Telemundo’s Luis Silberwasser Interviewed by María Celeste Arrarás During Special Presentation at 13th Annual Hispanic Television Summit

NEW YORK, NY (October 12, 2015) — Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News today announced that Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo Network will be interviewed by María Celeste Arrarás, Co-anchor, “Noticiero Telemundo” and Host, “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste,” in a special presentation session that was recently added to the agenda for the 13th Annual Hispanic Television Summit. The one-day conference covering the business of Hispanic television in the United States, Latin America and around the world is set for Thursday October 22 at the Park Central Hotel New York.

This year, for the first time, the Hispanic Television Summit will be one of the signature events that make up New York City Television Week, which also includes The Next TV Summit & Expo, The Content Show, Advanced Advertising and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

“Telemundo’s continued participation in the Hispanic Television Summit is extremely gratifying,” said Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News. “The high profile participation of both Luis and Maria Celeste – two of the most noteworthy and influential figures in all of Hispanic television – underscores the Summit’s position as the premiere industry conference of its kind.”

Entitled The Importance of Creating Original Content for Today’s Hispanic Audiences, the session will look at why original content is critical for the Hispanic media market as audience tastes change in today’s cross-cultural environment from traditional telenovela formats to faster paced super series, the evolution of live music and sports events, as well as the trans-adaptation of popular general market reality series for Spanish speaking audiences.

Luis Silberwasser was named President of Telemundo in August 2014. He has overall responsibility for the Telemundo broadcast network, including Telemundo Studios, the leading producer of original Spanish-language primetime content for U.S. Hispanics. Working closely with NBCUniversal’s Hispanic Group senior team and Telemundo’s leadership, Silberwasser is responsible for developing and executing the Spanish-language network’s entertainment, sports and news growth strategy. Prior to joining Telemundo, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer for Discovery Networks International.

María Celeste Arrarás, an Emmy® award-winning journalist and investigative reporter, is one of the most popular Spanish-language television news personalities. She has been a guest host for NBC’s “Today” show and has collaborated with “Dateline” and “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.” She is a past recipient of the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television presented to her at the third annual Hispanic Television Summit.

The Hispanic Television Summit is the premier event for those in the business of television for Hispanic audiences and covers programming, advertising, online distribution technology and this year will especially feature the genre of telenovelas. Over 500 executives attend from the U.S., Latin America, Europe and other territories, representing broadcasters, pay TV providers, over-the-top digital providers, programming networks, production companies, advertisers, ad agencies, technology suppliers, research firms, investors and more.

The Summit includes the presentation of the Leadership in Hispanic Television Award as well as the Award for Achievement in Hispanic Television. This year’s award goes to Verizon. Previous recipients of the Leadership Award include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Dish Latino and Major League Soccer, and the Achievement Award will go to Lucero, the popular actress, TV host and singer. Past recipients of the Achievement Award include on-air personalities Don Francisco, Andrés Cantor, and Cristina Saralegui; network news anchors Jorge Ramos, Maria Celeste Arrarás, María Elena Salinas and José Díaz-Balart; sports celebrity Oscar De La Hoya and advertising executives Monica Gadsby of SMG and Edgar Sandoval of P&G.

The Summit is produced by The Schramm Marketing Group, based in New York City.

To inquire about speaking opportunities, contact Joseph Schramm at 212-983-0219 or jschramm@schrammnyc.com.

For registration, please contact Rebecca Shottland at rshottland@nbmedia.com
or 917-281-4782.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Charlie Weiss at cweiss@nbmedia.com or 212-378-0478.

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NewBay Europe Expanding Event, Marketing Services, and Content Capabilities

LONDON, UK (October 9, 2015) — NewBay’s expanding portfolio of leading events, marketing services, and digital capabilities have been enthusiastically embraced by its communities and partners.  To facilitate further growth and increase partner and audience engagement, NewBay has announced the hiring of Caroline Hicks as Event Director, Mark Rankine as Sales Director, Andrew Wooden as Interactive Entertainment Content Director, and James Mckeown as Business Entertainment Content Director.

“Our key objectives at NewBay Europe are to connect our communities, deliver timely and valued content, and provide our partners efficient and effective solutions to their marketing needs,” states Mark Burton, NewBay Europe’s Managing Director. “This team of experts provides us additional capabilities to deliver upon these goals and further develop our events, digital, and marketing services capabilities.”

