#NYCTVWK: ‘B&C’ Hall of Fame, VR 20/20 Kick Off Fifth Annual Event

NEW YORK — NYC Television Week, presented by NewBay Media’s Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News, returns for a fifth go-round the week of Oct. 16, bringing the industry’s focus to the world’s media capital.

With six high-profile events, NYC Television Week covers a full range of trends and topics vital to today’s television businesses. Over its three years, it has drawn more than 3,000 TV industry executives and featured 200 industry leaders as keynote speakers and presenters.

Events include (speakers subject to change):

B&CHALL OF FAME (Monday, Oct. 16, Grand Hyatt New York). Recognized as the leading industry event honoring the pioneers, visionaries and stars of broadcasting and the electronic arts. This year, the blacktie dinner will honor 12 exceptional executives — and one program, ABC’s The View — that have truly made an impact on the industry as it stands today. Honorees include executives from CBS, NBC, Viacom, FX Networks, Lionsgate, C-SPAN and Univision.

VIRTUAL REALITY 20/20(Monday, Oct. 16, The Stewart Hotel). Exploring emerging trends in VR and augmented reality technology and content, applications and services, with opportunities to connect with potential funding, content and distribution partners. Keynote speakers include Jason Farkas, VP of premium content video at CNN; and Serge Kassardjian, global head of media apps business development at Google Play.

ADVANCED ADVERTISING(Wednesday, Oct. 18, Sheraton Times Square). Thought leaders gather for a day of dynamic content and connections exploring the impact of data, automation and addressability on TV advertising. Keynote speakers include Marcien Jenckes, president, advertising, Comcast Cable; and Lyle Schwartz, president of investment, GroupM North America.

NEXT TV SUMMIT(Wednesday, Oct. 18, Sheraton Times Square). This high-level, future-focused conference, expo and networking event delivers insights into the impact of new video devices, delivery systems and consumer expectations in the OTT era. Scheduled keynote speakers include Amazon Channels director Richard Au and CBS Interactive president and COO Marc DeBevoise.

HISPANIC TELEVISION SUMMIT(Thursday, Oct. 19, Sheraton Times Square). Now in its 15th year as a staple of the Hispanic media fall calendar, HTS attracts nearly 500 professionals from the U.S., Latin America and Spain, drawn to its lively program, networking and awards. Honorees include Rafael Amaya, star of Telemundo’s hit Super Series El Señor de los Cielos; GroupM Multicultural president Gonzalo Del Fa; and Altice USA.

TV DATA SUMMIT(Thursday, Oct. 19, Sheraton Times Square). This new addition to the NYC TV Week lineup will bring together leaders in the field to explain how high-quality data technology is transforming organizations and decision making in allocating resources and developing marketing strategies. Keynote speakers on the agenda include Viacom executive VP and chief data officer Kern Schireson.

For more information and to register for NYC TV Week events, please visit NYCTVWeek.com.