Marriott Marquis | Washington, DC | Monday, January 23 – Thursday, January 26, 2017


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What Makes a Hit?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

As media has become more fragmented, the formula for determining what makes a show a hit has altered, and different factors are increasingly entering the mix in deciding what gets green lit, or renewed. What is the key criteria for having a hit show in 2017? In this session, you'll hear from various perspectives, ranging from the programming strategy and research worlds to production execs in the trenches, to get a clearer picture of what data determines success for networks today.


Jane Millichip
Managing Director
Sky Vision


Christian Drobnyk
EVP Programming Strategy and Acquisitions
Lifetime Television

Adam Reed
Thinkfactory Media

Matt Robins
Creative Director
October Films

Amir Shahkhalili

Courtney White
SVP Programming, Food Network, Travel Channel and Cooking Channel
Travel Channel

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