Presenter: Tom Buffolano, LTN Global Communications, VP, Business Development, Sports – a.m.: Technology Showcase Preview – a.m.: Networking Break in Technology Showcases Area – a.m.: League & Team Perspectives: Creating Quality RSN Partnerships Click here for audio For RSNs, maintaining a quality relationship with the leagues and teams for which you hold the rights is essential for success.
Hear from top league execs and the RSN leaders who with them regarding their view of the current state of the regional sports industry and how they see it evolving.
Chris Bevilacqua, one of the most respected sports-media minds in the business, address key the market trends, opportunities, and challenges that are shaping the future or the RSN industry.
What are the latest production techniques, business challenges, and programming strategies impacting the industry today?
General Managers and Executive Producers discuss the state of the business, best practices in management and operations, the challenges ahead, and how to take advantage of new opportunities.
In addition, RSNs must continue to satisfy local fans’ insatiable appetite for information and video content via social media and their own digital platforms.
Digital leaders from RSNs and vendors reveal how they build a tighter relationship with local sports fans.
How are producers making use of these tools, and what is on their wish list for next-generation tools?
And how can they embrace these new technologies in a cost-effective manner?
Expect a wide gamut of topics, such as rights and distribution, cord-cutting and OTT, ratings and audience measurement, operations and production techniques, business and programming opportunities, and much more.
Moderator: Ken Kerschbaumer, SVG, Executive Director, Editorial Panelists: Chris Bevilacqua, Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures (BHV), Co-Founder and CEO Michael Connelly, Fox Sports Regional Networks, SVP/EP Ted Griggs, NBC Sports Regional Networks, President, Group Leader and Strategic Production and Programming Stephen Master, Nielsen Sports, Commercial Managing Director of Americas – p.m.: Opening Night Reception – a.m.: Registration and Breakfast – a.m.: Welcoming Remarks Click here for audio Robert Carzoli, Program Productions, President and CEO – a.m.: GM and EP Perspectives: View From the Top Click here for audio What are the keys to finding success on a regional level?
p.m.: Registration Opens – p.m.: Welcoming Remarks – p.m.: The State of the RSN Market, Part 1 – Ratings & Viewership – : The State of the RSN Market, Part 2 – Rights & Opportunities – a.m.: Registration and Breakfast – a.m.: Welcoming Remarks – a.m.: GM and EP Perspectives: View From the Top – a.m.: Production Tech Case Study – a.m.: Technology Showcase Preview – a.m.: Networking Break in Technology Showcases Area – a.m.: League & Team Perspectives: Creating Quality RSN Partnerships a.m.
– p.m.: Inside the Truck: How New Technology Is Changing the Way We Tell the Story – p.m.: Networking Lunch in Technology Showcases Area – p.m.: Extra-Linear Behavior: How OTT, Mobile, Social, and VR Are Parts of the ‘New Normal’ – p.m.: Networking Break in Technology Showcases Area – p.m.: Reaching the Regional Fan: Ad Sales and Promos Within Content – p.m.: Making Original Programming Work: In the Studio and Behind the Scenes p.m.: Registration Opens – p.m.: Welcoming Remarks Robert Carzoli, Program Productions, President and CEO Larry Meyers, SVG RSN Summit, Executive Program Director – p.m.: The State of the RSN Market, Part 1 – Ratings & Viewership Regional sports viewers were deeply engaged with their favorite teams in 2016, as RSNs across the country presented thousands of live-game telecasts and a plethora of original programming.
Day 1 kicked off with a trio of sessions focused on the State of the RSN Market, including in-depth presentations on “Ratings and Viewership” and “Rights and Opportunities”.