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Standard & Poor's Media, Entertainment, and Cable Industry Breakfast Briefing
Is the Credit Quality Turnaround Likely to Resume?
March 7, 2012

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

McGraw-Hill Building
1221 Avenue of the Americas
2nd Floor Gallery
New York, NY

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Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services will host a breakfast briefing on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, just before the 2012 Media Summit in New York City.

Please join us for a discussion on the direction of rating changes in 2012 following a broad trend of downgrades exceeding upgrades in 2011. We will share our views on questions such as:

  • What is the likely trend of credit quality and ratings in 2012?
  • Which credits have the most upside and downside potential?
  • How does this reflect the structural and cyclical patterns of the media and entertainment industries, and which sectors do we expect will outperform?
  • How are technology shifts contributing to expected ratings trends?
  • How will companies that are not experiencing historical growth fund dividends and share repurchases?

    Registration is complimentary, but required.

    Click here to register.

    Sectors to be covered at the briefing include:

  • Cable Systems
  • Cable Networks
  • Broadcast Networks
  • TV Station Groups
  • Radio Station Groups
  • Newspapers
  • Online Companies
  • Ad Agencies
  • Motion Picture Producers

    Ratings analysts from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services who are participating in the breakfast briefing include:

  • Heather Goodchild, Managing Director
  • Michael Altberg, Director
  • Hal Diamond, Director
  • Deborah Kinzer, Director
  • Andy Liu, Director
  • Naveen Sarma, Director

    We hope you will join us on March 7.

    Media, Entertainment & Cable Ratings Teams
    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

    The Media Summit New York is the definitive international conference for media, entertainment and technology leaders. The event will occur March 6 - 8, 2012 at the McGraw-Hill Building, located at 1221 Ave. of the Americas - 49th St. and 6th Ave. in Manhattan.

    The Summit is a Who's Who of the Media Industry with top executives including Google, Microsoft, ABC, NBC, Disney, CBS, MTV, Yahoo! and every other major media, entertainment, technology and advertising company.

    In its 9th year, the Media Summit New York is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees over two days. The captivating discussion will center around this year's theme, "The State of the Media Industry - SmartMedia - Tablets, SmartPhones, Smart TV and Smart PCs," with more than 150 panelists representing industries including print and broadcast media; advertising and marketing; broadband, cable and wireless; news and entertainment; technology; and finance. The event's complete agenda is available online

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