SMPTE Names Penton Media Silver Level Media Partner For 2012 Annual Technology Conference & Exhibition


Broadcast Engineering publisher to sponsor pre-eminent Society event in Hollywood

SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition ● 22 - 25 October ● Hollywood ●


White Plains, NY, 2 August 2012 – The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the media, entertainment, communications, and technology industries, today announced that Penton Media, a leading, independent, and business-to-business media company and the publisher of Broadcast Engineeringmagazine, will serve as a Silver Level Media Partner for the SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition to be held 23 - 25 October 2012 in Hollywood, California, USA. Registration for the conference is now available at

Broadcast Engineering is one of the most respected publications in the motion-imaging industry and a great example of how Penton Media brings together industry experts dedicated to providing the critical insights and analyses companies need amid a shifting digital media landscape,” said SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. “We are delighted to welcome the company as a Silver Level Media partner for the SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition.”

A science-based and noncommercial event, the SMPTE 2012 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition is the pre-eminent gathering of motion-imaging scientists, researchers, engineers, and business decision makers and is emblematic of the leadership role that the Society is taking to drive standards that will accelerate industry expansion and business success across the broadcast, broadband, cinema, and IT industries. 

This year includes an additional pre-conference symposium – High Frame Rates for Digital Cinema – focused on this timely topic given the pending release of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit.  The SMPTE Symposium will be held on Monday 22 October 2012. 

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