Rebecca Campbell, president and CEO of the Disney ABC Television Station group says her stations encourage user-generated content and sees its use to steadly increase. “I don’t think we’re old media. We’re pioneers again because we have new spaces to take our content and save lives and share happy moments in the community.”
Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, says he wants to produce a “live movie” based on Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men. “It’s no longer enough just to put on a good show that people want to watch,” he told the audience at the LiveTV:LA conference. “They have to be compelled to watch it. The best way to get people to feel compelled to come that night is to make it an event.”
The news network is presenting two debates next week with the help of local TV stations and it’s been preparing for about a year. Now it’s a matter of daily editorial meetings, blocking, stage management and rehearsals as the clock ticks down.
The veteran Fox Sports broadcasting exec will talk about what it takes to broadcast major live sporting events like the FIFA World Cup and U.S. Open golf tournament at the Nov. 7 conference in Hollywood. He will describe how Fox Sports will take advantage of all its linear network and digital resources.
LiveTV:LA on Nov. 7 in Los Angeles has added a session on red-carpet and other pre-event live programming featuring innovators Ed Corey from the Tournament of Roses and Eddie Delbridge from E! Red Carpet. The day-long conference is being presented by TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group (SVG), in association with Variety and Variety 411.
The Nov. 7 conference in Hollywood is designed to enhance the experience, audience and production of live television programming. In addition to Greenblatt, it will feature speakers including David Neal of Fox Sports, David Hill from National Geographic Channels, Stacey Foster of Saturday Night Live and Freemantle’s Dan Goldberg.
Presented by TVNewsCheck and Sports Video Group, the LiveTV:LA conference, to be held Nov. 7 in Hollywood, will gather leading executives, producers and production professionals who are involved in TV’s hottest market: live TV.