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  • Agenda


    Morning Sessions

    8:00 a.m.            
    Registration Opens with Continental Breakfast

    8:45 a.m.           
    Welcoming Comments by Louis Hillelson, Group Publisher

    9:00 a.m.                     
    Opening Interview: The Changing Business of Network and Local Television

    Moderator: Melissa Grego, Editor in Chief, Broadcasting & Cable

    Featured Guest: Les Moonves, President & CEO, CBS Corp.

    9:30 a.m.
    Technology and Distribution Interview: What’s Next For Time Shift Viewing?

    Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editor in Chief, Multichannel News

    Featured Guest: Tom Rogers, President and CEO, TiVo

    10:00 a.m.
    Mid-Morning BREAK

    10:15 a.m.
    Technology and Distribution Roundtable:
    Gadget Nation: New Tech for a New Generation of TV Viewers
    The panel addresses the urgent need for pay TV providers and programmers to deliver content and social apps across multiple devices.  The discussion also focuses on the technical challenges this urgency presents for the industry while it attempts to maintain existing distribution architectures and business models.

    Moderator: Todd Spangler, Technology Editor, Multichannel News

    Jeremy Helfand, VP Video Monetization, Adobe
    Peter Low, President and CEO, Ensequence
    Jeremy Morrison, Vice President, Sales Engineering, Avail-TVN
    John Pascarelli, EVP Operations, Mediacom
    Renee Plato, SVP Digital Distribution, Univision Communications

    11:00 a.m.
    Programming Interview: Signature Series and Their Effect On A Network’s Brand

    Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editor in Chief, Multichannel News

    Featured Guests: Josh Sapan CEO and President, AMC Networks with Mark Johnson, Executive Producer of “Breaking Bad” TV series on AMC

    11:30 a.m.
    Programming Roundtable: Generating Revenues from Movies
    This panel discusses the role of content but especially focuses on the revenue-generating life cycle of movie content from production to general release to on demand to syndication. This expert panel includes a researcher, a producer and various distributors who will each address a various stages of a movie’s profitability.

    Moderator: Tom Umstead, Programming Editor, Multichannel News

    Michael Bishara, VP and General Manager of TV Everywhere at Synacor
    Susan Cartsonis, Executive Producer and President, Storefront Pictures
    Jeff Cuban, EVP, AXS  TV/ Magnolia Pictures
    Bill Livek, CEO and Vice Chairman, Rentrak

    Afternoon Sessions

    12:15 p.m.
    Networking Luncheon Buffet

    1:15 p.m.           
    Pay TV Interview: The Changing Business of Cable TV

    Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editor in Chief, Multichannel News

    Featured Guest: Rob Marcus, President and COO, Time Warner Cable

    1:45 p.m.
    Sports Keynote: The Growing Impact of Sports

    Moderator: Mike Reynolds, News Editor,

    Featured Guest: Jon Litner, Group President, NBC Sports Group

    2:15 p.m.
    Programmer Interview: The Future of PBS

    Moderator: Melissa Grego, Editor in Chief, Broadcasting & Cable

    Featured Guest: Paula Kerger, President and CEO, PBS

    2:45 p.m.
    Mid-Afternoon BREAK

    3:00 p.m.
    Finance Interview: The Outlook for 2013

    Moderator: Mark Robichaux, Editor in Chief, Multichannel News

    Featured Guest: Jessica Reif Cohen, First Vice President and Managing Director, BOA / Merrill Lynch

    3:30 p.m.
    Advertising Roundtable: Media Challenges In A Changing Multi-screen Market  
    After a bountiful year of election-based advertising, what can be projected for 2013? This panel addresses the broad selections of media placement options available to advertisers like sponsorship packages and branded entertainment, in an ever-widening marketplace.

    Moderator: Joe Schrammm, Managing Partner, Schramm Marketing Group

    Frank Foster, Vice President, Advanced Media Sales and Planning, Comcast Spotlight
    Chris Monteleone, Senior Vice President, Event Sponsorship Sales and Development, Clear Channel Media and Entertainment
    Steven Wolfe Pereira, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, MediaVest
    Borja Perez, Senior Vice President, Digital and Social Media, Telemundo Media

    4:15 p.m.
    Advertising Interview: Projecting Shifts In Media Investment For 2013

    Moderator: Jon Lafayette, Business Editor, Broadcasting & Cable

    Featured Guest: Irwin Gotlieb, Chairman, GroupM

    4:45 p.m.
    Closing Comments by Louis Hillelson, Group Publisher and the Closing Reception

    6:30 p.m.
    Closing Reception concludes