The Big Picture for Global Media
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Julia Boorstin, Media and Entertainment Reporter, CNBC
Gale Anne Hurd, CEO and Producer, Valhalla Entertainment
Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment, Inc.; Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corp.
Robert Pittman, CEO, Clear Channel Communications; Founder, MTV
This past year has seen a dramatic shift in global media and entertainment As the supply of mobile content continues to develop, how that content is financed and distributed keeps changing. That's reflected in Disney's acquisition of Marvel and Lucasfilm, Comcast's completion of its NBC Universal acquisition and the ongoing evolution in the relationships with such providers as Netflix, Apple and Amazon.com, not only in the U.S. but in growing international markets. As revenue from traditional models declines, are artificial limits on broadband speeds and content delivery inhibiting the uptake of paid digital distribution? Do international markets compensate for potential declines in U.S. television revenue? As media companies deal with such issues as changing platforms, declining movie revenue and globalization, what does the industry's past tell us about the big picture for media in the future?