For Immediate Release
July 14, 2014
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Ken Smikle

(BPRW) FCC's Mignon Clyburn to Address Attendees at the African American TV & Video Summit, July 21st at Chicago's Museum of Broadcast Communications

(BLACK PR WIRE) "" The African American Television and Video Summit, the first conference devoted exclusively to the trends and opportunities in targeted TV, will be presented by Target Market News, in association with The NABOB Foundation, on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in downtown Chicago.

The all-day conference will explore a range of topics through presentations and panel discussions including "How Ratings Re-define Today's Black Audiences," "Opportunities in the New Video Landscape," "Success Stories from Producers and Content Creators," and "Creating Content for the Internet, Broadband and Mobile."

The speakers for the AATV Summit represent a virtual who's who of those companies and individuals on the cutting edge of developing, producing, and distributing targeted programs. Among the participants at the AATV Summit are ASPiRE Channel, BET Networks, Boston Media, Inc., Bounce TV, Black Heritage Network, Central City Productions, The Federal Communications Commission, Moguldom Media, National Black Programming Consortium, The OWN Network, Revolt TV, Soul of the South Network, Soul Train Productions, Starcom Mediavest Group, Tavis Smiley Productions, The Africa Channel and TV One.

"We are in a period of expansion and growth for African American television and video content," said Target Market News president, Ken Smikle. "The African American viewer represents the biggest untapped and underserved audience in the industry, and creating programming that resonates with this segment will determine the future success of networks and content producers."

Target Market News is joining forces with The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters Foundation in the presentation of the AATV Summit. "NABOB has a long history of working to create opportunities and fairness for African American broadcasters," said Smikle. "We are please to have the organization's insights and expertise on the broadcast industry as part of this conversation on the future for Black video content providers."

"The AATV Summit represents a key opportunity to bring together African American broadcasting and TV production professionals for an exchange of ideas that is long overdue," said NABOB Foundation executive director, Jim Winston. "We look forward to taking part in this urgently needed gathering."

For further information about sponsorships, contact Ken Smikle at 312-408-1881 or Register online at