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November 18–19, 2008   |   New York, NY

Future of Television Conference 08
To register by phone, please call 310-855-0033 ext. 0.

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
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LIVE STREAM OF FUTURE OF TELEVISION
Can’t attend the event, but don’t want to miss the action? We are pleased to offer Future of Television East through Live Stream and Chat. The stream goes live at 1:30pm EST on November 18 and will be live for panels and keynotes through November 19. You will also have access to archived video from the event (available the week following the event) and will be able to network with attendees through our Facebook and LinkedIn groups. Now you can be a part of Future of Television East without leaving your office.
REGISTER HERE for the Live Stream.

EVENT UPDATES
(11/14/08):
300+ registered. Don't miss the chance to attend - REGISTER NOW.
Announcing Live HD Streaming from Future of Television Forum. Now you can be a part of Future of Television East without leaving your office. MORE INFORMATION.
(11/12/08): David Oxenford, Partner, Broadcast, Media & Music, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP to deliver keynote on The Promise of an Obama Administration for Broadcast and Communications Regulation.
(11/11/08): New panelists for Online Video Innovators Showcase: Andrew Budkofsky, SVP, Sales, Break Media; J. Crowley, Co-Founder, Black20; John Edwards, President and CEO, Move Networks; Dina Kaplan, Co-Founder & COO, blip.tv. Moderator: Lindsay Campbell, Host, MobLogic (a CBS company).
(11/03/08): The studios of Web2point0.TV to conduct interviews at event.  Interview and session archives from 2007 Future of Television East and 2008 Future of Television West available online.
(11/03/08):

Join Digital Media Wire's new Facebook group and connect with other FofTV attendees and share your views on the future of TV.

(10/31/08):
Over 250 people have registered to attend the conference including top executives and members of the press from ABC, ABC News, AOL, BBC, Bearingpoint, blinkx, Bloomberg News, Brightcove, Break.com, Broadcasting & Cable, Canadian Television Fund, CBS, CEA, China Cablecom, Comcast, Conde Naste, Corus Entertainment, Dailymotion, Directors Guild of Canada, Crown Media Holdings, Disney / ABC Television Group, EchoStar, eMarketer, ESPN, Fox Cable, Fox Entertainment Group, Fox Digital Media, Fuse, Globo.com, HP, Huffington Post, Hungry Man Productions, IBM, IFC, Sundance Channel, Iconoculture, Jack Myers, Lycos, Frank Madid, Microsoft, Macrovision, Motorola, MTV, Move Networks, NBC Universal, NBC/The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NYU Stern, Parks Associates, PBS / Nightly Business Report, Philips, QVC, Retirement Living TV, Rogers Cable and Telecom, Screen Actors Guild, SESAC, SNL Kagan, Sonic Solutions, Starz Media, Telus, The A-List, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, TiVo, Tomorrow Will Be Televised, TV4, Variety, Verizon, Yahoo!, YouTube and many more. Don't miss the chance to REGISTER NOW!

Future of Television Forum, now in its 8th year, is a 2-day executive conference, unlike any other, that brings together key decision-makers from cable and broadcast networks, cable and satellite operators, high-tech, Internet, mobile and advertising to focus on the future of television. The event, which is widely recognized as one of the most prestigious industry forums, is produced by Digital Media Wire in a partnership with NYU’s Stern School of Business and the Consumer Electronics Association.

2 Days — 50+ Speakers — 300+ Attendees
Innovative Exhibitors — !!Unrivaled Networking!!
Breakfast, Lunch & Cocktail Reception

Over 4,000 senior executives have attended the event over the past eight years. Speakers have included some of the most powerful players in television including Leslie Moonves (Chairman, CBS), Jack Abernethy (CEO, Fox Television Stations), Bruce Rosenblum (President, Warner Bros. Television Group), Tom Rogers (President & CEO, TiVo) and Mark Cuban (Chairman, HDNet /Owner, Dallas Mavericks). The fall 2008 event will be held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City's Battery Park, November 18-19, 2008.

