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CES Unveiled

CES Unveiled

CES Unveiled gave us a peek of what is to come in the big show in January 2017. CES has been the show that has led the way in what’s hot in technology and what the big NEXT will be.  As we see technology is not only about our phone anymore. It has evolved and has become a part of our daily lives. We are now living a ‘connected life’ so to speak.  With all of this connectivity comes  great opportunities for new and emerging companies to disrupt and to take things to another level.

CES Unveiled happens to also be right before the holiday buying season and gives us all the excitement we need to get out there and get our electronic gadgets.

The show featured over 25 companies, many who have won CES Innovation Awards for 2017.  Some were Picobrew; a really great home brewing beer device that gives you several choices of beer to brew in under an hour or less. Bosch keeps innovating. Go Plug Bags were a great product- its the worlds first smart powerbank that charges anything. Bot Factory was a cool company and dont forget the VR camera company Sphericam.   The Internet of Things is growing as we consumers have less time and more to do.

If you are interested in attending the big show, its January 5th to the 8th in wonderful Las Vegas!!

More on CES and the tech world coming soon as there is lots of things going on. If you have any questions please email me or leave me a comment.

Peggy D

Time For Pivot Con and UBC-TV Launches Its Live Stream and On Demand Channels

There is a lot of great things going on in this last quarter of the year. Heating up in the tech world. Pivot Con is starting Tuesday October 15th and 16th in NYC at the Altman Building at 135 west 18th street. Its a part of Social Week in New York City and about the new revolution of social, technology and brands.

Some of the best and brightest minds and companies will be in attendance. This is the place where the evolution of social media, social TV and all things that revolve around social and how it effects our day to day lives and brands have to now evolve in the social sphere in order to be relevant and make money.

So get there!!  for more info go to http://www.pivotcon.com

Now, for some more big UBC news!  I am including our press release on our announcement about the launch of our live stream and on demand channels.  We are now in our official roll-out mode. We have a lot of big announcements coming out this fall and will be getting our cable channel numbers very soon also. Lots of work this summer and it is paying off for us. So take a look at our new and improved site and drop us a line and let us know what you think. We are beginning to add more original content and will have soon begin to broadcast some of our half our shows that will also appear on our cable network.  Check out our site at :  http://www.ubctvnetwork.com

UBC-TV Announces UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand Channels

Urban Broadcasting Company News

Harlem, NY— UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand ChannelsToday UBC-TV officially announced the availability of UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand Channels, which allows everyone to see an event as the action is happening LIVE on their computer, tablet or smartphone through the UBC portal of ubctvnetwork.com.

“It is important for us to tell our own stories….it is important we balance out what is out here in media landscape…by offering the ability to see things as they happen,” said Peggy Dodson, CEO of UBC-TV.

Positive Customer Impact

Many customers have already enjoyed watching programing on UBC On-Demand. UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand Channels. Subscriber Tray Lover, a small business owner, stated he loves having the ability to see UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand Channels on his smartphone since he is always on the go. UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand Channels will enable Subscriber Tray Lover to see events that would normally not get the media coverage from other major networks.

“It’s like being right there, just like with live television,” said Quentin Cockrell, business partner of Subscriber Tray Lover. “The best part is that I can watch it anywhere on any device.”

UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand Channels Availability

UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand Channels is the next step in the evolution of programing delivery driven by the change and growth in VOD and digital streaming market and is part of UBC-TV’s commitment to deliver the latest in original programing and the way it is delivered to you, the subscriber. UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand Channels is available for you to view at http://www.ubctvnetwork.com.

Founded in 2001, UBC-TV is an “Urban Lifestyle” television network. The network produces and showcases original multicultural programing designed to provide relevant, diverse, exciting and uplifting programming geared towards underserved Multi-Cultural market.


UBC-TV and UBC GLOBAL LIVE STREAM and UBC ON-Demand Channels are either registered trademarks or trademarks of UBC-TV in the United States and/or other countries.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information, press and  UBC Channels:

            212-479-7837 Office




Stay tuned!!

Peggy D

AD Week Hits New York!

