SPORTS VIDEO GROUP To Hold Sport Industry Reception at IBC

The sponsors and Advisory Board of the Sport Video Group (SVG), a global organization dedicated to helping the sports production community advance sports content creation and distribution, will host the First Annual IBC Sport Industry Reception in association with IBC on September 9, 2006, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Business Club Lounge in the Rai Lower Auditorium.

The invitation-only event will provide sport broadcast and production professionals with their first opportunity to meet and network in the most convenient location during Europe’s largest and most prestigious broadcast convention.

The event will celebrate the recent successful HD broadcast of the 2006 FIFA World Cup that was co-ordinated by Host Broadcast Services (HBS).

“Sport production is the driving force behind the transition to high-definition TV around the globe, and the SVG is pleased to honor the achievements of HBS for their work in producing the 2006 FIFA World Cup,” says SVG Editorial Director Ken Kerschbaumer. “IBC is the perfect venue to present this award, as it is where the leading international sport broadcasters are assembled at a single time, in a single place.”

Sport industry professionals that are attending IBC and want to learn how to attend the invitation-only reception should contact Andrew Lippe, Sport Video Group event registration co-ordinator, at Andrew@sportsvideo.org. For more information on the Sport Video Group please contact Ken Kerschbaumer, Sport Video Group editorial director, at 212-481-8140 or via email at kenkersch@sportsvideo.org.

Interested parties can also register to become a Sport Video Group member at http://www.sportsvideo.org/artman/publish/membership.shtml.

The Sport Video Group (SVG) represents more than 400 leading North American sport video and broadcast professionals and, with this reception, will be reaching out to the European community. Current members include top technical operation executives from Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and leading broadcasters like ESPN, CBS Sports, and NBC Sports.

To find out more about the Sport Video Group, visit www.sportsvideogroup.org.

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