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Discovery Sports' Luis Silberwasser talks HBO, NBA

Global / Thursday, December 1, 2022
At the SBJ Media Innovators conference in N.Y.,  Luis Silberwasser , CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports, said the relationship with HBO Max is something they are "now prioritzing." He mentioned they will begin broadcasting U.S. soccer games on HBO Max, starting with the U.S. Women's National Team playing New...

Fox Sports’ Eric Shanks talks fall World Cup

Global / Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Fox Sports CEO Eric Shanks said this year's FIFA World Cup in Qatar being played in the fall was "decided after we got the rights" and at first thought it would be a "big negative.” During a panel yesterday at the CAA World Congress of Sports, Shanks...

Japan's B.League COO eyeing improved strategy

Global / Thursday, September 15, 2022
B.League COO  Ken Tamoi  recognizes that in order for Japan's top basketball league to carry out its "Vision 2026," it will require "stronger business results from all 38 teams." Tamoi, speaking at the  AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises and Ticketing Symposium  alongside AXS Senior VP of Strategy ...

ESPN brings in new faces for '22-23 La Liga coverage

Global / Friday, August 12, 2022
Ahead of the start of its second season as La Liga’s U.S. broadcast partner, ESPN SVP of Programming Rodolfo Martinez spoke with SBJ about La Liga’s coverage plans for the ’22-23 campaign. Martinez revealed that for this season, ESPN decided to bring in more "experienced"...

Elevate taps Shawn Doss to lead int'l business

Global / Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Elevate Sports Ventures has promoted Exec VP/Sales & Marketing  Shawn   Doss to Chief Business Officer, Int'l. Doss will be responsible for leading business development and serving as the lead liaison for the agency’s expanding roster of international clients, reporting to Elevate President Chip Bowers ....

Charlotte FC unveils new kit ahead of next year's debut

Daily / Friday, December 10, 2021
Charlotte FC unveiled its inaugural primary kit Thursday night before an excited group of 2,500 fans at Camp North End’s Boiler Yard. The anticipation was high before players for the MLS expansion club that begins play in March hit the main stage promptly at 7:15pm ET to...

SBJ Media Innovators: On-air talent crucial to network growth

Daily / Wednesday, November 10, 2021
The role of on-air talent and how they can help spearhead network growth is top of mind for execs as the industry goes through vast changes. Speaking at SBJ Media Innovators in N.Y. yesterday, The Montag Group Partner Maury Gostfrand said gambling is a "big part, obviously, of what...

Danielle Johnson, Learfield / MogoSME

Weekly / Monday, September 27, 2021
In Danielle Johnson’s “arm-in-arm” approach to leadership, she believes anything is possible. That approach has been crucial for her team at MogoSME during the pandemic. The agency, which was acquired by Learfield in 2016, was hit hard as sports shut down in 2020....

NODWIN Gaming's Rathee calls India "mobile-first"

Global / Friday, May 7, 2021
NODWIN Gaming Co-Founder Akshat Rathee discussed the current state of the pandemic in India and how it has affected the rise of esports in the country, saying, “I think we just fast forwarded about six to 10 years in the adoption of gaming and esports as an...