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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