Viacom, Discovery, AMC Networks CEOs Set for U.K. TV Industry Convention

David Zaslav Executive Portrait 2011
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The Royal Television Society's Cambridge Convention in September will also feature HBO programming president Michael Lombardo, BBC boss Tony Hall and others.

Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman, Discovery Communications president and CEO David Zaslav, and AMC Networks president and CEO Josh Sapan will be among the speakers at the Royal Television Society's Cambridge Convention in September.

The biennial event will once again bring together top U.S. and British TV executives in the university town.

Among the other speakers announced on Tuesday are Michael Lombardo, HBO’s president of programming, BBC director general Tony Hall, and David Abraham, CEO of Britain's Channel 4.

The event's theme will be "Happy Valley or House of Cards: Television in 2020 – the challenges for content, creativity and business models." Happy Valley is a BBC drama, while House of Cards was originally a BBC drama that Netflix adapted into its first original series.‎

The convention will take place in Cambridge Sept. 16-18.

Hall will be chairing the event. "The TV landscape is changing fast," he said. "Viewers have access to a multitude of new ways to watch their favorite programs, and since the last RTS Cambridge Convention in 2013, there have been seismic changes across the production sector. The 2015 convention will bring together senior industry figures and future leaders to analyze and debate the industry as a whole."

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