Evolving Media: Will Content, Distribution or New Platforms Dominate?Tuesday, May 1, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer, News Corp.
Charlie Ergen, Chairman and Co-Founder, Dish Network
Robert Pittman, CEO, Clear Channel Communications; Founder, MTV
It's an age-old debate in the media industry: Is content really king, or do the gatekeepers hold the cards? The question is worth re-examining in an era of disruptive change, when new digital platforms are making content trickier to monetize. How quickly will web video mature into a sustainable business model? Will cable and satellite providers successfully incorporate competitive technologies and delivery systems? Will names like Google, Netflix, Hulu, Apple and Facebook displace the traditional media companies? Will these new players begin developing high-quality content of their own? How will revenue flows to studios, artists, writers and producers change?