Disney Media Networks' Anne Sweeney to Speak at Royal Television Society

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THR's most powerful woman in entertainment for a second consecutive year, the Disney/ABC Television Group president and Disney Media Networks co-chairman said, "We have weathered tremendous storms as a country and as a company. The reason we have come out stronger is because we encouraged people to be inventive and not paralyzed by fear."

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Sweeney will give keynote speech while NBC Olympics president Gary Zenkel is a panelist during this year's Digital World Conference in the British capital.

LONDON -- Anne Sweeney, co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney/ABC Television Group and Gary Zenkel, president NBC Olympics are among the big names set to offer opinions at this year's Royal Television Society (RTS) Digital World Conference.

Sponsored by BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm, the one-day conference is entitled "When Worlds Collide – Beyond the Digital Looking Glass" and will focus on the changing face of television as it combines traditional and new content with audience connectivity and integrated social media.

It will take place in central London Sept. 28.

BBC Worldwide CEO John Smith said: "We’ll be telling you more about future digital viewing habits, apps and how to make a successful product and what we might learn from gaming.  In addition to panel sessions we’ll have masterclasses, fireside chats and keynotes from the great of the good both within and without our industry."

As well as Sweeney's keynote speech, sessions on Apps, Gaming, Digital Media Business Opportunities and the Olympics will include contributions from Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham, RTS president and former Endemol chief Peter Bazalgette, Peter Fincham, director of television at U.K. commercial web ITV and Sophie Turner-Laing, Managing Director, Entertainment & News, Sky.

The Royal Television Society is a U.K. forum for television and related media.

Membership is open to everyone with an interest in the medium.