BroadcastAsia2005, the premier electronic media show in Asia, organised by
Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), today announced that the show is on its way
to another successful run. Industry big-wigs such as Avid, Barco, Canopus,
Chyron, Dalet, Discreet, Fuji Koki, Homecast, Harris, Irdeto Access, Jutel,
Leitch Asia, Pinnacle, Quantel, Sennheiser, Tandberg TV and Vizrt have so far
confirmed their presence at this year’s show. SES expects more industry players
to come on board in the next few months, what with the positive outlook in the
global entertainment and media industry. In keeping with the times and evolution
of the broadcast industry, this year’s show will also see heavy emphasis on
computer graphics and animation, and features that promise to engage the
industry.

BroadcastAsia2005 will also see a rise in the number of exhibitors and
visitors in the computer graphics, animation and content creation space as
ComGraphics&Animation2005, featured within BroadcastAsia, is set to take centre
stage this year. This is in effort to stay in line with industry trends and the
robust outlook of the digital media and content creation industry in Singapore
and Asia. Analysts predict that the global animation and computer graphics
industry will be worth US$ 70 billion by 2008, and is expected to grow between1.9
per cent and 4.5 per cent per annum. Furthermore, Asia is expected to
increasingly contribute more to this revenue as the region steps up efforts to
become a media hub.

BroadcastAsia2005, the premier electronic media show in Asia, organised by
Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), today announced that the show is on its way
to another successful run.

Industry big-wigs such as Avid, Barco, Canopus, Chyron, Dalet, Discreet, Fuji
Koki, Homecast, Harris, Irdeto Access, Jutel, Leitch Asia, Pinnacle, Quantel,
Sennheiser, Tandberg TV and Vizrt have so far confirmed their presence at this
year’s show. SES expects more industry players to come on board in the next few
months, what with the positive outlook in the global entertainment and media
industry. In keeping with the times and evolution of the broadcast industry,
this year’s show will also see heavy emphasis on computer graphics and
animation, and features that promise to engage the industry.

PricewaterhouseCoopers projects that the global entertainment and media industry
spending will increase at a 6.3 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to
US$ 1.7 trillion in 2008. The industry’s positive momentum will be sparked by an
impressive 9.8 per cent CAGR for the Asia Pacific market, and globally by
improved economic conditions, the availability of new distribution channels, and
continued adoption of next-generation technologies.

BroadcastAsia2005 will also see a rise in the number of exhibitors and visitors
in the computer graphics, animation and content creation space as ComGraphics&Animation2005,
featured within BroadcastAsia, is set to take centre stage this year. This is in
effort to stay in line with industry trends and the robust outlook of the
digital media and content creation industry in Singapore and Asia. Analysts
predict that the global animation and computer graphics industry will be worth
US$ 70 billion by 2008, and is expected to grow between1.9 per cent and 4.5 per
cent per annum. Furthermore, Asia is expected to increasingly contribute more to
this revenue as the region steps up efforts to become a media hub.

“The major trend in the media industry is the shift to digital technology across
the value chain – from production and user interface to distribution and
storage. We constantly strive to make BroadcastAsia relevant to our exhibitors
and visitors, and this year is no exception. Our emphasis is on engaging the
industry and involving all parties in the latest in the electronic media,” said
Stephen Tan, Chief Executive, Singapore Exhibition Services.

Added Tan, “In line with industry trends and Singapore’s vision to become Asia’s
media marketplace and digital content hub, we have made ComGraphics&Animation a
focus of BroadcastAsia2005. With that, it is also our vision that the focus on
computer graphics and animation will open up new opportunities for Singapore to
become the media hub for the region.”

Complementing the exhibition’s focus is the Comgraph2005 Competition that pits
the creative talent of Asia Pacific’s digital artists and animators against one
another. Winning entries for the competition will be showcased at the Animation
Screening and Digital Art Exhibition during BroadcastAsia2005.

BroadcastAsia2005 promises to connect exhibitors and visitors, keeping them
closely in touch and updated with the latest in the electronic media industry.
In addition to the competition, highlights at this year’s show include the Asian
D-Cinema Summit (part of the BroadcastAsia2005 International Conference), the
XML International Masterclass, Vendor Tutorials and the Graphics, Animation &
Games Professional Day Conference, as well as the DC28 Meeting featuring
discussions between world experts, pioneers and prominent industry figures in
digital cinema. These exciting features are all part of the Digital Exchange Day
happening at BroadcastAsia2005.