For more information, please contact Ellen Gildersleeve at 310-855-0033 ext. 5 or email us at television@digitalmediawire.com.

**SPECIAL ONLINE VIDEO TRACK**
This year's event includes a special online video track to be presented in association with ContentAgenda, Variety, Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable. To inquire about opportunities to be a part of the advertorial supplement, please contact us at television@digitalmediawire.com.


Keynote Speakers:

 
Rick Cotton, General Counsel, NBC Universal     Henry Schleiff, President & CEO, Crown Media Holdings / Hallmark Channel
Rick Cotton
General Counsel
NBC Universal Group
  Garth Ancier
President
BBC Worldwide America
  Henry Schleiff
President & CEO
Crown Media Holdings /
Hallmark Channel

Speakers:
 

Jean-Briac Perrett (JB) Perrette, President, Digital Distribution, NBC Universal
Dan Fawcett
President, Fox Digital Media
Fox Entertainment
Group
David Wolf
Partner & Senior Executive Digital Transformation
Accenture Media and Entertainment Practice Group 
Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette
President, Digital Distribution
NBC Universal
         
Kevin Yen, Head of Strategic Partner Management, YouTube David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation / President, CBS VISION Alice Kim, SVP Digital Distribution and Partner Relations, MTV Networks
Kevin Yen
Head of Strategic
Partner Management

YouTube
David Poltrack
Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation
President,
CBS VISION
Alice Kim
SVP Digital Distribution
& Partner Relations

MTV Networks
Pat Dunbar, Director, Mediaroom & connected TV Advertising, Microsoft TV Michael Hawkey, VP, Sales & Marketing, EchoStar Corporation
Pat Dunbar
Director, Mediaroom & Connected TV Advertising
Microsoft TV
Kenneth Kaufman
Partner, Entertainment
Manatt Phelps
& Phillips, LLP
Michael Hawkey
VP, Sales & Marketing
EchoStar Technologies
Paul Sweeting, Editor, ContentAgenda.com Brian Whitton, Executive Director, Access Technologies, Verizon Communications Kurt Scherf, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Parks Associates
Paul Sweeting
Editor
ContentAgenda.com
Contributor,
Variety
Brian Whitton
Executive Director,
Access Technologies

Verizon Communications
Kurt Scherf
VP & Principal Analyst
Parks Associates
Charles Cerino, VP, Comcast Cable / President, Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) Al Lieberman, Executive Director, EMT Program, NYU Stern School of Business Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
Charles Cerino
VP, Comcast Cable
President
Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA)
Al Lieberman
Executive Director,
EMT Program

NYU Stern
School of Business
Ned Sherman
CEO & Publisher
Digital Media Wire
Co-Chair & Founder
Future of Television
Peter Price, President & CEO, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Frank Chindamo, President & CCO, Fun Little Movies
 Bill Bradford
SVP & Chief Product Officer, Fox Digital Media

Fox Entertainment
Group
Peter Price
President & CEO
The National Academy
of Television Arts & Sciences
Frank Chindamo
President &
Chief Creative Officer

Fun Little Movies
Salil Dalvi, General Manager, Wirelss Platforms, NBC Universal
Richard Bullwinkle
Chief Evangelist
Macrovision
Salil Dalvi
SVP, Mobile Platform Development
NBC Universal
Digital Distribution
 
Joe Laszlo
Director, Research
Interactive Advertising Bureau
William Serrao
Americas Media & Ent. Industry Leader

IBM Global Business Services
Suranga Chandratillake
Founder & CEO
blinkx
Mike Vorhaus
President
Magid Advisors
Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist, CEA

Mike Rich
SVP, AOL Television,
AOL Music, Moviefone.com

AOL LLC
Matthew Glotzer
SVP, Fox Digital Media

Fox Entertainment
Group
Shawn DuBravac
Chief Economist
CEA
Clive Ng, Founder & Executive Chairman China Cablecom Holdings, Ltd. Anil Jagtiani, SVP Strategy & Development, QVC, Inc

