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NewTek Hosts Sixth Annual Broadcast Minds at NAB 2015

Leo Laporte, founder of, to moderate guest panel

Las Vegas, NV(26 Mar 2015)

NewTek today announced that Broadcast Minds, the go-to panel at NAB providing insight from leading voices in the modern digital landscape on the future of broadcast communications, is returning for its sixth year at the NAB Show. This year’s event is presented in partnership with Skype in Media and will feature dialogue between industry experts from CBS Interactive, Rackspace, and Vice Media. The discussion will be held on Monday, April 13 at the Las Vegas Convention Center South Hall Room S222. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., PDT. The panel discussion will start at 5:00 p.m.

Leo Laporte, founder of, will moderate the event to include the following guests:

·       Marc DeBevoise, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Entertainment, News & Sports of CBS Interactive
·       Robert Scoble, Startup Liaison Officer of Rackspace, Blogger, and Author
·       Sterling Proffer, Head of Digital Strategy, Vice Media 

“In 2015, broadcasters are expected to have a multi-platform strategy where fans can choose when and how they watch their shows and consume their content,” said Philip Nelson, chief relationship officer for NewTek. “As a result, these innovative individuals have found new ways to produce compelling content through video and will share their insights into what they believe the future holds for our industry.”

The Broadcast Minds event at the 2015 NAB Show is open to all registered attendees. Those unable to attend can register here to watch a live stream of the discussion. Join the conversation at #broadcastminds.

Now in its sixth year, Broadcast Minds has established itself as a valuable resource and inspiration for not only the broadcast industry, but also new audiences interested in producing professional video. 

Former Broadcast Minds panel participants include Tom Green, actor and comedian; Criss Angel, executive producer and director; Cali Lewis, Host of GeekBeat TV; Norm MacDonald, writer and producer; Kevin Pollack, award-winning actor and comedian, host of Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show; Jeff Jacobs, MTV Music Group; Bill Chapman, Turner Studios; Jeff Hawley, Yamaha Corporation of America; Adam Carolla, the Adam Carolla Show; Mark Fratto, St. John’s University; Steve Hellmuth, NBA Entertainment; Peter Himmelman, GRAMMY-nominated musician; Sean Smith, NBA D-League; and Don Sperling, New York Giants.