One of the most exciting and important weeks in the media industry is coming up! Ad Week begins Monday September 23rd and runs until September 27th.  It is the week where advertisers, technology, media, television, corporations, brands, brand makers and cutting edge creative, marketing and of course the advertising world; gathers together and decide where all of this content is going and how much do we pay for it.

It is definitely the wild west  in the media world. There are so many platforms now as the consumer has many choices to view and engage content on. Lets throw in mobile! Its gets more and more interesting. The big question is how do we monetize all of these platforms? There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel but we still have a ways to go.

Monday opens up with, ‘How Mobile Is Turning Marketing on Its Head’.  Then you have ‘Beyond Mobile, The Media Platforms of the Future.’ One of the high lights will be the Tech Showcase. I loved this last year. Ad Week began to bring in technology. This is the most exciting move as it brings things front and center.

Ad Week is a must for professionals in almost any industry. If you are serious about being ahead of the curve, then Ad Week is a must.  For more info go to http://www.advertisingweek.com   to register. I will be back with more updates during the week. You can check out my adventures at Ad Week by following me on Twitter @PeggyDodson or my blog.

Peggy D

South By Southwest and The Armory Show!

One of the hottest events happening right now in the creative world is SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST!  It’s the annual show featuring independent film, original music and emerging technologies. Its held in Austin, Texas; one of my favorite cities and one of most creative places in America.  Some of my associates from the Digital Hollywood show stated they were off to South By Southwest right after the show.  The show is a magnet for creativity and some of the most innovative new shows, film, music and artist have come from this very conference.

The interactive conference is March 9th to 13th, the independent film conference is March 9th to 17th and the music is from the 13th to the 18th.  Please go if you can. I am so bummed out that I cannot attend this year but I am in the midst of launching my new cable channel and preparing for my big announcement! Next year I am there but you can still attend. You can go to the website and still check out the exhibitors, connect with them and still do business from a distance!  For more info go to http://www.sxsw.com

For all of us here in New York City, there is a wonderful gallery and art show taking place at 12 Avenue and Pier 92 and 94. It’s called THE ARMORY SHOW.  It is one of the most important annual arts show and event in New York City. The show is filled with international and national galleries, museums featuring contemporary art and some very cutting edge art also.  It is well worth, lots of fun.  I am a big lover of art and cannot wait to get there.  Two more days still left. Today from 12 noon to 8pm and Sunday 12 noon to 7pm. For more info go to http://www.thearmoryshow.com

Peggy D

Pivot Con and Social Week

Pivot Con is here tomorrow. It will run through Tuesday October 18th. Its being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Times Square. Pivot Con brings together top brand managers and they discuss one thing: the social consumer. Social media has and is changing the landscape of how we do business. The old way of doing business is dying out and emerging is something that is more human. That’s seems so opposite due to the fact that we are talking about technology which is not human, but social media has given the individual a voice and a say in how corporate america will survive in the coming years. It’s ‘We The People’. The companies that get this will be successful.  Go to http://www.pivotcon.com for more info and to catch the sessions online.

This is also the start of Social Week. It’s presented by the Hayzlett Group.  Top tier social media professionals will convene to make meaningful connections and to discuss the future of social media.

I just want to say that so many times and for so many years, we as Black folks and Latin folks have not been invited to many of these events; some of us do not know about them. That is one of the reasons  I write about these events; so that we can know and once we have the info, act upon it. Get out there and be a part of the ‘New Economy’.  We have to seize this time and make the most of it. Social media and technology is an industry that we as People of Color can really take to the next level. Too many times we miss the boat and become only consumers of the products and services we see advertised.  IBM, Facebook and other companies started WITH A VISION. Some of them started in living rooms, garages and basements. The fact is, you have to start somewhere and work from there. Do not miss out on this time to create wealth and prosperity for yourself, your families and your communities.  I am not sleeping on this and am busting my ass to do the things that I must do in order to take my business and my life to the next level.  The social week website is http://www.socialweek.com  I will continue to provide resources that I come across because I am out here doing my thing. Hopefully, they will help you and inspire you to be the best you can be!!

Live your dreams, don’t just sleep with them!!

Peggy D