First New York TVWeek Power Breakfast Adds AOL’s Conroy

Sep 9, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Kevin Conroy, executive VP of AOL Media Networks, has joined the panel for TelevisionWeek‘s first Power Breakfast in New York, which takes place Sept. 14 at the Grand Hyatt New York. He will speak on “Game Changers: Advertising and Programming in a Multiplatform World,” along with a group of industry professionals.

This event is the latest in a series of Power Breakfasts being presented by TVWeek and AOL Television.

The other panelists are Ed Carroll, president of Rainbow Entertainment Services; Robert Clasen, president and CEO of Starz Entertainment Group; Larry Fischer, president of Time Warner Cable Media Sales; Rich Ross, president of Disney Channel Worldwide; and Harold Vogel, principal of Vogel Capital Management. The panel will discuss how the burgeoning number of platforms — including broadcast, cable, satellite, cellphones, Internet and other new media — impact decisions made by advertisers, networks and production companies; the economics of production; and the industry’s view of how content is best distributed.

TVWeek Editor Alex Ben Block will moderate the discussion. “It wasn’t long ago that media companies programmed and sold ads for one television network,” Mr. Block said. “Today shows can air on multiple broadcast and cable platforms. We are delighted to have Kevin Conroy join an outstanding group of high-level executives who we feel will provide insight into the development of the multiplatform world.”

“Our Power Breakfast series has been very successful in Los Angeles and will continue later this year. But it is absolutely right to hold this special event in New York City,” said Chuck Ross, publisher of TVWeek. “It’s such an important media center, and this topic is of vital interest to everyone in the communications business.”

Mr. Conroy leads AOL’s Web strategy and is responsible for the company’s marketing efforts for AOL.com, AOL Instant Messenger, CityGuide, ICQ, InStore, MapQuest, Moviefone and Netscape. He joined AOL in 2001 to form the AOL Music Group and went on to serve as senior VP and general manager of AOL Entertainment, then as executive VP and chief operating officer of AOL for Broadband. He was also previously chief marketing officer and president of new technology for BMG Entertainment.

For information, go to www.tvweek.com/breakfast or call Kurt Gardner of TVWeek at 323-370-2411. Tickets are $100.