Caroline Hicks has joined the business as Events Director. Caroline is currently Head of TV Connect Global Events at Informa Telecoms and Media, where she has overall responsibility for sales, marketing, operations, and conference production for 12 annual events taking place in the USA, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Africa, including the flagship UK event, TV Connect, which attracts over 250 exhibitors, 7,000 visitors and 350 delegates.

Prior to this, Hicks was Conference Manager and Head of Research for Informa’s VSAT & Wireless Events. She will be joining the business on Monday, November 23rd.

Meanwhile, NewBay Europe has named Mark Rankine as Sales Director. Mark is currently Advertising Sales Director at Time Inc UK, where he has overall responsibility for the commercial strategy of the Photography and Technology division.

Prior to his recent position at Time Inc, Mark was Advertising Sales Director at Future Publishing. Earlier experience includes Account Manager and Sales Manager positions at Incisive Media and Highbury Entertainment. Mark will be joining the business on Monday, October 26th.

Andrew Wooden has been appointed into the position of Interactive Entertainment Content Director. Andrew joined in 2005 as a Staff Writer on MCV and since then has worked on a number of brands, including BikeBiz, Future’s T3, and most recently as Publisher of PCR.

In this new role Andrew will be responsible for reviewing audience needs across games, technology, toys and bikes, supporting the current editorial teams and working with the Sales Director and Events Director to shape the strategic vision for each brand.

Finally, James Mckeown has been appointed into the position of Business Entertainment Content Director. James joined NewBay in April 2014 as Executive Editor on TVBE. Similar to Andrew but catering for different audiences, James will be responsible for reviewing audience needs across broadcast, AV, Pro Audio, and MI and making sure we continue to deliver the best possible content.

Andrew, James, Mark and Caroline will report into NewBay Europe MD Mark Burton.

“I think this is a really exciting time for NewBay Media Europe,” said Burton. “We want to provide the best possible service to our customers and with our talented existing team and some new perspectives I am confident we will be able to achieve that goal.”

About NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.nbmedia.com.

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Nathan East, Lemmy Kilmister, Ben Kenney & Louis Johnson Tribute Headline Bass Player Live! 2015

SAN BRUNO, CA (September 17, 2015) — Bass Player Magazine returns for its eighth year in Los Angeles with the premier live bass guitar event, Bass Player LIVE! 2015, on Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8. SIR Studios, at 6465 Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, will once again be the location for two days of exhibits by top gear manufacturers and clinics by world-class bassists. An All-Star Concert featuring this year’s award recipients will be held on the evening of November 7 at Musicians Institute, 6752 Hollywood Blvd.

Highlights of this much-anticipated bass bash include:

*A Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to session legend Nathan East, who will accept his award and perform with his band at the All-Star Concert on November 7, and host a clinic at SIR on November 8. Following 35 years as a first-call Los Angeles studio ace, recording with everyone from Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie and Phil Collins to Eric Clapton, Fourplay and Daft Punk, Nathan at last made his solo debut in 2014 with his chart-topping, self-titled album on the Yamaha Artist Group label. His follow-up, The New Cool, with Bob James, was just released.

*A Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Motörhead bass icon Lemmy Kilmister, who will accept his award at the All-Star Concert on November 7. Lemmy and Motörhead are celebrating 40 years of the world’s biggest and baddest rock & roll band of all time in 2015, and just released their 22nd studio album, Bad Magic (UDR Music/Motörhead Music).

*A posthumous Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award presented to the family of the late Louis Johnson at the All-Star Concert, followed by a tribute set featuring Louis’s bass peers; plus a tribute clinic hosted by Brothers Johnson guitarist George Johnson at SIR on Nov. 8. Passing in 2015 at age 60, Louis “Thunder Thumbs” Johnson forged a landmark career that found him furthering the art of bass playing (and slapping in particular) both as a member of the Brothers Johnson (“Stomp,” “Strawberry Letter #23”) and as a top session bassist with Michael Jackson (Off the Wall, Thriller), Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney and many more.

*Clinic appearances by Duran Duran’s John Taylor and Ben Kenney of Incubus.

*A special clinic presentation by session legend Chuck Rainey, joined by fellow studio greats James Gadson on drums and Larry Nash on keyboards.

