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London, 12 April 2007 - The latest investment trends and strategic developments in the media industry will be at the top of the agenda when leading deal makers meet in London on May 9, for Europe’s first dedicated media finance networking hub (www.tmtfinance.com/mf07).

Companies represented at MediaFinance 2007 include: BBC, BSkyB, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Dresdner Kleinwort, Fitch Ratings, Global Media, Goetz Partners, Huveaux PLC, Illumina Digital, Ingenious Media, Johnston Press, JP Morgan, Liberty Global International, Linklaters, MediaFinance, PwC, Rothschild, Premiere, Shine Ltd., Texas Pacific Capital Group, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, YouGov and Zanox.

Financial trends to be discussed by the world class line up of speakers - including Tim Bowdler, CEO, Johnston Press, Wolfram Winter, MD, Premiere Sky, Luke Bradley-Jones, Chief Strategy Officer, BBC and Konstantine Urban, General Partner, Holtzbrinck Ventures - include horizontal and vertical consolidation across sectors, cross border M&A and the impact of private equity super funds on the media landscape.

Strategic issues will include the impact of disruptive technologies on traditional media, managing the digital transition across publishing and broadcasting, making the most out of multi-channel commerce and the case for and against online pure plays in both content and commerce. Our panels of experts will also give a health check on all the major media markets plus the capital markets crucial to media deals.

MediaFinance 2007 will have sessions to various sectors including broadcasting, publishing, new media and digital marketing and ecommerce. Attendees at this rich networking event include senior executives of a media businesses, TMT investment bankers, media law practices, deal intermediaries, private equity, venture capital and other fund advisors.

The event is being held at 4 Hamilton Place, Mayfair, London on May 9 and builds on the success of Telecom Finance 2007, which in just two years has established itself as the premier brand for telecoms executives and deal makers in the EMEA region and has been described as ‘The Davos of Telecom Finance.’ The event is researched and organised by Media Finance magazine and the consultancy, BroadGroup.

Further at www.tmtfinance.com/mf07. Early bird offer ends April 27

For more information contact: Rebecca Jones / VP Communications / 020 8964 0260

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