Future of Television - With Trailblazing Network Executives
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
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.
Brad Schwartz is President of Pop, a cable television network owned by CBS
Corporation (NYSE: CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). Pop has become one of the
fastest growing networks in all of television, filled with premium content,
award-winning talent and over 400 hours of original programming. Pop's
programming shift to scripted entertainment and curation of cultural shows has
helped the network achieve five consecutive years of growth among total
viewers. 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.