Clive Ng
Founder &
Executive Chairman

China Cablecom
Holdings, Ltd.
Anil Jagtiani
SVP Strategy & Development
QVC, Inc.
Kraig Baker
Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Gavin D. McElroy
Partner
Frankfurt Kurnit
Klein & Selz
Mark Risis
Director, Interactive Advertising Sales
TiVo
Jack Myers
President
Myers Publishing LLC
Marc DeBevoise
SVP, Business Development & Strategy
Starz Media LLC
John Edwards
President and CEO
Move Networks
Glen Dickson
Senior Editor
Broadcasting & Cable
Lydia Loizides
Chair
NY/NATAS Advanced Media Committee
Shelly Palmer
Host, MediaBytes
Author, "Television Disrupted"
Jesse Haines
Head of Marketing
Google TV Ads
Lindsay Campbell
Host
MobLogic
(a CBS company)
Andrew Budkofsky
Senior Vice President of Sales & Partnerships
Break Media
Joy Marcus
US General Manager
Dailymotion
Chris Johnston
Director, Advertising Product Management
Brightcove
Marcien Jenckes
CEO
Grab Networks
Jim Taylor
Chief Technologist

Sonic Solutions
Patrick McGovern
SVP, Sales & Strategic Planning & Digital Media
ABC Television Network
Chuck Ball
Chief Marketing and Product Innovation Officer
Lycos
Dina Kaplan
COO & Co-Founder

blip.tv
Howard Bass
Senior Partner, Global Media & Ent. Advisory Services
Ernst & Young
David Oxenford
Partner
Broadcast, Media & Music
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
David Evans
Senior Vice President, Broadband
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
J. Crowley
Founder
Black20
Frank Chindamo
President & Chief Creative Office

Fun Little Movies
 

Day 1 (Tuesday, November 18)

11:00AM - 1:00PM
Exhibitor Set-up

1:00PM - 1:30PM
Attendee Registration

1:30PM - 1:45PM
Welcome & Introductions from the Conference Co-Chairs

Al Lieberman, Executive Director, EMT Program, NYU Stern School of Business
Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher,
Digital Media Wire

1:45PM – 2:30PM
What’s Next? Five Digital Media Trends to Watch

These leading analysts give their opinions on the top five digital media trends impacting the television industry.

PRESENTERS
Shawn DuBravac, Chief Economist, CEA
David Wolf, Partner, Media & Entertainment, Accenture
Bill Serrao, Americas Media & Ent. Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services

2:30PM – 3:15PM
Panel 1: A View from the Top:
The Outlook for the Television Industry & Digital Media

This panel of top television and digital media industry executives will discuss the increasing importance digital media for the future of the television industry. Topics include viewer trends; programming for non-traditional platforms including online video, VOD, HD, IPTV, broadband and mobile; The impact of Hulu and other online video services on broadcast television; the future of advertising; the democratization of video production resulting from broadband penetration and falling operational costs; and new business models. What are the challenges and opportunities for the industry to build new revenue streams from digital media platforms?

PANELISTS
Dan Fawcett, President, Digital Media, Fox Entertainment Group
Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette, President, NBC Universal Digital Distribution
David Poltrack, Chief Research Officer, CBS Corporation / President, CBS VISION
Peter Price, President & CEO,
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Moderator: Lydia Loizides, Chair,
NY/NATAS Advanced Media Committee

3:15PM - 3:45PM
NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:45PM - 4:30PM
Panel 2: Global TV:
The Emergence of Worldwide Content Distribution Networks

The widely hyped merging of the PC and TV is finally taking shape in a way that only a few people imagined. From kids in their dorm rooms to independent producers to big media companies, everyone seems to be producing content these days and the Internet is becoming a sort of worldwide TV network for audiences seeking entertainment, both mainstream and offbeat. With new global online video services and place-shifting devices, national boarders matter less and less in the television landscape. This panel will discuss the consequences of this development from the perspective of content creators, producers, advertisers, distributors and consumers.

