[By Ben Grossman, Broadcasting & Cable] Chase Carey replaced Peter Chernin as Rupert Murdoch’s right-hand man at one of the most challenging and fascinating times in the history of the content delivery business. From technology’s rewriting of the rules to the M&A marketplace looking primed to pick up, Carey’s return to News Corp (NYSE: NWS). will bring with it the need to make decisions that will dictate where the massive media empire turns next at this crucial juncture.
In his first public speaking engagement since leaving DirecTV (NYSE: DTV) for his return to News Corp., Carey sat down with B&C Editor-in-Chief Ben Grossman for a keynote Q&A in front of a packed house at the 2009 B&C/Multichannel News OnScreen Media Summit at New York’s Edison Ballroom. Following is an edited transcript of that conversation.
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