Royal Television confab lines up speakers

Jeff Zucker, Ynon Kreiz among headliners

LONDON -- NBC's Jeff Zucker, RTL boss Gerhard Zeiler and Endemol CEO Ynon Kreiz have top billing at this year's Royal Television Society conference, to be held Sept. 26 in London.

U.K. Culture Secretary Andy Burnham will make a major policy speech to open the conference, which gathers the elite of British broadcasting execs, programmers and policymakers.

Zucker will deliver the event's international keynote and be quizzed by former ITV director of television Simon Shaps about NBC's global expansion program.

Endemol's Kreiz, who only recently took his CEO post, will speak on a panel about future business models in entertainment, while the event will close with comments from conference chairman Zeiler.

Also on tap are ITV executive chairman Michael Grade and BBC director general Mark Thompson, who will discuss public service broadcasting.