Herigstad to deliver nextMEDIA keynote

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TORONTO -- Interactive TV pioneer Dale Herigstad will deliver the keynote speech at nextMEDIA, the Banff World Television Festival's upcoming new media conference, it was announced Thursday.

Herigstad, chief creative officer of Los Angeles-based Schematic, will address Banff delegates June 10, offering insights on advanced navigation systems for interactive TV, whether on broadband networks or other emerging wireless media.

"Dale Herigstad's vision, creative insights and keen understanding of the user experience are useful not only for new media executives but also for broadcasters navigating the murky waters of media convergence as well as for producers working to find new ways to create and distribute content," said Mark Greenspan, nextMEDIA executive producer.

Schematic has developed interactive TV solutions for clients including ABC, Microsoft, Turner, Sony and Starz.

NextMEDIA will run June 8-10 in the Canadian Rockies, just ahead of the June 10-13 Banff World Television Festival.

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