Where Media, Entertainment, and Communications Meet - A Call for Papers

TelcoTV Conference & Expo seeks exciting content for what promises to be the greatest broadband TV event to date

IRVINE, Calif.
May 12, 2009

Anticipating an unprecedented interest in this year's eighth annual TelcoTV conference and exhibition, show management is making an early call for papers and speakers. As the challenges faced by traditional print and broadcast media put increasing pressure on broadband television to point the way forward to an exploding population of wired homes, schools, workplaces, and public buildings, TelcoTV has established itself as the No. 1 meeting place for the many stakeholders embracing this revolution -- most notably service providers. TelcoTV 2009 provides a holistic view of entertainment convergence, encompassing MobileTV, NetVideo, IPTV, and hybrid solutions. Anyone offering meaningful insight and analysis into this evolving world of entertainment convergence is now invited to submit their proposal to address this year's conference, which takes place November 10-12, 2009, in Orlando, Fla.

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"Bigger and better are words that have not had much airing in the past 12 months, but we are expecting unprecedented interest in TelcoTV 2009," says Carolyn Herr, TelcoTV's Show Director. "Like a rock standing firm in stormy waters, TelcoTV has maintained high standards and a consistent business-oriented focus to one of today's most fascinating leading-edge industries. TelcoTV is the place where the converging ecosystems of broadband and entertainment meet and evolve, so anyone with ideas for making TV personal -- and profitable -- can't miss this opportunity to address the gatekeepers of tomorrow's entertainment world."

A preliminary outline of six topic groups has been established and proposals for any one of these track headings are invited, as well as submissions for other relevant topics. All that is asked is that proposals should be substantive and educational -- submissions focused on sales and product marketing will not be considered. Proposals in panel format are especially encouraged, together with suggestions for potential panelists. Track headings so far are:

  --  Focus on the Subscriber - strategies to understand subscribers and
      offer insight into how to meet their changing demands.
  --  New Media: Managing a Brave New World - probing the implications of
      new media, its dwindling threats and growing opportunities.
  --  The Independent View - discussing TelcoTV issues unique to the
      independent carrier's situation.
  --  Video Technology Platforms: Putting the Pieces Together - exploring
      the latest technology innovation available to TelcoTV service
  --  TelcoTV Strategy: Defining the Winning Approach - insight into winning
      business strategies for TelcoTV and broadband.

  --  Conquering the Home: Life Beyond the NID - the challenges and
      opportunities when service providers enter the customer premise.

The submission deadline is June 22, 2009. Further details on these tracks, the conference, and how to submit your proposal online can be found at: http://www.lightreading.com/live/event_information.asp?event_id=29081

The eighth annual TelcoTV Conference & Expo is the largest IPTV and video event for communications service providers in the United States, with more than 150 exhibitors. It is produced by TechWeb's Light Reading Communications Network, which is part of United Business Media Ltd., in partnership with the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association. For more info information, please see www.TelcoTVonline.com.

About Light Reading

Founded in 2000, Light Reading (www.lightreading.com) is the leading online media, research, and focused event company serving the $3 trillion worldwide communications market. Lightreading.com is the ultimate source for technology and financial analysis of the communications industry, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content, and reputation. Light Reading's research arms, Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, provide the most comprehensive communications research, market data, and technology analysis in close to 100 markets around the world. Light Reading produces nearly 20 targeted communications events including TelcoTV, Ethernet Expo New York and Ethernet Expo London, The Tower Summit @ CTIA, and Optical Expo, as well as focused one-day events tailored for cable, mobile, and wireline executives. Light Reading was acquired by United Business Media in August 2005 and operates as a unit of TechWeb.

About TechWeb

TechWeb (http://techweb.com/aboutus), the global leader in business technology media, is an innovative business focused on serving the needs of technology decision-makers and marketers worldwide. TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed media brands in the business technology market. Today, more than 13.3 million* business technology professionals actively engage in our communities created around our global face-to-face events, Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat, and VoiceCon; online resources such as the TechWeb Network, Light Reading, Intelligent Enterprise, InformationWeek.com, bMighty.com, and The Financial Technology Network; and the market leading, award-winning InformationWeek, TechNet Magazine, MSDN Magazine, and Wall Street & Technology magazines. TechWeb also provides end-to-end services including next-generation performance marketing, integrated media, research, and analyst services. TechWeb is a division of United Business Media, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

*13.3 million business decision-makers: based on number of monthly connections

About United Business Media Ltd.

UBM (UBM.L) focuses on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. UBM's businesses inform markets and serve professional commercial communities -- from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists -- with integrated events, online, print, and business information products. Our 6,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, bringing buyers and sellers together, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/

About NTCA

The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association is the premier association representing more than 580 locally owned and managed telecommunications cooperatives and commercial companies throughout rural America. NTCA provides its members with legislative, regulatory, and industry representation; meetings; publications and educational programs; and an array of employee benefit programs. Visit us at www.ntca.org.

  Annabelle Bouard
  Account Director, North America
  Zonic Group
  Tel:  (415) 240-8604

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CONTACT: Annabelle Bouard, Account Director, North America, Zonic Group,
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