TAPP’s Klein, Penthera’s Willner and thePlatform’s Roberts Join Business of Multiplatform TV #NYCTVWK

Trio To Speak During NYC TV Week

The Business of Multiplatform TV Summit New York has added three top executives to its expansive lineup.

TAPP’s Jon Klein, Penthera’s Michael Willner and thePlatform’s Marty Roberts are part of the event, which examines the industry shift toward multiplatform content and viewing, slated for Nov. 12 at the Affinia Manhattan.

Klein is on a board for a keynote Q&A session, while Willner and Roberts will speak during the event's "fireside chats." The discussions are part of NYC Television Week, a two-day conference Nov. 12-13 presented by Multichannel News and  B&C parent company, NewBay Media.

Along with Jeff Gaspin and Michael Greer, the Emmy-award-winning Klein founded TAPP in 2013 and currently serves as CEO of the online multichannel video provider. Klein previously served as president of CNN U.S. from 2004-2010. In 1999, he founded The FeedRoom, where he was president and CEO. His career also included a stint at CBS News.

Cable veteran Willner is now president and CEO of Penthera and GreatLand Connections Inc., following the sale of Insight Communications, the company he cofounded, to Time Warner Cable. Wilner was CEO of Insight from 1985 until 2012. The industry veteran is also chairman of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

For his part, Roberts was upped to co-CEO of thePlatform last May. Before that, he was senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for Comcast’s video publishing company. He was also named to Multichannel News’s “40 under 40” list in 2012.   

In addition to Multiplatform TV, NYC TV Week comprises conferences Advanced Advertising, The Content Show and Next TV Summit & Expo, as well as award presentations, networking events and seminars.

The Business of Multiplatform TV, and all of NYC Television Week, take place at the Affinia Manhattan.

For more information about the event and to register, visit: http://nyctelevisionweek.com.