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TELCAST and earthTV continues its growth

Telcast Media GroupTelcast Media Group, the Munich based international television/multiplatform/programme and technology company, continues to grow, despite the adverse economic conditions that are affecting media companies around the globe. The group includes the wholly owned subsidiary earth television network, the umbrella for earthTV and www.earthTV.com. It has announced a raft of senior appointments.

Tim Meyer-Ricks joins Telcast International as Executive Producer/Senior Manager Business Development; Angelika Stebbings is to be Senior Sales Manager; Saskia Ewald LL.M is responsible for Business and Legal Affairs.

In a separate move Director of Sales and Marketing Florian Lormes is promoted to Deputy Head of New Media across the Telecast Media Group.

Thomas Hohenacker, founder and President of the Group, comments, “2008 has been another important year in the evolution of the Telcast Media Group. We have signed major International deals with, for example, National Geographic and SABC; our ground-breaking True Reality format has given birth to series such as The Family and TakeawayLive; our global camera network continues to expand and earthTV and www.earthtv.com (where people can watch the world live) has blossomed into a 24/7 multi-dimensional multi-channel global success story.

EarthTV live webcam mountain views of the Dolomites   EarthTV live webcam worldwide city views Honolulu

Our unique formats combined with Telcast’s ground breaking technological advances allow us to develop must see, cost effective, in-demand television. I am delighted to announce the list of new appointments which will add both weight and experience to our already dynamic management team.”

Florian Lormes who joined the company in the previous year as Director of Sales and Marketing for earthTV becomes Deputy Head of New Media across the Group. This will empower him to build on the success he has made in developing portal opportunities and bringing online partners and advertisers to the new multi channel earthTV.

Tim Meyer-Ricks, Executive Producer/Senior Manager for Business Development. Tim Meyer-Ricks began his professional career as an Editor and Producer at Cologne children’s TV station Super RTL before being promoted to coordinate Programming and Marketing and Cross Media Project Manager.

Tim Meyer-Ricks joins Telcast from EM Entertainment GmbH where he was Head of New Business Development. He takes responsibility for all True Reality productions including casting, budget control, creating production teams, content generation and delivery. Tim will also look to develop new formats, pilots and international marketing of Telcast’s product.

Angelika Stebbings Senior Sales Manager. She will focus on earthTV and 3D. Angelika Stebbings has considerable international sales experience and success at senior level with companies such as EM. Entertainment Munich; Greenlight Media AG, Berlin; Kirch Media,Taurus Film and Peppermint GmbH.

Saskia Ewald LL.M, Business and Legal Affairs. Reporting directly to Chief Financial Officer Dirk Wolf, Saskia Ewald was previously responsible for Business and Legal Affairs at film production company Blue Eyes Film &Television GmbH and Co KG. She holds university degrees from Universities in Munich (LMU) and Siena (Italy) and Buckingham (LL.M., UK) and has worked in Munich, Berlin, Milan (Italy), Paris (France) and Toronto (Ontario, Canada). Since 2001 she is a member of the Munich Chamber of Lawyers.

Note to editors: TELCAST, founded by President and CEO Thomas M. Hohenacker in 1985, is one of the leading independent television distribution and production companies in Germany. TELCAST´s clients include broadcasters in over 50 countries. TELCAST’s earth television network is described by one client as ‘the biggest TV production studio in the world’.

TELCAST is at the forefront of technological innovation allowing clients to create unique branded entertainment and reality formats and making the company the world’s major LIVE television company. TELCAST’s unique Double Cam2 is the world’s first wearable television studio.

TELCAST’sTrue Reality offers clients advanced decentralized easy access television studios and earthTV [see below] offers the world. www.EarthTV.com will build on its growing network of 80 remote controlled cameras around the world to include new geo-content to chart the environmental path of the planet from communities, families, cities, glaciers, coral reefs and wildlife refuges.

Each camera will be its own channel and offer the consumer the chance to plug live into the life of the planet as it happens.

earthTV is the most successful daily LIVE programme out of Europe, reaching over 2 billion Television viewers in 200 countries – available in any language and station design, delivering LIVE footage from cities around the world every hour, 24 times per day.

EarthTV live webcam mountain views worldwide cities Venice     EarthTV live webcam worldwide city views Seattle

earthTV’s spectacular 90 seconds LIVE programming airs on more than 60 TV channels around the world, including SBS Australia, The Weather Channel Australia, TV NZ 7, ART, TVB Hong Kong, Cable TV, NDTV, SABC2 South Africa, ABS-CBN, Al Arabiya (MBC Middle East), Orbit, Al Jazeera International, SaudiTV, TV 3 Malaysia, Bahrain TV, Metro TV Indonesia, Weather Channel China (Huafeng Group), Q Channel, MCOT Thailand, Astro Indonesia, Eyepress Hong Kong, NHK Japan, True TV Thailand, TV Maldives, YTN, Al Hurra, NBN, JordanTV, N24, Pro7, LCI, NRK, Inter TV, France2,MTV Hungary, Antena 3, Center TV, Skai TV, Center TV, Showplus Turkey, The Money Channel, Romania, The Weather Channel USA, as well as with Mobile Providers like Mobitel, ABS-CBN Interactive (Philippines), and on Broadband e.g. PCCW, NationalGeographic, Blinx.com, You Tube, wetter.com, MyVideo, Welt Online and even Airport TV – City Airport Train Vienna.

www.telcast-group.tv
www.earthTV.com

Contacts
Evelyn Dathe, PR & Marketing Manager, TELCAST Media Group GmbH, T +49 89 208 06 770, F +49 89 208 06
606, evelyn.dathe@telcast-group.tv or Stephen Roberts at Roberts Laurence, T: + 44 (0) 1780 460777, email robertslaurence@mac.com



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