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Paley Center for Media Announces Full Lineup of Partners for 2013 Paley International Council Summit

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

NEW YORK, November 20, 2013 — The Paley Center for Media announced today that CNBC, Gus Hauser, McKinsey & Co., Nielsen, O’Melveny & Myers LLP, and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. will be supporting the  2013 Paley International Council Summit to be held on November 20-21.  The Summit, under the theme The Data Overthrow, will gather some of the biggest names in media and technology, including Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, AOL’s Tim Armstrong, ESPN’s John Skipper, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, Microsoft’s Nancy Tellem, and Twitter’s Deb Roy to discuss and debate new business, advertising, and distribution models in the age of Big Data.

“The caliber of partners who have signed on to support the Paley International Council Summit is not only impressive, but a true reflection of the wide swath of businesses that are affected by changes in the media industry,” said Pat Mitchell, President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “Media organizations, consulting firms, measurement companies, law firms, and technology developers are all affected by  new business models, emerging technology, and privacy concerns and have a vested interest in issues surrounding Big Data that will be discussed in-depth at the Summit.”

CNBC, the official media partner of the Paley International Council Summit, will have exclusive broadcast rights to the Summit and the right to post and promote content on and social media channels. CNBC’s on-air personalities will serve as moderators for two of the Summit’s keynote sessions: CNBC Media and Entertainment Reporter Julia Boorstin will interview The New Republic’s Chris Hughes, and Squawk Box coanchor Andrew Ross Sorkin will interview AOL’s Tim Armstrong.

Gustave (Gus) Hauser, one of the fathers of the modern cable television industry, is a longtime supporter of the Paley Center where he serves as Vice Chair. He was the original visionary and supporter of the Paley Center’s media industry programming and of its International Council.

McKinsey & Co. will be providing their Global Media Report which tracks and forecasts global consumer spending and advertising.  Geoffrey K. Sands, McKinsey & Co.’s Head of Media &Entertainment Practice in North America, will dissect the lessons of the conference and the key takeaways for the industry in the closing overview session.  

Nielsen will provide insights on worldwide media consumption drawn from its global research, while Steve Hasker, president of Nielsen’s Global Product Leadership, will participate in a session entitled “Data as the New Currency,” which will explore the impact of data on measurement.

O’Melveny & Myers will bring the firm’s global experience in the entertainment, sports and media industries to the Summit.  O’Melveny & Myers LLP partner Matthew Erramouspe will moderate a conversation with Demian Bellumio, COO, Senzari, focusing on ways that data can provide insight into consumer behavior and trends in emerging markets, and enable businesses to “follow the data” into different regions.

Samsung Electronics America is partnering with the Paley Center to create interactive display areas for the Summit. They will feature the company’s innovative Smart TVs, including the award-winning Samsung S9 85-inch UHD TV – the world’s largest commercialized Ultra High Definition which offers four times the resolution of Full HD – and showcase data visualizations from the event. 

About The Paley Center for Media's International Council
Created in 1995, the International Council brings together the chief executives of the world's most important media companies. The role of the Council is to advance the exchange of ideas among these leaders in global media, entertainment, and communications, and to foster a community among them. This is accomplished through both informal and organized discussions on a wide range of critical issues that will define the media and its role in society for generations to come. Past meetings have been held in Rome, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, London, Vienna, Beijing, Cape Town, Montréal, Istanbul, New Delhi, Bangalore, California's Silicon Valley, and New York. For more information, please visit

About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media seeks to preserve the past, illuminate the present, and envision the future through the lens of media. With the nation's foremost public archive of television, radio, and internet programming, the Paley Center produces programs and forums for the public, industry professionals, thought leaders, and the creative community to explore the evolving ways in which we create, consume, and share news and entertainment. In an era of unprecedented change, the Paley Center advances the understanding of media and its impact on our lives. The Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit

About CNBC
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, CNBC World and CNBC HD , CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 390 million homes worldwide, including more than 100 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 16 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms. These include, the online destination for global business; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides real-time global market data and live access to CNBC global programming; and a suite of CNBC Mobile products including the CNBC Real-Time iPhone and iPad Apps.

About Gustave (Gus) Hauser
Gustave (Gus) Hauser was Chairman and CEO of Warner Cable Communications and Hauser Communications, Inc.  He was responsible for the initiation and early development of cable programming innovations such as Nickelodeon, MTV, The Movie Channel, pay-per-view and other interactive services.

About McKinsey & Co.
McKinsey & Company's Media & Entertainment practice works with the senior management of leading global and regional companies in all major industry segments. As our clients face unprecedented change, business model challenges and technology dislocation, our consultants deliver distinctive, substantial, and lasting performance improvements, rigorous analyses and innovative insights.

About Nielsen
Nielsen Holdings N.V. (NYSE: NLSN) is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence and mobile measurement. Nielsen has a presence in approximately 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA and Diemen, the Netherlands.
For more information, visit


About O’Melveny & Myers LLP
With approximately 800 lawyers in 16 offices worldwide, O’Melveny & Myers LLP helps industry leaders across a broad array of sectors manage the complex challenges of succeeding in the global economy. We are a values-driven law firm, guided by the principles of excellence, leadership, and citizenship. Our commitment to these values is reflected in our dedication to improving access to justice through pro bono work and championing initiatives that increase the diversity of the legal profession. For more information, please visit

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology.  A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the U.S and America’s fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit