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Turner Broadcasting System’s Phil Kent to keynote at NATPE

Kent, the opening keynote speaker for the NATPE/Content First conference, oversees a portfolio that includes CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com and HLN; TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies and truTV; Cartoon Network and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports.
November 16, 2011

The NATPE/Content First conference, coming to Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Resort from January 23-25, has announced Turner Broadcasting System chairman and CEO as its opening keynote speaker.

The range of networks overseen by Kent includes CNN/U.S., CNN International, CNN.com and HLN; TBS, TNT, Turner Classic Movies and truTV; Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim; and Turner Sports. Turner Broadcasting operates more than 130 channels, in some 30 languages, in more than 200 countries around the world.

Kent is also the former president and chief operating officer of CNN News Group and president of Turner Broadcasting System International (TBSI). He came to Turner in 1993 as president of Turner Home Entertainment following a stint with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) as a television packaging agent.

“Phil has a broad portfolio,” said NATPE president and CEO Rick Feldman. “Because of all the content that Turner creates and distributes here and around the world, 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.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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