Upcoming SNL Kagan Summit to Examine the TV and Radio Broadcast Landscape

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Owners, investors, strategic advisors and professionals from across the industry will explore the issues and opportunities that are most pressing in today's broadcast market.

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Announced today, registration is now open for the 31st Annual SNL Kagan TV and Radio Finance Summit to be held on June 3 in New York City. Produced by SNL Knowledge Center, SNL’s career development resource, the summit will feature over 25 speakers including two keynotes and five panel discussions that will provide a day full of industry insights and networking opportunities.

The summit’s two featured keynote speakers—Michael Biard, President of Distribution, FOX Networks Group, and Lewis W. Dickey, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO, Cumulus Media, Inc.—will give their perspectives on the current state of the TV and radio operating and deal markets.

Panel topics include: the business of TV stations, the economics of retransmission consent, the future of growth opportunities in radio, the FCC incentive auctions, and radio and TV deals & finance. Supported by SNL Kagan’s independent data and analysis of the industry, each panel will present insights around the business of broadcasting, the impact of recent regulation from the FCC, the impact of digital competition, and the value of stations.

“Recent M&A activity and FCC regulatory changes in the broadcast industry make this year’s conference agenda and speaker lineup particularly exciting,” said Robin Flynn, Research Director at SNL Kagan. “By bringing together leading station owners as well as the top broadcast deal, finance and legal experts in a forum where open dialogue is encouraged, the Summit will give attendees the chance to connect directly with decision makers while gaining valuable insights into the TV and Radio broadcast landscape.”

The one-day event will take place at The Union League Club at 38 E. 37th St, New York. For additional information or to register, go to http://www.snlcenter.com/kaganradiotv or call 888-991-7786. Registration includes conference materials, a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.

About SNL Kagan

SNL Kagan, a division of SNL Financial LC, is a comprehensive resource for financial intelligence in the media and communications sector, including the broadcasting, cable, entertainment, motion picture, telecom, wireless, satellite, publishing, new media industries and media technologies. The SNL Kagan suite of products integrates breaking news, comprehensive data and expert analysis into an electronic database available online and updated around the clock.

About SNL Knowledge Center

SNL Knowledge Center, a division of SNL Financial LC, is the leading provider of career development resources for professionals focused on strategic finance in the banking, energy, insurance, media and real estate industries. We’ve helped more than 20,000 professionals advance their careers with sector-specific seminars, executive conferences, eLearning, webinars, white papers and in-house programs. Learn more at http://www.snlcenter.com.

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