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Ernst &Young to unveil study on technology's role in media & entertainment

15-February-2005
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Ernst &Young to unveil study on technology's role in media & entertainment

Ernst & Young will unveil the leadership study on the future of the media and entertainment industries, "Fast Forward: Technology propels Media and Entertainment," in Mumbai on Tuesday. The study is based on interviews with 23 leading media and entertainment CEOs and CFOs across industry sectors that create and distribute entertainment around the globe.

The study has been conducted to exchange insights on the roles, challenges and opportunities facing the media/entertainment industries now and in the future. Technology is driving change in the media and entertainment industry like never before, and CEOs face difficult decisions. The study covers predictions on the future of the industry, including which sectors will gain at the expense of others. It would also include insights into the challenges and priorities facing these executives.

The participants in the study include Douglas Flynn, CEO, Aegis Group; Martin Stewart, CFO, BskyB; Gordon Crawford, SVP, Capital Research and Management; Stephen P Rader, Managing General Partner, Clarity Partners; Lowry Mays, Chairman and CEO, Clear Channel Communications; Chase Carey, President and CEO, The DirecTv Group; Christopher J Ahearn, President-Media, Reuters; Howard Stringer, Chairman and CEO, Sony Corporation of America; Richard D Parsons, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner, Michael D Eisner, CEO, Walt Disney Company, among others.

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