THE FUTURE OF SPORTS PROGRAMMING: WHAT’S NEXT?
With virtually all professional and amateur sporting events having been postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 shutdowns, the impact has been felt by sports television networks and the pay TV bundle, which they are so essential to holding together. With leagues starting to return to play, where do things stand now? This panel will discuss the future of sports programming and the emergence of new digital and social video focused sports networks.
Jeff Gagne, SVP, Strategic Investments, Havas Media
Aki Mandhar, General Manager UK, The Athletic
James Van Stone, President, Business Operations, Monumental Sports and Entertainment
Zack Weiner, Co-founder and President, Overtime
Moderator: Andrew Wallenstein, President and Chief Media Analyst, Variety