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The Future of Live Television: "Content is King"

This panel will discuss the future of sports television viewing given the continued disruption of the traditional pay television model. Competition from the streaming services has vastly changed how, when and where we consume content. While television broadcast rights to the major sports leagues continue to reside for the most part with the broadcast and regional sports networks, it is anyone’s guess as to what will happen when the television rights come up for renewal in the next few years. Will the new players further disprupt the TV ecosystem by jumping into the sports arena? As rights fees continue to skyrocket will only the deepest pockets be able to bi on marquee sports programming? How will traditional distributors (e.g. cable and satellite) deal with the increasing cost to carry these networks (Dodgers, Cubs), effectively cutting out the middleman? Are sports streaming services like ESPN+ and DAZN the future or can all distribution technologies co-exist?

Moderator:

Dan Hartman, Broadcast Media Consultant, Hartman Media

Panelists:

Lindsay Amstutz

Senior Vice President, General Manager. FOX Sports West, FOX Sports West and Prime Ticket. “Forty Under 40” , Sports Business Journal, 2018.

Jeff Proctor, President, ProAngle Media

Rob Thun, Senior Vice President, Content. DIRECTV

Earlier Event: June 25
Day Two of the LA Sports Summit
Later Event: June 25
Leadership and Sports