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MEDIA ALERT: Jaume Rey to Address CONTD Conference at University of Valencia

(PresseBox) (Wiesbaden, ) Panasonic PBITS today announced that its European Head of Business Unit, Professional & Broadcast Systems, Jaume Rey will be a keynote presenter at the Universitat de València CONTD Conference, a two-day event being held 26-27 May 2008 in València, Spain.

Mr. Rey will be presenting to industry leaders, professionals, and students on the topic of "HD Content in Europe" during a speech on Monday, 26 May 2008 at 18:00. The speech will include a Panasonic case study of a recent European HD project.

With the help of Panasonic's HPX500 P2 HD digital camcorder, Mr. Rey's speech, which is being delivered in Spanish, will be broadcast live on the official conference website at http://www.uv.es/contd.

The CONTD Conference brings together members of the audio-visual industry to discuss emerging digital technologies in today's television programming and the ever-expanding world of audio-visual communications. Presentations will be given by European broadcast industry professionals and will look at several topics including challenges in creating and delivering content for a changing audience; new forms of television; digital convergence; and filmmaking for digital television.

Panasonic is a Patrocinador (Gold Sponsor) of CONTD. An English summary of Mr. Rey's speech will be available upon request after the conference. For further information, please contact

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Panasonic's Professional Broadcast and IT Systems Business Unit is part of Panasonic Audio Visual and Computer Systems Europe (PAVCSE), a division of Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH. The company is a leader in the development of video formats and core products for broadcast and professional AV, including camera-recorders, video recorders, monitors, and mixers. Panasonic's P2 systems provide the reliability of solid-state production with immediate connectivity to existing IT infrastructures, allowing for completely tapeless workflows. http://panasonic-broadcast.com.