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Programming Everywhere

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Presented at The NAB Show, Programming Everywhere gathers industry leaders to talk about the evolving business of content creation and distribution, with a focus on new development, reinventing local and national news and extending media brands on streaming.

TV station group senior executives will join programming, news and marketing leaders, syndicated programming executives and streaming media and technology leaders to take on issues such as the changing economics of syndicated programming, the relationship between FAST channels and the evolution of broadcasting, transforming television news and strategies for creating a programming everywhere business.

Participants will also consider their No. 1 challenge: creating more content for a multimedia audience, and how technologies like artificial intelligence, the cloud and IP production platforms can free up creative talent while streamlining costs.

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8-8:50 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:50 a.m.

Innovation Reel — A collection of short, leading-edge videos from Programming Everywhere speakers and sponsors

9 – 9:45 a.m.

FAST Channels and the Evolution of Broadcasting

Local FAST channels offer new options for viewers and new opportunities for advertisers. They also offer opportunities to develop NextGen TV programming, as long as station groups are able to create enough content. How are programming leaders approaching the challenge of creating new shows and formats? How are marketers driving audience and, importantly, how are technology providers coming up with solutions that streamline program production?


Scott Ehrlich, CIO, and Head of Corporate Strategy, Sinclair Broadcast Group
Shawn Makhijani, SVP, Business Development and Strategy, NBCUniversal Stations & NBC Spot On
Sarah Katt, SVP Programming, The Hill
Marian Pittman, EVP Content, Product & Innovation, Cox Media Group
Takashi Nakano, Samsung
Adam Wiener, Founder, Continuous Media (moderator)


9:45 – 10 a.m.

Fireside Chat / Programming Showcases


10 – 10:45 a.m.

Keynote Interview


10:45 – 11 a.m. Networking Break


11-11:45 a.m.

Syndication’s Changing Business Model

Exclusivity, streaming rights and the quest for profitable programming are high on the list of challenges influencing the relationship between syndicated program producer/distributors and TV station groups. How are industry leaders working to resolve these issues and find new opportunities for successful shows?


Frank Cicha, EVP Programming, Fox Television Stations
Mort Marcus, Co-President, Debmar-Mercury
Dave Howitt, SVP of Programming, Sinclair Broadcast Group
Jeffrey Wolf, Chief Distribution Officer, The E.W. Scripps Company
Paige Albiniak, Contributing Editor, TVNewsCheck (moderator)


11:45 a.m. 

In conversation: Anthony Zuiker on Creating New Shows that Break the Mold

Acclaimed television writer, producer and author Anthony Zuiker joins NewsCheckMedia Chief Content Officer Michael Depp for a conversation on how broadcasters can address their desperate need for fresh programming. The CSI franchise creator, who is now working with Sinclair Broadcast Group to develop a slate of new shows, will explain how he’s helping the broadcaster produce talk and game shows, documentaries and local news content with fresh eyes.


Anthony Zuiker, Co-Founder, Publisher and Creative Director, Zuiker Press, Creator, CSI
Michael Depp, Chief Content Officer, TVNewsCheck (moderator)


Noon – 1 p.m.

Networking Lunch


1-1:45 p.m

Fresh Approaches to the News Franchise

Whether on streaming or in busy innovation labs, TV station groups are experimenting like never before with their most important genre: the local newscast. What are programming, news and marketing leaders learning from experimentation? Are sought-after younger audiences taking notice and tuning in?


Kate O’Brian, VP, Scripps News
Ozzie Martinez, EVP of News, Original Programming and Standards, Telemundo Station Group, NBCUniversal Local
Jamie Grey, Managing Editor of Investigations, InvestigateTV, Gray Television
Michael Depp, Editor, TVNewsCheck (moderator)


1:45 – 2 p.m.

Fireside Chat / Programming Showcases


2-2:45 p.m. 

Rethinking Genres: Games, Talk, Travel and More

TV station groups are developing new approaches to game show, talk, magazine, lifestyle and destination programming. How are content sharing, work with outside production companies and dedicated local production teams fueling new shows and channels? What new approaches are they creating for 2023-24?


Andrew Fitzgerald, SVP, Streaming Video Services, Hearst Television
Stephen Brown, EVP of Programming and Development, Fox First Run and Fox Television Stations
Erin Johnson, Executive Producer, Entertainment Tonight
Meredith McGinn, EVP of Diginets & Original Production, NBCUniversal Local
Michael Depp, Editor, TVNewsCheck (moderator)


2:45 – 3 p.m.

Networking Break


3 – 3:45 p.m.

Mining the Archives for New Shows

Unsolved crimes, regional history and culture offer big opportunities for new shows with a distinctly local bent. How are TV station groups and other program producers mining their archives to create compelling new shows? How are technologies designed to efficiently index and tag video archives keeping up with producers’ needs?


Ben Ramos, VP, Fox Archive, Field and Emerging Technology, Fox News
Michael Depp, Editor, TVNewsCheck (moderator)


3:45 – 4 p.m.

Fireside Chat / Programming Showcases


4-4:45 p.m. 

Strategies for Building a Content Everywhere Business

How can station groups build an everywhere programming lineup, then brand it and promote it to consumers locally and around the world? How will they manage audience measurement and targeted advertising? How does syndicated programming fit in and how will that affect the syndicated programming contract? What role do diginets play in this strategy?


Steve Pruett, Executive Chair, Cox Media Group
Sean Compton, President, Networks, Nexstar Media


4:45 – 5 p.m.  

Lightning Round: New Ideas from Emerging Programmers


5 – 6:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception


April 16
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT


Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 United States
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