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30th Annual SNL Kagan TV and Radio Finance Summit - June 2013
June 6, 2013

Day - June 6
8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

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8:45 am

Welcome and Introductions

Nancy Berlin
Associate Director
SNL Knowledge Center
9:00 am

Industry Overview

Robin Flynn
Research Director
SNL Kagan
9:15 am

Opening Session: Executive Q & A

Aereo, the service streaming broadcast signals in New York City (with Boston up next), has created a storm of controversy in the media world given its threat to broadcast copyrights and retrans revenues.  The dialog got even more heated after broadcast network execs in April said they would consider a move to cable if their content rights are not protected.  Join us for a candid discussion with Harry Cole of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth as we discuss the chances that broadcasters will find remedies in the court system or from Congress, where the best chances for the networks' success lie and what may happen next. 
Harry F. Cole
Attorney
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth PLC
9:45 am

The Business of TV Stations - The Future of Revenues and Audience Engagement

Robert Prather, Jr., President and COO, Gray Television  
Richard J. Schmaeling, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, LIN Media
Perry Sook, Chairman, President and CEO, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc.  
Moderator:  Andrew Marcus, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager, SugarLoaf Rock Capital, LLC  

 

What are the most important opportunities and challenges facing the TV station business and how will it respond?  

  • What is the Future Outlook for TV Station operations?
  • What is the forecast for political revenues, auto, and other ad categories this year?
  • How high can retrans fees get and how much is being returned to networks in the form of reverse comp?
  • What is the impact of such things as Aereo, OTT (Over The Top) and ad-skipping technologies on local TV? (ratings, revenues, brand)
  • What is the outlook for digital and mobile TV station revenues and how can stations use social media?
  • Will station M&A continue and at what multiples?
 
11:00 am

Networking Break

11:15 am

Retransmission Consent - Taking Revenues to the Next Level

Robert Dunlop, Executive Vice President, Operations, Fisher Communications, Inc.
John Hane, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Robert Folliard, Associate, Dow Lohnes, PLLC
Brian Lilly, President and CEO, SJL Broadcast Management Group
Carl Salas, Vice President and Senior Analyst, Moody's Investors Service, Inc.    
Moderator: Robin Flynn, Associate Director, SNL Kagan
  • Where stage is the industry at in the growth of retransmission revenues? 
  • How much will have to be given up in reverse compensation to which network, and what do station owners get in return?
  • What are average fee levels now and how high can they grow?
  • 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 much will have to be given up to which network, and what do station owners get in return?
  • How likely is regulatory intervention this year in the deal-making process?
  • Will there ever be a uniform reporting standard to supply transparency to retrans revenues?

 

12:15 pm

Luncheon

1:15 pm

Forward into Reverse - The FCC's Plan for Spectrum Auctions

Mark Aiken, Vice President, Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group 
Rebecca Hanson, Senior Advisor, Broadcast Spectrum, Federal Communications Commission 
Rick Kaplan, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, National Association of Broadcasters 
Preston Padden, Executive Director, Expanding Opportunities for Broadcast Coalition 
Moderator: Elliot Evers, Managing Director, Media Venture Partners   
  • How much spectrum can the FCC realistically expect to get?
  • What is the hardest/most complex issue presented by the NPRM, the Act and the comments that have been filed?  
  • Status of "scoring" -- has this been abandoned?  
  • Status of restricting AT&T and Verizon from unfettered bidding? Will spectrum caps be lifted?  
  • What's the best way to encourage channel-sharing?  
  • What is your best estimate on timing of the auctions and why? What is the impact of the arrival of our new Chairman, if any? 
  • Future of non-Class A LPTVs after repacking?
2:30 pm

Afternoon Keynote Address

Executive Q&A with Jeffrey Smulyan, Chairman, President and CEO, Emmis Communications Group
3:00 pm

