Wednesday, November 13

7:30 am
Registration and Exhibits Open

Breakfast hosted by

Registration hosted by

8:30 am
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Richard Weiss, Publisher, SportsBusiness Daily/Global/Journal

Bruce Wilson, Partner, Covington & Burling

8:45 am
Featured Interview

A Look at Today’s Media Landscape: Sports on DirecTV, Relationships with Leagues and More

Michael White
, Chairman, President & CEO, DirecTV

9:15 am
Featured Interview
Twitter’s Continued Impact on Sports Media and the Opportunities Ahead

Ali Rowghani
, COO, Twitter

9:45 am
Sports Media Headlines of the Day: Perspectives from the Top

Hear first hand from sports executives who have their pulse on the latest developments, trends and technologies that impact sports media and what they feel will be the most influential for the industry moving forward. You will hear from:

Bill Daly, Deputy Commissioner, NHL
• Lenny Daniels, Executive Vice President & COO, Turner Sports
Paul Fichtenbaum, Sports Group Editor, Time Inc.
Brian Rolapp, COO, NFL Media

10:30 am
Networking and Refreshment Break hosted by

11:00 am
Featured Presentation
Here’s My Take: An Analyst’s View on the Top 10 Media Trends

Richard Greenfield
, Managing Director, Media and Technology Analyst, BTIG

11:30 am
Standing the Test of Time: The State of Sports Radio

During this roundtable discussion, sports radio executives will address the state of sports talk radio in the on-demand era. Speakers will weigh in on programming and talent decisions, the state of the ad market, live game rights, radio’s role in a fragmented marketplace and more. This session includes:

Steve Cohen, Senior Vice President, Sports Programming, SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Chris Corcoran, Executive Vice President & GM, Sports Programming, WestwoodOne Sports
Traug Keller, Senior Vice President, Production, GM and Business Divisions, ESPN
Chris Oliviero, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS Radio

12:10 pm

1:30 pm
Featured Interview
One Pioneer’s Take on Content, Distribution and Opportunities for Sports Properties in a Multi-Platform World

Ted Leonsis
, Founder, Chairman, Owner & CEO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

2:00 pm
Investing in Sports Media: What’s Hot, What’s Not and What We Can Expect Down the Road

We’ve seen unprecedented deals in cable and digital media, as well as investments in properties with significant media assets involved. This session will examine the opportunities in sports — and outside of sports — that are attracting the attention of the people behind the money, as well as those who are brokering the deals. And, it will look at some of the ancillary assets involved in the deals that increase the value. Session participants will include:

Don Cornwell, Managing Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, Morgan Stanley
Peter Englehart, Operating Partner, Falconhead Capital
Peter Kern, Managing Partner, InterMedia Partners

2:45 pm
Networking Break

3:15 pm
After the Sale: What’s Next for Digital Entrepreneurs

These entrepreneurs established successful digital businesses then sold them to the top bidder. Several stayed on to oversee their brainchild while others moved on to new opportunities. During this session, you will hear how these savvy businessmen managed life after the sale and some of the new obstacles and possibilities they encountered. These are the entrepreneurs you will hear from:

Christopher Russo, President, CR Media Ventures
Shannon Terry, Founder & CEO, 247Sports
Peter Vlastelica, Senior Vice President, Digital, Fox Sports

4:00 pm
Disruptive Technology: How Connected Platform Devices are Changing the Fan Experience

During this session, you’ll hear where the industry is headed from those that provide video content from means other than cable and satellite. What is the rate of growth for what some consider disruptive technology devices? What are the demographic trends? How are leagues responding? What is the next-generation gaming platform? And how is the sports landscape going to respond to the recent success of streaming-only programming of popular TV shows? Session participants will include:

Noah Fischbach, Vice President, Emerging Products and Technology, NFL
• David Jurenka
, Vice President, Executive Producer, Xbox Entertainment Studios
Scott Rosenberg, Vice President, Business Development, Content and Services Roku
Gerard Waldron, Partner, Covington & Burling

4:45 pm
TV Focus Group: Viewers Sound Off on What They Like and Dislike About Today’s Sports Programming

During this unique roundtable discussion, sports executives will be joined by sports fans who will outline how they view sports content. The fans will describe their experiences and opinions, and provide insights on preferred viewing options, devices used and most valued content, while the sport executives weigh in on developing content and enhancing the fan experience. Sports fans will be joined by:

Jed Drake, Senior Vice President & Executive Producer, Production, ESPN
Perkins Miller, Executive Vice President, Global Digital Media, WWE
Mike Mulvihill, Senior Vice President, Programming and Research, Fox Sports

5:45 pm
Networking Reception hosted by

Thursday, November 14

7:30 am
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits Open

8:30 am
The Presentation of NFL Programming and How It’s Driving Viewership

This high-level, marquee discussion will include team and network executives who will discuss the fan experience at home and in venue. Executives will weigh in on how they work in collaboration to enhance the fan experience by utilizing new technologies and social media applications and what new trends they think will impact their fan base the most over the next three to five years. You will hear from:

Mark Donovan, President, Kansas City Chiefs
Neil Glat, President, New York Jets
Stephen Jones, COO, Executive Vice President, & Director, Player Personnel, Dallas Cowboys
• Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network
• Bill Wanger
, Executive Vice President, Programming and Research, Fox Sports Media Group

9:15 am
Featured Interview

The Intersection of Sports, Technology and Consumers: Where is it All Headed?

Gary Shapiro, President & CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
Author: “Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses”

9:45 am
Networking Break

10:05 am
The Sports Bubble: Will the Media Rights Bubble Burst?

Can sports rights continue to climb? Many say it’s not possible, but each deal seems to garner more money. Will the bubble ever burst? During this discussion, those heavily vested on both sides of the equation will weigh in and provide insights on what the market can bear, rights holders’ ROI, the built-in fan base that sports programming provides and what this all means for future media deals. You will hear from:

David Bank, Managing Director, Global Media and Internet Research, RBC Capital Markets
Reagan Feeney, Vice President, Content, DirecTV
• Doug Perlman
, Founder & CEO, Sports Media Advisors
Steve Raab, President, SNY
• Mark Silverman
, President, Big Ten Network

10:45 am
The Realities of TV Everywhere: First-Hand Accounts, Best Practices and Key Learnings

During this session, you’ll hear from two executives, who have extensive experience in broad TV Everywhere deployment. They will provide insights on rate of adoption, developing viable business opportunities, managing authentication and designing multiplatform distribution strategies. This session includes:

Matt Murphy, Senior Vice President, Digital Video Distribution, Disney & ESPN Media Networks
Matthew Strauss, Senior Vice President & GM, Video Services, Comcast Cable

11:15 am
Conference Concludes

Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, please contact Laura Case at 704-973-1446.

For information on ATTENDANCE, please contact Lorianne Lamonica at 704-973-1523.

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact Julie Tuttle at 212-500-0711.


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