A Network’s Identity: Brave New World or Business As Usual

Date: Saturday, 6/10

With each passing year, more TV networks are dipping their toes into original programming, new streaming services are rapidly sprouting up, and out-of-nowhere smash hits are appearing in the most unlikely of places. As the landscape becomes unpredictable and malleable, each network is grappling to find its own place on the spectrum — do they chase the success/format of other networks’ breakout hits, dig their heels in and produce content similar to their tried-and-true mainstays, or take the risk of gambling on unseasoned prospects/talent? The top executives of these major networks gather to discuss their respective programming ethos’ and how their competition’s successes/failures inform the direction they lead their networks.

Panelists: Kathleen McCaffrey (HBO), Nick Hall (Amazon), Grant Gish (Marvel), Bryan Seabury (CBS), Simran Sethi (Freeform)
Moderator: Dan Fienberg (The Hollywood Reporter)