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Carey Q&A to Keynote NAB Show

NAB's Smith Will Interview News Corp. CEO 11/26/2012 9:41 AM Eastern
News Corp. president and CEO Chase Carey will participate in the National Association of Broadcasters' opening session Q&A at its annual show in Las Vegas, NAB said Monday.

NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith will do the questioning at the opening keynote session of the convention on April 8, and will also deliver his "State of the Broadcast Industry" address.

"As a leading executive of one of the world's preeminent media companies, Chase Carey has valuable insight into today's multi-platform global media environment," said Smith in a statement. "I look forward to our conversation at the NAB Show and hearing Mr. Carey's vision of what the future holds for the media business worldwide."

By that time the "state" may or may not include the FCC's final framework for spectrum incentive auctions. The FCC has targeted mid-2013 for a final vote, so the show may come before that decision is made.

News Corp. has been out front in broadcasters' battle with former News Corp. exec Barry Diller over Aereo, the Internet video service that is either a remote antenna/DVR combination akin to Cablevision's remote DVR functionality, or a copyright-violating retransmission of broadcast content without compensation, depending on which side of the battle one is on.

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