TV CEOs On Industry’s Dramatic Year At TV2025

Leaders from Sinclair, E.W. Scripps, Graham Media and Entertainment Studios will share their outlook on a momentous year and its implications for revenue prospects, M&A, NextGen TV and an evolving relationship with the networks at TVNewsCheck’s virtual conference TV2025: Monetizing the Future on Oct. 21. Register here.

Top executives from four station groups will assess the major forces shaping the TV industry in an unprecedented year in a virtual panel discussion at TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future, part of NAB Show New York.

Byron Allen

Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios; Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group; Chris Ripley, president and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group; and Adam Symson, president and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Co. will join moderator Michael Depp, editor of TVNewsCheck, for Leadership in a Time of Accelerated Change on Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. ET.

Emily Barr

The CEOs will reflect on the industry’s sudden shift to remote production and its longer-term implications for production. They’ll assess prospects for mergers and acquisitions in the coming year; the rising forces of consolidation; NextGen TV’s ongoing rollout under pandemic duress; and affiliates’ changing relationship with the networks amid a dramatic uptick in direct-to-consumer products.

“The TV industry has never faced a year like this one with so many dramatic accelerants working on its fundamental business structure,” Depp said. “Byron, Emily, Chris and Adam have been managing through the most intense, sustained crisis we’ve known, and the insights they bring to this year’s CEO roundtable at TV2025 will have deep reverberations for monetizing TV’s future.”


Chris Ripley

Other TV2025 panels will include NextGen TV: Ready for Prime Time?; Optimizing Audiences: Turn a Short-Term Bump Into a Long-Term Trend; Remote Workflows and the Future of TV Station Operations; IP & the Cloud: A Roadmap for Future Revenue Opportunities; Optimizing Spot TV in a Challenging Economy; and Bolstering the Local and Regional Content Pipeline.

TVNewsCheck will also present its Station Group of the Year Award to NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations in a ceremony that will include an interview with the group’s president, Valari Staab, on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. ET.

Adam Symson

Attendees will participate in live, daily, two-and-a-half-hour sessions on Zoom Webinar, where they can pose questions to speakers, participate in live audience polling and wrap up the day with half-hour, open-mic roundtables on key issues. They can also participate in conversations on the TV2025 Chat Channel on NAB Show New York’s virtual conference platform, where attendees can also attend sessions presented by NAB and visit a virtual exhibition.

Register for TV2025: Monetizing the Future here.

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