Making Television History in New York City

1927 — On April 7, the press and dignitaries gathered at the AT&T Bell Telephone Laboratories auditorium in New York City to see the first American demonstration of television.

1939 — At the World’s Fair in New York, RCA unveiled its new NBC TV studios in Rockefeller Plaza. It is the birth of network television. A few months later, William Paley’s CBS began broadcasting from its new TV studios in Grand Central Station.

1964 — On February 9th, The Beatles made their first American television appearance live on The Ed Sullivan Show, shot at Studio 50 in New York City, later named The Ed Sullivan Theater.

2013Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News, TV Technology and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) partner to create the first NYC Television Week — a series of events and exhibits that celebrate the industry in the media capital of the world.

Who is coming to NYC Television Week:
Here is a sampling of companies who are sending their top executives to attend NYC Television Week.

  • CBS Corporation
  • Comcast
  • Cox Media Group
  • CRT Capital Group
  • HBO
  • Industrial Television Committee
  • ING Capital
  • ION Media Networks
  • Irdeto
  • Janney Montgomery Scott LLC
  • Katz Media Group
  • Madison Square Garden
  • National Cable Television Cooperative
  • NBCUniversal
  • Neuhoff Communiations
  • Ox House
  • QVC, Inc.
  • Rentrak
  • REVShare
  • Sony Pictures Television
  • SoundView Broadcasting
  • The Hollywood Reporter
  • Time Warner
  • Tribune Creative Group
  • Tribune Media Services
  • Turner Broadcasting
  • TV Guide Magazine, LLC
  • Walt Disney Company 


The inaugural NYC Television Week takes place October 28–30, 2013 and uniquely covers the breadth of today’s dynamic TV industry — from broadcast to cable, satellite to internet video, and beyond. Conferences, award presentations, networking events and seminars are planned that engage the diversity of talent and roles that make today’s TV business one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting industries. Leaders from all corners of the TV business will be at NYC Television Week, including industry management, programmers, technologists, engineers and talent, as well as those who want to reach TV advertisers and sponsors.

NYC Television Week 2013 will be held at two key venues — the Waldorf Astoria Hotel and the Metropolitan Pavilion. NYC Television Week kicks off on Monday October 28 with a morning session at the Waldorf Astoria called “The State of Television” that features top industry executives discussing current trends. Coverage includes: broadcast, cable, advertising, sports, technology and talent. That evening, the Waldorf Astoria welcomes the Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame, the leading industry event honoring the pioneers, innovators and stars of the electronic arts.

Starting on Tuesday, October 29, the action moves to the Metropolitan Pavilion with two days of seminars and an exhibit floor. Tuesday features the “TV Summit: Day 1,” which includes sessions on topics such as content and distribution. Tuesday afternoon features “TV on Wall Street.” This forum for top-level media executives will explore how content competition and consumer consumption trends are driving the evolution of television. Chief executives, venture capitalists and leading financial analysts will share their views of the TV industry. Dynamic discussions will focus on challenges and opportunities of abundant content choices and the influence of anywhere-anytime viewing on the bottom line.

Wednesday, October 30, kicks off with “TV Summit: Day 2,” covering advertising and monetization of content. That afternoon features discussions on dealing with new technologies and disruptive business models.

The exhibit floor is open both October 29 and 30 at the Metropolitan Pavilion, where attendees can meet with manufacturers and service providers in an intimate setting and get an up-close look at the latest gear and technology for the broadcast industry.

Easy — just click here, choose which day(s) you want to attend and fill out the form.