Ann Marie Cumming
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August 7, 2018

-- Experts from MCTV, BIA Advisory Services, RBS Capital and Brooks Pierce to discuss retransmission consent prospects at the daylong conference --

WASHINGTON. D.C. -- Broadcasters’ expectations for retransmission consent revenue and its sustainability will be the topic of a panel at TVNewsCheck’s third annual TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference at the 2018 NAB Show New York. The TV2020 conference will be held on October 17.

Participants Robert Gessner, president of MCTV; Mark Fratrik, SVP and chief economist at BIA Advisory Services; David Kushner, a media and communications attorney with Brooks Pierce; and Marcos Torres, senior managing director at RBC Capital Markets will discuss retransmission consent’s vital significance to broadcasters and the economic and regulatory forces that could threaten to slow its revenue stream. 

The TV2020 conference will examine a range of issues facing the broadcasting industry, including the outlook for retransmission consent revenue, the impact of advanced advertising on spot TV and the investment case for technologies including IP infrastructure, cloud-enabled distribution, OTT platforms and AI-enabled news production.

As previously announced, The New Yorker’s Ken Auletta will open the conference and CBS Sports’ Sean McManus will appear in a keynote interview with TVNewsCheck Editor Harry A. Jessell.

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