SOURCE: TV Worldwide

TV Worldwide

March 08, 2010 13:39 ET

Broadcast vs. Broadband Live Webcast Debate Attracting National Attention on Eve of Release of National Broadband Plan

TV Worldwide's 'BroadbandUS TV' Internet TV Channel to Webcast Free Live March 10 Interactive Event Featuring FCC's Blair Levin, to Examine Proposed Repurposing of Broadcast Spectrum for Wireless Broadband

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -  With the release of the FCC's National Broadband Plan just a week away, and questions surrounding proposals to tap into TV broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband, Internet TV Network TV Worldwide (www.TVWorldwide.com) announced that it would feature a free live webcast debate on several of its Internet TV channels, including BroadbandUS TV (www.BroadbandUS.TV) to examine this controversial issue. The webcast debate will be held Wednesday, March 10, 2010 from 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET at TV Worldwide Studios near Washington, D.C. Click here for free Broadcast vs. Broadband Webcast Registration (http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/broadbandpolicy/100310/).

The interactive live webcast will feature Blair Levin, Executive Director of the FCC's Omnibus Broadband initiative, who will join hosts Jim Baller and Marty Stern to discuss the latest thinking on repurposing broadcast spectrum for wireless broadband as part of the National broadband Plan, and how the idea has evolved since it was raised in late 2009.

The program will also include a live, spirited discussion with broadband proponent Michael Calabrese of the New America Foundation, David L. Donovan of the Association for Maximum Service Television for the broadcast industry, and industry analyst Jeffrey S. Silva of Medley Global Advisors. The panel will also take questions from the online audience in this live, interactive event.  

This program is the second in a series of live broadband webcasts carried on TV Worldwide's recently-launched BroadbandUS TV (www.BroadbandUS.TV) Internet TV channel, being produced in association with K&L Gates and the Baller Herbst Law Group, and is a follow-on to February 12, 2010 webcast (http://www.tvworldwide.com/events/broadbandpolicy/100212/) on the latest funding round of the Broadband Stimulus which generated strong industry interest and attendance. BroadbandUS TV is dedicated to providing interesting, stimulating and balanced video programming relevant to broadband policy and industry issues, and will feature upcoming events on the release of the National Broadband Plan and the Open Internet debate, as well as the near-term launch of its video blog.

"After the tremendous response we received for the first live webcast, which continues to grow archived traffic volume, we're anticipating an even bigger audience for this event and we're provisioning our servers to meet the demand across our channel constituencies," stated Dave Gardy, Chairman and CEO of TV Worldwide.

In addition to being carried on BroadbandUS TV, TV Worldwide will also feature the event on National League of Cities TV (www.NLCTV.org), TV MainStream (www.TVMainStream.com) for the digital media sector and FedEdTV, (www.FedEdTV.com), the network's federal channel.

About TV Worldwide

Founded in 1999, TV Worldwide (www.tvworldwide.com) developed the first Internet TV network of community-based Internet TV channels, primarily targeting niche professional communities ranging from the Maritime industry to the Digital Media sector. Known by many in the industry as Intelligent Internet TV, Fortune 500 companies, 27 federal government agencies, and numerous International associations including the National Association of Broadcasters, utilize TV Worldwide's live and archived state-of-the art video streaming content applications and Internet TV channels. In recognition of the company's unique achievements in new media, TV Worldwide was selected by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) to webcast the Daytime Emmy Awards and the Emmy awards for Technology and Engineering 2007 through 2009. CEO Dave Gardy has been honored by Streaming Media Magazine in 2008 as one of the 25 Most Influential People in Streaming Media. Mr. Gardy also currently serves as the President of the International Webcasting Association (IWA) (www.webcasters.org).

About National League of Cities TV
NLCTV, (www.NLCTV.org), the National League of Cities' internet-based TV channel with programming for and about cities and towns, provides live and taped web cast coverage of NLC conferences and other events important to cities including video content on successful programs, lessons learned, and best practices.

About K&L Gates LLP
K&L Gates LLP comprises 1,800 lawyers who practice in 33 offices located on three continents: Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene, Taipei and Washington. K&L Gates represents capital markets participants and leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions and philanthropic organizations. Our practice is robustly a full market practice -- at once regional, national and international in scope -- and it is cutting edge, complex, and dynamic.

About the Baller Herbst Law Group
The Baller Herbst Law Group, P.C. has a national law practice based in Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis, MN. The Firm public and private entities in Washington and in more than 37 states on a broad range of network development, regulatory, administrative, legislative and judicial matters involving broadband, telecommunications, cable, and other communications matters.

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