2012 Chicago Auto Show to LIVE Webcast New Car Introductions
(McCormick Place- Chicago, IL)- On Wednesday, February 8th, the CATA (Chicago Automobile Trade Association), in partnership with High Impact Television, will webcast automaker press events, live from the floor of the 104th Chicago Auto Show. The live webcasts will feature never before seen new cars, concepts and trucks. All webcasts can be viewed at Chicago Auto Show Live Webcasts
Live Webcast Press Event Schedule for February 8th, 2012 CST:
9:15 a.m. GMC
9:50 a.m. Hyundai
10:25 a.m. Kia
11:00 a.m. Ford
1:30 p.m. Nissan
The Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any other auto exposition on the continent. This year marks the 104th edition of the Show and is open to the public February 10th – 19th at Chicago’s McCormick Place, with more than 1-million visitors expected.
Founded in 1904, the Chicago Automobile Trade Association is the oldest and largest metropolitan new-car dealer association in the nation. Today, it lists nearly 400 new-car dealers as members.
For more than a century, the CATA has stood for high principles of business. Its basic tenets remain as steadfast today as they were a hundred years ago: Promoting honesty and dependability in business operations; Employing truth and accuracy in dealer advertising; Standing by guarantees; Improving business methods and ethics and keeping competition fair so that dealers and the public are well-served; and Refraining from practices detrimental to the industry or contrary to the public interest. Currently, CATA dealerships employ more than 20,000 people in Chicagoland. Over the past century, these locally based small businesses have provided good paying jobs for their employees, who, in turn, contribute to their communities. The CATA’s commitment to excellence in automotive retailing remains its core value and will remain so through the next century.
High Impact Television, Inc.
If you are watching TV or on the internet and see video coverage from a car show or big electronics trade show, chances are High Impact TV is the production company behind it.
High Impact Television (HIT), founded in 1995, is the country’s largest producer of video news content from the nation’s most renowned trade shows and special events including Detroit, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago Auto Shows; Consumer Electronics Show; Toy Fair; and Electronic Entertainment Expo. HIT is a trusted news source for broadcast outlets around the country and has produced video seen around the world for major new product launches, including the introduction of DVDs; PlayStation; HDTV, Plasma, and LCD TVs; the first smartphone, camera phone, and consumer digital camera; and virtually every significant new car introduction during the last 16 years. HIT’s video, sound-bites, news packages, and live shots have appeared on Fox News, CNN, ABC’S Good Morning America, CBS’s Morning Show, MSNBC, CNBC, BBC, Telemundo, Univision, and hundreds of affiliates countrywide. To date, more than 1.5 billion television viewers have seen HIT event video. HIT’s production studio and editing facilities are located in Aliso Viejo, CA.
In addition, HIT produces the Telly Award winning show "DRIVE to the Auto Shows", featuring new car highlights from the major auto show events. Now in its 10th season, the show airs on Discovery Networks.
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