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Ken Aagaard, CBS Sports, EVP, Operations, Engineering & Production Services

Aagaard is responsible for all CBS Sports field and broadcast center operations, engineering and logistical planning and budgeting. He is also accountable for the implementation of the implementation of digital facilities. Ken is a recipient of 1998 and 2006 George Wensel “Innovative Technical Achievement” Emmy for NFL in HDTV and SwingVision, Co-Inventor of Eyevision. Since […]

Bill Bell, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Director and Executive Producer

Bill Bell has been a director and executive producer at Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic since 2005. He currently serves as executive producer of remote events and has directed and produced Washington Capitols hockey games for the regional sports network since 1987. He also produced and directed Baltimore Orioles games for Comcast SportsNet from 1987-2006. At the […]

Andrea Berry, Fox Sports, SVP, Broadcast Operations, FOX Network Engineering and Operations

Andrea Berry has served as Senior Vice President, Broadcast Operations, Fox Network Engineering and Operations since January 2004. In her current capacity, Ms. Berry is responsible for all FOX broadcast operations and transmission that support the Fox network, and all of its cable entities. Previously as Senior Vice President of Field Operations, she was responsible […]

Harold Bryant, CBS Sports, VP, Production

Bryant was named Vice President, Production in June 2008. He oversees all creative aspects of production and editorial content for all sports programming at CBS Sports. Bryant also oversees production of the Emmy Award-winning show INSIDE THE NFL on Showtime. Since March 1999 he served as coordinating producer for CBS Sports overseeing content and quality […]

Tom Buffolano, 2010 College Sports Video Summit, Chairman

Tom is a 20-year veteran of television and digital programming, production, and marketing. He began his career at MTV Networks in marketing and promotions, driving the VH1 network’s distribution efforts. Along the way, he developed local market sponsorship programs for both radio and cable, managed promotional and marketing efforts for many of the networks’ top […]

Bryan Burns, ESPN, VP Strategic Business Planning and Development

Bryan Burns was named vice president, strategic business planning and development in April 2000.  With ESPN since 1996, he earlier served as vice president, distribution development. Burns currently leads  the company’s domestic high-definition services, ESPN HD,  ESPN2 HD, ESPNU HD and ESPNEWS HD.  He has been an integral part of creation of the HD services […]

Jason Cohen, HBO Sports, Director – Sports Production

Jason Cohen is the Director, HBO Sports. His main focus is on the technical planning and advancements of HBO’s live Boxing telecasts. Key areas of focus include vendor contracts and relations; managing staff tasked with crewing and post production and creating innovations and implementing technical workflows to advance live production.

Gidon Coussin, Boxee, VP of Business Development & Co-founder

Prior to joining Boxee, Gidon headed the Video Express product group in Comverse. In his previous role at Comverse, Gidon was in charge of building and executing all MVNO sales activities in the Americas. Gidon joined Comverse when they acquired Odigo. He was the first employee in Odigo’s US office and responsible for all the […]

Michael Davies, Fox Sports, VP of Technical Operations

Davies is Vice President of Technical Operations for Fox Sports in Los Angeles.  With two decades of operational and management experience in various aspects of remote production, he has specialized in technical production and innovation for large sporting events including Super Bowl XLII, the BCS, Daytona 500, and the World Series. Davies has overseen many […]

Chip Dean, ESPN, Director, Monday Night Football

Dean joined ESPN 30 years ago, just two months after the network’s September 1979 launch and is one of the top directors in the company’s event production department.  Dean worked on Sunday Night Football from 2001-05, and moved to one of the top positions in the industry in 2006, as director of ESPN’s Monday Night […]

Ed Delaney, YES Network, VP of Operations

Delaney, the vice president of operations for the YES Network, is responsible for all aspects of the technical operations for the most-watched regional sports network in the country – featuring the 26-time World Champion New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets. One of the first employees at YES, Delaney played a critical role in […]

Jed Drake, ESPN, SVP of Event Production

As senior vice president and executive producer, Drake is responsible for all aspects of production for many of ESPN’s most prestigious properties, including Monday Night Football, FIFA World Cup Soccer, Major League Baseball, NASCAR, all four tennis Grand Slams, golf and the X Games.  Drake, who joined ESPN in its first year of operation, also […]

Kenny Gersh, MLB Advanced Media, SVP, Business Development

Gersh serves as Senior Vice President, Business Development for MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), LP, the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball that manages the official league site, MLB.com,and each of the 30 individual Club sites. In his role, Gersh is responsible for MLBAM’s New Media licensing business and for all business development […]

Curt Gowdy, Jr., SNY, SVP of Production & Executive Producer

Curt Gowdy, Jr. is the Senior Vice President of Production and Executive Producer at SNY – the TV home of the New York Mets, New York Jets and BIG EAST Conference. In this capacity, he is responsible for overseeing all production and on-air talent for the network’s Mets, Jets and Big East coverage.  Gowdy also […]

Mark Grant, CBS Sports, Director

Grant is an Emmy award-winning director for CBS Sports. Since 1998, he has directed NFL and college football games as well as tennis and track and field. In April of this year, he directed the first ever 3D coverage of the Final Four and followed that up in September with the first ever 3D coverage […]

Scott Hershkowitz, NBA, Director of Digital Media

Scott started his career at Muze, Inc., licensing its information services to leading online retailers like Amazon and Overstock.com and digital music companies like Apple and Rhapsody.  He joined the NBA in 2006, primarily focused on striking global digital partnerships with leading digital media entities such as Google, France Telecom and Telefonica.  Scott is currently […]

