Only a year ago, obituaries were being written about the demise of the TV syndication business after a five-year drought. Today, as program buyers and sellers gather once again in Miami looking toward fall 2019, there is a celebratory mood in the air. Why are there suddenly so many new first-run program offerings? In an era of media mergers, OTT content distribution platforms siphoning ratings and station buyers doubling as distributors, where does the business go from here? And how are broadcasters developing properties in conjunction with platforms like Facebook Watch and YouTube? NATPE welcomes the top station and studio executives who will break down these and other important topics facing the business in a wide-ranging discussion.
Frank Cicha, EVP, Programming, FOX Television Stations
Tracie Wilson, EVP, Creative Affairs, NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Michael Weinberg, SVP, Communications, ENDEMOL SHINE GROUP
Mort Marcus, Co-President, Debmar-Mercury
Dave Noll, Founder and President, Keller/Noll, Keller/Noll
Paige Albiniak, Contributing Editor, B&C; Editorial Director, Brief, PromaxBDA, Broadcasting & Cable, a div.of Future plc.