*A probing pedal and effects clinic by The Mars Volta bassist and author of BP’s “Tonal Vision” column, Juan Alderete.

*A throwdown clinic by gospel bass master Andrew Gouche and his band in support of his new album, We Don’t Need No Bass.

*Bass and vocal phenomenon Tal Wilkenfeld (Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock)–who received the Bass Player LIVE! “Young Gun” award in 2013–in her first BP LIVE! clinic since 2009.

*TV’s “face of bass,” award-winning producer, and former American Idol and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno bandleader Rickey Minor will hold his annual clinic.

* The Bass Player LIVE! debut of virtuoso bassist/producer and Rope A Dope recording artist Bill Dickens, who will present a clinic in support of his new album Tha Truth.

Also slated this year is the return of Mike Merritt’s TV Bass Roundtable with The Late Late Show’s Hagar Ben Ari making her BP LIVE! debut; an All-Star rock roundtable clinic with dUg Pinnick and Blasko; and artist appearances by Verdine White, Stu Hamm, “Ready” Freddie Washington, Oskar Cartaya, Rhonda Smith, Janek Gwizdala, Jerry Jemmott, Bryant Siono, Jimmy Earl, Phil Chen, Bobby Vega, Sean Hurley, Steve Jenkins, Bunny Brunel, Rufus Philpot, Byron Miller, Scott Reeder, Tony Franklin, Marty O’Brien  and more.

Among the participating manufacturers are Aguilar, Tech 21, Kala U-Bass, D’Addario, Ampeg, Ernie Ball Music Man, PRS, Dunlop, Mesa-Boogie, GHS, Hoshino/Ibanez, NS Design, Spector, LaBella, MTD, TecAmp, Hofner, Ashdown, TC Electronic, EBS, Kiesel, Roland/Boss, Ken Smith, Acoustic, F Bass, Earthquaker Devices, Wayne Jones Audio, Trickfish Amps, Red Witch, D Lakin, ESP, Sukop Basses, LoPHAT, Tsunami Cables, Bass Strings Online, Elixir and more.

Visit www.bassplayerlive.com for the latest information on tickets and appearing artists and manufacturers.

Tickets are on sale now at https://bassplayerlive2015.eventbrite.com. Both single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics, exhibits and All-Star Concert are available and priced as follows:

•   SIR Studios day pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50 plus fees

•   SIR Studios Saturday & Sunday pass + concert – $57.50plus fees

Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibits at SIR Studios in Hollywood will be held Saturday, November 7 from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM and Sunday, November 8 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM for the November 7 concert at Musicians Institute and music begins at 8:00 PM. Bass players and musicians of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

Some of the previous Bass Player LIVE! honorees and attendees include Abraham Laboriel, Chris Squire, Larry Graham, Geezer Butler, Verdine White, Bootsy Collins, Henrik Linder, Jack Casady, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Charlie Haden, Rocco Prestia, Mike Watt, Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Robert Trujillo, Marcus Miller, Lee Rocker, Darryl Jones, Don Was, Tal Wilkenfeld, Nathan East, and more.

Visit www.bassplayerlive.com for the latest information on tickets and participating artists and manufacturers.

About Bass Player Magazine
Owned by NewBay Media, Bass Player Magazine is the deepest source of inspiration, information, and instruction for players seeking mastery of the low end. In print, online, and in person at Bass Player LIVE!, Bass Player is at the core of a dynamic and diverse musicians’ community. After more than two decades of delivering spot-on artist interviews, product reviews, and music transcriptions, Bass Player influences the musical growth and gear choices of more bassists than any other competing media network. www.bassplayer.com

About NewBay Media
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries—Music, AV/Pro Audio, Consumer Electronics/Gaming, Video & Broadcast, and Education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities, and high-profile network-building and informative events.  NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest BtoB professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. www.newbaymedia.com

Bass Player LIVE! Publicity Contact
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media
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Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Names The Paley Center for Media as Event Beneficiary of 25th Annual Gala

NEW YORK, NY (September 17, 2015) – The Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame has named The Paley Center for Media as a beneficiary of this year’s event 25th anniversary gala, set for Tuesday, October 20 at the famed Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.  The announcement was made today by Bill McGorry, Chairman, Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and Maureen J. Reidy, President & Chief Executive Officer, the Paley Center.

