TV2020 To Offer Retrans Consent Rev Outlook

Experts from MCTV, BIA Advisory Services, RBC Capital and Brooks Pierce to discuss retransmission consent prospects at the daylong conference in October.

Experts with a broad range of retransmission expertise will discuss broadcasters’ expectations for retransmission consent revenue and its realistic sustainability at TV2020: Monetizing the Future on Oct. 17 at New York’s Javits Center.



Robert Gessner, president of MCTV; Mark Fratrik, SVP and chief economist at BIA Advisory Services; David Kushner, a media and communications attorney with Brooks Pierce; and Marcos Torres, senior managing director at RBC Capital Markets will examine retransmission consent’s vital significance to broadcasters and the economic and regulatory forces that could threaten to slow its revenue stream.

“Retransmission consent revenue has become a major contributor to station groups’ top line, and with advertising growing little if at all, broadcasters are counting on the fees from cable and satellite operators to propel overall revenue and profit for the next several years,” said TVNewsCheck Editor and Co-Founder Harry A. Jessell. “But is that expectation realistic? Can retrans be counted on to sustain the growth of individual groups and the entire industry for the next three years? The next five?”





TV2020: Monetizing the Future, is a TVNewsCheck conference, now in its third year, presented at NAB Show New York. This year’s conference will examine a range of issues facing the broadcasting industry, including monetizing OTT and digital; the impact of advanced advertising on spot TV and the investment case for technologies including IP infrastructure, cloud-enabled distribution, OTT platforms and AI-enabled news production; and an M&A station values forecast. Sean McManus, chairman of CBS Sports, will be the keynote interview and Ken Auletta, staff writer at The New Yorker and author of Frenemies: The Epic Disruption of the Ad Business, will kick off the event.

Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and co-located with the Audio Engineering Society’s East Coast convention, NAB Show New York will be held Oct. 17-18 at the Javits Convention Center. With more than 14,000 attendees and 300-plus exhibitors, NAB Show New York showcases the best in next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post.

To register for TV2020, click here.

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August 8, 2018 at 11:44 am

Mr. Jessell, you were quoted as saying “…broadcasters are counting on the fees from cable and satellite operators to propel overall revenue and profit …” I believe you should correct that to say “MVPD subscribers” instead of “cable and satellite operators” as those subscribers will be the ones paying the increased fees.

    Johnathan Williams says:

    August 10, 2018 at 7:33 am


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