5 December 2012 5:02 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The 40th annual Ubs Global Media and Communications Conference wrapped up today, and I can’t recall when I’ve seen so little energy at this industry institution. Sessions highlighted the growing fissures between pay TV distributors and programmers. But the debates weren’t filled with passion. There was little gossip about potentially big deals, mostly because companies aren’t making them at a time of so much uncertainty. Big Media execs didn’t even try to dazzle attendees with clips from their upcoming productions. (The movie business seemed to be an afterthought amid the discussions about changes in technologies, business models, and the health of the economy.) There also were several important no-shows at Ubs: Comcast, Sony, and Lionsgate didn’t make it. And while Joel Klein provided an enlightening presentation about his new education initiative at News Corp, investors would have appreciated hearing more about what’s happening »

- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor

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