The premiere industry event honoring the pioneers, innovators and stars of the electronic arts, the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame is one of the signature events taking place during NewBay Media’s 3rd Annual New York City Television Week, October 20-22.

In making the announcement, the Hall of Fame noted the Paley Center’s unsurpassed commitment to leading the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for both the professional community and the general public.

“The Paley Center brand has become synonymous with the values and ideals that represent the best of our industry,” said McGorry.  “It is altogether fitting for us to provide this support for this highly valued and respected national institution.”

“On behalf of the Paley Center, it’s an honor to be named as a beneficiary of the 2015 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in support of our service as a resource for our industry and our mission of highlighting the critical role of media within our culture and society,” said Reidy.  “The Paley Center is pleased to join such an esteemed group of media luminaries who have been recognized by the Hall of Fame, and applaud this year’s exceptional inductees.”

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, joins the previously announced Broadcasters Foundation of America, as a beneficiary.

This year’s event will include the posthumous presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award in honor of Frank Gifford.  Two of television’s most celebrated and popular personalities, Hoda Kotb and Regis Philbin, are set to co-host part one of the Hall of Fame gala. ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir will assume hosting duties for part two.

The complete list of 2015 Hall of Fame inductees includes:

  • Ed Carroll – COO, AMC Networks, Inc.
  • Michael T. Fries – President and CEO, Liberty Global
  • Don Garber – Commissioner, Major League Soccer; CEO, Soccer United Marketing
  • Chris Geraci – President of National Broadcast, OMD
  • Kathie Lee Gifford – Co-Host, Fourth Hour of NBC News’ “TODAY”
  • Robert A. Iger – Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
  • Lou LaTorre – President Advertising Sales, Fox Cable Networks (Retired)
  • Alfred C. Liggins III – Chairman and CEO, TV One
  • Philip J. Lombardo – CEO, Citadel Communications Company, L.P.
  • Dave Lougee – President, TEGNA Media
  • Dr. Phil McGraw – Host and Executive Producer, “Dr. Phil”
  • Donna Speciale – President, Turner Broadcasting Ad Sales

For sponsorship information, please contact Sandy Friedman at sandyfriedman@skfevents.com or 917-612-0735.

For registration, please contact Rebecca Shottland at rshottland@nbmedia.com
or 917-281-4782.

To view the 2015 class, visit www.bchalloffame.com/honorees/#

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About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.

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NewBay Media Announces First National Drone Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 16, 2015) —NewBay Media announced the 2015 National Drone Show (nationaldroneshow.com), an exciting conference and expo featuring Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) video capture technology, to be held in the nation’s capital. Held Dec. 2–3, 2015 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and co-located with NewBay Media’s Government Video Expo, the National Drone Show will bring thousands of video professionals together for two days of cutting-edge discussions and demos of the latest UAV and video capture, management, and delivery technologies and techniques. 

“Drones have exploded onto the radar of virtually every industry,” said Carmel King, NewBay Media Executive Vice President, Broadcast & Video Group. “They raise fascinating business possibilities as well as new considerations involving regulation, security, privacy, and safety.

“This is also a marketplace of vast potential; by some estimates, sales of unmanned aerial systems are expected to exceed $8 billion by 2018, with the commercial sector exceeding $5 billion. We’re pleased to bring the discussion about drones to the heart of the nation’s capital.” 

The National Drone Show will feature a Drone Flying Cage; free-to-attend sessions on the exhibit floor covering the latest drone technologies and regulatory topics; and in-depth paid training sessions for UAV users produced in partnership with Stampede.

The show is the only such event that brings together an audience of thousands of video professionals from the Washington region’s government, military, law enforcement, enterprise, broadcast, cable, production, and post production communities. Invited exhibitors include drone manufacturers, drone accessory equipment companies, and drone software and service providers.

Stampede is the charter Gold Sponsor of the National Drone Show.

“The National Drone Show will mark the first time that video professionals will have the opportunity to focus fully on the impact Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Drone Video Systems can have on their operations,” said Kevin Kelly, Stampede President & COO. “The show’s presentations and training sessions will provide attendees with the information, tools, and resources required to evolve their business to capitalize on this multibillion-dollar profit opportunity.”

