Digital Entertainment World Conference to Launch in February

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A new conference and market devoted to digital entertainment will launch in February.

Three-day B2B event Digital Entertainment World, which will be held next year at Los Angeles’ Hyatt Regency Century Plaza from Feb. 18 to 20, allows TV, film, music, video and game content creators and owners to build infrastructure and technology partnerships.

“DEW is about the global ecosystem to monetize digital content from creation to distribution to consumer,” Ned Sherman, DEW creator and chair, and Digital Media Wire CEO, said in a press release.

DEW is a joint venture between DEW is a joint venture between IDG and Digital Media Wire. Its founding sponsors include NBCUniversal senior counselor for IP protection Rick Cotton, Ogilvy Entertainment president Doug Scott, Gannett chief digital officer David Payne, William Morris Endeavor head of digital Dan Porter, and Manatt Digital Media Ventures CEO Peter Csathy.

DEW will showcase almost 300 speakers in over 100 sessions, including five discussions featuring executives from the leading entertainment, media and technology companies about the state of the digital union; media and publishing; the TV, film and video businesses; the music business; and the games business.

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