PANELISTS
Bill Bradford, SVP & Chief Product Officer, Fox Digital Media, Fox Entertainment Group
David Evans, SVP, Broadband, Rainbow Media Holdings
Marcien Jenckes, CEO, Grab Networks
Clive Ng, Founder & Executive Chairman, China Cablecom Holdings, Ltd.
Mike Rich, SVP, AOL Television, AOL Music, Moviefone.com, AOL LLC
Moderator: Jack Myers, President, Myers Publishing LLC

4:40PM - 5:25PM
Panel 3: The Future of Television Advertising: What’s Next?

The established network television business model, based on selling 30-second advertising spots during the “upfront” sales period, is coming under more and more pressure. Some advertisers claim that buying advertising time on the networks is expensive, inflexible and lacking effective ways of measuring outcomes. Advertisers are putting more and more money in media where they can be guaranteed a captive audience with an intention to buy. While still making billions of dollars from selling 30-second spots, the fear is that networks that do not free up their programming and move to a digital platform, could, in a few years, find themselves the prime-time equivalent of Kodak’s 35 mm film business. This panel of experts will discuss a number of hot button issues with respect to the future of television advertising, including advertising effectiveness; the future of the 30-second spot; the impact of digital video recorders (DVRs); improved methods for targeted advertising; branded entertainment; and the role of new interactive technologies and online video in the future of the television business.

PANELISTS
Mark Risis, Director, Interactive Advertising Sales, TiVo
Pat Dunbar, Director, Mediaroom & Connected TV Advertising, Microsoft TV
Jesse Haines, Head of Marketing, Google TV Ads
Anil Jagtiani, SVP, Strategy & Development, QVC, Inc.
Patrick McGovern, SVP, ABC TV Network Sales
Moderator: Gavin McElroy, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

5:30PM - 6:00PM
KEYNOTE

Garth Ancier, President, BBC Worldwide America

6:00PM - 7:00PM
COCKTAIL RECEPTION

In the Exhibit Hall on the 2nd Floor of the Museum. All Attendees are welcome.


DAY 2 (Wednesday, November 19)

8:30AM - 9:00AM
REGISTRATION & NETWORKING

Online Video Track
Presented by:
     
in association with:
           

    

9:00AM - 9:15AM
Welcome & Introduction to Online Video Track

9:15AM - 9:45AM
KEYNOTE: The Future of Online Video
Rick Cotton, General Counsel, NBC Universal
Interviewed by: Paul Sweeting, Editor, ContentAgenda.com, Contributor, Variety

10:00AM - 10:45AM
Panel 1: Distribution Strategies for Online Video:
What Does the Future Hold?

This panel will discuss distribution models and strategies for online video and related issues, including piracy and digital rights management as well as issues related to global distribution and technology issues.

PANELISTS
Suranga Chandratillake, Founder & CEO, blinkx
Jim Taylor, Chief Technologist, Sonic Solutions
Matthew Glotzer, SVP, Digital Media
, Fox Entertainment Group
Kevin Yen, Head of Strategic Partner Management,
YouTube
John Edwards, President and CEO, Move Networks
Moderator: Ken Kaufman, Partner
, Entertainment, Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP

10:45AM - 11:15AM
NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:15AM – 12:00PM
Panel 2: Monetizing Online Video through Ads & Paid Models:
Challenges & Opportunities Facing the Industry

This panel will discuss advertising and paid content models for the monetization of online video. Discussion topics include video search, rich media ads, and video targeting as well as subscription and paid-for content models.

PANELISTS
Marc DeBevoise, SVP, Business Development & Strategy, Starz Media
Chris Johnston, Director, Advertising Product Management, Brightcove
Joy Marcus, US General Manager, Dailymotion
Chuck Ball, Chief Marketing and Product Innovation Officer, Lycos
Moderator: Glen Dickson, Senior Editor, Broadcasting & Cable

 

12:00PM - 1:00PM
LUNCH
BUFFET
In the Exhibit Hall on the 2nd Floor of the Museum. Open to all attendees.