Debra Honkus, NEP Supershooters, CEO

As Chief Executive Officer of NEP Broadcasting, LLC., Honkus is responsible for managing and directing the day-to-day operations of the company’s engineering, sales, and operations departments. From 1978 to 1988, she was General Manager of the remote television company Total Communications Systems (TCS).  When NEP and TCS merged in 1988, Debra became General Manager of […]

George Hoover, NEP Broadcasting, CTO

George Hoover, chief technology officer for NEP Broadcasting, has overseen the upgrading of more than half the company’s 60-truck fleet to HD. NEP’s first HD unit was put into service in March 2003. But the man who’s steeped in modern technology began his career in starry-eyed fashion, and with an enthusiasm for the power of […]

Barry Johnstone, COO, Euro Media Group — Managing Director, CTV Outside Broadcasts

Barry Johnstone has been Managing Director of CTV since 1981 when CTV was a fledgling post production and studio facility.  He was responsible for their move into the mobile television business in the mid 80′s – CTV was then known as Carlton TV and became the UK’s premier broadcast facilities provider. In 1995 Johnstone bought […]

Renardo Lowe, Turner Sports, Director

Renardo Lowe is a director for Turner Sports, where he oversees many aspects of the production side of live sports broadcasts, including graphics and video editing.  He is currently is his 14th year with Turner, and his 17th year in sports television. For the past five years, Lowe has served as the director for TNT’s […]

Tara Maitra, TiVo, VP/GM of Content Services and Advertising Sales

Maitra serves as Vice President, General Manager of Content Services and Advertising Sales for TiVo. In this role, Maitra is responsible for cultivating relationships with content companies and unique content and advertising offerings for delivery via broadband. Previously, Maitra served as Senior Director of content development at Comcast, where she was responsible for day-to-day operations […]

John Moore, YES Network, Director

John Moore has been the director for Yankees telecasts on YES Network since 2002. Prior to joining the YES Network he produced and directed Mets telecasts for SportsChannel New York, MSG Network and FSNY.

Steven Roberts, DIRECTV, SVP of Sports Strategy

Steven Roberts serves as Senior Vice President of Sports Strategy for DIRECTV. Roberts is responsible for developing and executing strategies designed to integrate the traditional DIRECTV entertainment experience on the set-top-box with emerging digital technologies. He is also responsible for the DIRECTV 3D initiative, TV Everywhere, and DIRECTV’s overall sports strategy. Previously, Roberts had served […]

Tom Sahara, Turner Sports, Senior Director, IT and Remote Operations

As the Sr. Director of Remote Operations and IT, Tom oversees every technical detail of every Turner Sports production, from Atlanta Braves Baseball to the NBA and NASCAR.  With a career spanning more than twenty years, starting as a sound technician for touring acts and highlighted by tours of duty with three Olympics as a […]

Bob Seidel, CBS, VP of Engineering & Advanced Technology

Seidel is currently Vice President of CBS Engineering and Advanced Technology. He is responsible for the HDTV/DTV transition for the CBS Television Network and CW Television Network. Bob has been instrumental in making CBS the industry leader in High Definition Television program production. In 1993 Bob received an Emmy award from the Academy of Television […]

Eric Shanks, Fox Sports, President

The keynote speaker at the 2010 League Technology Summit, Eric Shanks was named FOX Sports president in June 2010.  At age 38, Mr. Shanks is believed to be the youngest president of a broadcast network sports division ever. Mr. Shanks is the third president of FOX Sports since its inception in December 1993, succeeding FOX […]

Jon Slobotkin, Comcast Sports Group, VP, Executive Producer

As Vice President, Slobotkin oversees all aspects of live sports event coverage for 10 regional sports networks (Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area, Comcast Sportsnet California, Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, Comcast Sportsnet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast Sportsnet New England, Comcast Sportsnet Northwest, Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia, Comcast Sports Southeast, Mountain West Sports Network and Sportsnet New York) producing over 2400 live […]

Jerry Steinberg, Fox Sports, SVP, Field Operations

Since 1994 Steinberg has managed all aspects of operations for live broadcasts (250-350 live events per year) including facilities, manpower, and new technologies. During that time he has overseen World Series, Super Bowls, Stanley Cups, and was also part of the development team for Foxbox, FoxTrax (the glowing puck), and other various audio and video […]

Susan Stone, MLB Network, Senior Vice President of Operations

Susan Stone joined MLB Network in July 2008 and was recently promoted to Senior Vice President, Operations. Susan Stone oversees all production & studio operations as well as remote operations. Susan Stone most recently worked for NFL Network.  Prior to NFL Network, she served as Director Production Services, CBS Sports; and Director Production Management & […]

Pat Sullivan, Game Creek Video, President

Pat Sullivan is President and owner of Game Creek Video, the largest independently owned mobile production company in the United States. Game Creek provides remote production trailers to clients including ESPN, The YES Network, CBS, ABC, NBC Olympics, HBO, and FOX Sports. Sullivan is responsible for all strategic planning and corporate sales for Game Creek. […]

Albert “Scooter” Vertino, NBA Digital, VP Content

Vertino is the vice president of content for NBA Digital. In this role he is responsible for the creation, production, implementation, and journalistic and editorial quality and accuracy for all NBA Digital content across its platforms. The jointly managed NBA Digital portfolio includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, WNBA.com and NBADLeague.com. Vertino is based […]

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