Event being held November 30-December 1 in L.A.

The 2005 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo, organized by VNU Expositions and being held at the Hyatt Regency Century City Plaza in L.A., will feature keynote speakers Christie Hefner (chairman/CEO of Playboy Enterprises), Tom Rogers (CEO/president of TiVo, Inc), Susan Whiting (president/CEO of Nielsen Media Research) and Hugh Panero (president/CEO of XM Radio).

"We are excited to have such industry luminaries...keynote our show. Their industry expertise will provide invaluable insight to the attendees and are a driving force behind the direction of the digital entertainment industry," said Andrew Kraft, show director for VNU Expositions digital media & entertainment group, in a statement.

Other featured speakers at the two-day event, being held November 30-December 1, include industry leaders such as Gregg Spiridellis (CEO of Jib Jab), David Goodman (president of marketing for Infinity Broadcasting), Courtney Holt (head of new media & strategic marketing for Interscope Geffen A&M Records), Stacy Jolna (senior VP/GM of TV Guide Television Group), Ric Harris (head of new media for NBC Universal), Thomas Hesse (president of global digital business group for Sony BMG Music Entertainment), Andrew Susman (president/CEO of Studio One Networks), Cyriac Roeding (VP of wireless for CBS Television Digital Media), Cuneo Paula (senior manager of corporate alliances & business development for Activision, Inc.), Jay Frank (head of programming and label relations for Yahoo! Music), and Steve Lanzano (executive VP/GM for Media Planning Group).

The Digital Media & Entertainment Expo is sponsored by three of VNU's leading publications, Adweek Magazines (including Adweek, Mediaweek and Brandweek), Billboard Magazine and the Hollywood Reporter, in addition to Nielsen Entertainment and Digital Media Wire. More than 1500 entertainment and media leaders are expected to attend the two-day exposition, conference and awards. The focus will be on technological, strategic, legal and marketing issues in the digital tv, video, music, advertising and new vehicles spaces.

Leading executives from Electronic Arts, Universal Music Group eLabs, Current TV, Initiative, m-Qube, GoldPocket Interactive, Starcom, Zenith Media, Heavy, Inc., EMI Music, Ibiquity, Gotuit, iMesh, Reverb, Sprint Nextel, Twelve Horses, PodShow and WildTangent will also participate.

Visit www.demxpo.com for updated information on the conference and event.