World Telemedia Amsterdam
By Paul
World Telemedia Amsterdam To Host Online Gaming Summit

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Sports Network) – World Telemedia, the

twice-yearly conference and exhibition for the online premium

entertainment and information services industry, today announced that

Online Gaming will be the focus of the three day show when it arrives

in Amsterdam April 17th-19th. Mickey Charles, CEO and President of

The Sports Network, has agreed to present the keynote address at the

conference. Mr. Charles will also be chairing four in-depth panel

sessions specifically devoted to Online Gaming issues.

Toby Padgham, Managing Director of The Network for Online Commerce,

the telemedia industry’s global trade association, and organisers of

the World Telemedia show, welcomed the opportunity to have Mr.

Charles as the keynote speaker and chairman at this time and

indicated that a closer relationship was being discussed between

World Telemedia and The Sports Network for future conferences. “The

time is right to do this,” he said. “For the past fourteen years, the

World Telemedia show has had an unerring ability to focus on where

money is being made in online entertainment. Europe’s telemedia SMS

ring tone phenomenon is just the latest example. Mickey Charles

clearly recognises, as do we, the outstanding potential of sports and

gambling to make mobile revenues explode. As one of the most sought

after speakers in the world on topics of the Internet, technology,

content, gaming, gambling solutions, wireless applications and still

more, we just had to have him speak at our show.”

“World Telemedia attracts entrepreneurs,” added Mickey Charles. “The

successful ones have years of experience providing online services

using telephone and credit card billing - experience which a good

many of the mobile networks lack. No other conference that I know of

presently can bring all these service providers and network operators

together as well to hear the message that sports and/or gambling are

the likely killer applications in the mobile world today. The Sports

Network has always looked beyond the short term. We believe that when

Online Gaming meets Telemedia SMS in Amsterdam the impact will make

World Telemedia into one of the key events on the international

conference calendar.”

The conference and exhibition will be at the Golden Tulip Grand Hotel

Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, from 17th to 19th April.

About the Network for Online Commerce

NOC is a global not-for-profit trade association for companies

involved in the provision of online entertainment and information

services, with offices in London and Amsterdam. Members can form

Special Interest Groups, which they run themselves, and the executive

committee (EXECOM) is elected by members at meetings timed to

coincide with World Telemedia events. The secretariat’s key aims are

recruitment and diversification of the membership base, provision of

high-grade business intelligence to members, facilitation of

introductions, liaison with appropriate regulatory authorities world

wide, promotion of ethical online commerce, protection of minors.

About The Sports Network

The Sports Network is the nation's foremost international real-time

sports wire service furnishing a plethora of content on a 24/7 basis

using state-of-the-art technology. This data includes, but is not

limited to, scores, trends, analysis, news, features, statistics, pre

and post-game reports, box scores, historical data, Las Vegas odds

updates, and very much more. Among its clients are Fox Sports

National/Regional, Cox Interactive, Tribune Media, Knight-Ridder,

Lexis*Nexis, Comtex, Yellow Brix, Screaming Media, Mutual

Broadcasting, CanWest Interactive (Canada), Bloomberg Financial,

Comcast, Dallas Morning News, New York Times/Post & Daily News,

Houston Chronicle, Denver Post, Sunshine Network, Learfield

Communications, Media News, Media General and hundreds more. is one of the most accessed web sites on the

Internet and TSN currently brands sports pages for sites numbering in

excess of 500 while furnishing satellite transmitted data and online

transmission to a host of organizations domestically and


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