Instructors from Unmanned Vehicle University, the only university in the world licensed to offer graduate degree programs in Unmanned Systems Engineering, will conduct drone-operating demonstrations in the show’s Flying Cage. Show attendees can experience firsthand the differing capabilities of various UAV manufacturers — such as DJI, AEE, and XLY — and learn which is best suited for their enterprise’s unique needs and requirements.

Early registrants for the National Drone Show and Government Video Expo include tech leaders from DCTV, Discovery Communications, U.S. Department of State, Department of Defense, ATF, FEMA, ICE, FBI, Homeland Security, NASA, Customs & Border Patrol, Department of Justice, Chesterfield Fire & EMS, The White House, TSA, NTSB, NGA, Army, Navy, Air Force and local and state officials from the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Baltimore, Alexandria, Fairfax, Bowie, and Prince Georges Country among others.

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ABOUT NEWBAY MEDIA
NewBay Media is positioned at the center of the world’s most dynamic industries including government, broadcast and cable television, music, AV/pro audio, consumer electronics/gaming, video and education. We connect and inform millions of constituents in these industries through our award-winning content, integrated media capabilities and high-profile network-building and informative events. NewBay proudly serves some of the broadest B-to-B professional and music enthusiast communities in the world through over 60 print and digital publications, 100 integrated web and mobile applications, 75 conferences and conventions, custom marketing services and e-commerce capabilities. Find out more at www.newbaymedia.com.

ABOUT STAMPEDE
Headquartered in Amherst, N.Y., Stampede (www.stampedeglobal.com) is North and Latin America’s leading distributor of integrated, custom designed AV/IT technology solutions that help resellers and integrators meet the growing and expanding technology needs of customers in a wide range of vertical markets that include corporate, education, emergency responders, government, hospitality, house of worship, law enforcement and security, among others. Stampede is the one forward-looking value-added distributor strategically positioned to offer traditional ProAV solutions from more than 150 manufacturers and ground-breaking new product categories such as drones, unified communications, and low-cost video conferencing that create major new revenue centers for its more than 12,000 resellers Stampede annually produces the “Big Book of AV,” a 1,100+ page catalog and companion website (www.BigBookofAV.com) providing hundreds of sales, installation and spec tips for Stampede’s dealers in addition to product details on more than 8,000 SKUs. For more information on Stampede, log onto stampedeglobal.com.

ABOUT UNMANNED VEHICLE UNIVERSITY
Based in Phoenix, Ariz., Unmanned Vehicle University (UVU) is the first University in the world licensed to grant Doctorate of Science Degrees in Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Masters of Science Degrees in Unmanned Vehicle Systems Engineering and a Professional Certificate in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Management. The 100% online University also offers expert Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)/Drone pilot training, seminars and a variety of short courses. The University’s goal is to educate and train the next generation of Drone pilots, engineers and entrepreneurs seeking to build careers and businesses in this rapidly growing field. Our Doctorate and Masters degreed faculty and training pilots are experts in their respective fields of remote sensing, navigation, aviation, aeronautics, systems engineering and flight test. Our UAV/Drone instructor pilots have a combined total flying experience of more than 60,000 flight hours in UAVs that include Predator, Reaper, Global Hawk, Hermes, Heron, Aerostar and many small UASs (sUAS). For more information, call (602) 759-7372, email admissions@uxvuniversity.com or visit www.uxvuniversity.com.

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International Telemundo Star Lucero to be Honored with 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News

NEW YORK, NY (September 9, 2015) – Telemundo’s multi-faceted,  award winning  television host, singer and actress Lucero, known as “La Novia de America” (America’s sweetheart),” will be honored with the 2015 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television at the 13th Annual Hispanic Television Summit, set for October 22 at the Park Central Hotel New York.

The award, one of two presented at the Hispanic Summit by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, recognizes the recipient for their professional and personal impact on the business of television and video for Hispanic viewers. Lucero is the first telenovela star to be honored with the award at the Hispanic Television Summit.

This year, for the first time, the Hispanic Television Summit is one of the signature events that make up New York City Television Week, which also includes The Next TV Summit & Expo, The Content Show, Advanced Advertising and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

“Lucero is a true icon who has been successful in multiple areas of entertainment, crossed cultural boundaries and won legions of fans,” said Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News. “Lucero continues to be one of the most prolific stars in the history of the telenovela in an era when the genre is gaining popularity with English speaking audiences. In addition, she has offered her hosting skills in support of multiple telethons which have raised millions for noteworthy causes. We are delighted to honor Lucero with our 2015 Award.”

