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NBC’s Paul Telegdy, Meredith Ahr to keynote MIPTV ’17

Paul Telegdy and Meredith Ahr, two leading executives from NBC Entertainment’s alternative entertainment division, are slated to provide a joint keynote at MIPTV. Telegdy, president of the Alternative and Reality Group, and ...
March 16, 2017

Paul Telegdy and Meredith Ahr, two leading executives from NBC Entertainment’s alternative entertainment division, are slated to provide a joint keynote at MIPTV.

Telegdy, president of the Alternative and Reality Group, and Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio, will discuss the NBC network and studio’s forthcoming programming slate while examining the evolution of free-to-air broadcast TV.

In addition, the execs will deliberate the challenges of social media disruption, as well as the innovation needed across all aspects of development, production and programming.

As president for NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group, Telegdy oversees the company’s unscripted slate, including The Voice, America’s Got Talent, American Ninja Warrior, Little Big Shots, and Running Wild with Bear Grylls, as well as forthcoming series dance competition World of Dance and Common Sense, executive produced by Stephen LambertTelegdy was named Television Trailblazer at last June’s Realscreen Awards at Realscreen West, in Santa Monica.      

Reporting into Telegdy as president of the newly created Universal Television Alternative Studio, Ahr oversees such projects as the Chris Hardwick-hosted game show The Wall, which was recently commissioned for 20 additional episodes; Better late Than Never, starring Henry Winkler and William Shatner; and World of Dance, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez.

The pair took on their elevated roles last summer.

Their joint Media Mastermind Keynote will take place in the Palais des Festivals’ Grand Auditorium on April 3 at 5:20 p.m.

This year’s edition of the MIPTV market takes place in Cannes, France, from April 3 to 6.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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