WEBCAST TODAY: Declaration of Independents: Not All Mergers Are Created Equal @GeorgetownCBPP #mediamergers
Today Wednesday January 28 2015 the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business presents Declaration of Independents: Not All Mergers Are Created Equal. The pending mergers of Comcast/TWC and AT&T/DIRECTV raise the issue of how such transactions impact the availability of independent programming not affiliated with any pay-TV distributor or broadcaster. This panel will explore how various mergers in the past and the ones pending today have or will impact independent programmers in the video space. Some outwardly oppose mergers, while others remain silent or even voice support for some large mergers, raising the question of whether all media mergers are crel:ated equal in the eyes of independent programmers. And, as more video moves to “over the top” online distribution, how will today’s mergers impact the availability of independent voices in the future? What effect do independent programming sources have on ethnic and other niche audiences? What about political viewpoints, news, and editorial content? Panel: Jonathan Adelstein, former FCC Commissioner and President & CEO, PCIA; Jon Liebowitz, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell and former FTC Chairman (2009-2013); Robert McDowell, former FCC Commissioner and Partner, Wiley Rein LLP’s Communications Practice; Roy Myeringh, Senior Director, Business Development and Strategy, beIN SPORTS; Andrew Schwartzman, Benton Senior Counselor, Institute for Public Representation, Georgetown University Law Center; Michael Schwimmer, CEO, NuvoTV. Moderators: Bradley Blakeman, Adjunct Lecturer, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies; David Goodfriend, Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy and Adjunct Lecturer, Georgetown University Law Center. The event will be webcast live.
What: Declaration of Independents: Not All Mergers Are Created Equal
Where: Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Washington DC
When: ednesday January 28 2015 10am-11:30am EST | 15:00-16:30 UTC