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Broadcast Asia 05 to incorporate ComGraph & Animation

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MUMBAI: Broadcast Asia, one of Asia's biggest electronic media shows, will have a special thrust on animation and gaming this year.

Broadcast Asia, organised by Singapore Exhibition Services, coupled with Communic Asia witnessed footfalls from more than 13,500 industry professionals from over 69 countries across the world last year and had 844 companies exhibiting their products. This year the show incorporates ComGraphics & Animation 2005 as well.

Speaking to Indiantelevision.com, SES CEO Stephen Tan stated, "Digital technology is the magic word due to which graphics and animation are now moving beyond just the console and PC. This year we have incorporated ComGraphics & Animation 2005 as part of the Broadcast Asia show. As part of ComGraph & Animation, a select panel from across Asia will analyse and discuss the latest trends and techniques in animation and gaming"

Earlier, addressing a press conference, the SES CEO drew attention to the fact that electronic media was growing in all directions and even though the name Broadcast Asia implied traditional media (television), the show now included exhibitors and visitors from across platforms such as mobile, console etc. "Not only do we have technology majors and hardware vendors but also a growing number of software and content creators are becoming part of the annual event" said Tan. "The trade exhibitions are not only for the technology majors but also for the mid sized and smaller companies looking to expand business" he added.

Some Facts & Figures

-Last year Broadcast Asia and Communic Asia had exhibitors from more than 45 countries and had 10 National groups from countries like US, Italy, China, Korea, UK, Germany, France etc.

-Out of the 13,600 visitors last year more than 7,600 were from overseas.

-The total number of Indian companies exhibiting this year are 35 of which only 6 are to exhibit at Broadcast and 29 for Communic.

- 38% of visitors in 04 were from technical and engineering

- ComGraph & Animation 2005 has around 42 exhibiting companies.

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