Mexican-born Lucero joined Telemundo in 2015 as host of the network’s mega-reality “Yo Soy El Artista” and will soon make her return to the world of telenovelas by starring in an upcoming original production, her first since 2012. As an actress, she has a total of seven movies and starred in multiple telenovelas including “Alborada,” which earned her an Emmy Award. Lucero has hosted the Latin Grammy Awards eight times, the Mexican Telethon since 1997, in addition to the Telethon in Chile, Guatemala, El Salvador and the U.S. As a singer, she has sold more than 27 million records worldwide and many of her songs have topped the music charts across the world. She has released a series of successful albums including 2014’s chart topper “Aqui Estoy.”

Previous winners of the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Hispanic Television have included renowned television hosts Don Francisco (aka Mario Kreutzberger) and Cristina Saralegui; network news anchors Jorge Ramos; María Celeste Arrarás; María Elena Salinas and José Díaz Balart; boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya; soccer announcer Andrés Cantor; and advertising executives Monica Gadsby of SMG and Edgar Sandoval of P&G.

This is the second of two awards that will be presented at this year’s Hispanic Television Summit. As previously announced, Verizon is set to receive the 2015 Award for Leadership in Hispanic Television. The Leadership award is given to a company or organization for their courage and commitment to “staying the course” in attracting and serving Hispanic audiences.  Previous recipients include Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Dish and Major League Soccer.

Other notables at this year’s Hispanic Television Summit include recently announced keynote speakers Gonzalo del Fa, President, GroupM Multicultural and Gary R. Stevenson, President and Managing Director, MLS Business Ventures.

The Hispanic Television Summit is produced by The Schramm Marketing Group, which is based in New York City.

To inquire about speaking opportunities, contact Joseph Schramm at 212-983-0219 or jschramm@schrammnyc.com.

For registration, please contact Rebecca Shottland at rshottland@nbmedia.com
or 917-281-4782.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Charlie Weiss at cweiss@nbmedia.com or 212-378-0478.

 

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Advanced Advertising Conference Names Keynote Speakers

NEW YORK, NY (September 8, 2015) – Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News today announced keynote speakers for the Advanced Advertising conference, set for Wednesday, October 20, 2015 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York. The featured keynoters are Linda Yaccarino, Chairman, Advertising Sales and Client Partnerships, NBCUniversal and Irwin Gotlieb, Global Chairman of GroupM.

Advanced Advertising is one of the cornerstone conferences taking place during 2015 New York City Television Week that also includes The Hispanic Television Summit, The Content Show, Next TV Summit & Expo and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame. Advanced Advertising is the industry’s premiere event where the impact of data and automation on television’s key revenue stream is discussed by leading influencers in the industry.

Delivering the opening keynote, Yaccarino will discuss how advanced advertising is changing the video industry.  During the closing keynote, Gotlieb will use his experience at GroupM and WPP to discuss if advertisers and media buyers will pay more for effective TV advertising.

Since joining NBCUniversal in 2011, Yaccarino has transformed the NBCUniversal advertising sales organization. Her groundbreaking “one portfolio” plan has amplified the enormous power and reach of the company’s broadcast, cable and digital assets.

As a result, under Yaccarino’s leadership, NBCUniversal was the only media company to record growth in volume and dollar value during the 2015 Upfront, leading the marketplace for a second consecutive year. Yaccarino was recognized in 2014 to Variety’s “Power of Women of New York”, The Hollywood Reporters “Women in Entertainment: Power 100” and received many other industry honors across the span of her career.

In 1999, Irwin Gotlieb joined WPP media as Chairman and CEO of Mindshare Worldwide. When WPP established GroupM to serve as parent company to its media agencies, now including Mindshare, MEC, Mediacom and Maxus, Gotlieb was named Global CEO of GroupM. Prior to WPP, he was President and CEO of MediaVest Worldwide, a company he founded in December 1993. Gotlieb is a three-time Adweek/Mediaweek All Star, including a President’s Award in 1997, a double Advertising Age Media Maven honoree and was a Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame honoree, Class of 2006. In February 2000, Gotlieb was named the ‘Media Player of the Year’ by Advertising Age- the only time this award has been given.

To inquire about Advanced Advertising speaking opportunities, please contact Louis Hillelson at LHillelson@nbmedia.com.

