What is the future of television? Some say cable news and entertainment channels are in the golden age and producing
the best content in their history. But, how does Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Hulu, Sling TV, Disney, Facebook, Apple,
etc. affect the equation of shifting TV-viewing habits? Internet-based innovation has upended everything, and more
change is coming.
Hear from the leading network chief trailblazers about television industry opportunities, challenges, and how the
future news and entertainment content will impact you.
Join us for a very rare and special evening with groundbreaking network executives:
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, where he oversees editorial content across all Bloomberg platforms, including
its news, newsletters, magazines, opinion, television, radio and digital properties, as well as its research services
including Bloomberg Intelligence. Micklethwaite was Editor-in-Chief of The Economist where he led the newspaper into
the digital age while expanding its readership and enhancing its reputation. He is an author of 14 books including
The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State.
Courtney Thomasma is head of BBC AMERICA, a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the
critically acclaimed series Killing Eve; top-rated phenomenon Doctor Who; Emmy and IDA-winning Planet Earth II and
the producers' next epic story of our planet, Dynasties; Emmy-winning Blue Planet II; acclaimed drama Luther;
ground-breaking unscripted series Top Gear; buzzy and hilarious The Graham Norton Show. She has developed audience
strategies to drive ratings and revenue growth, inform brand positioning and program development, and advance
multi-platform solutions for the network. She also helped launch the network's Galaxy of Women initiative, which
aspires to elevate the role of women in front of and behind the camera, and co-authored the study Superpowering
Girls: Female Representation in the Sci-Fi/Superhero Genre with the Women's Media Center, which was covered by media
outlets around the world.
Brad Schwartz is President of Pop, a cable television network owned by CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS) and Lionsgate
(NYSE: LGF), featuring a diverse portfolio of premium content, award-winning talent and more than 400 hours of
original programming. Under his leadership and strategic programming shift to scripted entertainment and curation of
cultural shows, the network has achieved six consecutive years of growth among total viewers and has become one of
the fastest growing networks in television. Throughout his career, Mr. Schwartz has led the rebrand and/or launch of
six cable networks and has served as a top executive for Fuse (MSG), CTV (Bell Media) and MTV (Viacom).
Chris Linn is President of truTV, has a long history of successfully developing shows that evolve beyond the
television screen to become full-fledged phenomena. Linn has worked at Spike, Nickelodeon, MTV where he was
responsible for Jersey Shore and other hit shows. Linn believes less is more, and at truTV, cut its prime-time ads
almost in half. Under his direction, the network has also built its flagship original series into a fan-favorites,
multi-platform juggernaut including a feature film to be released in 2019.
Early RSVPs are suggested here as the event will reach capacity.