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Thought Equity Motion’s CEO to Speak on the College Sports Video Summit Panel, Tale of the Tape: Building an Archival Strategy

DENVER, May. 18, 2010—Thought Equity Motion, Inc.—the world leader in digitizing, delivering and monetizing video content—announced today the company’s CEO and Founder Kevin Schaff will be speaking at the College Sports Video Summit, a conference focusing on the latest advancements for collegiate sports video departments, taking place June 8 – 9, 2010 in Atlanta, GA (The Westin Peachtree Plaza). Schaff will be participating in the “Tale of the Tape: Building an Archival Strategy” panel at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday June 9, 2010.

During the session, Schaff and his fellow panelists will address the tremendous potential of sports video content and how next-generation publishing models are unlocking new value in both archive and broadcast contexts. Schaff will discuss how video is moving beyond mere digitization to new “smart content” models that enable searchable databases that can be made accessible to consumers, digital content producers and publishers. As an example, Schaff and Greg Weitekamp, director of broadcasting at the NCAA, will talk about this year’s launch of the ground-breaking NCAA Vault—a searchable and shareable “moment-based” video archive of the last decade’s Sweet Sixteen® championship games—and offer first year key learnings and metrics.

“I’m excited to participate on this panel and discuss how new technologies and consumer behaviors are enabling collegiate sports rights holders to drive new value from their video assets,” said Kevin Schaff, CEO and founder of Thought Equity Motion. “We’ll talk about how new video publishing models, such as the NCAA Vault, are leveraging social media, community sites, and syndication models to connect to content, blogs, and fan conversations across the web ecosystem.”

“As a leading expert in the rights development space, we think Kevin will add valuable insight on this panel,” said Tom Buffolano, conference chairman, College Sports Video Summit. “I think attendees will learn a great deal from how the NCAA and Thought Equity Motion have collaborated across the video value chain on everything from preservation, storage, and next generation publishing models. I think there will be some great takeaways that come out of Kevin and Greg’s discussion about the NCAA Vault as well.”

For media inquiries, please contact Abby Lurie at or 720.382.2890. For more information on Thought Equity Motion, visit For more information on the College Sports Video Summit, visit

About Thought Equity Motion
Founded in 2003, Thought Equity Motion, Inc. is the world leader in digitizing, delivering and monetizing high-quality video content. Through its advanced platform, the company provides Managed Services for media companies and content rights holders, as well as Content Services for creatives, publishers and producers.

Thought Equity Motion works with the world’s leading media rights holders to provide a suite of Managed Services, which includes asset management, digitization, backup, metadata management, curation and delivery. Its Content Services include sports licensing, API-driven Contextual Media feeds, newswires and stock footage. Through these services, Thought Equity Motion enables leading-edge video uses, such as digital media vaults and production through metadata. Thought Equity Motion drives monetization for its media partners by making their news, sports, entertainment and creative footage accessible to digital content producers in advertising, marketing, film, television, online/broadband and education.

Video from Thought Equity Motion’s unparalleled library is seen globally every day in film, television, the Internet, digital signage, and other emerging applications. The company’s media partners include BBC Motion Gallery, NBC News, Paramount Pictures, MGM Studios, HBO Archives, The New York Times, National Geographic, Sony Pictures, and the NCAA® and its Content Services clients include the world’s leading advertising agencies, producers of entertainment, and publishers.

Headquartered in Denver, Thought Equity Motion has a digital refinery in Laramie, Wyo. and offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Sydney, Toronto, London, Paris and Mumbai. Connect with Thought Equity Motion on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. For more information on licensing stock video footage, call +1 720.382.2869.

About the Sports Video Group
The Sports Video Group was formed in 2006 to support the professional community that relies on video, audio, and broadband technologies to produce and distribute sports content. Leagues, owners, teams, players, broadcasters, Webcasters, and consumer technology providers have joined the SVG to learn from each other, turn vision into reality, and implement new innovations, while sharing experiences that will lead to advancements in the sports production/distribution process and the overall consumer sports experience.