Industry Gathers at First Annual NYC Television Week

NEW YORK, NY (November 6, 2013) — The first NYC Television Week, presented by Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, Next TV, and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), drew more than 1500 television industry executives to the Waldorf Astoria and the Metropolitan Pavilion from October 28–30. NYC Television Week comprised conferences, events, and an exhibition — including the “State of Television,” Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, the two-day “TV Summit,” “TV on Wall Street,” and the Solutions Center exhibit floor, presented by NAB Show — bringing them to the heart of Manhattan. Sony was the Founding Sponsor.

NYC Television Week’s conferences featured 87 industry leaders as keynotes and presenters, including Mike White, President, Chairman and CEO, DIRECTV; David J. Stern, Commissioner, National Basketball Association; Stephanie McMahon, Executive Vice President, Creative, WWE; and Deb Roy, Chief Media Scientist, Twitter, to name a few.

“The incredible line-up of speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors is a good indication of how the television industry needed a place to get together after the start of the fall season to discuss the status quo and the direction in which we are headed,” states Louis Hillelson, EVP/Group Publisher, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. “I am happy that we and NAB were able to provide the platform for these high-level discussions.”

“Given the transformative state of the industry, NYC Television Week could not have been more timely and relevant, providing valuable takeaways for attendees,” says Chris Brown, NAB Executive Vice President, Conventions and Business Operations. “‘We had a very strong ‘TV on Wall Street’ program that was an immediate hit, and the Solutions Center featured a provocative mix of innovative products and services for the industry. We look forward to building on this event going forward as we continue to extend the NAB and NAB Show brands.”

NYC Television Week opened Monday morning, October 28, at the Waldorf Astoria with the “State of Television” conference, featuring in-depth discussions about various areas of the television industry, including cable, sports, advertising, and new technologies. That evening, the industry was celebrated at the 23rd annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, hosted by Lesley Stahl, CBS News correspondent, 60 Minutes, and Meredith Vieira, NBC News special correspondent and host, The Meredith Vieira Show.

On Tuesday, October 29, NYC Television Week took over the Metropolitan Pavilion with “TV Summit Day 1,” “TV on Wall Street,” and the Solutions Center exhibition. “TV Summit Day 1” covered a wide range of topics, such as indie production, syndication in the digital age, showrunning, and the state of network television. “TV on Wall Street” examined how content competition and consumer consumption trends are driving the evolution of television and featured chief executives, venture capitalists, and leading financial analysts sharing their views of the TV industry.

Tuesday concluded with a cocktail reception sponsored by National Geographic Channels.

NYC Television Week wrapped up on Wednesday, October 30, with a second day of both “TV Summit” and the Solutions Center exhibit floor. “TV Summit Day 2” featured discussions on ad buying, 4K, new platforms, and content distribution.

Solutions Center exhibitors included Sony, placemedia, Dolby Laboratories, and Verizon Digital Media Services, among many others.

More information about the 2013 NYC Television Week can currently be found at nyctelevsionweek.com. The site will be updated throughout the year with details regarding the 2014 event, to be held once again in late October.

For information on 2014 NYC Television Week partnership and sponsorship opportunities, contact Louis Hillelson at 917-231-4730 or lhillelson@nbmedia.com

Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV are all published by NewBay Media.

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