Coffee With Mark Pedowitz
8 a.m., Ballroom J
Q&A session with Mark Pedowitz, president, Touchstone TV
Hosted by Andrew Wallenstein, Hollywood Reporter
Think Tank: Wednesday Keynote
8:45 a.m., Ballroom H
Keynote speaker is Michael Grade, chairman, BBC
Hosted by Paul Jackson, CEO, Granada
Workshop: The Television Business: The U.S. Perspective 2006
9 a.m., Reef F
Current developments in the U.S. TV industry of special interest to delegates from Asian and Pacific territories.
Presentation Theater: That Was the Demo That Was
9:30 a.m., Ballroom I
Rapid growth among Latino and Asian populations combined with unprecedented buying power among African-American viewers is changing both the programming and advertising marketplaces in ways never seen before.
Moderator: Carlos Watson, CNN
Panelists: Albert Cheng, exec VP of digital media, Buena Vista TV; Ibra Morales, president, Telemundo Group; Shirley Neal, VP, production and development, the Africa Channel; Gonzalo Perez, director, multicultural research, MTV
Think Thank: Format Fever!
10:30 a.m., Ballroom H
Panelists discuss the trends and growth potential in the television format market.
Moderator: Mark Itkin, exec VP, William Morris
Panelists: Cecile Frot-Coutaz, CEO, FremantleMedia North America; Paul Jackson, CEO, Granada; Leslie Jones, VP, NBC Universal TV Distribution; Peter Salmon, Television Corp. Intl.; Paul Telegdy, senior VP, programming and co-productions, BBC
Presentation Theater: CNET Presents: The New Technologies That Will Change Your Business
10:45 a.m., Ballroom I
The biggest technologies and products coming out of the Consumer Electronics Show and how they will affect the television market.
Presenter: Molly Wood, section editor, CNET
Think Tank: The Changing Face of Cable
Noon, Ballroom H
Panelists discuss the shifting relationships in the cable universe and what the various constituents are doing.
Moderator: Steven Borden, president, Borden Media Consulting
Panelists: Sean Bratches, exec VP, sales and marketing, ESPN; Billy Campbell, president, Discovery; Doug Holloway, president, cable investments, NBC Universal Cable; Ray Katz, senior managing director, Bear Stearns; Jeff Shell, president, Comcast Programming Group
Presentation Theater: Mobile TV: What Will Carriers Want (and Programmers Want to Deliver)?
12:15 p.m., Ballroom J
Panelists discuss current mobile TV offerings on the big three wireless networks.
Moderator: Mark Desautels, VP, wireless Internet development, CTIA
Panelists: Ryan Hughes, director of marketing, Verizon; Rob Hyatt, exec director, data product management, Cingular; Paul Reddick, VP, business development, Sprint Nextel; Cyriac Roeding, VP wireless, CBS
Chat Room: Shonda Rhimes
1:15 p.m., Reef F
Q & A session with Shonda Rhimes, creator/exec producer, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Hosted by Marc Berman, writer, Mediaweek
Insight Arena: Big Screen? Small Screen? What About the New Screens? Parts I and II
1:15 p.m., Ballroom J
Four new screens now showing video programs: cable VOD, Internet streaming, iTunes video downloads and mobile phones. Presentation followed by a panel discussion featuring Internet video producers.
Presenter: Josh Bernoff, VP, Forrester Research
Panelists: Jeremy Allaire, president, Brightcove; John Davis, president, Eco-Nova; Daniel Myrick, president, Gearhead Pictures
Presentation Theater: Primetime Afterlife
1:45 p.m., Ballroom I
Learn about new distribution trends for primetime series syndication and how they are impacting revenue models.
Moderator: Eric Frankel, president, Warner Bros. domestic cable distribution
Panelists: Jed Cohen, exec VP, general sales manager, Buena Vista TV; Jonathan Katz, senior VP, Turner Entertainment; Diane Robina, president, Comcast-Sony networks; Tom Zappala, senior VP, ABC Family Channel
Think Tank: The $8 Billion Men
2:30 p.m., Ballroom H
Four ad execs answer questions about what you need to do to capture more of their media spend.
Moderator: Jack Myers, editor, Jack Myers Media Business Report
Panelists: Irwin Gotlieb, CEO, Group M; Tim Jones, CEO, ZenithOptimedia USA; Mark Rosenthal, CEO, Interpublic Media; Joe Uva, CEO, OMD Worldwide
Presentation Theater: Lights, Camera … Lawsuit? Season IV
3:15 p.m., Ballroom I
Paneliests discuss how to avoid and limit media liability claims against producers, distributors and content buyers. Workshop will also address clearance issues as well as protecting properties and agreements.
Moderators: Russel Hickey and Cameron Stracher, Media/Professional Insurance
Panelists: Jonathan Anschell, general counsel, CBS; Edward Ruttenberg, partner, Leopold, Petrich & Smith; Charles Steenveld, exec VP & general counsel, Reveille
Insight Arena: Behind the Screen — Pigments of Your Imagination
3:30 p.m., Ballroom J
Learn why the television industry has failed for the past 50 years to address and properly serve the growing multicultural audience.
Panelists: Michael Hong, president and CEO, ImaginAsian TV; Reginald Hudlin, president, entertainment, BET; Jonathan Rodgers, president, TV One; Steve Smith, managing director of international networks, AZN; Robert Townsend, CEO, Black Family Channel Prods.; Jeff Valdez, chairman, Si TV
Think Tank: Redefining Broadcaster Value in a Digital World
4 p.m., Ballroom H
Learn how grassroots TV broadcasters are finding ways to transform their unique local content and advertising ties into digital broadband gold.
Moderator: Diane Mermigas, contributing editor, Hollywood Reporter
Panelists: David J. Barrett, CEO, Hearst-Argyle TV; Deb McDermott, president, Young Broadcasting; John Reardon, CEO, Tribune Broadcasting; Perry A. Sook, CEO, Nexstar Broadcasting Group; Michael D. Wortsman, president, Univision Television Group
Presentation Theater: Mobile Content: What’s Playing and What Do People Want to See?
4:30 p.m., Ballroom I
Panelists from various genres discuss mobile entertainment formats.
Moderator: Steve Bradbury, VP, business development, GoTV Networks
Panelists: Frank Chindamo, president, Fun Little Movies; Bruce Gersh, senior VP business development, ABC Entertainment,; Mitch Feinman, VP, Digital Strategy, News Corp.; John Najarian, senior VP of new media, E! Networks; Bill Stratton, VP of business development, TBS
Insight Arena: The DNA of the Digital Revolution
5 p.m., Ballroom J
Presentation about the two strands of DNA in the digital revolution — the physical networks and the social networks they enable.
Presenter: David Docherty, media consultant and former chief exec of Yoomedia.
Chat Room: Heidi J. Diamond
5:15 p.m., Reef F
Q & A with Heidi Diamond, TV consultant & former president of Martha Stewart Living Television
Hosted by Marc Berman, senior TV writer/editor, Mediaweek
Think Thank: Inside the Writer’s Room
6 p.m., Ballroom H
“Everybody Loves Raymond” writers and creator-exec producer Phil Rosenthal discuss the comedy series.
Moderator: David Wild, writer, “Everybody Loves Raymond”
Panelists: Tom Caltabiano, Tucker Cawley, Phil Rosenthal, Mike Royce, Lew Schneider, Aaron Shure, Steve Skrovan, Jeremy Stevens