1:00PM - 1:30PM
KEYNOTE:  The Promise of an Obama Administration for Broadcast and  Communications Regulation
David Oxenford, Partner, Broadcast, Media & Music, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

1:35PM - 2:20PM
Panel 3:
Online Video Innovator Showcase
Executives and creators from some of the most progressive companies in the online video space will give 7 minute presentations about their services and/or programs and will make the case for why the online platform offers more flexibility and opportunity than traditional television from a viewer's, programmer's and advertiser's point of view. After the presentations, all the presenters will take the stage for a short Q & A session. The audience will vote via text-messaging for which company they think is the most innovative and offers the most compelling online experience.

PANELISTS
Andrew Budkofsky, SVP, Sales, Break Media
J. Crowley, Co-Founder,
Black20
John Edwards, President and CEO, Move Networks
Dina Kaplan, Co-Founder & COO, blip.tv

Moderator: Lindsay Campbell, Host, MobLogic (a CBS company)

2:25PM - 3:10PM

Panel 4: The Battle for the Digital Home: Who’s Winning?

This panel will focus the on the competing technologies and formats in the digital living room. What are the challenges facing innovators in attempting to coordinate devices, formats, content and services. How are consumers reacting? Who are the likely winners and losers in the years to come?

PANELISTS
Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist,
Macrovision
Charles Cerino, VP, Comcast Cable, President, Multimedia over Coax Alliance
Michael Hawkey, VP, Sales & Marketing, EchoStar Corporation
Brian Whitton, Executive Director, Access Technologies, Verizon Communications
Moderator: Kurt Scherf, VP & Principal Analyst,
Parks Associates

3:10PM - 3:40PM
NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:40PM - 4:25PM
Panel 5: Mobile TV & Video: Opportunities & Challenges Facing the Television Industry

The outlook for the potentially lucrative market for mobile video is still uncertain. According to recent research, consumers are demanding more personalization and entertainment content on their mobile phones, driving mobile video subscription revenue to exceed $3.5 billion in 2008 and the mobile video and TV market to exceed $15 billion, including direct pay and advertising, by 2012 (MultiMedia Intelligence). How are consumers responding to mobile TV and video offerings, including programming and payment models? What is the impact of the new iPhone? What business models are emerging? What are the opportunities and challenges facing broadcasters and cable companies? How are telcos positioning themselves with respect to the video market? What technology issues exist? Is a robust market for mobile video the next frontier for the television industry?

PANELISTS
Salil Dalvi,
SVP, Mobile Platform Development, NBC Universal Digital Distribution  
Frank Chindamo, President & Chief Creative Officer, Fun Little Movies
Alice Kim, SVP Digital Distribution & Partner Relations,
MTV Networks
Kraig Baker, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Howard Bass, Senior Partner, Global Media & Ent. Advisory Services, Ernst & Young
Moderator: Joe Laszlo, Director, Research, Interactive Advertising Bureau

4:30PM - 5:00PM
KEYNOTE INTERVIEW
Henry Schleiff, President & CEO, Crown Media Holdings / Hallmark Channel
Interviewed by: Al Lieberman, Executive Director, EMT Program, NYU Stern School of Business

5:05PM - 5:45PM
Panel 6:  Conference Wrap-up - Closing Presentations

These industry insiders will give closing presentations and provide their opinions on the most important issues to watch in 2009.

PANELISTS
Simon Applebaum, Producer/Host, Tomorrow Will Be Televised
Shelly Palmer, Host, MediaBytes, Author, "Television Disrupted"
Mike Vorhaus, President, Magid Advisors
Moderator: Ned Sherman, CEO & Publisher, Digital Media Wire
 

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Mark Cuban, Chairman, HDNet /Owner, Dallas Mavericks
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Jack Abernethy, CEO, Fox Television Stations
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