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Companies wanting to capitalise on the convergent broadcast
communications market, can discover the way to maximise their return on
investment from delivering broadband services by visiting ECC 2001 &
Cable & Satellite MEDIACAST 2001. Europes premier broadband event for
2001 take place from the 21-23 May 2001 at the ExCeL Exhibition &
Conference Centre, London's brand new state-of-the-art exhibition venue.


The events both now in their 15th year, are designed specifically to
enable broadcasters, service providers, content owners and network
operators to select the right business model, the right mix of
applications, and the appropriate supporting technology, to enable them
to fully exploit convergence.

The events contain many key elements to satisfy the hunger for
information and expertise of companies launching enhanced TV and
broadband services. Together they provide a focused exhibition, a
comprehensive free seminar programme, the Convergence Summit and
exciting feature areas. Features include, Home Networking Area, Web
Café, plus BROADBAND Bistro demonstrating broadband services and

Over 300 companies will be exhibiting at ECC and MEDIACAST including
broadband cable, satellite, xDSL, digital broadcasting and wireless
solutions. These companies will be demonstrating the technologies and
services which are enabling companies to launch new digital services,
niche channels, personal TV and rich media content.

The FREE comprehensive seminar programme will offer over 70 seminars by
technical experts & senior commercial executives, providing a 'one-stop'
learning centre. The programme of seminars has become essential for
anyone who wants to fully understand the opportunities to fully exploit
the potential of high speed Broadband Access, Digital and Interactive

The Convergence Summit will deliver the vision of world class speakers
on the strategic issues of making money from the convergence in
broadband communications.

Visitors to the ECC & MEDIACAST events will be able to compare the
latest developments in personal TV, video streaming, e-cinema, on-line
gaming, VOD, PPV, webcasting, broadband Internet, sophisticated
Interactive TV, and all forms of digital commerce (e-, m- & t-commerce)
in a "hands on" environment. The core audience will continue to include
Network Operators & TV Service Providers (satellite, DTT and cable);
Telcos; Programmers & Information Providers; Distributors; and
Manufacturers. Many new players who are establishing themselves in the
market have also recognised the benefits of visiting the events

· ISPs seeking broadband carriage and technology to launch new services.

· Potential new service providers such as virtual network operators, GSM
operators and commcos.

· Owners of content who are seeking new distribution opportunities
including Webcasting.

· New broadband content providers such as games developers.

· Providers of on line services such as banking, shopping, gambling, all
seeking distribution over multiple digital platforms.

· Major brand merchants who need to decide which are most appropriate
platforms to utilise in order to promote themselves from the myriad
opportunities presented by new media.

Europe's premier broadband convergence event is being held in the best
possible venue ExCeL designed to be the most prestigious and innovative
exhibition centre in Europe.

ExCeL has been designed to be the event venue at the hub of UK Comms,
with a direct Fibre link to Tele House the UKs distribution hub for the
Internet, video and satellite communications.

ExCeL ensures that ECC and MEDIACAST have the best communications links
of any UK exhibition. NTL is a partner in the ExCeL Venue and have
integrated ExCeL directly into their main network giving ExCeL the full
redundancy capacity of the main NTL network. Via the NTL network ExCeL
is able to directly link to NTLs satellite farm.

Hailed as Europe's first truly smart venue, ExCeL has a sophisticated IT
and comms infrastructure to ensure that visitors and exhibitors enjoy
convenient business connectivity at all times. With internet kiosks, web
connectivity, hot desks, web connected hot desks, a sophisticated in-
house business centre and mobile business units, visitors will be able
to stay in touch with their offices, customers and suppliers whilst
attending the shows at ExCeL.

Another huge benefit is direct access for international visitors, as
just 5 minutes from London City Airport with its 250 flights daily to 28
European cities.

There is plentiful accommodation around the immediate area, with
numerous hotels situated at St Katherine's Dock, Canary Wharf and closer
to the West End.

ExCeL's central location also has great transport connections whether
travelling by rail, road or air, no other venue offers such excellent
national and international access. Served by its own station connecting
to London's underground system, ExCeL is only 20 minutes journey time
from the West End.

For event information or tickets access the Internet on


Press contact: Neil Stinchcombe

Tel: +44 (0)20 8449 829 1007


Exhibition Contact: Neil Cook

Tel: +44 (0)20 8910 7719


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