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March 12, 2010

Media Technology Expert Shelly Palmer to Speak at NAB Show Technology Luncheon

WASHINGTON -- Shelly Palmer, TV host, author and media technology commentator, will speak at the NAB Show Technology Luncheon held Wednesday, April 14 in the Las Vegas Hilton. During the Luncheon, sponsored by LG Electronics, Palmer will discuss the sociological and technological forces that are reshaping the future of traditional media.

Palmer is the host of "Digital Life with Shelly Palmer," a weekly television show that airs on WNBC-TV New York, about living and working in a digital world. He also produces and hosts "MediaBytes," an online daily news show that features a unique take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. Known for his insightful commentary on the technology issues of today, Palmer's years of experience in the media industry include serving as the patented inventor of the underlying technology that created Enhanced Television for ABC, an application used in programming like "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" and "Monday Night Football."

A renowned author and journalist, Palmer is a weekly columnist for the Jack Myers Media Business Report, The Huffington Post, and is a technology commentator for In 2008, Palmer released the updated version of his 2006 book, titled Television Disrupted: The Transition from Network to Networked TV (2nd Edition), a book that describes the technological, economic, and sociological forces that are changing the television industry.

Currently, Palmer serves as both the managing director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC, an industry-leading advisory and business development firm, and president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in New York. An established composer, Palmer was awarded the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' (ASCAP) prestigious Film and Television Music Award for ABC's hit series "Spin City" in 1997.

As previously announced, the Technology Luncheon will also feature the presentation of the NAB Engineering Achievement Awards, given this year to Steve Church, founder and CEO of Telos Systems; and Mark Richer, president of the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC).

About the 2010 NAB Show
The NAB Show will take place 10-15 April, 2010 in Las Vegas (exhibits open 12 April). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. Complete details are available at

News media registration is now available online. Click here to register as press for the NAB Show.

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