Keshet Media Group’s third annual international INTV conference, focused on the convergence of innovation and the television industry, returns to Israel this March. INTV will feature an assembly of executives and creatives leading the charge in today’s shifting television landscape. Speakers include Richard Plepler, CEO and chairman of HBO; Peter Fincham, director of Television, ITV; Andrea Wong, president of international productions, Sony Pictures Television; Susan Lyne, president of BBG Ventures at AOL and former CEO of the AOL Brand Group; and Golden Globe winning writers Sarah Treem and Hagai Levi, among others.
“Three years ago, we aimed to create a global platform to openly discuss the dual effect of creativity and technological progress on television,” commented CEO Avi Nir. “Today, there have indeed been significant shifts in the television landscape due to immensely innovative ideas and new digital frontiers. We are pleased to witness ideas that were discussed and sometimes conceived at INTV come to life. We are thrilled to welcome such an internationally esteemed group of industry mavericks and pioneers to our third annual conference.”
Held on 15 16 March and hosted by Avi Nir and Nir Barkat, the Mayor of Jerusalem, this year’s INTV will be kicked off by a local premiere of USA Network’s upcoming major event series DIG, which was produced by Universal Cable Productions and is set in the city of Jerusalem where the conference is being held. INTV is taking place in cooperation with the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund at the Jerusalem Development Authority.
A two-day conference that gathers industry leaders and disruptors from around the world, INTV aims to address the dramatic sea-change that has taken place within the TV industry. With viewers taking centre stage, new online outlets emerging, integrated social media becoming a must have, and the growth of interactive services and new business models, understanding how to navigate the evolving landscape has become crucial. At INTV Industry leaders and disruptors will confront modern television’s many questions and share their visions.