Sony’s Eric Berger to Deliver Keynote at Next TV Summit @NYC Television Week

NEW YORK, NY (October 2, 2014) — Eric Berger, Executive Vice President, Digital Networks and General Manager, Crackle, Sony Pictures Television, has been added to the lineup of top industry speakers presenting at Next TV Summit New York. Berger’s presentation, entitled “TV That Strikes a Cord,” will take place Wednesday, November 12, at the Affinia Manhattan.

As the Executive Vice President of Digital Networks and the General Manager of Crackle, the studio’s multi-platform video entertainment network, Berger oversees its programming, marketing, distribution, product, video operations, and engineering, as well as its ad sales. Berger is also responsible for the development, production, and distribution of original features and series created for Crackle, including the two-time Emmy nominated “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” starring Jerry Seinfeld; “Chosen,” starring Milo Ventimiglia; and the first ever weekly live digital format, “Sports Jeopardy!” with Dan Patrick, among various other scripted and non-scripted original series.

“Eric represents both a major content producer and a rising streaming network — giving him a unique perspective on today’s content challenges and solutions,” states Louis Hillelson, VP/Group Publisher, Next TV, Broadcasting & Cable, and Multichannel News. “I am thrilled that Eric has agreed to share his experience and knowledge with our New York Next TV Summit attendees.”

The Next TV Summit is a high-level B2B conference, exhibition and networking opportunity that focuses on broadcasting, content, digital media and OTT. The Next TV Summit brings together entertainment, advertising, broadcasting and digital technology executives to share ideas, develop new business opportunities and better monetize streaming video on today’s new content platforms and devices.

The Next TV Summit is part of the second annual NYC Television Week, which also features Advanced Advertising, Business of Multiplatform TV, and The Content Show, a new conference and marketplace that covers all aspects of programming, development and distribution for scripted, live, news, sports, documentary, and nonfiction entertainment, as well as branded content.  NYC Television Week takes place on November 12-13, 2014, at the Affinia Manhattan.

NYC Television Week is presented by NewBay Media’s Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV, and is produced by Arthur Schweitzer.

For more information on the Next TV Summit and all of the other events taking place during NYC Television Week, visit NYCTelevisionWeek.com.

About CRACKLE
Crackle, a unit of Sony Pictures Television, programs Hollywood movies, TV shows and original series and films for the world’s connected audience. Available in 21 countries, Crackle specializes in genres such as Action, Comedy, Crime, Horror, and Sci-fi. Original programming on Crackle includes the psychological thriller Chosen, starring Chad Michael Murray and Rose McGowan; Cleaners, starring David Arquette and Gina Gershon; the first ever made for digital movie EXTRACTIONstarring Danny Glover; and the Emmy® nominated Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, starring Jerry Seinfeld. Crackle is always freely accessible on every screen, with no subscription or authentication required. Visit Crackle’s site at www.crackle.com. You can also find Crackle on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crackle or follow Crackle on Twitter @Crackle for real time updates.

About NYC TELEVISION WEEK
The second annual NYC Television Week takes over Manhattan from November 12-13, 2014. Featuring conferences at the Affinia Manhattan — directly across from Penn Station — NYC Television Week is where the industry gathers to network, collaborate, and celebrate in the media capital of the world. NYC Television Week is presented by Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, and Next TV.

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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