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State Of Television Conference to Feature David Stern, Irwin Gottlieb, Michael Powell, Gordon Smith

Bringing together some of the top players in their respective fields, the State of Television conference marks the start of NewBay Media's and the National Association of Broadcaster’s inaugural NYC Television Week.

The State of Television kicks off the NYC Television Week, which takes place from October 28-30 at the Waldorf Astoria and Metropolitan Pavilion and includes the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, TV on Wall Street, the two-day TV Summit, and the Solutions Center exhibit floor, presented by NAB Show. Registration 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 and 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; the State of Cable; and State of Sports with National Basketball Association commissioner David Stern.

“The State of Television’s lineup of speakers and topics will provide a comprehensive look at the industry’s current climate and offer expert opinion on where it is headed in the near future,” said Louis Hillelson, vice president, group publisher, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. “This is a can’t-miss standalone event that is only the start of the great information gathering and networking opportunity that is NYC Television Week.”

That evening, the Waldorf Astoria is home to the 23rd Annual Broadcasting & Cable 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 migrates 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;

*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.