Streaming Media Program to Expand at InfoComm 04, Announce ICIA, Primedia Business

Largest Pro-AV Tradeshow to Feature Second Annual Streaming Media Production Pavilion

FAIRFAX, VA, December 16, 2003 - Reflecting a growing interest worldwide in using the Internet to distribute video footage, the International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®) and Primedia's Sound & Video Contractor, Video Systems and SRO magazines announce the second annual Streaming Media Production Pavilion at InfoComm, aimed at exploring the latest in the streaming media and presentation technologies for the professional audiovisual communications systems industry.

The InfoComm 2004 exhibition will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta June 9 - 11, while the conference extends June 5 -11, 2004.

The pavilion, a growing element of the InfoComm Exhibit Floor, will feature products, services and technologies within the streaming media and presentation markets. Almost a dozen hour -long panel sessions will also be presented over the three days of the show, led by Primedia industry authority Stephen Porter. Porter has been covering video, graphics, and digital content creation technologies and applications for more than 15 years. The sessions will cover trends and technologies in:

 Distance learning
 Webcasting from the desktop
 Video production process
 Network fundamentals
 Monetizing your Web stream
 Creating rich media presentations
 Streaming for K -12
 Streaming DVD or HD -quality video
 Using on demand streaming for corporate communication.

In addition, the production and broadcast of the Show's daily streaming media features and highlights will be located in the InfoComm ICTV Studio within the Streaming Media Production Pavilion.

"Streaming technology is much in demand as a business trend, combining the ubiquitous nature of two of today's technologies - the Internet backbone with video content," said Randal A. Lemke, Ph.D., Executive Director of ICIA. "InfoComm, as the electronics systems show for presentation and communication customers worldwide, is a natural environment for the display and mass distribution of content, and we're pleased that Primedia is proactive in creating this platform for streaming media at InfoComm."

"We look forward to producing the Streaming Media Production Pavilion at InfoComm 2004," noted Publisher Jeff Victor. "After a successful pavilion launch in 2003, our team of industry experts is eager to further educate attendees on the latest developments in these emerging arenas."

Video Systems, providing information on professional video technology; Sound & Video Contractor, an important resource for systems contractors, integrators, designers, and consultants; and SRO, targeted to staging and rental professionals and the meeting/event planners they serve, are all published by PRIMEDIA Business Magazines & Media.

For information about pavilion sponsorships, including advertising in the Streaming Media Production Pavilion supplement in the Annual InfoComm Preview, contact Peter Johnson at (800) 225 -0899 or email him at: For information about exhibiting, contact John Woodstock at 703 -273 -7200x311 or email him at:

About PRIMEDIA Business Magazines & Media
PRIMEDIA Business Magazines & Media is a leading producer of targeted publications, Web sites and exhibitions that bring sellers together with qualified buyers. It consists of more than 70 publications, 130 Web sites, approximately 100 e -mail newsletters, more than 20 trade shows and more than 450 directories and books that serve professionals in 20 market sectors including: Agribusiness, Communications, Electrical & Public Services, Entertainment, Marketing and Transportation. More information about the company can be found at:

PRIMEDIA is a leading targeted media company in the United States, with positions in consumer and business -to -business markets. PRIMEDIA's properties deliver content via print as well as video, the Internet and live events and offer highly effective advertising and marketing solutions in some of the most sought after niche markets. With 2002 sales from continuing businesses of $1.5 billion, PRIMEDIA is a leading special interest magazine publisher in the U.S. with more than 250 titles. PRIMEDIA's well -known brands include Motor Trend, Automobile, Fly Fisherman, Power & Motoryacht, Creating Keepsakes, Ward's Auto World, Registered Rep., Snowboarder, Stereophile, PHOTOgraphic and Folio. The company is also a leading publisher and distributor of free consumer guides, including Apartment Guides. PRIMEDIA Television's leading brand is the Channel One Network and About is one of the largest sources of original content on the Internet. PRIMEDIA's stock symbol is NYSE: PRM.

About ICIA
The International Communications Industries Association, Inc.® (ICIA®) is the premier trade association for the professional audiovisual communications industry. ICIA is the founder of InfoComm, the conference and trade exposition for audiovisual communications professionals who come to learn about the latest technologies and available services as well as new and alternative applications. ICIA also co -founded with CEDIA and NSCA the Integrated Systems Events in Europe, China and Singapore. ICIA serves its worldwide membership as the pre -eminent provider of education, training and certification. More information is available at Registration for InfoComm 04 will be available in late January 04.

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