Washington, D.C.: The Media Bureau today announced the panelists and agenda for its January 12, 2010 media ownership workshop, to be held in the Commission Meeting Room from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The workshop will focus on the current financial and economic conditions and marketplace factors affecting the media industry and how the Commission should take these into account as it conducts its 2010 quadrennial review process.
Agenda and Panelists:
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks
9:15 a.m. Financial Issues Facing Larger Markets/Large Broadcasters
Brandon Burgess, ION Media Networks
James Cotter, Sun Trust Bank
Brian Rich, Catalyst Investors
Marci Ryvicker, Wells Fargo
11:00 a.m. Financial Issues Facing Smaller Markets/Small Broadcasters
Susan Patrick, Patrick Communications
Maria De Leon, KXTD Gaytan Broadcasting Media, LLC
Rick Peters, Bluewater Broadcasting
Terry Jones, Syncom Funds
1:00 p.m. Adjournment
Additional panelists may appear.
The forum will be open to the public. Audio/video coverage will be broadcast live over the Internet from the FCC Live web page at https://webmail.fcc.gov/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.fcc.gov/live. Questions can be submitted in person or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org throughout the course of the workshop.
Open captioning will be provided. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the accommodation you will need. Also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Last-minute
requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill.
For further information, contact Mania Baghdadi or Amy Brett, Industry Analysis Division, Media Bureau (202) 418-2330. Media Bureau press contact: Janice Wise (202) 418-8165.