Jeff Joseph

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The Consumer Electronics Association announced Monday that Jeff Joseph, who previously worked for the organization from 1998 to 2006, has returned with the new title senior vice president of communications and strategic relationships.

Content sells. It sells satellite radio, direct-broadcast satellite TV, cable and MP3 players; and it most definitely sells HDTV. This year content providers, broadcasters and manufacturers will generate unprecedented excitement around HDTV, offering viewers and potential buyers the most high-definition (HD) programming to date. 2006, the year of HD, sprung to life at the International CES with manufacturers announcing next-generation high-definition DVD players and movie studios revealing plans to release pre-recorded HD by year’s end. Overall, total DTV sales for 2005 reached more than 12 million units and $17 billion in revenue, an increase of 60 percent compared to year-end 2004. High-definition products comprised

By Markkus Rovito Amidst the bulk of professional broadcasting and content creation news and products announced at the National Association of Broadcasters 2001 trade show, an underlying theme was the momentum gain the industry feels is happening in the transition to digital television. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced that they would be partnering in a promotional effort to expand consumer awareness of DTV products and programming options. A print and broadcasts advertising campaign will launch in the fall along with retailer tie-ins. The groups will be meeting in June to work out more details.

NEW YORK CITY—The Consumer Electronics Association held its annual pre-CES soiree last month in the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center. It's traditionally the last moment of relative calm before the holidays and CES. The 2001 International CES is scheduled to begin Saturday, January 6, at the Las Vegas Convention Center and end Tuesday, January 9, with more than 1,500 exhibitors booking into 1.8 million square feet of total show floor space. This year, there are some differences: • A new section of the week (Saturday through Tuesday) • New co-located shows (the Video Software Dealers Association's annual show, in addition to Digital Hollywood,

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