Second Annual NewTeeVee Live from GigaOM to Examine Reinvention of Television

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NewTeeVee Live 08 Will Bring Together the Online Video Industry's Most Talented and Promising Producers, Technologists and Influencers; Hulu and Netflix to Keynote, Heroes and lonelygirl15 Producers to Provide Insight and First Public Appearance for YouTube Sensation "Fred"

This year's show will focus on the break-out trends of 2008, such as Hollywood's increasing openness and enthusiasm for putting its content online, the emergence of early devices for consuming online television in the living room, content creators big and small bringing their craft online, and the introduction of crazy new tools for personal, instant and mobile content production.

NewTeeVee, a property of Giga Omni Media, a leading provider of publications and events for the technology and information industries, will hold its second annual conference dedicated to exploring the issues and products driving digital entertainment on Nov. 13, 2008, at the Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.

NewTeeVee Live will benchmark this year's progress in the world of online video, introduce the behind-the-scenes people leading the industry, address the hard questions facing the online video market and identify the trends that will move the industry forward. NewTeeVee Live will feature thought leaders and practitioners from next-generation television giants such as Netflix and Hulu, in addition to top traditional television and online video writers and producers, as well as web video celebrities like YouTube sensation "Fred," aka Lucas Cruikshank.

"We've seen a lot of progress in the online television and video space since our last NewTeeVee Live conference," said Om Malik, founder of Giga Omni Media. "The consumer growth is not stopping and the demand for this year's NewTeeVee conference from the industry has been overwhelming. They want a high impact experience where they can discuss the pressing issues at hand and do business. We at Giga Omni Media plan to do just that."

  •     Infrastructure - Putting on live events: The people who brought you live online coverage of the Beijing Olympics, Tiger Woods' epic U.S. Open win, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Oprah's web casts and the Presidential debates share tales from the front lines.
  •     Bridging the gap between television and online: Content creators, both indie and traditional, tell us about pushing the limits of format, interactivity and storytelling to reach their audience.
  •     Managed versus unmanaged content: Broadcast, cable, satellite; YouTube, iTunes, Hulu. What's working, what's not -- and who's got indigestion.
  •     The truth about online video advertising: The folks who make decisions on advertising spending and sponsorship for online video tell you exactly what will make them open their wallets.
  •     Online video investment trends: VCs spill the beans on which video investments they're writing off and where they looking to spot the next big thing.

PLUS: Exclusive company announcements, product launches and more. Hear it first at NewTeeVee Live

"Coming off our sold-out first year conference, this year's NewTeeVee Live should be even more educational, informative, and exciting for everyone involved," said Liz Gannes, Editor of NewTeeVee. "This year's show will focus on the break-out trends of 2008, such as Hollywood's increasing openness and enthusiasm for putting its content online, the emergence of early devices for consuming online television in the living room, content creators big and small bringing their craft online, and the introduction of crazy new tools for personal, instant and mobile content production."

Scheduled keynote speakers include Jason Killar, CEO of Hulu, and Reed Hastings, Chairman and CEO of Netflix. Other speakers include Jesse Alexander, writer and producer for Heroes; web video personality and YouTube star Lucas Cruikshank; and lonelygirl15 creator and EQAL CEO Miles Beckett. To see the complete conference schedule and list of speakers, please visit: http://events.newteevee.com/live/08/Speakers.

Event sponsor partners include: Accenture, Canaan Partners, Level 3 and Sun Microsystems. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Mike Sly at sly@gigaom.com or by phone at (415)235-0358.

Discounted tickets are available for a limited time. To purchase conference tickets, please visit: http://newteeveelive-pr1.eventbrite.com/.

About NewTeeVee
The opportunity to watch, make, mash up and share online video is changing the nature of both entertainment and the Internet itself. The spread of broadband is tearing down traditional barriers that have prevented content creators from reaching their audiences. New innovations in technology are evolving the infrastructure and tools for delivering video, and the business of online video is being redefined by companies ranging from venture-backed startups to old guard media companies, independent filmmakers and cat video creators. NewTeeVee covers the innovations bringing the next generation of television to life today and the ideas yet to come.

About Giga Omni Media
Giga Omni Media is a leading provider of publications and events for the technology and entrepreneurial markets worldwide. Founded by award-winning journalist Om Malik, Giga Omni Media is an online publishing company whose network of news sites reaches more than 2 million readers worldwide and provides news and insight on the developments disrupting the world of technology. The GigaOM Network includes six award-winning sites: GigaOM covers the business of broadband, VoIP, infrastructure, mobile and wireless; Web Worker Daily covers the future of work in a web world; NewTeeVee covers the business of online video; Earth2Tech covers the business of green technology; Ostatic is a web application, news site and community looking at open-source solutions for business; and jkOnTheRun offers news and insight on mobile devices. Giga Omni Media also produces industry-leading events, including annual conferences: Structure, Mobilize, NewTeeVee Live and a forthcoming green technology conference.

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