7th Annual Digital Video Expo West Returns to Los Angeles Next Week

Event Runs From December 9 - 12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Dec 4, 2003

CMP Media's Digital Video Group today announced Digital Video Expo West 2003 will open its doors next week at the Los Angeles Convention Center, where it will run from December 9 - 12. The 7th annual conference and exhibition is one of the industry's largest and most comprehensive events focused on providing information on cutting-edge tools, techniques, and technologies to the professional digital video community.

"We're proud of the support Digital Video Expo West has received from the professional video community," said Scott Gentry, Digital Video Media Group Director and Publisher, "and the year-to-year growth we have demonstrated over the past seven years in Los Angeles is testimony to the increasing importance our event has within the industry."

Thousands of digital video professionals will converge at Digital Video Expo West to get a first look at the latest product, applications and services from over 100 of the industry's leading companies, including Adobe, Apple, Avid, Canon USA, Canopus, Discreet, Hitachi, JVC, Matrox, Panasonic, Pioneer, and Sony.

In addition to the bustling show floor, this year's event also features the most comprehensive and diversified conference program to date, including sessions on everything DV pros need to know to master their craft; free vendor-sponsored sessions on critical applications; numerous special events including a keynote address by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler, ASC, on Friday, December 12th at 12:30 pm; and the fourth annual DV Film Festival, which will be held on December 10th and 11th. .

Digital Video Expo West 2003 is supported by Platinum Sponsor Sony, DV Film Festival Sponsor Panasonic, as well as DV magazine, Digital Video in the Classroom magazine, Xtreme Video Magazine, DV.com, and CMP Books DV Expert Series. For additional information on the event, please visit http://www.dvexpo.com/west .

About CMP Media LLC

CMP Media LLC (www.cmp.com) is a leading integrated media company providing essential information and marketing services to the entire technology spectrum-the builders, sellers, and users of technology worldwide. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, integrated media solutions tailored to meet their individual needs. Its diverse products and services include newspapers, magazines, Internet products, research, direct marketing services, education and training, trade shows and conferences, and custom publishing.

About the Digital Video Group

The Digital Video Group has been on the forefront of the digital video explosion by providing information to professional users since its inception. Digital Video Expo West leverages other Digital Video Media Group resources, including Digital Video Expo East, DV magazine, Digital Video in the Classroom magazine, Xtreme Video Magazine, DV.com, and CMP Books DV Expert Series, for its experience and leadership position in the DV industry. The mission of the Digital Video Media Group is to inspire and empower creative professionals with the industry's most comprehensive source of tools and technologies through event, online, and print channels.

   Colin Zink

   Steven Wright-Mark
   212-677-8700 ext. 29

SOURCE: CMP Media LLC; Digital Video Group

CONTACT: Colin Zink of CMP Media LLC, +1-415-947-6286, or czink@cmp.com;
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