MTV innovator Robert Pittman will speak at the NAB Show next spring.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) says Pittman, former COO of America Online and founding member of media investment firm Pilot Group LLC, will provide the keynote speech during the NAB Show Radio Luncheon in Las Vegas.
Pittman led the programming content team that created the MTV cable network and helped launch the music video industry. As CEO of MTV Networks, Pittman oversaw the growth of MTV and the expansion of the company into international markets. It was during this time that MTV Networks became the first profitable cable network group, according to NAB.
The Radio Luncheon also will feature the presentation of the prestigious NAB Crystal Radio Awards and radio disc jockey Larry Lujack’s induction into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.