Sign up to receive 5 free days of our daily summary for tech news.

Announcing The Information Courses: Sign up for our Micromobility 101 course, a 15-day guided primer on dockless e-scooters, bikes, and more.

Read this article for free.

Already a subscriber? Log in here

People in the entertainment industry say they’re at peace over the tense relationship between tech and media. But it takes only a slight prodding into topics like advertising revenue, short-form video and the industry’s crack-like addiction to Netflix revenue to see that between California’s two great industries still lies some scars from the past and a genuine fear about the future.

On Tuesday evening, The Information brought together a collection of executives and investors from both media and tech to discuss the future for both industries. On the panel were seasoned television executives like Kevin Reilly, chief creative officer at Turner, Lauren Zalaznick, a former executive vice president at NBCUniversal where she oversaw cable and digital properties, and Ross Levinsohn, former interim CEO at Yahoo and senior digital executive at News Corp.

The diverse group of attendees—and fellow interlocutors, as the conversation quickly turned passionate and opinionated—included Rio Caraeff of music video site Vevo, Andy Forssell of Hulu and Ze Frank of BuzzFeed.

There were also traditional media stalwarts who’ve branched into digital—like former CNN president Jon Klein along with business partner and former chairman at NBCUniversal Jeff Gaspin—as well as executives who’ve led significant investments into streaming video, including Chernin Group president Jesse Jacobs and Machinima founder Allen DeBevoise.

As the discussion progressed, a few key themes cropped up. We’ve summarized them below and provided some key quotes to fill you in on the conversation:

What Is The Information?

Notes bb3aa5069205d702dda37fc71dc6f1c59df2310c4379304e9f1199f052af4884

Exclusive Articles

We broke it first. Receive original reporting you won't read anywhere else from the largest newsroom in tech.

Notebook b5103017ee163370a1667c9ce59ab0ef023875a17888105d26c185cadf31bb69

Daily news analysis

Every weeknight, we'll send you our reporters’ views on the day’s top tech news—distilled into one email.

Conference calls c9e664e8b96ee347d3e92b8309938f268422b9db98cfabca5c826fbb75054b23

Conference calls

Get access to our reporters and other top executives with monthly deep-dive calls into topics like startups and autonomous vehicles.

Events 499acedd16cffc41445edd76bfd302b2836c2a27419890f17130a6b10e2aa3df

Special Events

For no extra fee, get access to more than a dozen events yearly, from intimate dinners to larger gatherings with marquee speakers.

Access the best reporting on the tech industry read by tens of thousands of global executives.

Become a contributor

Share your views and find other subscribers by completing your profile. You’ll be listed in our contributor directory.

Org Charts

Access the only collection of tech company org charts. Our expanding database includes companies like Amazon, Snap, and Uber.

Slack community

Discuss topics and current events with our subscriber-only Slack group and share news about your company with other subscribers.

Share with your team

Subscribers can unlock any article and share it with friends and co-workers through a special share link.

Stay up to date on Silicon Valley

Sign up for Jessica Lessin’s (The Information’s CEO & Founder) free Saturday newsletter and also receive a complimentary week of our daily afternoon tech commentary email.

Already a subscriber? Log in here

Recent Articles

Enterprise AI Cloud

All Grown Up, Kubernetes Morphs Into a Computing Platform

By Kevin McLaughlin and Priya Anand

Venture Capital

The Investor Rebuilding Kleiner Perkins

By Zoë Bernard and Reed Albergotti

Google Telecom

Google in Middle of Fight Over 5G Spectrum

By Christopher Stern


Skinny Bundles Hit Their Weight Limit

By Tom Dotan and Martin Peers