DAVE Networks Names David Goldsmith Senior VP Creative Services and General Manager of HP-NEXT.TV Initiative

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Media company DAVE Networks has appointed David Goldsmith as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Hewlett Packard-NEXT.TV initiative, a next generation Internet television service providing on demand programming to HP notebook users anywhere with a broadband Internet connection. Goldsmith joins DAVE with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a focus on bridging the "gap" between old and new media.

Media company DAVE Networks has appointed David Goldsmith as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Hewlett Packard-NEXT.TV initiative, a next generation Internet television service providing on demand programming to HP notebook users anywhere with a broadband Internet connection. Goldsmith joins DAVE with more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, with a focus on bridging the "gap" between old and new media.

"We're thrilled to have David and his expertise join our team," said Rex Wong, Chief Executive Officer of DAVE Networks. "As NEXT.TV is poised to become a leader in Internet television distribution, David's history and relationships with both traditional entertainment and new media companies expands our programming content which ultimately enables us to change how people watch television on their computers."

Doug Fulton, President of Entertainment said, "David is an invaluable asset to DAVE Networks. This new title appropriately reflects the scope of responsibilities that David has at DAVE and his commitment to the company's development."

Currently, Goldsmith leads the content licensing activities at DAVE Networks for the HP-NEXT.TV Quick Play platform initiative, in addition to managing business development and content strategies for DAVE Networks. As the initiative's top executive, Goldsmith will oversee all day-to-day operations, strategic planning, content partner agreements, and interfacing with HP, including a major branding initiative that will make NEXT.TV the new platform of choice

"I'm excited to have the opportunity to forge this relationship between NEXT.TV and Hewlett Packard," said Goldsmith. "I'm committed to the vision that DAVE Networks has in creating the ultimate digital experience, bridging television and the PC."

Goldsmith has over 26 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry and was a senior executive at major studios including MGM, Paramount, Lorimar, Gaylord, and Grant Tribune. His roots in the entertainment industry include positions as a broadcast television executive as well as producer of hundreds of hours of television programming such as "Shogun," "Winds of War," "Max Headroom." In addition, Goldsmith has developed other new media capabilities in emerging new media markets that focuses on "content to screen" on any device at any time. Goldsmith is a graduate of USC and holds a law degree from Southwestern University School of Law.

About NEXT.TV:
Developed and powered by DAVE Networks, NEXT.TV is a next generation Internet television service that combines the best of TV and the best of the Internet to deliver television and video content to PCs. Users can access NEXT.TV anywhere with a broadband wired or wireless Internet connection making mobile television a reality.

For more information, please visit http://www.next.tv.

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