Banff World Television Festival and nextMEDIA announce Malcolm Wall, Chief Executive Officer, Content Division for Virgin Media to deliver the Banff/nextMEDIA Crossover Keynote

    TORONTO, March 13 /CNW/ - The Banff World Television Festival and
nextMEDIA announced today that Malcolm Wall, Chief Executive Officer, Content
Division for Virgin Media will deliver the Banff/nextMEDIA Crossover Keynote
address to Banff and nextMEDIA delegates attending this year's events. Mr.
Wall's Keynote address will be delivered to delegates on Sunday June 8, 2008.
    "We are truly honoured to announce Malcolm Wall as a Crossover Keynote,"
commented Executive Director Jennifer Harkness. "Mr. Wall is a dynamic and
visionary industry leader who will provide great insight to our both BANFF and
nextMEDIA delegates. This is a one of the many ways in which we are
integrating the nextMEDIA and BANFF audiences this year."
    Malcolm Wall joined Virgin Media as Chief Executive Officer of Content in
2006 and is responsible for the day to day running of the Company's content
    Prior to joining Virgin Media, Malcolm was Chief Operating Officer at
United Business Media where he managed the company's business publishing, news
distribution and market research businesses as well as being on the board of
Channel Five.
    He was Chief Executive Officer of United Broadcasting and Entertainment
Ltd, the division of United Business Media responsible for the management of
television and consumer internet businesses, and before joining United
Broadcasting and Entertainment Ltd, Malcolm held a variety of senior
management positions at broadcasters including Granada Television, Anglia
Television, and Southern Television.

    The Banff World Television Festival is a not-for-profit event produced by
Achilles Media Ltd., an international events management company serving the
television and digital media industries. Achilles Media Ltd. events include:
History Makers: International Summit of History & Current Affairs Producers,
nextMEDIA events, Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) and NATPE Mobile++.
    For more information, visit The Banff World
Television Festival takes place June 8-11 amid the spectacular Canadian
Rockies at the Fairmont Banff Springs in Alberta, Canada. To register, please
visit nextMEDIA takes place June 6-8 at the Fairmont Banff
Springs. To register, please visit

    Virgin Media is an innovative and pioneering UK entertainment and
communications business. For the first time consumers can get everything they
need from one company - the UK's only quad play of TV, broadband, phone and
mobile plus the most advanced TV on demand service available, the UK's first
high definition TV service and V+, our high specification personal video
recorder. Virgin Media is the UK's largest residential broadband provider, the
largest virtual mobile network operator and the second largest provider of pay
TV and home phone. Virgin Media owns two content businesses - Virgin Media
Television (VMTV) and sit-up. VMTV owns seven entertainment channels -
Virgin1, Living, Living 2, Bravo, Bravo 2, Challenge, and Trouble - and is a
50% partner in UKTV which consists of nine channels including Dave, UKTV Gold
and UKTV History. sit-up runs retail TV channels bid tv, price-drop tv and
speed auctiontv. Virgin Media is the largest Virgin company in the world and
has almost 10 million customers. To find out more visit

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