Event Draws Top Agencies and Showcases Network Celebrities, Including ABC’s David Muir and CBS’ Jeff Glor; Presentation Capped with MLB Hall of Famer Keith Hernandez Q&A and Private Concert by Grammy-Nominated, Cassadee Pope, Winner of the Voice Season 3
October 4, 2018
New York, NY (October 4, 2018) — Last evening Skyview Networks, CBS Audio and ABC Radio kicked off the upfront season with a star-studded event positioned as “Experience Beyond,” drawing the largest spenders in network radio. Held at New York’s ultrachic, The Onyx Room, the event focused on new integrations and experiential opportunities for 2019 across Skyview Networks’ sales portfolio. The night was capped with an exclusive, live acoustic performance from Billboard chart-topping country music artist, Cassadee Pope.
Network buyers flew in from Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston and Atlanta for Skyview Networks’ intimate showcase of talent and programming. Powerful themes included the strength of radio, the power of branded content, and the importance of trusted, valuable programming. ABC Radio personalities spoke about their deep connection with audiences, which included David Muir, host of ABC World News Tonight, Sara Haines, co-anchor of ABC’s new daytime hit GMA Day and Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC’s chief health and medical correspondent. Representing CBS Audio and speaking to their dedication to news and entertainment content, Jeff Glor, host of CBS Evening News, Deborah Norville, host of Inside Edition, and Martha Teichner of CBS Sunday Morning took the stage.
“This really was a magical night that allowed us to share the exceptional programming we offer our advertising partners,” said Jeanne-Marie Condo, EVP/General Manager, Skyview Networks. “ABC and CBS are two of the most influential brands in media, and agencies were able to hear their integration plans directly from the networks and engage with the talent driving many of these platforms. Showcasing Skyview sports, former New York Mets superstar and current broadcaster, Keith Hernandez, illustrated the emotional connection listeners have with play-by-play, which is the heartbeat of Skyview.”
Additional featured personalities included ABC Radio’s Brad Mielke, Host, Start Here podcast; Aaron Katersky, ABC News Correspondent, and the Dana Cortez Show, featuring Dana Cortez, DJ Automatic and Anthony A. and Déjà vu, Host, The Deja Vu Show. Morning drive anchor, Deborah Rodriguez, of CBS News Radio On The Hour Radio hosted Boris Shimanovsky, President, GRS and representative of Theraworx on stage, highlighting the growth of the company directly tied to their partnership with CBS Audio.
“I’m extremely proud of Jeanne-Marie, our entire sales organization, and our partners ABC Radio and CBS Audio,” said Ken Thiele, Founder and CEO of Skyview Networks. “I enjoyed the opportunity to speak with a number of our long-time buyers and received tremendous feedback. I believe the success of this event differentiates us and will continue to create further momentum.”
About Skyview Networks
Skyview Networks is a broadcast technology and national network sales solutions company that provides services to ABC Radio, CBS Audio, professional and collegiate sports organizations and two state news networks. Founded in 1995, Skyview is based in Scottsdale, Arizona and focuses on providing best-in-class services that include satellite distribution, full network automation, inventory management systems and network audio sales. For more information, visit skyviewnetworks.com.