Cable Show 2010: Industry Execs To Headline General Sessions

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The three general sessions for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association's 2010 Cable Show in Los Angeles May 11-13 will feature a lineup of top cable, entertainment and technology executives -- and a dash of D.C.

The 2010 convention co-chairs -- Showtime Networks CEO Matt Blank and Time Warner Cable chairman, president and CEO Glenn Britt -- will open the first general session on Tuesday, May 11, from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Their opening remarks will be followed by a panel discussion, "Storytelling 3.0: Audiences, Creators, Content & Connection," featuring Britt; Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman; Cox Communications president Pat Esser; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group president Kevin Tsujihara; and Discovery Communications president and CEO David Zaslav. The panel moderator is Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC's Power Lunch.

The Wednesday, May 12, general session from 9:15 - 10:30 a.m., "Media Everywhere: Implications of the Always-On Network," will feature Andreessen Horowitz general partner Marc Andreessen; Time Warner Inc. chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes; CBS president and CEO Les Moonves; Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts; and DreamWorks Studios co-chairman and CEO Stacey Snider. That panel is to be moderated by Michael Powell, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and Providence Equity Partners senior advisor.

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will be interviewed by NCTA president and CEO Kyle McSlarrow to lead off the third general session, Thursday, May 13 at 9 - 10:15 a.m.

That will be followed by a panel, "Conversation 2.0: Community, Collaboration & the Future of Media," with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment CEO Ari Emanuel; Sony Pictures Entertainment Movie Picture Group chairman Amy Pascal; TiVo president and CEO Tom Rogers; Cablevision Systems chief operating officer Tom Rutledge; and Twitter founder and CEO Evan Williams. The panel will be moderated by Showtime's Blank.

Each of the general sessions will take place the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Separately, Roberts is scheduled to be the featured speaker at a "newsmaker brunch" on Tuesday, May 11, co-sponsored by the Hollywood Radio & Television Society and the NCTA.