250+ Live TV Execs Are Coming...


Whether it's sports, award shows, breaking news, or live primetime broadcasts one thing is clear: viewers are responding and this is translating into new business opportunities for programmers and their distribution partners. This will be the topic of discussion on a panel entitled "The Business of Live TV: Thriving in a Multi-platform World" at the LiveTV:LA conference next week, November 7, at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

The entire LA live television community has embraced next week's inaugural LiveTV:LA conference and exhibition as the place to meet - with over 250 senior executives (and still counting) in sports, live entertainment, news and social media already registered to attend.

Here's a final rundown of who's speaking and what they'll be speaking about:
·    The State of the Live Television Industry:  How and Why Audiences Are Watching
·    The Business of Live TV: Thriving in a Multiplatform World
·    Producer Perspectives: Finding the Magic Moment
·    The State of the Studio: Business and Technology
·    4K for Live Television: Making it Happen
·    Building the Buzz: of Roses and Red Carpets
·    Staying Connected: Long-Distance Asset Management and File Transport
·    Taking the Show on the Road
·    Sound+Vision: Perspectives in Live Music TV
·    The New Second Screen: Live Theater Broadcasts
·    Streaming the Live Concert Experience
·    Object-Oriented Surround Sound: Dolby Perspective
·    The Right Mix: Understanding Sound Design and Live Mixing
·    2nd Screen Live: The Next Era of Real-Time Viewer Engagement
·    Executive Conversation with Rob Gelick, CBS Interactive Entertainment,SVP and GM of Digital Platforms
·    Live TV Meets Participation TV
·    Executive Conversation with David Williams, Endemol Beyond USA, Chief Content and Technology Strategist
·    The Impact and Challenges of Live Streaming Distribution – The OTT Academy


Learn from these Live TV experts:
Michael Abbott, All Ears Inc, Owner
Chris Archer, SmithGeiger, SVP & Senior Consultant
Andy Batkin, SocialTV Summit, CEO
Bryan Bray, Blue Scout Media, VP of Production
Roger Charlesworth, DTV Audio Group, Executive Director
Edward Corey, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, COO
Eddie Delbridge, E! Red Carpet Shows, Executive Producer
Efi Dilmoni, Broadcast & Communication Technologies Specialist
Gavin Douglas, iPowow, Chief Commercial Officer
Ron Drews , NEP Sweetwater, SVP
Joe Einstein, AMV Digital Media, VP, Technical Services & Operations
Michael Fellner, Fellpro, Owner
Guy Finley, MESA & 2nd Screen Society, Executive Director
Stacey Foster, SNL “Saturday Night Live”, Coordinating Producer
Salli Frattini, Sunset Lane Entertainment, Executive Producer
Marjorie Galas, Variety 411, Editor
Rob Gelick, CBS Interactive Entertainment, SVP and GM, Digital Platforms
Veronica Gibeault, ESPN, Associate Director, Production Operations
Bruce Goerlich, Rentrack, Chief Research Officer
David Hill, National Geographic Channels, Chairman & American Idol, Executive Producer
Charles Hirschhorn, AXS TV, President
Barry Katz, NEP Studios, Senior VP/General Manager
Peter Kimball, NEP Broadcasting, Senior Account Manager, Entertainment
John King, Aspera, Senior Sales Engineer
Paul Levy, Burst, Founder
Larry Meyers, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Executive Producer
Charles Napier, inCode Consulting, Managing Director
Hank Neuberger, Springboard Productions, President
Jeffrey Riedmiller, Dolby Laboratories, Office of the CTO, Senior Director, Sound Group
Benjamin Ringe, Peacock Production, EVP and EP
Marc Scarpa, Simplynew, Founder and Executive Producer/Director
Craig Schiller, Bexel, SVP, Engineering and Technical Services
Jay Schmalholz, Nickelodeon Live Event Television, SVP
Margaret Schrader,  Dancing With the Stars, Transmedia Producer
Mark Schubin, SMPTE, Fellow
Brad Sexton, LMG, Founder / CEO
Ron Silverstein, "Access Hollywood Live," Executive Producer
Jack Simmons, Fox Sports, Production Operations, SVP
Jerry Steinberg, Fox Sports, Technology Consultant
James Stellpflug, EVS, VP Sports Products, Americas
Howard Swartz, Discovery Channel, VP Production & Development
Keith Vidger , Sony Electronics Professional Solutions Division, Business Development Manager for Digital Cinema Production
Brett Whelan, Initiative U.S., Client Director, Investment
David  Williams, Endemol Beyond USA, Chief Content & Technology Strategist
Alan Wolk, 2nd Screen Society, Chairman


At next week's LiveTV:LA event, SMPTE Fellow Mark Schubin will take the stage during the Live Music TV Workshop to discuss how the Metropolitan Opera delivers a rich and compelling experience that has opera fans coming back again and again in a session entitled "The New Second Screen: Live Theater Broadcasts." For those looking for a sneak peak of the live-production-tech nuggets that Schubin has to offer, register now for his latest Webinar entitled 'An Eclectic View of IBC 2014? on Wednesday, Oct 30, 2014 12:00 p.m. EDT.