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Barry Diller
4.25.03
Politics and Economy:
Bill Moyers Talks with Barry Diller
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In his speech to the National Association of Broadcasters on April 7, Barry Diller, the former head of Paramount and Universal told the audience of broadcasting executives that deregulation is killing creativity in broadcasting. “You and I know that broadcasting should never be completely deregulated,” said Diller, who was responsible for the creation of the Fox Broadcasting Company. “While it is now not our only engine of mass communication, it’s the only one free to all the public all the time.” Diller is expected to discuss his view of how deregulation has impacted the media industry and the quality of its product.



Biography

Barry Diller is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of USA Interactive. USA engages worldwide in the business of interactivity via the Internet, the television and the telephone. USA's multiple brands are organized across three areas: Electronic Retailing, Information & Services and Travel Services. Electronic Retailing is comprised of HSN, America's Store, HSN.com, and Home Shopping Europe and Euvía in Germany. Information & Services includes Ticketmaster, Match.com, uDate, Citysearch, Evite, Entertainment Publications and Precision Response Corporation. Travel Services consists of Expedia (Nasdaq: EXPE), Hotels.com (Nasdaq: ROOM), Interval International, TV Travel Group and USA's forthcoming U.S. cable travel network.

In addition to his position at USA, from May 2002 until March 2003, Mr. Diller also served as Chairman and CEO of Vivendi UNIVERSAL Entertainment ("VUE"). VUE is the U.S.-based film, television and recreation entity of Vivendi Universal, a global media and communications company. In addition to its premier film and television operations, Universal also includes theme parks in Hollywood, California, Orlando, Florida, Barcelona, Spain, and Osaka, Japan; a major production studio; an extensive library of films and television titles; and a global distribution operation that extends to all existing and emerging platforms, including cable, satellite and video-on-demand.

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