34th Annual TV and Radio Finance Summit

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Produced by the Knowledge Center, an executive conference from S&P Global Market Intelligence

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Day One

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10:00 am

  • What is the future outlook for TV station revenues?
  • Will TV stations encounter an improved environment in a post-FCC spectrum auction world? Why?
  • How will TV stations maintain audiences and revenues in the digital age?
  • What’s ahead for retransmission consent and affiliate relations?
  • What level of revenues can be generated from being on TV Everywhere and OTT services?
  • Will station M&A be active and at what multiples?
  • What is the outlook for political revenues, auto, and other key ad categories this year?
  • What is the outlook for digital TV station revenues and further diversification of TV station revenue streams? How does original content syndication and multicast networks fit into the equation?
  • When and how does ATSC 3.0 get rolled out and what are the advantages?

11:15 am

  • What’s the latest in stations’ efforts to negotiate for higher retrans fee from multichannel providers?   
  • Where will stations come out in net retrans after network payments in 2016? In the future?
  • Will ongoing retransmission consent good faith negotiations proceedings in early 2016 at the FCC result in any meaningful changes and if so, what might they be?
  • How are new deals being structured, and when will the next wave of new agreements come?
  • What factors and terms should TV station owners consider when negotiating new deals?
  • How do the new economics of stations work? What is the outlook for cash flow margins given the impact of higher programming costs?

1:30 pm

  • Are investors missing the big picture, and upside of this sector?
  • Which might be the next TV and radio station groups to merge or engage in significant M&A?  How big do these groups need to get?
  • How will the completion of the FCC Incentive auction change the valuation picture if at all? 
  • Should private equity be waiting or jumping in?  Will lenders salute the potential? 
  • How should investors and lenders value a station's digital assets?
  • How might potential changes in ownership/competition regulations impact the deal market?  Values?
  • Will we see another IPO in the radio/TV space in the near term? (Univision for example)

4:15 pm

  • Political revenues were supposed to be a windfall for broadcasters in 2016: where do we stand?
  • How much political revenue has been siphoned off by new media (FB, Twitter etc.) By other media?
  • How have dynamics of political advertising differed between radio and TV?
  • What markets/states have over-delivered thus far and which have disappointed?
  • How much displacement has there been? How strong have local and national revenues been in the face of increased political spend?
  • How will Nielsen’s Voter Ratings in PPM markets help demonstrate radio's capabilities to help the industry gain its share of campaign ad dollars?

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