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34th Annual TV & Radio Finance Summit: Solutions For An Evolving Landscape

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

No doubt 2017 will be a year of political and economic change. But how will it impact the broadcast industry?

With a new U.S. president, loosening regulation from the FCC, escalating competition, dynamic consumer demands and the emergence of innovative technologies, broadcasters now have new opportunities but also a set of more complicated challenges. However, challenge creates innovation and broadcasters have responded by implementing exciting evolution to their business model. This year’s conference will focus on how broadcasters can remain strong in an evolving landscape, with essential insights from industry leaders.

How much more M&A is ahead for TV and radio station owners and what form will it take?

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Make plans to join us this year. A stellar lineup of broadcast owners, investors, strategic advisers and professionals from across the industry will explore the issues and questions that are most pressing in today's environment. Topics will include: 

  • What business models and revenue streams will drive the industry forward? 
  • What is ahead for 2017 in terms of revenue growth, new media initiatives, and areas such as retrans, mobile, online and social media?
  • What are the prospects for radio/TV station deals and financing in the near- and long-term?
  • How will broadcast stations retain and monetize audiences and advertisers in the age of digital media? 
  • What are the prospects for radio/TV station deals and financing in the near- and long-term? 

We hope you enjoyed the 2016 event. If you weren't able to attend, check out this video of the conference highlights.


Attendees will have familiarity with the latest developments in TV & Radio broadcasting, as well as an understanding of the key technical terms, e.g. ATSC3.0.


Timothy Busch
Nexstar Broadcasting Inc.
Richard Schmaeling
Entercom Communications
Kelly Abcarian
SVP, Product Leadership
Kevin T. Latek
Gray Television, Inc.
Executive Vice President, and Chief Legal & Development Officer
Marci Ryvicker
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Managing Director, Equity Research
Steve Pruett
Sinclair Broadcasting
Executive Vice President & Chief TV Development Officer
Michael Nathanson
Senior Research Analyst
Sandhi Kozsuch
Cox Media Group
Principal, Strategic & Industry Initiatives
Anne Schelle
Pearl TV
Managing Director
Bob Prather
Heartland Media Inc.
President & CEO
Caroline Beasley
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Steve Lanzano
Ezra Kucharz
Former Special Advisor to CEO and President of CBS Local Digital Media
Davis Hebert
Wells Fargo Securities
Marcos Torres
RBC Capital Markets
Managing Director
Daniel Kirkpatrick
Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth
Brian Brady
Northwest Broadcasting
Founder & President
Jeff Warshaw
Connoisseur Media
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Aitken
Sinclair Broadcasting Group
Vice President, Advanced Technology
Ari Meltzer
Wiley Rein LLP
Robin Flynn
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Senior Director
Justin Nielson
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Senior Research Analyst
Rich Redmond
Chief Product Officer
Mark Simpson
Triveni Digital, Inc.
President and CEO
John Tupper
Syracuse Broadcasting
President & Director

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Gold Sponsor

Wiley Rein LLP   Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth

Patrick Communications  JP Morgan

Silver Sponsor

Media Services Group

Downloads & FAQs

2017 Annual TV & Radio Finance Summit Brochure

What is the dress code?

Formal business attire.

What are the terms of registration?

Cancellations for this program are eligible for a full refund, less a $150.00 administrative fee, if received at least 15 business days prior to the start of the program. Cancellations received after that date but at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program receive a credit in the amount of the registration fee, less a $150.00 administrative fee, to attend another Knowledge Center program within 13 months. Cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the start of the program are not eligible for a refund or credit.

Attendee substitutions from the same company may be made at any time. In the event of a cancellation from a group discount, refunds or credits are issued beginning with the most heavily discounted price, minus a $150.00 administration fee. "No shows" - or those who cancel within 15 days of the program - and have registered under the Invoice option, remain liable for the full program fee.

The Knowledge Center reserves the right to cancel/change programs, content, speakers or venue at any time. The Knowledge Center reserves the right to make portions of the program registration information available to program sponsors. The Knowledge Center will not be held liable for any costs incurred by registrant due to individual registration cancellation. In the event that a seminar is cancelled due to inclement weather, faculty cancellation or force majeure, the Knowledge Center will refund the registrant's tuition in full, however the Knowledge Center will not be liable for incidental or consequential out of pocket expenses incurred by the registrant. If you have questions regarding the Knowledge Center's refund, complaint or program cancellation policy, please call us at (434) 951-7786.

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Continuing Education Credits

6.5 Hours of Continuing Education Credit
As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, SNL Knowledge Center has determined that this program qualifies for 6.5 credit hour(s). If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.
7.5 Hours of CPE Credit
Participants who complete this program qualify for 7.5 hours of CPE credit (Specialized Knowledge and Applications). Program Level: Intermediate. Delivery Method: Group-based internet. Knowledge Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: