We’re pleased to announce an important addition to paidContent Entertainment: The Battle for the Digital Home, Nov. 8 at The London in West Hollywood: Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, *NBC Universal* Television Entertainment. Gaspin is uniquely positioned to talk about the creative and strategic issues the industry faces now — among them, programming primetime broadcast and cable in a time-shifting, multi-screen world; balancing the diverse interests of affiliates, distributors and consumers; and how to make TV dollars online. For Gaspin and NBCU (NYSE: GE), all of this is taking place against the backdrop of the pending merger with Comcast (NSDQ: CMCSA), still awaiting regulatory approval.
Gaspin joins an already-strong lineup including Netflix’s Ted Sarandos, Sony’s Rob Wiesenthal, Sling Co-founder Blake Krikorian and key execs from Google (NSDQ: GOOG) TV, CBS, Hulu,Boxee, Roku, Epix and more. (The agenda and working schedule are here; see below for the speaker list.)
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The Twitter hashtag for the event is #pcdigitalhome.
Confirmed speakers include:
» Andy Forssell, SVP, Content Acquisition & Distribution, Hulu
» Jeff Gaspin, Chairman, NBC Universal Television Entertainment
» Mark Greenberg, President, EPIX
» Jason Hirschhorn, CEO, the reDEF Group
» Ronald Jacoby, Senior Director, Chief Architect, Connected TV, Yahoo!
» Blake Krikorian, Co-Founder, Sling Media
» Jeff Klugman, SVP, Products & Revenue, TiVo
» David Krall, President, COO, Roku
» Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3
» Zander Lurie, SVP, Strategic Development, CBS (NYSE: CBS) Corporation
» Paul Mitchell, GM, Standards & Practices, Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) Entertainment
» Simon Morris, Co-Founder, CMO, LOVEFiLM
» Mario Queiroz, VP, Product Management, Google
» Avner Ronen, CEO, Co-Founder, Boxee
» Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix
» Quincy Smith, Partner, Code Advisors
» Robert S. Wiesenthal, Group Executive, Sony Corp.; (NYSE: SNE) EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Sony Entertainment