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The Cable Show

Live from The Cable Show

May 17, 2012

The Cable Show 2012 heads to Boston next week. If you can’t attend, we’ll have live streaming of the General Sessions and the Imagine Park events, presentations and activities.

Oprah headlined last year’s Cable Show.

On Monday at 10:00 a.m. (ET), the opening General Session will include a look at how innovative companies are positioning themselves to take advantage of an anytime, anywhere, anything-goes media environment. CNN’s Erin Burnett will speak with Tim Armstrong, Chairman & CEO, AOL; Glenn Britt, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Cable; and David Zaslav, President & CEO, Discovery Communications.  Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will also make remarks, as will NCTA’s Michael Powell.

Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. (ET), CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will talk with filmmaker Edward Burns, Reo Caraeff, President & CEO, VEVO; Dan Mead, President & CEO, Verizon Wireless; and Neil Smit, President & CEO, Comcast Cable, and Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation. That same session will include a one-on-one conversation between Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC, and our own Michael Powell. Then, C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, will take a look at the world of politics with CNN’s John King, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, and Univision’s Maria Elena Salinas.

Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. (ET), we start with what’s sure to be a highlight of the show, Piers Morgan interviewing Conan O’Brien. Then, CNBC’s Darren Rovell, looks at the business of sports with David Hill, Chairman & CEO, Fox Sports Media Group; David Levy, President of Sales, Distribution & Sports, Turner Broadcasting System; John Skipper, President, ESPN, & Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks, ESPN; and David Stern, Commissioner, National Basketball Association.  Then Piers Morgan returns to discuss the collaboration and competition of today’s media landscape with Jeffrey Bewkes, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner; Chase Carey, Deputy Chairman, President & COO, News Corporation; Patrick Esser, President, Cox Communications; and Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix.

Imagine Park’s busy schedule over the three days will be streamed as well.  Events there include the App Challenge, a 48 hour live “hackathon” style with five teams of university students competing for prize money, and a debate between the Harvard and Columbia debate teams on “Is Cable Doing Enough to Keep Millennials.”  Also on the schedule are numerous conversations and demonstrations of everything from smart energy to second screen apps.