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MIPTV day two to have keynotes by Burnett, Miller

MUMBAI: One of the driving forces behind reality television and a visionary TV producer Mark Burnett and AOL chief Jonathan Miller headline the conference activities on the second day of MIPTV, alongside panels on on-demand viewing and Asian television trends.

AOL chairman and CEO Miller will speak at 5 15 pm on 4 April. His keynote, The Internet and the Future of Television, will look at what effects new media will have on traditional viewing, and what AOL's place is in this evolving landscape, using as a case study the Internet company's coverage of Live 8.

Immediately following Miller's speech, at 5 50 pm Burnett will deliver The New Reality: Entertainment Everywhere, looking at what it takes to create multiplatform content.

Following, at 615 pm, KenRadio Broadcasting in the U.S' Ken Rutkowski will host a Q&A session with both Miller and Burnett.

Earlier at 10 am on 4 April, Rutkowski also moderates the On-Demand TV SuperPanel: Evolution of Media Business Models, Threats and Opportunities. Exploring alternative revenue streams for broadcasters, content providers and advertisers, the panel will include Nielsen Analytics SVP and GM Larry Gerbrandt; Sparrowhawk Media/Hallmark Channel CEO David Hulbert; Brightcover chairman and CEO Jeremy Allaire; BBH U.S' former chairman Cindy Gallop; CEO and co-founder of Sling Media Blake Krikorian and the CEO and chairman of Video Networks Roger Lynch.

Three sessions take place at 11 45 am. Mobile Video On-Demand: Turning Grey Time to Prime Time, organized with Digital Rum, will include, among others, the head of mobile data products at O2 Hugh Griffiths; the head of interactive at MTV Networks for the U.K. and Ireland Matt Kershaw; the director of strategy and business development at Nokia Juha Lipiainen and the director of Sky Interactive at BSkyB Ian Valentine.

In the Asian Television Market Update, ImaginAsian TV's VP of programming and acquisition, David Chu, will moderate a session with the chairman of The Interactive Channel Robert Chua; the head of the global strategy team at KBS Mun-Ki Eun; the president of China's Pegasus & Taihe Entertainment International Jianjun Sun; Animax Japan Maseo Takiyama; and the CEO of MediaCorp TV12 Singapore Alice Tan.

Meanwhile, In Fresh Around the World, WIT's Virginia Mouseler will look at some of the trends in television around the world.

The afternoon sessions include Internet TV Comes of Age and Docu Drama: What Is It Really? at 3 pm. The latter will be moderated by TF1 reporter Loïck Berrou and will include the documentary acquisitions manager at RTI/Mediatrade Daniela Bagliani; editor in chief at CCTV Jason Chen; producer at France's Boréales-Winds Frédéric Fougea; Granada International's Noel Hedges and the VP of historical programming at The History Channel Carl Lindahl.

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