50 Most Influential: No. 46 — Brian Rolapp
Executive Vice President, Media
NFLCHANGE FROM 2013: NEWCOMER
Rolapp was at the center of two of the biggest sports media deals this year, negotiating a $275 million annual deal with CBS in February and a $1.5 billion annual deal in October to extend DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket package. In between, he oversaw the launch of an over-the-top service, NFL Now, that ensures that the league remains a leader in the digital world.
Media reporter John Ourand and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss Brian Rolapp's position at No. 46 on our list as well as the other media members represented among this year's Most Influential sports business executives.