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Future Media Concepts to Launch C4-Sports in July 2006

Presenting a Showcase of Technologies for Capturing, Managing, and Delivering Sports Content Future Media Concepts, in partnership with C4-Events, is launching the first electronic media trade show dedicated wholly to sports technology. To be held July 17-19 in Las Vegas, C4-Sports will focus on the four most critical components of sports technology: content, convergence, communications, and competition.

"Sports today rely on technology not only to improve the performance of the athlete, team, or organization, but also to greatly enhance the experience of fans, wherever and however they're watching a sporting event," said Gene Sanders, general manager of C4-Events. "C4-Sports will host decision-makers from across the industry -- professional and collegiate sports teams, sports media experts in production, editing, content creation, and distribution, and IT and communication professionals from sporting arenas, stadiums, and facilities. They will explore state-of-the-art media technology solutions designed to improve performance, create revenue-generating opportunities, and increase profits."

The opportunity to distribute and receive content has never been greater, and C4-Sports will showcase the most valuable technology tools for every athletic and multimedia budget. Whether on a field, court, mountain, or under water, technology is used to analyze performances in real-time, after the contest, and in preparation for future events. C4-Sports will serve as a dynamic showcase for how electronic media technology can improve the presentation of sports content for all audiences -- whether they are watching in the stands, at the computer, in front of the TV, or on mobile devices. It will also serve to demonstrate the ways athletes, teams, and organizations can make better use of media technology in training and in competition.

"We are very excited to be part of this innovative event, and will be hosting a new sports technology training program," said Ben Kozuch, president and co-founder of Future Media Concepts and the conference chair. "C4-Sports creates an opportunity to show the sports industry how cutting-edge media technology will improve the way content is created by professionals and enjoyed by fans. Our combination of technical sessions, management sessions, and panels will provide the ideal training environment for everyone in sports media."

For more information or to register online, please visit http://www.c4-sports.com

Future Media Concepts (FMC) is a leading producer of education-rich conferences and expositions for the production and post-production industries. FMC conferences feature cutting-edge training on digital editing, motion graphics, sound design, web development, digital photography, 3D animation, and video production techniques, as well as industry trends like HD and Podcasting. FMC conferences are objective and taught by certified trainers, power users, and published authors. For more information please visit: http://www.fmctraining.com

C4-Events is a premier source for event management and production. All C4-Events shows, conferences, and seminars are developed to deliver the highest level of performance -- with explosive results. More information about C4-Events is available online at http://www.c4-sports.com