For registration, please contact Rebecca Shottland at rshottland@nbmedia.com
or 917-281-4782.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Charlie Weiss at cweiss@nbmedia.com or 212-378-0478.

 

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Sayles & Winnikoff Communications
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Ashley Read
Sayles & Winnikoff Communications
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E: ashley@sayleswinnikoff.com

Next TV Summit Names First Keynote Speakers

NEW YORK, NY (August 27, 2015) – Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News today announced the first keynote speakers for the Next TV Summit & Expo, set for Thursday, October 21, 2015 at the Park Central Hotel New York. The Next TV Summit & Expo is one of the cornerstone conferences taking place during 2015 New York City Television Week that also includes The Hispanic Television Summit, The Content Show, Advanced Advertising and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

The keynoters include Jay Sures, Managing Director, United Talent Agency and Roger Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of Sling TV, LLC and Executive Vice President of Advanced Technologies for DISH.  Both keynotes will be within a Q&A format.

Strategies for an OTT World With UTA’s Jay Sures
Jay Sures will share his high-level insight on how one of the world’s biggest talent agencies in this digital, audience-first era views the changing television practice.  The discussion will include how top television creators sell their projects in a rapidly changing television ecosystem and the many forces that are at play: shifting viewers habits, advertiser angst, cord-cutting millennials and aggressive competition among streaming platforms. Sures will also talk broadly about the changing role of talent agencies in the today’s global media and entertainment landscape.

One of the leading executives in UTA’s acquisition of Bienstock agency, Jay Sures has made UTA the industry’s leading broadcast news agency. As Managing Director, Sures oversees UTA’s well-recognized television practice, his own star roster of clients, and is the co-founder of the UTA Foundation, the agency’s 501©3 non-profit organization that advises clients and employees on philanthropy. In addition to his roles at UTA, Sures is also Vice-Chairman of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), Hollywood’s largest and oldest charity.

Inside Sling TV With Roger Lynch
Roger Lynch will offer his high-level perspective on the future of the TV, media and entertainment landscape.  His insights will include a look into the future of the ‘skinny bundle’ and how over-the-top video services are being tailored to fit the hard to reach millennials, including cord-cutters, cord-nevers and supplementers.

As the CEO of Sling TV, Roger led the creation and launch of Sling TV that delivers the best of live sports, news and entertainment to broadband-connected devices at home and on-the-go. The Sling TV programming portfolio includes content from Disney/ESPN, HBO, AMC, A&E, Turner, Scripps, EPIX, Univision and Maker Studios. Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and add-on Spanish-language programing packages tailored to English-dominant, bilingual and Spanish-dominant U.S. Hispanics. Sling International currently provides more than 200 channels in 18 languages across multiple devices to households in the U.S.

As a next-generation service designed for contemporary viewers, Sling TV earned twelve top honors at the 2015 International CES including Engadget’s “Best of the Best” award.  Prior to joining DISH, Lynch served as Chairman and CEO of Video Networks International, Ltd., an IPTV technology company in the United Kingdom.

The Next TV Summit & Expo is an all-day, high-level conference and networking event providing television, entertainment, advertising and technology executives’ unique insights into the impact of new devices, new delivery systems and new consumer expectations.  Sessions include case studies, as well as panels and roundtable discussions on what’s next in the video landscape, from OTT, internet video and digital strategies to the technology to tie it all together.

Additional speakers for the Next TV Summit, the only East Coast Next TV Summit held this year, will be announced shortly.

To inquire about speaking opportunities, please contact Melissa Grego at melissa@melinc.com.

For registration, please contact Rebecca Shottland at rshottland@nbmedia.com
or 917-281-4782.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Charlie Weiss at cweiss@nbmedia.com or 212-378-0478.

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Verizon to Be Honored With 2015 Award For Leadership in Hispanic Television By Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News

NEW YORK, NY (August 11) – Verizon will be honored with the 2015 Award for Leadership in Hispanic Television at the 13th Annual Hispanic Television Summit, set for October 22 at the Park Central Hotel.

The annual award, presented by Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, recognizes the   company for its significant and on-going commitment to the business of television for Hispanic audiences. This year, for the first time, the Hispanic Television Summit is one of the signature events that make up New York City Television Week, which also includes The Next TV Summit & Expo, The Content Show, Advanced Advertising and the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.

