News Corp. president and CEO Chase Carey will participate in
the National Association of Broadcasters' opening session Q&A at its annual
show in Las Vegas, NAB said Monday.
NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith will do the questioning at
the opening keynote session of the convention on April 8, and will also deliver
his "State of the Broadcast Industry" address.
"As a leading executive of one of the world's
preeminent media companies, Chase Carey has valuable insight into today's
multi-platform global media environment," said Smith in a statement.
"I look forward to our conversation at the NAB Show and hearing Mr.
Carey's vision of what the future holds for the media business worldwide."
By that time the "state" may or may not include
the FCC's final framework for spectrum incentive auctions. The FCC has targeted
mid-2013 for a final vote, so the show may come before that decision is made.
News Corp. has been out front in broadcasters' battle
with former News Corp. exec Barry Diller over Aereo, the Internet video service
that is either a remote antenna/DVR combination akin to Cablevision's remote
DVR functionality, or a copyright-violating retransmission of broadcast content
without compensation, depending on which side of the battle one is on.