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Archive for December, 2013

Sports on TV: The Drive for Live. HRTS luncheon recap

Must-See TV. The Super Bowl is the most-watched telecast of the year. The NFL, the NBA, the UFC and others post strong ratings week-over-week. The Olympics are a global event, with people around the world glued to their televisions, computers, tablets and phones. And viewers tend to watch live, something becoming more and more rare […]

New HRTS Corporate profile: Televisa USA

Televisa USA is the American studio arm of Mexican media giant Grupo Televisa, the largest creator and provider of Spanish-language programming in the world, and produces English-language programming based on formats and original concepts. I recently had a chance to interview Paul Presburger – Managing Director (and also CEO of Pantelion Films, a joint venture […]

HRTS Member Profile: Lori O’Connor

Lori O’Connor is the Publisher of TV Guide Magazine. I recently had a chance to interview Lori to discuss audience fragmentation, Netflix and New York.

Happy Holidays from all of us at HRTS!

As the days tick down to our annual (and much needed!) holiday break I wanted to take a moment to wish each and every one of you happy holidays…and share a few thoughts on this industry we work in and our organization that represents it. Every year the Ferrara family has a few ironclad holiday […]

JHRTS December Highlights

On December 10th, JHRTS members enthusiastically welcomed the independent producer and founder of Kapital Entertainment, Aaron Kaplan, for an open-format event at CAA’s Ray Kurtzman theatre. Kaplan spoke with great humor and candor about his professional journey from his days as a WMA agent to the formation of his production company and the incredible success […]

Welcome New Members: Dec 2013

We take this opportunity to welcome the following new members to HRTS. Should you have any questions about your benefits as a member, please email us at or call 818-789-1182.

What is the Hollywood Radio & Television Society?

Since 1947 the HRTS has been the entertainment industry's premier information and networking forum. HRTS events are the only place where leading executives from across the industry gather under one roof, multiple times a year to discuss issues relevant to the ongoing success of our business. HRTS Members and our industry partners represent the best and the brightest in town. Is your company ready to join the ranks of HRTS? There are many ways for individuals and companies to get more involved. To find out how, call (818) 789-1182 or email

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