“Since its launch in 2000, Verizon has responded to the needs of the Hispanic community by delivering customized content and packages across its video, voice, mobile and internet platforms,” said Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable/Multichannel News. “We applaud the company’s forward thinking commitment to designing a multi-cultural communications strategy that specifically includes outreach to this vitally important and diverse community.”

Javier Farfan, Vice President of Cultural Engagement forVerizon will accept the award on behalf of the company.  Farfan is responsible for developing strategy and engagement models for all of Verizon’s cultural and emerging market segments (including Hispanic) across Verizon’s wireless and wireline platforms for voice, video and internet services.

Previous corporate recipients of the Award for Leadership in Hispanic Television have included Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Dish and Major League Soccer.

This is the first of two awards that will be presented at the Awards Ceremony. Soon to be announced is the Award for Achievement in Hispanic Television, which is presented to an individual. Past honorees have included renowned television hosts Don Francisco and Cristina Saralegui; network news anchors Jorge Ramos, Maria Celeste Arraras, Maria Elena Salinas and Jose Diaz Balart; sports celebrity Oscar De La Hoya; soccer announcer Andres Cantor; and advertising executives Monica Gadsby of SMG and Edgar Sandoval of P&G.

Other notables at this year’s Hispanic Television Summit include recently announced keynote speakers Gonzalo del Fa, President, GroupM Multicultural and Gary R. Stevenson, President and Managing Director, MLS Business Ventures.

The Hispanic Television Summit is produced by The Schramm Marketing Group, which is based in New York City.

To inquire about speaking opportunities, contact Joseph Schramm at 212-983-0219 or jschramm@schrammnyc.com.

For registration, please contact Rebecca Shottland at rshottland@nbmedia.com or 917-281-4782.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Charlie Weiss at cweiss@nbmedia.com or 212-378-0478.

 

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ABC News World News Tonight Anchor David Muir to Co-Host Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, NY (August 3, 2015) – David Muir will co-host the 2015 Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame,the prestigious annual event that honors the pioneers, innovators and stars of the electronic arts. Muir will join previously announced co-hosts Hoda Kotb and Regis Philbin at the famed Waldorf-Astoria in New York City, on Tuesday, October 20th.

David Muir, an Emmy Award-winning journalist for ABC News, anchors the flagship ABC News broadcast World News Tonight with David Muir and co-anchors the ABC newsmagazine 20/20. He joined ABC News in August 2003 as anchor of the overnight news program World News Now. For more than a decade, Muir has reported from international hotspots including Tehran, Tahrir Square, Mogadishu and Fukushima. In his first year as anchor of the evening news broadcast, Muir has reported from the Syrian border on child refugees and Mexico City on the treatment of disabled and orphaned children, and also landed an exclusive interview with President Obama on Cuba. Muir’s reporting has been honored with multiple Edward R. Murrow awards and for the second year in a row, he recently earned top honors from the Society of Professional Journalists for his reporting overseas.

The complete list of 2015 Hall of Fame inductees includes:

  • Ed Carroll – COO, AMC Networks, Inc.
  • Michael T. Fries – President and CEO, Liberty Global
  • Don Garber – Commissioner, Major League Soccer; CEO, Soccer United Marketing
  • Chris Geraci – President of National Broadcast, OMD
  • Kathie Lee Gifford – Co-Host, Fourth Hour of NBC News’ “TODAY”
  • Robert A. Iger – Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company
  • Lou LaTorre – Fox Networks Group (Retired)
  • Alfred C. Liggins III – President Advertising Sales, Fox Cable Networks (Retired)
  • Philip J. Lombardo – CEO, Citadel Communications Company, L.P.
  • Dave Lougee – President, TEGNA Media
  • Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D. – Host and Executive Producer, “Dr. Phil”
  • Donna Speciale – President, Turner Broadcasting Ad Sales

A portion of the net proceeds is donated to the charitable organization Broadcasters Foundation of America.  A safety net for radio and television professionals across the country, the Broadcasters Foundation of America provides anonymous financial grants to those industry colleagues who are in acute need due to critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, an accident or other serious misfortune.

For sponsorship and registration information, please contact Sandy Friedman at sandyfriedman@skfevents.com
or 917-612-0735.

To view the 2015 class, visit www.bchalloffame.com/honorees/#

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