Paris – Paul Telegdy, President of the Alternative and Reality Group at NBC and Meredith Ahr, President of Universal Television Alternative Studio, will deliver a joint keynote at MIPTV 2017. The global entertainment content market, MIPTV takes place in Cannes, France, from 3-6 April 2017.

Telegdy and Ahr will discuss the NBC network and studio’s current and upcoming slate of programming and examine the evolution of free-to-air broadcast TV in an age of fragmented audiences and on-demand viewing. They will talk about the changes brought about by social media disruption, and their desire to innovate and update all aspects of development, production and programming that will be key in reaching global viewers.

A former BBC Worldwide executive, Paul Telegdy was promoted to the newly created position of President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment in June 2016. He oversees NBC’s unscripted series and specials programming, including such major franchises as “The Voice,” “America’s Got Talent,” “American Ninja Warrior,” “Little Big Shots,” the Golden Globe Awards show, and “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.”  Upcoming series, which are produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, include the recently announced “World of Dance,” executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, who sits on the judges’ panel, and “Common Sense,” executive produced by Stephen Lambert.