SAVE THE DATE: July 15, 2010, Los Angeles
ANNE SWEENEY TO KEYNOTE B&C's "WOMEN OF HOLLYWOOD" EVENT
Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney/ABC Television Group, has been named a keynote speaker for B&C's inaugural "Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of Hollywood" event in Los Angeles the afternoon of July 15.
Sweeney, whose oversight includes The Walt Disney Co.'s global entertainment and news TV properties, and radio and publishing businesses, is widely considered the highest-ranking female executive in television. Properties she oversees include ABC Studios, ABC Owned Stations Group, ABC TV network, the 94-network-strong Disney Channels Worldwide, ABC Family and Disney's equity interest in AETN.
ON DEMAND SUMMIT 2.0
-- Operator's NYC system is testing "TV Everywhere" for authenticated
subscribers, gearing up for IPTV trial at the end of the year.
Demand Summit: VOD Key To ‘Nurturing' Cable Subscribers
-- Industry execs at B&C/Multichannel News event say free
video-on-demand services are critical to value proposition of
Demand Summit: VOD Ads Growing, But Barriers Remain
consumer use of on demand viewing has increased, whether it's
transactional VOD or free VOD, advertising has followed. But several
obstacles remain to wider Madison Avenue activation of the platform.
Warner Bros.' Lisa Gregorian and NBC Entertainment's Adam Stotsky
have been elected to serve as co-chairs of the PromaxBDA board of
directors. PromaxBDA focuses on developing and rewarding the TV
industry's best marketing, promotion and design across all platforms.
The Group C match between the U.S. and England drew almost 13 million
viewers, the most ever for a FIFA World Cup opening-round match in this
nation and the tops for a U.S. men's national team contest since 1994.
5.4 million viewers for Mexico-South Africa operner more than doubles
ESPN's count among viewers, demos.
Price pegged at 8.3 multiple of cash flow; operator sets stock buyback
Named president of NBCU-owned women-focused cable property. More