This issue comes from a very warm and sunny Sydney, where they certainly know how to see in the new year. It may be the weather or a more optimistic outlook, but here the depression of the recession so far seems to have had less of a dampening effect. Talking to Australian broadcasters, the forecast for the next year will feature challenges on a number of fronts. Yet traditional broadcast channels still retain a key role in shaping our view of the world and indeed the economic climate. To the ten thousand or more regular readers of informitv, including of course our clients and customers, I wish a propitious and a prosperous new year.