 years of experience in the media and entertainment sector with both established and technology-led companies. Cross Media NYC 2010 will be streamed live online courtesy of http://www.livestream.com, the conference’s official streaming partner and one of the most powerful broadcast platforms on the internet with more than 16.7 million unique viewers each month. Find more websites like this and info on related sites.

Dr. Klein will be joined by transmedia storytelling expert Jeff Gomez, who will deliver a separate case study on Coca Cola’s Happiness Factory, demonstrating how an entertainment IP can successfully be distributed and monetized across multiple platforms. Gomez works on some of the biggest entertainment franchises including Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, and Hasbro’s Transformers.

Cross Media NYC also confirmed today that the event’s super panel will be moderated by longtime Time Magazine contributor Jeremy Caplan. Caplan, a Visiting Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, writes high-impact stories about business and technology, covering giants Google, Apple and Yahoo and smaller tech firms such as Farecast, Zillow and 37 Signals. Titled Melting the Silos: the Reality of Cross Media Integration, the panel will feature media heavy hitters Roger Keating, Senior Vice President of Hearst Television Inc., President of HollywoodLife.com Bonnie Fuller, Ubisoft’s Cross Media Group Senior Producer Mathieu Ferland, RIM/Blackberry Vice President of Multimedia Integration Alistair Mitchell and global interactive agency Digitas’ Senior Vice President Ashley J. Swartz.

“We are excited to add two additional major figures in the media space to our already impressive lineup of speakers at Cross Media NYC,” said Founder of CROSS MEDIA NYC Gavin McGarry. “With Dr. Adam Klein delivering a special case study on music and Jeremy Caplan moderating our super panel, we look forward to providing a platform of insight from each sector of the industry, where attendees can learn how to monetize through today’s cross media opportunities.”

In addition to the panel and demos, four technology companies will present cross media product demonstrations during the conference. These include:
Demo # 1: David Kruis President and CEO of Metranome will demostrate the first ever animated Dilbert and New Yorker Magazine “Cartoon a Day” integrated calendar applications for BlackBerry phones.
Demo #2: Petri Martikainen CEO of MultiTouch will demonstrate its advanced technology that includes MultiTouch cell and boxes which are used in markets such as retail businesses, advertising, exhibitions, museums and design.
Demo #3: Sam Cox CEO of Milabra will demostrate their pioneering online image analysis, with a proprietary technology developed by leading MIT scientists in the pattern recognition field creating solutions for online advertising transactions.
Demo #4: Michael Scissons CEO of Syncapse will demonstrate SocialTALK an innovative tool which allows companies and brands to more effectively create, publish and measure their social media content strategy.
CROSS MEDIA NYC 2010 will feature participation from senior executives in such industries as Video (web video, TV, Film, DVD), Internet (websites, podcasts, social media, marketing, music, email), Gaming (Social Gaming, Virtual Worlds, Console), Publishing (magazine, books), Mobile (apps), Advertising and Merchandise. CROSS MEDIA NYC 2010 takes place Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 6:00pm 9:30pm at the Scholastic Theater: 557 Broadway, Prince Street.

A number of major media and entertainment companies are confirmed to attend and participate at this week’s Cross Media NYC event, these companies include: Aditall, Chris Pfaff Tech/Media, comScore, Defined Logic, Digitas, Discovery Communications, Diversion Media/HD Cloud, Earth TV, Getty Images, Hanft Raboy + Partners, HGTV, Hollywood Life, Linkedin, Metranome, Quantum Media Partners, Readers Digest, Reynolds Dewalt, RIM/Blackberry, Seventh Generation, Starlight Runner, Stevens Media Consulting, Storyboard TV, Take Out Marketing, Turner, and Ubisoft.

CROSS MEDIA NYC 2010 has a number of prominent sponsors for the event including the Government of Canada, NATPE, Mashable, C21 Media and the New York Television Festival.

Conference founder Gavin McGarry is a veteran digital media executive. He was part of the global content team at web video start up JOOST and former head of Cross Platform Business Development for ENDEMOL. Currently McGarry runs Jumpwire Media, a cross media agency that helps companies profit from the emerging digital platforms. Conference co-founder Jennifer Harkness has been in the media and event business for over 20 years. Prior to joining Jumpwire Media as a Vice President Harkness was the Executive Director of the Banff World TV Festival. At Jumpwire Media, Harkness currently advises on such international events such as NATPE, KidScreen Summit and Stratford Documentary Festival.

