Turner CEO Phil Kent to Give Opening Keynote Address at NATPE/Content First

Phil Kent CEO Turner - P 2011
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Phil Kent CEO Turner - P 2011

The convention and market starts in Miami Beach on Jan. 23, 2012.

Turner Broadcasting System Chairman and CEO Phil Kent will provide the opening keynote speech at the NATPE/Content First convention and market in Miami Beach on Jan. 23 2012, it was announced Tuesday by NATPE president and CEO Rick Feldman.

“Because of all the content that Turner creates and distributes here and around the world,“ said Feldman. “Phil is in a unique position from which to view the present and the future. He can speak to the creative and business challenges and can also speak to the vast global, multiplatform opportunities which are dramatically changing our business.”

Kent has oversight of all the Turner networks, both domestic and international, including CNN, HLN, TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies, truTV, Cartoon Network and Turner Sports. Worldwide Turner has more than 130 channels in about 30 languages that airs in more than 200 countries.

Kent has been with Turner Broadcasting since 1993, when he joined Turner from CAA where he was a TV packaging agent to head Turner Home Entertainment.

NATPE will take place from Jan. 23 to 25, providing a marketplace for TV sales both in the U.S. and around the globe. This is the second year in a row it will be held at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami Beach.