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NBA Commissioner Is Part of NYC Television Week

Session on Monday Oct. 28 also features Twitter media scientist and heads of NAB and NCTA

The commissioner of the NBA, Twitter’s chief media scientist and an advertising industry biggie are three of the speakers who will talk about the “State of Television” on the first day of the upcoming inaugural NYC Television Week.

The Monday morning Oct. 28 session includes Deb Roy, chief media scientist of Twitter, talking about the state of new media “kids” on the block; Irwin Gotlieb, chairman of media investment management giant GroupM, discussing the state of advertising; and David Stern, the commissioner of the National Basketball Association, on the state of sports.

Also participating that morning will be the leaders of both the broadcasting and cable industries in the United States.

Gordon Smith, president/CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters, and Michael Powell president/CEO of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, will participate in a session on Monday morning Oct. 28. Both are wise in the ways of Washington; Smith is a former U.S. senator while Powell is a former FCC chairman. Moderating will be John Eggerton, Washington bureau chief for Broadcasting & Cable.

The NYC Television Week conference promises to cover “the breadth of today’s dynamic TV industry — from broadcast to cable, satellite to Internet video, and beyond.” Events will be held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and the Metropolitan Pavilion. The presenting partners of NYC Television Week are NAB, NextTV, and NewBay Media publications Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News.

Registration packages include access to the Solutions Center Exhibit Floor.