For tickets, sponsorship or to submit speakers, please contact Jennifer Harkness 917-209-9797, info(at)jumpwiremedia(dot)com.

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Speaker Bios

Dr. Adam Klein

Adam founded and runs the leadership & innovation company Media Leader llc, through which he is committed to providing the complete resources required in preparing and supporting the next generation of business leaders to create a sustainable competitive advantage through building constant innovation companies. Additionally, he teaches graduate journalism students to understand and embrace the evolving digital media business realities at Columbia University (GSJ). Throughout his career, Adam has leveraged a combination of practical senior Executive leadership responsibilities, Strategy development analytical rigor, and Academic discipline to provide insights and pragmatic actions for effectively leading businesses through constant innovation to drive sustainable competitive advantage and growth. For the past 20 years Adam has particularly applied this expertise within the rapidly transforming media industry sector confronted by the relentless advances in digital technology, consumer adaption and business model collapse -affecting both the ‘established’ content-rich and the emergent ‘technology led’ media companies. He believes that constant innovation of products and organizational capabilities is the future of successful competitiveness. Adam is a pragmatic strategist whose starting point of insight is always to understand customers’ interests and needs. This allows him to innovate products and services that are highly valued, while at the same time develop marketing programs and advertising communications that effectively find the target audiences within their evolving, and increasingly digital, media life styles. Leading, Designing and Supporting this constant transition is Adam’s passion and experience.

Jeremy Caplan

Time Magazine contributor Jeremy Caplan writes high-impact stories about business and technology, covering giants Google, Apple and Yahoo and smaller tech firms like Farecast, Zillow and 37 Signals. He also covers cultural trends, writing popular stories on subjects ranging from carrotmobs and cereal cafes to mini-lit and life-hacking. Caplan is a visiting professor at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. In 2008-09 Caplan served as the Wiegers Fellow at the Columbia Business School, where he earned his MBA. In 2007 he was selected as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. In the years before he joined Time, Caplan worked for George Plimpton at the Paris Review, reported on tech for Newsweek, and wrote a monthly tech column for Yahoo! Internet Life. An expert on simplifying complex technology tools, Caplan has taught at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, Marymount Manhattan, St. John’s University, Post University, and Hunter College on subjects ranging from writing and reporting to new media and interactive journalism. He has also worked on courses at Columbia Business School and Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Caplan has appeared as an expert on CNN, CNBC, Fox and other networks and served as a featured speaker at conferences of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the South Asian Journalists Association, the Association of Independent Information Professionals, and the National Writers Workshop. He also teaches and tutors regularly on a volunteer basis for HarlemLive, Principal for a Day, and other youth programs.

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BAC International (Bleu Azur Corp.) Called on the Media Industry to Continue Its Tradition of Innovation










(PRWEB) April 21, 2005

Bleu Azur Corp.’s President, Thibault Mauvilain, praised the progress the media companies have made with high quality programming and content during the past decade. “I think that the highly competitive marketplace has encouraged aggressiveness on innovation” he said. “This year market has been a pleasant and convenient meeting point as usual, it is amazing how this year’s MILIA has driven new media to Cannes”, he continued. “TV is rapidly changing and is becoming a platform industry where Internet and Mobile are beginning to meet with the TV companies”.

This year’s conferences have featured more than 140 leaders from the TV, Advertising, Broadband and Mobile industries speaking in 40 sessions spanning over 5 days. The Conferences have revealed the latest trends and revenue possibilities in Branded Content, Mobile Content and 3G, IPTV and VOD, iTV and Cross Platform Entertainment Formats”, he concluded.

This year’s market was also marked by the official launch in France of the DTT (Digital terrestrial Television). Initially, 14 free-to-air channels became available to households equipped with a digital adapter. In addition, some 14 other pay channels will launch in the next few months.

During MIPTV, BAC International (Bleu Azur Corp.) took the opportunity to announce plans to move to HD. “Our company will start to offer high definition for Clients who need production solutions and services through the affiliated division: BAC Production”, said Caroline Ricci, VP of Business Development at BAC. “Our ambition is to keep our promise to provide our Clients with outstanding resources and services”, she continued.

