Moffett To Discuss State of Cable at NYC Television Week

Add top media analyst Craig Moffett to the list of industry thought-leaders that will gather for the inaugural NYC Television Week.

Moffett, partner and senior research analyst, MoffettNathanson, will discuss the state of cable TV with Multichannel News editor-in-chief Mark Robichaux at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28. Their conversation will center on strategies and developments affecting distributors, programmers and the industry’s continued technological evolution.

Moffett joins other notables in their respective fields, during the State of Television conference that marks the start of NewBay Media's and the National Association of Broadcaster’s initial NYC Television Week.

Presented by Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable, NYC Television Week is scheduled from October 28-30 at the Waldorf Astoria and Metropolitan Pavilion and includes the B&C  Hall of Fame, TV on Wall Street, the two-day TV Summit, and the Solutions Center exhibit floor, presented by NAB Show. Registration and other event information is available here.

The State of Television opens with an overview of the State of the Union — an examination of the overall business — by National Cable & Telecommunications Association president and CEO Michael Powell and NAB president Gordon Smith. From there, the conference provides in-depth explorations of various aspects of the industry, including: State of New Kids on the Block with Deb Roy, chief media scientist at Twitter; State of Advertising with GroupM chairman Irwin Gotlieb; and State of Sports with National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern.

That evening, the Waldorf Astoria is home to the 23rd Annual B&C Hall of Fame, with hosts Lesley Stahl and Meredith Vieira., honoring the pioneers, innovators, and stars of television.

On Tuesday Oct. 29 and 30, NYC Television Week changes venues to the Metropolitan Pavilion for the TV Summit, TV on Wall Street, and the Solutions Center exhibit floor. Some of the notable sessions over these two days include:

*Broadcast Fireside Chat with Peter Liguori, president and CEO, Tribune Company;

*Showrunners panel with Clyde Phillips, executive producer and showrunner, Nurse Jackie, and Joe Weisberg, creator, executive producer and writer, The Americans;

*Lunch Program: Syndication in the Digital Age: How TV Stations Can Take Advantage of Today’s Multiplatform Options, presented by NATPE;

*New Start-Ups with Christopher Balfe, CEO, TheBlaze; Keith Clinkscales, CEO, Revolt Media; and Evan Shapiro, president, Pivot;

*Keynote Q&A with DirecTV president, chairman and CEO Mike White;

*Buyers Roundtable with Marianne Gambelli, EVP, chief investment officer, Horizon Media; Chris Geraci, president, national broadcast, Omnicom Media Group; and Christine Merrifield, president, investment, activation & operations, MediaVest USA; and

*Future of Content Distribution with Richard Buchanan, vice president and general manager, Comcast Media Center; Kelly Day, CEO, Blip; and Allen DeBevoise, chairman and CEO, Machinima, Inc.