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NBC ENTERTAINMENT CHAIRMAN BOB GREENBLATT TO KEYNOTE SECOND ANNUAL INTV CONFERENCE

October 21 2013
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NOVEMBER 4-5, 2013, JERUSALEM

Keshet Media Group, the company behind the Emmy® winning format Homeland / Prisoners of War, is pleased to announce that globally respected industry topper Bob Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment, will deliver the keynote at the company’s second annual INTV conference. Greenblatt will kick off the high profile two-day conference focused on the convergence of innovation and technology in the television industry, hosted by Keshet’s CEO Avi Nir and Nir Barkat, Mayor of Jerusalem.

“We are delighted to welcome Bob to Israel, and we are thrilled to have him share his valuable insight at this year’s conference,” said Keshet CEO Avi Nir. “Bob, with his extraordinary track record in creating quality groundbreaking content and his keen eye towards emerging trends in the TV industry, embodies the spirit of innovation that we hope to cultivate at INTV. We cannot think of anyone more qualified to keynote the conference, especially during such an exciting period of industry transformation and globalization.”

As NBC Entertainment’s chief executive, Greenblatt has overseen a dramatic turnaround in the network’s primetime performance, leading NBC to a #2 finish for the 2012-13 broadcast year in adults 18-49, marking the first time the network has topped Fox and ABC with no boost from the Olympics or Super Bowl in 10 years. NBC has started the 2013-14 television season with 18-49 wins during each of the season’s first three weeks and a three-week average rating of a 3.1, the network’s highest at this point in the season since 2007. In the spring of 2011 Greenblatt launched broadcast television’s newest phenomenon, The Voice, and this fall has added the most-watched new drama of the season, The Blacklist.  

Gathering executives and industry leaders from around the world, INTV aims to address the dramatic sea-change that has taken place within the global TV industry over the last few years. With viewers taking center stage, new online outlets emerging, integrated social media becoming essential, and the growth of interactive services and new business models, it crucial to understand how to navigate the constantly evolving landscape. Industry leaders and disruptors will confront modern TV’s many questions and share their visions.

Keshet has confirmed a highly respected initial list of speakers, including: Alex Kruglov, Head of Content Acquisition, Hulu; Sandra Stern, Chief Operating Officer of Television, Lionsgate; Roy Sekoff, Founding Editor, The Huffington Post; Justin Gorman, Head of Entertainment, Channel 4 Television UK; John Morayniss, CEO, eOne Television; Caryn Mandabach (Nurse Jackie, That ‘70s Show, The Cosby Show), Principal, Caryn Mandabach Productions; Tim Kring (Touch, Heroes), President & CEO, Tim Kring Imperative; Gary Carter, Chairman Northern Europe, Shine Group, UK; David Ellender, CEO, FremantleMedia, International & Kids; David Eilenberg, SVP of Unscripted Development, TBS & TNT; Rick Rosen, Board Member & Head of Television, WME; Marc Korman, Partner and Agent, WME TV Literary Dept.; Virginia Mouseler, CEO & Co-Founder, The WIT; Kendrick Reid, SVP & Executive Creative Director, Brand Strategy, BET Networks; Gideon Raff, Creator, Director, Prisoners of War; Steven Wendland, Vice President, Technicolor Digital Productions; Adam Singolda, Founder & CEO, Taboola; Mikkel Bondesen (The Killing, Burn Notice), CEO, UFUSE; Yuval Natan, CEO & Co-founder, Screenz; Sara Johnson, Executive Producer and Head of Co-Productions, Scripted, Keshet International UK; and Amelia Hann (The Undateables), Head of Non-Scripted Programming, Keshet International UK.

Prior to NBC, Greenblatt served as President of Entertainment for Showtime Networks, Inc., where he supervised a slate of original programming that dramatically altered the Showtime brand and repositioned the company as a leader in premium cable television. Before heading up Showtime, Greenblatt was an award-winning producer of over a dozen series on various networks. The highlight of those was the award-winning drama Six Feet Under, for which he was awarded the 2002 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Drama Series.

INTV registration is now open, and the conference will take place on November 4 and 5 in Jerusalem, amid a world that blurs old and new, providing a stage to those who shape the present and future of TV. The conference will be hosted at the YMCA, a historical Jerusalem landmark that serves as a center of cultural, athletic, social and intellectual life in Jerusalem.

To register for Keshet’s INTV Conference, please visit: www.IN-TV.net

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