“Today, Japanese, Americans and European broadcasters are showing a new interest high definition”, said Thibault Mauvilain. “In 2005, our company will roll over HD as TV viewers are showing a new appetite for HD receptors and screens in their houses”, he continued. “Video Production equipments that we will use are already available. Our “HD Ready” label has been conceived to guide and reassure Clients and provide them with the most performing technology available in the audiovisual production and video content industries”.

About BAC International | Bleu Azur Corp.

Launched in 2004 in the United States of America, BAC International provides fast and reliable consultancy services in a broad range of audiovisual activities. At present, the company’s activity is divided between the international, the US, and the French markets in witch the Firm operates in the fields of Strategic Development, Market research and Production. BAC has exceptional depth of expertise in the global sectors of Media, Information, Entertainment and Communication; coupled with industry knowledge in the fields of Intellectual Property, Programming, Production, Licensing, Acquisitions, Distribution, International Research, Studies and Marketing. BAC International is currently representing a diverse international clientele in the television and movie picture industries.

About BAC Production

Since its foundation, BAC Production has developed innovative Feature Films and Television projects that enlighten express heart and provoke imagination. BAC Production offers Clients a wide range of Production solutions and Consulting services designed to respond to their specific needs. The division leads a group of inspired professionals, with an ambition to produce high-quality content for Film, Television and new industries such as the Internet and the Mobile ones.

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Isleworth, Middlesex (PRWEB) February 3, 2010

Sky has announced another innovation milestone with the introduction of a new Sky+HD box that can store up to 240 hours of personal high definition (HD) television, the largest capacity HD personal video recorder in Europe.

The new Sky+HD (http://www.sky.com/shop/tv/hd/ ) 1TB box, so called because of its one terabyte of personal storage, offers all the benefits of a standard Sky+HD box, including access to Sky’s 37 HD channels, the new HD Sky Guide, Sky+ and Sky Anytime, but with four times the storage capacity, which equates to around 100 HD movies or 740 hours of standard definition content. Sky Anytime also increases its memory size, to allow for up to 160 hours of HD content, to view on demand.

Hilary Perchard, Sky’s Director of Product Management & Marketing said: “We want to offer people as much choice as possible. We know customers are happy with the storage on our standard box, but the Sky+HD 1TB will appeal to people who want to watch and store even more HD TV. Whether customers take a Sky+HD box or the new Sky+HD 1Tb box (http://www.sky.com/1tb ), they’re guaranteed a premium viewing experience that is future-proofed for Sky’s 3D and video-on-demand services, due to arrive later this year.”

Sky launched the UK’s first national HD service in May 2006 which has since become Europe’s most successful HD service. Today Sky+HD customers can watch HD channels from leading brands such as Sky Movies, Sky Sports, Channel 4, E4, Disney, MTV, BBC, Discovery, FX, Sky1 and National Geographic.

Further channels are due shortly, including Sky News HD (Spring 2010), with a view to growing the offering to 50 channels.

Details on Sky’s VOD, 3DTV (http://www.sky.com/shop/3d/home/services ) and Supertelly (http://www.sky.com/shop/supertelly/ ) services, including pricing, packaging and entitlement, will be announced closer to launch.

Notes to editors

The new box offers one terabyte of personal storage compared to 250 gigabytes currently available

About Sky

Sky is the UK’s leading entertainment and communications company, operating the most comprehensive multi-channel television service. Over 9.4 million homes – a third of households across the UK and Ireland – enjoy the entertainment, movies, news and sports channels. In delivering entertainment through the TV, PC and mobile, customers have more control and flexibility over what, how and when they watch. Almost 5.5 million customers now choose Sky+, Sky’s digital video recorder, to record and store their favourite programmes and 1.3 million enjoy the picture and sound quality of Sky+HD, which offers 37 dedicated HD channels.

Sky is also the UK’s fastest growing broadband and fixed-telephony provider with over 2.2 million customers taking Sky Broadband and over 1.8 million customers taking Sky Talk.

Sky PR Contact information:

Victoria Etaghene

Sky Consumer PR Executive

British Sky Broadcasting Ltd

Grant Way

Isleworth

Middlesex

TW7 5QD

0207 705 3000

packages.sky.com

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