Posted on April 2, 2015 in ATSC News
Three experts on the TV industry will unite on one “Super Panel” at the 2015 ATSC Broadcast TV conference during a session that will tackle the future of television, as the industry adapts to changing consumer tastes, new expectations and evolving technology.
At the May 14 event in Washington, the three top industry executives – Gordon Smith, President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), Michael Powell, President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), and Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®) – will come together for what promises to be lively dialog on the future of television.
The Future of Television Super Panel, bringing these three industry luminaries onstage together for the first time, will be moderated by former Federal Communications Commission Chairman and former Chairman of the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Advanced Television Service, Richard E. Wiley, Chairman of WileyRein.
“Every pundit seems to have an opinion about where TV is going, with new technologies creating new business opportunities, with a new regulatory environment, and with Internet connectivity having a profound influence on broadcasters, pay-TV operators, and device manufacturers,” said ATSC President Mark Richer.
“At the 2015 ATSC Broadcast TV Conference, we are thrilled to bring together Gordon Smith, Michael Powell and Gary Shapiro to share their views on the future of television. We’re asking these three remarkable industry leaders to share their predictions about the future, and while they may not always agree, I am certain that ATSC conference attendees will get a well-rounded view of how the television landscape is changing.”
Registration for the May 14 conference is open now.
The Super Panel will be a centerpiece of the day-long ATSC conference at the Reagan International Commerce Center in Washington. Under the banner “Tune In to the Future,” the 2015 ATSC Broadcast Television Conference also will feature a broadcast executive roundtable addressing strategic business issues surrounding the incentive auction and the future of broadcast television, as well as presentations on the status of ATSC 3.0, industry research reports and presentation of the prestigious Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor award.
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