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Volume 22 No. 39
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Faces and Places: Sports Media & Technology

The quest to keep up with fast-moving industry changes brought executives to New York last week for speakers and networking.


Scott Gutterman of the PGA Tour, Casey Morton of the PGA of America, Brian Carroll of the LPGA and Henry Smokler of the USGA
Rick Perko of Immersion Media, Greg Kirkorsky of Stats Inc. and Jonathan Norma of Bespoke Sports & Entertainment
James Kozak and Mike Armstrong of CBC and Brian Selander of Whistle Sports
The UFC’s Dana White: “When these big events happen, the pay-per-view numbers will come back. But we’re much more than a pay-per-view company.”
Discovery Communications’ David Zaslav, on recent acquisition Eurosport: “The strategy is that we have the equivalent of ESPN across all of Europe. Then, we have the equivalent of a regional sports network in a number of countries.”
The NHL’s John Collins: The new Rogers Communications deal “provides an opportunity to better serve the Canadian fan, and the network is making a huge investment in innovating hockey on television.”
Luntz Global Partners’ Frank Luntz shared his thoughts on his trademark of using the right words to influence and motivate.
NBC Sports Ventures’ Rob Simmelkjaer: “This year, you can get more EPL matches in the U.S. than you can in the U.K.”
Facebook’s Dan Reed: “Virtual reality will be the next major consumer media platform.”
ESPN’s Chris Fowler: “We’re extremely biased toward the best teams in the sport. We’re biased toward the top of the rankings, and we always have been for 25 years because those are the high-impact games.”

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