Orfanopoulos Joins CES as Senior Advisor

In another sign of the increasingly content-heavy Consumer Electronics Show, former NATPE executive Nick Orfanopoulos has been signed on as a senior advisor to CES, which wil be Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas.

  CES has increasingy attracted programmers as the business becomes less about studio-to-stick (as in TV stations) program delivery and more about placing content on a number of technology-driven platforms.

 Sony Pictures Television, for one, is shifting resources from other conferences to CES, and NBC U will make a first-time appearance.

 Orphanopoulos helped run the annual NATPE convention for two decades and now consults on trade show and association operations via The Orfanopoulos Group.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.