The Future of Radio: Upping the Ante

Jana Cosgrove, President, CBS Radio Sales and Entercom Radio Sales
Scott Herman, Executive Vice President, Operation, CBS Radio
Michael Maze, Vice President and Director, Local Broadcast Initiative  
Sherry Mesh, Marketing/Advertising, London Jewelers
Michael Weiss, President, Sales, CBS Radio
Moderator:  Erica Farber, President and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau 
  • What is the outlook for radio revenue in 2013 and beyond?
  • What are the trends on a national and local level?
  • How are radio stations currently operating to maximize revenue?
  • How is radio reinventing advertising opportunities for its clients?
  • What has happened to ad rates, inventory loads, and margins?
  • Join us for a deep dive into radio station revenues!
4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:15 pm

The Art and Science of Buying and Selling Broadcast Stations

James S. Altenbach, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP
John Chachas, Managing Partner, Methuselah Advisors
Bert Ellis, President, Titan Broadcast Management

Bruce Levy, Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities  
Brian McNeill, Founder and Managing General Partner, Alta Communications  
Larry Patrick, Managing Partner, Patrick Communications  
Jeffrey D. Warshaw, CEO, Connoisseur Media, LLC 
Moderator: Bishop Cheen, Independent Media Consulting 

  • Panelists (station operators, brokers and financiers) will negotiate and make a deal for first a radio station and then a TV station based on actual station transactions. The station profile will be disguised for the players who will engage in a realistic but mock negotiation over price and terms.
  • The panel's often animated negotiations are designed to reflect current station deal trends, supply and demand factors, competitive market analysis, financing considerations, valuation multiples, and anything else that goes into a real deal.
  • The actual station transaction will be revealed to all, including the audience, at the end of the mock negotiations.
  • Submit your guess: See how close you get to the actual station and deal price!
5:30 pm

Conference Ends

5:30 pm

Cocktail Reception

Mark A. AitkenVice President, Advanced Technology, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
James S. AltenbachShareholder , Greenberg Traurig LLP
John ChachasManaging Partner, Methuselah Advisors
Bishop CheenIndependent Consultant and SNL Kagan Contributor, Cheen Consulting
Jana CosgrovePresident, CBS Radio Sales and Entercom Radio Sales
Robert DunlopExecutive Vice President, Operations, Fisher Communications, Inc.
Bert EllisPresident, Titan Broadcast Management
Elliot EversManaging Director, Media Venture Partners
Erica FarberPresident and CEO, Radio Advertising Bureau
Robin FlynnResearch Director, SNL Kagan
Robert FolliardAssociate, Dow Lohnes, PLLC
Rebecca  HansonSenior Advisor, Broadcast Spectrum, Federal Communications Commission
Scott  HermanExecutive Vice President , CBS Radio
John K. HanePartner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Rick KaplanExecutive Vice President, Strategic Planning, National Association of Broadcasters
Brian LillyPresident and CEO, SJL Broadcast Management Corporation
Andrew MarcusManaging Partner and Portfolio Manager, SugarLoaf Rock Capital, LLC
Michael  MazeVice President and Director, Local Broadcast Initiative
Brian McNeillFounder and Managing General Partner, Alta Communications
Sherry MeshMarketing/Advertising, London Jewelers
Preston  PaddenExecutive Director, Expanding Opportunities for Broadcast Coalition
Larry PatrickManaging Partner, Patrick Communications
Carl SalasVice President and Senior Analyst, Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
Richard SchmaelingSenior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, LIN Media
Jeffrey H. SmulyanChairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Emmis Communications Group
Perry A.  SookChief Executive Officer, Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc.
Jeffrey D. WarshawCEO, Connoisseur Media, LLC
Michael WeissPresident, Sales, CBS Radio
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Event Date:
June 6, 2013
Event Location:
Union League Club
38 E. 37th Street
New York, NY, US
Registration Fee:
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Event Date:
June 6, 2013
Venue:
Union League Club
38 E. 37th Street
New York, NY, US
Phone:
(212) 685-3800
Website:
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Please note: The dress code for the Union League Club is formal business attire.
Accommodations:

The Union League Club's accommodations are usually reserved exclusively for members; however, a limited number of rooms have been reserved for program attendees starting at $239 per night, exclusive of taxes and fees. These rooms are available through May 15, 2013 or until the block is filled, whichever comes first.

To reserve your room, please call the Union League Club directly at 212 685-3800 and mention the SNL Kagan TV and Radio Finance Summit.


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