Podcast & Portable Media Expo Announces Award Categories

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Recipients of awards in new medium of podcasting and portable media to be announced November 11, 2005 at digital audio and video content convention and trade show.

Podcast and Portable Media Expo, a new trade show focusing on podcasting and portable digital audio and video, will be giving awards in various categories to individuals, teams, and companies in several categories during the event later this year. The awards will be chosen by a committee of influential press, podcasters, bloggers, and technologists.

The Best of Show awards are given to companies with products that have been recently introduced, or are making their public debut, at Podcast & Portable Media Expo, in the following categories:

  • Best Portable Digital Audio Device
  • Best Portable Digital Video Player
  • Best Audio Editing Tool
  • Best Video Editing Tool
  • Best Content Subscription Tool or Service (Free)
  • Best Content Subscription Tool or Service (Paid)
  • Best Download Service (Free)
  • Best Download Service (Paid)

The Podcast of the Year award is given to an individual or team of individuals producing a podcast, on average, once per week in the previous 6 months. The committee considers the quality of the content only, and not the size of the audience or popularity ranking of the podcast.

The Most Unique Application of Podcasting award is given to an individual or team of individuals using podcasting in a unique way to reach an audience in the previous 6 months. The committee considers the creativity and effectiveness of the use of podcasting in ways that further the growth of the medium.

The Portable Content of the Year award is given to an individual or team of individuals producing compelling audio or video content, on average, once per week in the previous 6 months. The committee considers the quality of the content only, and not the size of the audience or popularity ranking of the podcast.

The Person of the Year in Podcasting award recognizes the person having the most positive influence on the growth and popularity of podcasting in the previous 12 months.

The Person of the Year in Portable Media award recognizes the person having the most positive influence on the growth and popularity of portable media in the previous 12 months.

Exhibit Hall To Bring Together “Tools of the Trade” for Podcast and Portable Content Creators.

The exhibit hall at Podcast and Portable Media Expo will showcase the latest software tools, audio and video hardware, digital players and devices, and other useful resources for independent podcasters and digital media companies. Individual podcasters are a new and rapidly-growing market for pro audio hardware and software. In an effort to produce professional-sounding talk and music shows, many podcasters are spending a significant amount of money on studio-quality microphones, mixers and editing software. Companies that have traditionally sold professional tools, mainly to recording studios and musicians, now have a new base of customers looking for solutions. While the majority of podcasters have focused on audio, video programs are surely close behind.

The growing number of portable media devices has added fuel to the fire of portable audio and video. Companies are beginning to offer downloadable content that can then be transferred to portable devices with software. As more content becomes available, an increasing number of devices will find their way into the hands of consumers thirsty for niche content. Devices that are web-enabled eliminate the computer altogether, and are able to download content right to the player.

Podcast and Portable Media Expo will also offer two days of educational sessions. The conference program will feature tutorials on business models, content creation, promotion, licensing, syndication, and distribution.

Podcast & Portable Media Expo is produced by TNC New Media of Laguna Niguel, California. TNC New Media produces unique niche events and online media in several industries including The Small Business Expo, EnduranceRadio.com and Forex Trading Expo.

For More Information Contact:

Tim Bourquin

Podcast & Portable Media Expo

800-485-0422

http://www.PortableMediaExpo.com

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